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Ben Cornthwaite Selected as the New Executive Director at Greenspring

February 2, 2015

(Springfield, Va.) – Ben Cornthwaite has been selected as the new Executive Director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va.  Cornthwaite has worked with Erickson Living in various leadership roles for more than a decade and has over 15 years of experience in senior living and health care operations and management.

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Cornthwaite joins Greenspring from Eagle's Trace, an Erickson Living community located in Houston, Texas.  For the past three years, he served as the community's Executive Director.  There, he played a critical role in helping grow the community's occupancy to 99%, a level well above the industry average. 

The transition to Greenspring will serve as a homecoming for Cornthwaite.  A native of the Northern Virginia area, Cornthwaite started his career with Erickson Living in 2004 at Greenspring.  He held Assistant Administrator, Administrator, and Senior Administrator positions for the community's Continuing Care neighborhood over six years and directly managed the day-to-day operations of Greenspring's higher levels of care.  Cornthwaite also served as the Associate Executive Director at Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., before joining Eagle's Trace in 2011.

Cornthwaite holds a Master of Arts degree in Management of Aging Services from the Erickson School of Aging at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration from James Madison University. 

ABOUT GREENSPRING:Greenspring, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 58-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of whom reside in the 1404 independent living apartment homes on campus.  The Continuing Care neighborhood at Greenspring provides higher levels of care, including assisted living, nursing care, post-acute rehabilitation, and memory care.  At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at