Erickson Senior Living Leadership Erickson Senior Living LeadershipCommunity Leadership Senior Living Leadership Team R. Alan ButlerChief Executive OfficerAlan leads the organization in its development and management of Erickson Senior Living's national network of continuing care retirement communities, which are home to more than 30,000 residents and employ over 16,000 dedicated team members. Prior to becoming CEO of Erickson Senior Living in 2010, Alan spent 14 years as treasurer of Allegis Group, Inc., one of the largest talent management companies in the world. In addition to his role as treasurer, he managed corporate real estate, purchasing, travel, credit, and advised on all mergers and acquisitions. Alan also served as president of Redwood Capital Investments, a private investment company focused on investing in privately held companies, real estate, health care, energy distributors, distressed debt, and other medium to large sized companies. Alan's diverse leadership career includes holding various credit and lending positions at Bank of America and its predecessor banks from 1986 to 1996. In addition, he has served on numerous boards, including the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Currently, Alan is the board chair of the University of Maryland Medical System. Alan holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University, Maryland. He lives outside of Baltimore with his wife and three daughters. Gregg ColonChief Operating OfficerGregg oversees all operations within the Erickson Senior Living portfolio of communities. Reporting directly to the chief executive officer, he is deeply involved with all aspects of the business and works with the CEO to develop and implement strategic plans for the company. Prior to becoming COO, Gregg served as Erickson Senior Living’s senior vice president of health services and operations. Before joining Erickson Senior Living, Gregg was senior vice president of resident care and services for Sunrise Senior Living, where he was responsible for care-related programming and standards for more than 300 senior living communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Georgetown University. Christian SweetserChief Financial OfficerChristian plans, develops, implements, and directs Erickson Senior Living's fiscal function and performance. He participates in the development of the company's strategic plans and programs, evaluates and advises on long-range plans, and provides financial and trending analysis. Previously, Christian was CFO at Silverado Senior Living in Irvine, California. Under his leadership, Silverado enjoyed its most profitable financial performance in consolidated company history. Before joining Silverado, Christian was a vice president at Welltower, the world’s largest health care real estate investment trust. Christian holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is also a chartered financial analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. Susan OliveriGeneral CounselSusan is responsible for oversight of all legal functions, including acquisitions, construction, development, finance, information technology, health care, employment, and operations. Prior to joining Erickson Senior Living, she was a corporate and real estate attorney at Miles & Stockbridge, a regional law firm in Maryland. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lawrence Rodowsky at the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Susan earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and a B.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. Matthew Narrett, M.D.Chief Medical OfficerMatt directs the provision of medical care and Erickson Senior Living's unique health plan, Erickson Advantage®, at all managed communities nationwide. He has extensive experience in adult and geriatric medicine, having seen and treated thousands of seniors throughout his 25-year career. Matt graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a B.S. in molecular biochemistry and biophysics and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School's Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is board-certified in internal medicine and holds a certificate of added qualifications in geriatric medicine. Tom NeubauerExecutive Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and CommunicationsTom leads the Sales, Marketing, and Communications department and oversees all sales activities throughout the country, including directing all community sales teams, developing sales strategies and tactics, training team members, and tracking results. Prior to joining Erickson Senior Living, Tom spent 14 years with the Xerox Corporation in sales management and product specialist roles. He graduated from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania with a degree in business and marketing. Sean SandsExecutive Vice President, Real Estate and DevelopmentSean leads Erickson Senior Living’s real estate and development strategy and execution, including new community expansion and the ongoing development and repositioning of existing Erickson Senior Living communities. Key areas of oversight include land acquisition and entitlements, community master planning and construction, market research, regulatory affairs, and feasibility analysis that support the company’s growth. Prior to joining Erickson Senior Living, Sean served as a regional vice president and head of the Maryland corporate banking division of Wells Fargo. He holds a bachelor of business administration in business economics and a master of business administration degree from Loyola University Maryland. Todd MatthiesenExecutive Vice President of Business Strategy and AdministrationTodd and his team are responsible for optimizing the long-term success of Erickson Senior Living’s portfolio of communities by providing strategic and creative approaches to the markets in which we serve. In addition to providing leadership to the business strategy team, Todd oversees information technology, risk management, and compliance. Prior to this role, Todd served as Erickson Senior Living’s chief financial officer for 8 years and as the vice president of finance and controller for 2 years. During his tenure as CFO, Todd developed valuable strategic partnerships throughout the organization, which helped the company achieve industry-leading financial outcomes. Todd graduated from High Point University in North Carolina as a Presidential Scholar with a degree in accounting, business administration, and economics. Nicole WalkerSenior Vice President, Human Resources, and Chief Diversity OfficerNicole is responsible for all aspects of human resources throughout the Erickson Senior Living enterprise, including leadership and employee development, succession planning, employee relations, talent acquisition, personnel policies, and compensation and benefits. Additionally, she is the chief diversity officer, leading all diversity, inclusion, and belonging strategies across our network of communities. Nicole began her Erickson Senior Living career in 1999 and was promoted to her current role in January 2023. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida State University; an M.B.A. from Marymount University; a master of jurisprudence–labor and employment law degree from Tulane University School of Law; and a chief human resources officer certification from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. Chris EmmettSenior Vice President, Community OperationsChris oversees all of Erickson Senior Living's independent living community operations. He provides strategic leadership for resident satisfaction, employee engagement, and quality of care to ensure financial targets and service excellence are achieved at each campus across the enterprise. Chris’ Erickson Senior Living career began nearly 28 years ago at our flagship community, Charlestown, in Baltimore, Maryland. He held leadership positions at Charlestown, Oak Crest, and Highland Springs before being named regional vice president of operations in 2013. He was promoted to senior vice president of community operations in May 2023. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University and a M.A. in Management of Aging Services from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Chris DonatiAnn's ChoiceChris became Ann’s Choice's executive director in 2012. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration and his master’s degree in health administration from Penn State University.Visit Ann's Choice Tom ChannonAshby PondsTom has been a part of the Ashby Ponds leadership team since the community opened in 2008. He became executive director in 2023, after serving as an associate executive director. Tom holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Virginia Tech. Visit Ashby Ponds Todd DeLaneyAvery PointTodd has more than 20 years of industry experience, including 17 years with Erickson. He received his bachelor’s degree in business and health care administration from Springfield College and his master’s degree in business from Seton Hall University. He is a licensed nursing home administrator.Visit Avery Point Tracie BettanoBrooksby VillageTracie has 30 years of clinical and leadership experience, including 19 years with Erickson. She began her career in acute teaching hospitals, including Shock Trauma in Baltimore. She is a licensed nursing home administrator with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Visit Brooksby Village Kristen ComptonCedar CrestKristen has more than 16 years of industry experience, including 6 years with Erickson. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Towson University and a master’s degree in theology from New Mexico Theological Seminary. Kristen is a licensed nursing home administrator.Visit Cedar Crest Don GroveCharlestownDon has more than 15 years of experience in senior living. He joined the Charlestown team in 2007 as director of sales and marketing. Previously, he worked for the Baltimore Orioles as senior director of sales and ticketing. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.Visit Charlestown Brad AndrusDevonshireBrad has extensive experience in the senior living industry and at Erickson. He has a master’s degree in management of aging services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a master’s degree in business management from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Visit Devonshire Stephen AignerEagle’s TraceStephen has more than 22 years of experience working with Erickson in various leadership positions. He holds a bachelor’s in business management from Western Governors University. Visit Eagle's Trace Ashley BulatFox RunAshley has an extensive background in senior living operations, strategic planning, and long-term care. She became associate executive director of Fox Run in 2018. In 2019, she received Erickson Senior Living’s prestigious Leader of the Year award. Visit Fox Run Melissa RobsonGreenspringMelissa has more than 30 years of clinical and leadership experience. She became Greenspring’s executive director in 2022. Melissa is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Gardner Webb University and a master’s degree in health administration from Pfeiffer University. Visit Greenspring Matt NevilleHighland SpringsMatt joined Erickson in 2005 and has served in various roles throughout the organization. Previously, he held leadership positions in accounting and finance in the public and private sectors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and holds a CPA designation.. Visit Highland Springs Craig KarczmerLantern HillCraig began his career in the senior living industry in 1997. He has served in various roles throughout the Erickson organization. He has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s degree in public health care administration from Long Island University. Visit Lantern Hill James CentolaLinden PondsJim joined the Linden Ponds team in 2011 and became executive director in 2016. Previously, he served as vice president of health services for the Masonic Health System of Massachusetts. Jim has a master’s degree in business administration from Assumption College. Visit Linden Ponds Maureen HecklerMaris GroveMaureen has more than 35 years of industry experience working within continuing care retirement communities, including 18 years with Erickson. She received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and her master’s degree in management from Pennsylvania State University. Visit Maris Grove Mark RousseyOak CrestMark has over 30 years of leadership, business, and customer service experience, including 12 years with Erickson. He has served as Oak Crest’s executive director since 2016. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University. Visit Oak Crest Dee Dee Gray-WeaverRiderwoodDee Dee has more than 15 years of experience working within the hospitality industry. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her master’s degree in business administration from American University in Washington, D.C. Visit Riderwood Jennifer McNamaraSeabrookJennifer has 19 years of experience working with Erickson. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified assisted living administrator. Visit Seabrook Michael McCormickSiena LakesMichael has 27 years of industry experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in business administration from Kent State University in Ohio. Visit Siena Lakes Adam DicksonTallgrass CreekAdam has served in various roles throughout the Erickson organization. He joined the Tallgrass Creek team in 2022. Adam holds a bachelor's degree in health care management from Towson University in Maryland and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Visit Tallgrass Creek Craig EricksonWind CrestCraig has served as the executive director of Wind Crest since the community opened in 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in business administration in finance from the Wharton School of Business. Visit Wind Crest Michael WehrleWindsor RunMichael has been with the Erickson organization for over 17 years. Before becoming executive director of Windsor Run in 2023, he served as associate executive director of Fox Run in Michigan. He has a bachelor’s degree in health care management and a master’s degree in health care administration. Visit Windsor Run Will NanceWoodleigh ChasePrior to joining Erickson in 1998, Will served at Prison Fellowship Ministries and in the George H. W. Bush administration. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Auburn University and his master’s degree in business administration from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Visit Woodleigh Chase The corporate leadership team oversees all aspects of the organization and promotes an unmatched experience for residents through our unique relationship with National Senior Communities, Inc. National Senior Communities, Inc., is an independent board providing financial and operational oversight for the majority of the not-for-profit communities managed by Erickson Senior Living.