Shannon Brown, who last worked as the executive director of an Arizona retirement community business, has been hired as executive director of Aldersly, a San Rafael-based nonprofit.
Aldersly officials said his arrival last month was timed with the organization’s multi-phase expansion plan, which includes opening the new Rosenborg Memory Care Center, improving independent living apartments, the expansion of assisted living units and the modernization and improvement of living spaces. , parking, amenities and services including Kronborg Health Center
Since 2017, Brown has served as executive director of Sierra Winds, a Peoria, Arizona facility operated by the nonprofit Life Plan Community. In this role, Brown managed the day-to-day financial operations of the community, oversaw 240 independent living apartments and 70 skilled nursing beds, provided positive leadership to a team of over 190 employees, and ensured the smooth running of the community.
Prior to Sierra Winds, she served as Regional Director of Operations for Life Care Services, responsible for 10 communities.
Brown holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix, a bachelor’s degree in health administration from American Intercontinental University, and an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of South Dakota. .
Aldersly Chairman Peter Schakow said: “It was immediately apparent to the Board that Shannon’s inspiring leadership style, combined with his strong business acumen and proven track record in expanding assisted living and memory care, from the cutting edge to welcoming people into their homes, made her the perfect fit for Aldersly.
Aldersly was originally established by Danish immigrants in 1921 as a non-profit retreat center, the organization said.