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    Sharon Grambow, EVP/Chief Operating Officer (Sun Health Senior Living)

    As chief operating officer for Sun Health Senior Living, Sharon Grambow is responsible for the execution of the organizational strategy and management of all three Sun Health senior living communities and their more than 500 employees. Grambow has held several leadership roles at Sun Health including administrator for Grandview Care Center, executive director for Grandview Terrace, and chief financial officer for all three senior living communities. She has more than 18 years of experience in senior housing operations, health care facilities management and property management. During her tenure with Sun Health, Grambow has effectively grown several aspects of the organization’s portfolio, including successfully closing a $42 million tax exempt bond financing that saved more than $2 million in interest annually. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and is a certified public accountant. Grambow is also a licensed nursing home administrator and a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

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    Bhakti Gosalia, Executive Director, Grandview Terrace

    Bhakti Gosalia has spent her entire health care career in the United States with Sun Health, beginning as a social worker for Boswell Memorial Hospital (now Banner Boswell Medical Center). During her time with Banner Boswell, Gosalia also held positions as assistant administrator and administrator for the Boswell Rehabilitation Center. She has been the executive director of Grandview Terrace since 2007, and also served as executive director of The Colonnade from 2009 to early 2013. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Bombay, India, and her Master’s of Science in health service administration from the University of St. Frances in Joliet, Ill. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and a preceptor for “administrator in training” from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

    Kari Curry, Executive Director, La Loma Village

    Kari Curry has been named the executive director of La Loma Village, a Sun Health Life Care community serving more than 200 residents in Litchfield Park.

     

    “Kari is the natural choice for executive director, having demonstrated a passion for leadership and a true love for the residents and staff at La Loma Village,” said Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Sun Health Senior Living. “I am especially proud to have someone who has worked for us for many years to fill this important role.”

     

    Curry is responsible for the daily operations of the 353-acre campus, which includes independent living, assisted living, as well as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Sun Health Senior Living, part of Sun Health, is the largest locally-owned and operated nonprofit provider of Life Care communities in Arizona. Its three campuses – Grandview Terrace (Sun City West), La Loma Village, and The Colonnade (Sun City Grand/Surprise)—are home to nearly 1,000 residents.

     

    She replaces former executive director Susan Davis, who will retire this summer after seven years with the community.

    Curry earned a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and was hired as the director of Life Enrichment (activity department) at La Loma Village in 2006. She also became manager of the community’s Assisted Living residence when it opened in 2014.

     

    More recently, Curry attained an Assisted Living Manager’s certificate and completed an Administrator-in-Training program, which helped her obtain a Long-Term Care Administrator’s license. She is enrolled in a master’s degree program in public administration with an emphasis in health care management at Grand Canyon University.

     

    Helping older adults has long been a passion for Curry. Growing up, she spent countless hours with her grandmother who in her later years was diagnosed with dementia. The disease progressed rapidly and was exacerbated when her grandmother fell and broke her hip. Up to that time, Curry’s grandmother had lived independently. Now, she needed around-the-clock supervision.

     

    “My family pulled together and set up a system to care for her in her home,” Curry recalls. “I learned that caring for people with dementia was my calling and I have spent my career, thus far, working in a retirement community to fulfill that purpose. It’s such a pleasure to work in a community that is full of active, vibrant residents who live independently, as well as those who need more care. La Loma Village has it all.”

    Dan Liguori, Executive Director, The Colonnade

    Mr. Liguori is responsible for leading, managing and ensuring the overall success of The Colonnade, home to more than 300 residents.

    He served as interim executive director of The Colonnade for two months before taking the leadership reins.

    Mr. Liguori’s 10-year career with Sun Health began at La Loma Village, the organization’s Life Care community in Litchfield Park, where he was responsible for all accounting duties at the community. His tenure at La Loma included a stint in 2011 as the interim executive director. In 2015, he was promoted to assistant controller for all of Sun Health Senior Living.

    Mr. Liguori, who hails from Niles, Ohio, earned an accounting degree from Youngstown State University, Ohio and spent the first 20 years of his career working in corporate accounting in his home state.

    He landed a marketing job for an assisted living community near Cleveland, where he discovered an affinity for working with older adults. Lured by warmer weather, he moved to Arizona in 2005 and shortly after, was hired by La Loma Village.

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    Jackie Lusson, Corporate Director of Sales

    Jackie Lusson comes to Sun Health from The Citadel, a continuing care retirement community in Mesa. In her role as general manager, she managed 185 independent living residences and 118 assisted living apartments. This operational experience gives Lusson a unique perspective of how sales and operations can and should work together to enhance the overall effectiveness of the organization. During her career, she has worked in sales leadership positions for large multi-site national organizations such as American Retirement Corporation (now Brookdale Senior Living) and Classic Residences (now known as Vi). During her tenure, Jackie received numerous accolades including the American Retirement Corporation’s (ARC) Corporate Performance Award and Marriott’s Pinnacle Award, recognizing outstanding operational performance, an honor she received two years in a row.