Meet the LCS Executive Leadership Team

Through servant leadership, the LCS Family of Companies is dedicated to serving seniors and developing the next generation of leaders in our field. Our culture, talent, and vision are critical drivers for success and set up each LCS Company to perform at its highest potential for generations to come.

Joel Nelson

CEO
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, LCS

Diane Bridgewater

Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative and Strategy Officer

Chris Bird

President/Chief Operating Officer

Dan Lahey

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial & Investment Officer

Monica Friedman

Executive Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer
Charles Murphy Executive Vice President/Senior Managing Director of Development and Real Estate, LCS

Charles Murphy

Executive Vice President/Senior Managing Director of Development

GeLynna Shaw

Executive Vice President, Operations/Senior Living Management

LCS Leadership Team

Frank Vedder

Frank Vedder

Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Jason Victor Photo

Jason Victor

Senior Vice President/Treasurer and Corporate Finance
Wendy Rus Photo

Wendy Rus

Senior Vice President/Director of Corporate Planning and Community Finance
Dan Kosmicki Photo

Dan Kosmicki

Senior Vice President/Director of Risk Management
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Rick Westermann

Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer

Bridgette Uhlemann

Senior Vice President/General Counsel

David Mercugliano

Vice President of Business Development

Julie Baker

Vice President/Director of Human Resources

Life Care Services Leadership Team

Dawn Ruppel

May 17, 2022, 13:20 PM
Name : Dawn Ruppel
Position : Vice President/Senior Director of Marketing & Sales

Dawn joined an LCS managed community in 2008 and Life Care Services, an LCS Company, in 2013. Dawn oversees a team of nine regional senior living sales and marketing business partners. Her role is critical in providing strategic direction for the organization, community marketing and setting sales strategies for 47 third-party managed communities in collaboration with LCS leaders. Dawn’s knowledge and passion for senior living has elevated her role at LCS, helped her communities achieve their goals, increased reputation scores, and supported the growth of the teams she supports. She has also served with INNOVATE@LCS as Communications Chair. She is passionate about growth of future leaders in senior living and is part of the project team that developed a community-based leadership development program, LCS ExSellerator. With more than two decades of senior living experience, her previous roles have included Social Services Director, Admissions Director, Marketing and Sales Counselor, Marketing and Sales Coordinator, Director of Marketing, Regional Marketing and Sales Manager, Regional Marketing and Sales Director, and Director Marketing and Sales. Dawn holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Akron.   

Dawn Ruppel Photo

LCS Development Leadership Team

Tom Mathisen Photo

Tom Mathisen

Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Development
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Jason Jorgenson

Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Development
Joel Bleeker Photo

Joel Bleeker

Vice President/Director of Design and Construction
Todd Shaw Photo

Todd Shaw

Vice President/Director of Development
Nick Herrick Photo

Nick Herrick

Vice President/Director of Development

David Kane

Senior Director of Design Management

LCS Real Estate Leadership Team

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Mike Andreasen

Senior Vice President Asset and Portfolio Management
Sarah Dorr Photo

Sarah Dorr

Senior Vice President/Managing Director - Capital Markets
Graham Johnson Photo

Graham Johnson

Vice President/Director - Investments

CPS Leadership Team

Elisa Baptiste

Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Greer Photo

Anthony Greer

Director of Client Relations
Andi Putnam Photo

Andi Putnam

Director of Clinical Programs