Mather LifeWays has announced that Kathryn L. Brod will join the company next Monday as vice president, senior living strategic initiatives.

Brod will focus on creating innovative new housing models to serve the next generation of older adults through collaboration with Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Senior Living, and Community Initiatives staff.

Brod will also assist in pursuing strategic collaborations, partnerships, and affiliations with other organizations, including the establishment of a network of continuing care retirement communities that wish to partner on a range of innovative services and programs.

These affinity networks may resemble the Café Plus Network that serves more than 30 organizations that have implemented Mather’s “More Than a Café” concepts.

“Kathryn brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise that will benefit and further enhance Mather LifeWays offerings. In this crucial new role, she will continue to serve older adults and the sector through the development of partnerships and collaborations,” said Mary Leary, president and CEO of Mather LifeWays in a news release.

Brod brings more than twenty years experience in the senior housing sector, including financial management, research, marketing, human resources management, and systems consulting.

Prior to joining Mather LifeWays, she served as Senior Vice President/Director of Research at Ziegler for thirteen years. There, she was responsible for conducting all applied research activities for one of the nation’s leading investment banking firms for non-profit senior living providers.

She also directed the firm’s extensive educational efforts and led board facilitation for not-for-profit clients.

Brod has served as Director of Continuing Care at the American Association of Homes and Services to the Aging and Chief Financial Officer of Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Inc. Brod earned an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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