Anthem Memory Care Appoints Two to Vice President Positions

by Jeff Shaw

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — Anthem Memory Care has hired Clark Claypool as vice president of development and Ruth Ann Hattori to the newly created position of vice president of culture and learning.

Claypool will manage construction, assets, projects, capital planning and capital deployment as the company develops communities for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Claypool was previously director of facilities and project management in the Pacific Northwest for Alliance Residential Co. Prior to that position, he served in executive roles overseeing development, construction and project management for Emeritus Senior Living and Cascade Living Group. He received a professional certificate in real estate development from the University of California, San Diego.

Hattori will be responsible for orientation, learning and training programs that further the company’s mission to protect and engage people living with memory loss.

Previously, Hattori was manager of the hospitality property management company Vacasa’s All Season Collection and earlier co-founded the consulting firm RAMI. She is also co-founder of the InnovationNetwork, helping design and manage innovation conferences and global training programs. Hattori has also held positions with Crypton Inc., Cornerstone Colorado and Rocky Mountain Clothing Company. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), she graduated from Oregon State University.

Based in Lake Oswego, Anthem currently operates 10 memory care communities in Colorado, California, Kansas and Illinois, where an eleventh is under construction and a twelfth is in development. 

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