Brookdale Names New COO, CFO, VP

by Jeff Shaw

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD), the largest seniors housing owner/operator in the U.S., has named three new company executives — Labeeb Diab as chief operating officer, Lucinda “Cindy” Baier as chief financial officer and Mary Sue Patchett as executive vice president – community and field operations.

Diab and Baier will report to Andy Smith, Brookdale’s CEO. Patchett will report to Diab. Diab will start on Nov. 16 and Baier will start on Dec. 1.

As previously announced, Mark Ohlendorf will step down as Brookdale’s CFO but continue to serve in his role as president. He will assist in the transition of his operating duties to Diab and his CFO duties to Baier.

Diab comes from the retail and health & wellness sector, where he most recently served as president of health and wellness for department store giant Walmart. He was responsible for the company’s full-service health and wellness offerings, including vision centers and primary care clinics, comprising approximately 5,000 nationwide locations with more than 85,000 associates. Diab was previously President of the Midwest division for Walmart US, managing retail stores and overseeing approximately 100,000 associates.

Baier has more than 15 years of executive leadership experience in accounting, taxation, finance and treasury functions, having most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of Navigant Consulting Inc. In addition, she previously served as CFO of Central Parking System Inc., Movie Gallery Inc., and World Kitchen LLC.

Patchett has over 30 years of senior care and housing experience serving in leadership roles, most recently as a Brookdale’s division president since February 2013. Prior to that, she was a divisional vice president since joining Brookdale in September 2011 with the company’s acquisition of Horizon Bay. At Horizon Bay, Patchett served as COO and as senior vice president of operations.

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