SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Cadence Living has hired Caitlin Van der Schaaf as vice president of operations for the Northwest region.
Van der Schaaf will have principal responsibility over operations of the Cadence Living managed communities in the Pacific Northwest.
Van der Schaaf has been in senior living for over 20 years, starting in the industry as a server and caregiver and working her way up the ranks to executive director and regional vice president of operations. Before Joining Cadence, she served in a regional operations role with Frontier Management. She also held operational roles with Leisure Care, Touchmark and Mary’s Woods in West Linn, Oregon.
“We love team members that understand every position in a community and have been on the front lines,” says Rob Leinbach, principal with Cadence.
Van der Schaaf has a degree in health care administration from Oregon State University with an emphasis on long-term care and will be based in southern Washington state.
Based in Scottsdale, Cadence Living owns and/or operates communities throughout the “Southern Smile” states from the West Coast along the South to the Mid-Atlantic.