Emerald Communities Hires Denisa Feddersen as Corporate Controller

by Jeff Shaw

REDMOND, Wash. — Emerald Communities, a Redmond-based nonprofit operator, has hired Denisa Feddersen as corporate controller.

Feddersen will oversee all aspects of accounting including financial reporting, audits, actuarial studies, payroll and financial analysis. She will ensure financial management for Emerald Communities, which operates the Emerald Heights and Heron’s Key continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Feddersen comes to Emerald Communities with a background in senior living. She previously worked as the vice president of finance and corporate controller at a senior living community based in California. She also has experience as a CPA auditor and tax professional.

Feddersen earned an MBA from St. Mary’s College, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Francisco State University, an MIT executive certificate in management and leadership, and her CPA license.

With the hiring of Feddersen and the recent promotion of Michelle Wood to vice president of operations, the Emerald Communities executive leadership team is now comprised entirely of women. This is the first time in Emerald Communities’ history to have a women-led and -operated executive team.

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