Former Rose Villa CEO Vassar Byrd Takes the Reins at Kendal

by Jeff Shaw

NEWARK, Del. — Kendal, a Newark based nonprofit owner of large-scale continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), has hired Vassar Byrd as CEO. She will join the organization in January.

Byrd previously led Rose Villa, a CCRC in Portland, Oregon, through a 10-year transformation before announcing her plans to move on this summer. She also recently served as president of LeadingAge Oregon’s Board of Directors.

Amy Harrison, who has served as interim CEO since the beginning of the year, will resume her role as chief financial officer.

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