Inspīr Appoints Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh as Chief Experience, Memory Care Officer

NEW YORK CITY — Inspīr, the new senior living brand recently launched by Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, has hired Eleonora C. Tornatore-Mikesh as its chief experience and memory care officer.

Formerly serving as the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, Tornatore-Mikesh is recognized for developing Alzheimer’s and dementia programs and brings over two decades of experience to the role.

During her seven-year tenure at the Alzheimer’s Association, Tornatore-Mikesh more than doubled revenue and implemented statewide dementia training for the state of Connecticut and over 140 entities. The Alzheimer’s Association selected Tornatore-Mikesh as one of only three executives nationwide tasked with developing public policy and care and support plans for the organization.

Previously, Tornatore-Mikesh served as chairperson for the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA). While in the position, she co-created the curriculum and the state course for executive directors and was a representative at CALA for seven years with the Department of Public Health. During that time, she sat on a task force to rewrite the regulations for assisted living and for the Institute of Senior Living Education. 

Tornatore-Mikesh was trained post-graduation as a gerontologist at Caring Kind, formally known as the Alzheimer’s Association of New York City, where she worked as a research associate for two years on a Department of Public Health grant on culture change in nursing homes and assisted living residences. Soon thereafter, she moved to Connecticut where she spent almost 14 years at an assisted living community as the executive director.

Inspīr is currently building its first community, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The project is scheduled for delivery in December 2019.