Rose Villa CCRC in Portland, Oregon Announces CEO Transition Plan

by Jeff Shaw

PORTLAND, Ore. — Vassar Byrd has announced plans to resign as CEO of Rose Villa, the nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Portland she has served for 17 years. 

Byrd’s decision follows the completion of Rose Villa’s 10-year master plan and campus redevelopment. A departure date has not been set and Byrd will continue serving as CEO while an executive search is underway.

Byrd joined Rose Villa in 2006. In 2014, she spearheaded a comprehensive campus redevelopment that has earned recognition and industry accolades for its award-winning design, environmentally conscious construction and innovative approach to sustainable living. It includes two zero-energy neighborhoods and a grey water reclamation system, which is expected to save approximately 300,000 gallons of clean water annually.

Rose Villa consists of 262 independent living homes situated on a 22-acre campus.

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