Senior Living Leadership

Presbyterian Homes Names Nadim Abi-Antoun as President and CEO

Presbyterian Homes, a preeminent Life Plan Community that serves 1,400 residents at its locations in Evanston, Lake Forest, and Arlington Heights, Il, said today that Nadim Abi-Antoun has been named as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Abi-Antoun has been Presbyterian Homes’ Chief Operations Officer since 2015. He succeeds Todd Swortzel who previously announced his retirement. Mr. Swortzel will now serve as an executive advisor to Presbyterian Homes. View the complete media release here.

The team that works for you.

The corporate leadership team of Presbyterian Homes is comprised of continuing care retirement professionals, expert geriatricians and senior living professionals committed to creating exceptional independent senior living and retirement communities in Chicago’s northern and northwest suburbs.

Vincent Kelly

Co-Chair of the Board of Directors

Vince Kelly serves as a client relationship manager in the institutional investment group of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Vince specializes in developing investment strategies for insurance companies. He has served in this capacity since 2004 and is based in Chicago.

Vince is a 40-year veteran of the firm having joined The First National Bank of Chicago in 1982. Vince served as a corporate banker specializing in not-for-profit institutions, particularly health care providers, from 1985 until 2004. He was head of Health Care Banking at First Chicago and, subsequently, at Bank One.

Vince has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities. Vince and his wife Anne reside in Winnetka and are parents of two adult children.

Eric Mollman

Co-Chair of the Board of Directors

Eric Mollman joined the board of Presbyterian Homes in 2022 and became co-chairman in 2023.

Eric has spent the last 15+ years serving as the Chief Financial Officer of several for profit health care services and technology companies, always driven to improve the lives of individuals through better approaches to healthcare. He currently serves as the CFO of Pentec Health, a complex care provider focused on specialty infusion therapies, including clinical nutrition and pain management.

Prior to his roles in healthcare, Eric worked as lead financial officer in multiple early-stage telecom companies. He began his career in banking and investment banking.

Nadim Abi-Antoun

President and Chief Executive Officer
Nadim Abi Antoun

Nadim was named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 2023. As President and CEO, in conjunction with the board of directors and the executive team, Nadim is responsible for developing and leading the overall strategic planning process for Presbyterian Homes and establishing financial and operational goals and objectives to ensure the ongoing growth and financial viability of the organization.

Prior to his current role, Nadim served as Presbyterian Homes’ Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Operations Officer. As such, he has been an integral part of the growth and success since joining the organization in 2011. He has deep knowledge of all aspects of the senior living and healthcare business and is a proven collaborative, ethical and forward-looking executive.

In addition to expertise in senior living and healthcare, Nadim has an important, global perspective. His early education and work experiences were in Lebanon, including a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and a five-year stint as a volunteer in the Lebanese Red Cross. Nadim also earned an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and served as Director of Information Technology at CJE SeniorLife, Chicago, IL, prior to his tenure with Presbyterian Homes.

Nadim has held multiple board of director positions with LeadingAge IL and Illinois Aging Services Network. He is also a co-founder and board member of Brightside, a pediatric cancer research foundation.

Mark Havrilka

Chief Financial Officer
Mark Havrilka

Mark was named chief financial officer in 2012. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, Mark obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Illinois — Springfield. He is a registered certified public accountant and a member of the Illinois CPA Society.

“My entire professional career has been devoted to making a difference in the lives of seniors,” says Mark. “Being able to get back home to Illinois and work for an organization with the reputation of Presbyterian Homes is a blessing.”

Ramona Wilt

VP of Strategic Marketing and Sales
Ramona Wilt, VP of strategic marketing and sales

Ramona Wilt is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Sales and is charged with leading the marketing and sales strategy at Presbyterian Homes and at each community.  Ms. Wilt has over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building, re-structuring, and leading top producing sales and marketing teams across the nation while serving in corporate executive, multi-site, and single-site leadership capacities.  Ramona has created effective and results-driven marketing systems while serving in various corporate, regional, and director roles throughout the northeast, mid-west, deep south, and Florida regions of the country.  She brings a rich diversity of senior living experience through her education and experience in the architectural design of senior living communities for the first 15 years of her career path.

Ramona has accomplished Masters Level work in Organizational Leadership for Healthcare while at Immaculata University, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Interior Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Ramona serves on many Board of Directors including the National SMASH Board, society for marketing and senior housing professionals; a current Cabinet Member of Leading Age, and she has been a lifetime member and volunteer of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Outside the office, Ramona is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Along with her husband Howard, they are actively involved with a music ministry named “Sweetwater Bluegrass”.  They have produced a  Bluegrass Gospel Album and enjoy participating in regional bluegrass festivals.

Alpana Patel

VP of Clinical Services
Alpana Patel

Alpana joined the Presbyterian Homes leadership team in 2018. She brings a wealth of experience, and with her licensed nursing home administrator and registered nurse background, Alpana is an exceptional addition to the team.

Alpana earned a Master of Business Administration, Certificate in health care management, and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is also an alumna of the University of Illinois — Chicago, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Since immigrating from India in 1988, Alpana has lived in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two kids. She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.

Lisa Schiro

Senior Director of Development
Lisa Shiro, Senior Director of Development

Lisa has been in the field of development for 32 years. She has a deep commitment to upholding effective and ethical fundraising and recognizes the profound impact philanthropy can make. Some of Lisa’s greatest strengths are experiences with transformational gifts, relationship building, corporate event sponsorships, and her deep commitment to the stewardship of donor generosity. Lisa has a successful track record of cultivating and soliciting multiple six and seven-figure gifts.

Lisa is a CFRE and is employed by the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes which is a supporting organization to Presbyterian Homes and its three campus communities. Lisa manages all gift stewardship, accounting, and grant reimbursement systems from the Geneva Foundation to the Presbyterian Homes communities and ensures donor generosity is used accordingly and is transparent, and timely.

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