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Presbyterian Homes Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Shannon Gutierrez, COO

SKOKIE, Ill. — Presbyterian Homes corporate office is proud to announce that Shannon Gutierrez has been named Chief Operating Officer and will provide operational oversight, including team building, development and technology implementation for the three Life Plan Communities (Lake Forest Place, The Moorings of Arlington Heights, and Westminster Place) and rental community (Ten Twenty Grove) Presbyterian Homes manages.

Gutierrez brings more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the senior living industry and most recently served as National Vice President of Operations for Anthem Memory Care. She holds a bachelor’s of social work from the University of Illinois and became an Illinois Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2003.

“Shannon’s ability to create an operational environment and culture that connect everyone from staff to residents to family members is what drew us to her,” shares Presbyterian Homes CEO Nadim Abi-Antoun. “Her well-earned reputation for providing top-quality care and building a successful team environment will greatly benefit our organization.”

Gutierrez shares that her philosophy of care is based on respect for residents and solid partnerships with families. “I have been so impressed with Presbyterian Homes’ mission and philosophy of vibrant living and giving back to their seniors,” she shares. “This organization has such a great reputation, and it was a  culture and team I truly wanted to be part of.”

In her new role, Gutierrez’s priorities include ensuring the culture remains strong, working on improved communication, introducing innovative new technologies, and enhancing quality of life for all residents. She will spend quite a bit of her time in the field, interacting with residents, staff and families.

“I’m a huge believer in servant leadership,” Gutierrez emphasizes. “You feel that the minute you walk in the door at all the Presbyterian Homes’ communities. Everyone you meet is so genuine, and you feel the compassion and support given to our residents. It’s an honor to do this important and meaningful work.”

About Presbyterian Homes:

Founded in 1904, Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit, and faith-based senior living organization with Life Plan Communities located in Evanston, Lake Forest, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, serving 1,400 residents. Residents enjoy a purposeful lifestyle and a full continuum of healthcare services, with access to independent and assisted living options, rehabilitation services, memory support, and skilled nursing. In addition, the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes provides more than $6 million of annual charitable and additional capital support. For more information, please visit PresbyterianHomes.org.