How do we help residents Live More<sup>®</sup>?
How do we help residents Live More®?

Our leaders embody the Live More® philosophy.

And pay attention to the details every day at The Hearth®.

Maynard Fahs, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

As the Chief Executive Officer and founding partner, Maynard drives key strategic initiatives for corporate growth and development. Maynard is also the CEO of Hearth Management’s sister company, Fahs Construction.

Daniel J. Suits
President and Chief Operations Officer

As the President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan drives the company’s overall business development and operations. Dan is an active member of both Argentum and the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL).

Mark Burritt
Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer, Mark drives the company’s overall financial development and strategy. He has been involved in the start-up and strategy of several businesses over the past thirty years and is an active member of Argentum.

Dimitrios Giaprakis
Assistant Chief Financial Officer

As the Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Dimitrios oversees the company’s financial process management for business efficiency and outcome. Dimitrios has over fifteen years of experience in developing and monitoring financial controls and systems. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Mike Suits
Senior Vice President of Operations

As the Senior Vice President of Operations, Mike oversees the company’s overall operations and business outcome. Mike has over five years of Operations Management experience in the Senior Living industry. He is a licensed Assisted Living Facility Care Administrator in the state of Tennessee and an active member of both Argentum and the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL).

Janet Haynes, RN
Vice President of Clinical Services

As the Vice President of Clinical Services, Janet oversees the organization’s professional development of the nursing team and clinical systems to optimize the quality of care delivered to our residents. She was critical is establishing Hearth Management as a leader in nursing care in the Senior Living and Memory Care industry.

Tammy Sunderman
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tammy oversees the company’s sales and marketing initiatives by creating, executing and monitoring the occupancy growth and stability of our communities. Tammy has over 20 years of Senior Living sales and marketing experience and is an active member of Argentum and Leading Age Indiana.

Kara Khanzadian
Regional Vice President of Operations - Northeast

As the Regional Vice President of Operations – Northeast, Kara oversees all operational aspects of the New York and Connecticut region’s business objectives. Kara also plays a critical role in the development and implementation of company programs and initiatives.  She is a licensed Residential Care Administrator in Indiana. Kara is also an active member of Argentum, the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), and the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA).

Heather Soots
Regional Vice President of Operations - Midwest/Southeast

As the Regional Vice President of Operations – Midwest/Southeast, Heather oversees all operational aspects of the Indiana and Tennessee region’s business objectives. Heather also plays a critical role in the development and implementation of company programs and initiatives.  She is a licensed Health Facility Administrator in Indiana and a Nursing Home Administrator in Florida. Heather is also an active member of both Argentum and the Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA).

Christy LeClair
Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, Christy partners with the company’s leadership to drive and support Human Resources practices and provides strategic leadership to Hearth Executives in areas of benefits, administration, compensation, employee relations, training and development, and recruitment. Christy collaborates to develop and execute strategies to motivate and engage the workforce to achieve the company’s objectives. Christy is recognized as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) which demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspect of HR practice and U.S. laws and regulations. Christy is also recognized as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) which is a competency and knowledge based certification. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the CNY SHRM Chapter where she served as a board member and the chairperson of the Events Committee.

Natalie Suits
Director of Organizational Development

As the Director of Organizational Development, Natalie strategically partners with key leadership personnel to improve organizational effectiveness, learning, and performance. Natalie is recognized as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) which is a competency and knowledge based certification. Natalie is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the local CNY SHRM Chapter.

Community Support Team

Terri Heath
Regional Director of Clinical Services – New York


Beth Buzzannco
Regional Director of Clinical Services – Connecticut


Julie Grim
Regional Director of Clinical Services – Midwest/Southeast


Melanie Kalisz
Director of Accounting


Janna Little
Internal Recruiter


Kelly Parker
HR Specialist


Kelly Gourd
Human Resource Assistant


James Collyer
Director of Maintenance Operations


Stacy Darling
Director of Marketing & Sales Services


Joanna O’Brien
District Director of Marketing - Connecticut


Deanna Mezza
Social Media Coordinator


April Jones
Accounting Coordinator


Tracie Marshall
Administrative Coordinator


Amanda Rogers
Clinical Administrative Coordinator


Rob Quintano
Operations Systems Coordinator


Tim Hatch
Systems Help Desk Associate

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