WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Lifespace Communities, a non-profit owner-operator based in West Des Moines, has announced two new hires to its corporate office.
Rick Oros was hired as director of operations. Most recently the regional director of operations for Tutera Senior Living, he is a longtime industry veteran.
Oros began his career as a licensed nursing home administrator, moving into roles in operations and managed care. His track record includes leadership across all levels of living, including residential living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. In the past decade, Oros opened seven new communities and led two others through large-scale redevelopments.
Oros holds a bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration from
Pennsylvania State University. He’s a licensed nursing home administrator in two states and a fellow in the American College of Health Care Administrators.
Maia Bonner was also brought into Lifespace as its new vice president of sales. A 20-year industry veteran, she will oversee sales initiatives for the company’s 12 communities in seven states. Prior to joining Lifespace, Bonner served as vice president of sales at HumanGood, where she oversaw a team of more than 50 sales professionals at 18 communities.
Bonner earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University
of Phoenix. She has served on the Institutional Review Board of Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, Arizona, and is a former advisory board member for the Arizona State University Women’s Center.