Jan. 15, 2019, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania—Residential senior living project planning expert Frank R. Mandy of Medford, New Jersey, has joined Kendal’s corporate team as Senior Project Director for Development. In that position, Mandy will support real estate development efforts throughout the Kendal System, including managing design, construction, land use approvals and related matters, representing corporate interests in all aspects of management and organization.
A leader in the field of aging services with headquarters in the southeastern Pennsylvania/metro Philadelphia area, Kendal is among the 10 largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in the U.S.
Mandy comes to the Kendal family with 19 years of experience in project development, focusing on new continuing care retirement community projects and redevelopment of older campuses for not-for-profit organizations. He also has 15 years of experience in state and national association management, including nine years as the Eastern Field Director for LeadingAge (then known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) acting as liaison to its affiliates in 15 East Coast states.
“Kendal is thrilled to have Frank join the development team to continue to support the growth of the system,” said Stephen Bailey, Kendal’s Senior Vice President, New Business & Development. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective on the field of senior living. With his experience and professionalism, Frank will add depth to our team to lead and support the affiliates in their expansion and repositioning projects.”
In 1999 Mandy joined New Life Management & Development and became a partner working with not-for-profit sponsors planning and developing new continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). In 2010 he became a director for ParenteBeard, LLC, leading the consulting firm’s efforts to move more deeply into senior living development and repositioning. Most recently, Mandy spent five years with Eventus Strategic Partners, where he worked with not-for-profit clients on a variety of development and renovation projects.
In addition, Mandy is a published writer and accomplished speaker on a wide range of senior living issues. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, and has a master’s degree in public administration from the Rockefeller College of the State University of New York at Albany.
“In working on CCRC issues for many years, I have always had tremendous respect for the leadership of Kendal in the not-for-profit senior living field,” said Mandy. “I am thrilled to join the Kendal team and look forward to working closely with our affiliates on a range of planning and development projects that will help to ensure their continued success into the future.”
Over the next year, Mandy will be visiting each Kendal community to learn more about the campuses, Kendal residents and staff and the Kendal System.
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by its Values and Practices, Kendal provides independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation care in eight states. Kendal-affiliated retirement communities are located in Hanover, New Hampshire; Ithaca and Sleepy Hollow, New York; Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts; Lexington, Virginia; metro Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Kennett Square, West Chester and Newtown, Pennsylvania; and Oberlin, Ohio. Kendal at Home, based in suburban Cleveland, combines the security of a continuing care retirement community with the freedom and independence of living at home.