Kendal names Amy Harrison its Chief Financial Officer

Kennett Square, Pa., April 14, 2016—The Kendal Corporation has named Amy Harrison its new Chief Financial Officer. 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.

Harrison will take the reins as Kendal’s CFO this summer. She has been a part of the Kendal family since 2011 as CFO for Collington, a Kendal-affiliated continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in suburban Washington, D.C.

Amy Harrison
Amy Harrison

“Amy’s creativity, diligence and candor were essential components of Collington’s success since it became a Kendal Affiliate in 2011,” Kendal President and CEO Sean Kelly said. “Furthermore, Amy demonstrated keen strategic thinking and played a key role in Collington’s complex 2013 refinancing. Amy’s array of talents will serve Kendal well in her new role.”

Harrison is a certified public accountant and experienced finance executive. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting, from Northwood University, West Palm Beach, Florida She also has earned the newest international accounting credential, that of a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

“I am honored to join Kendal and have the opportunity to serve our Affiliates, and our field, in this capacity,” Harrison said. “Kendal is an innovative organization with the highest commitment to integrity, resident engagement and quality, and I’m excited to be part of the system’s continued growth under Sean Kelly’s leadership.”

Before joining Collington as CFO in December 2011, Harrison served as the Director of Finance at Columbia Vantage House Corporation, a not-for-profit CCRC located in Columbia, Maryland. Before that she served for 12 years as Director of Accounting at Bishop Gray Inns, two faith-based CCRCs in Lake Worth, Florida.

Harrison succeeds Tim Myers, who served eight years as Kendal’s CFO before becoming CFO in September with Ingleside, an operator of housing communities for older adults in metro Washington, D.C.

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 and Granville, 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.

Kendal Outreach LLC, a Kendal subsidiary, serves the long-term care field nationwide by providing education and training to health care professionals, providers and consumers; demonstrating care methods proven to enhance outcomes for older people; and partnering with like-minded individuals and institutions interested in quality care techniques.

Posted by Larry Elveru