LifeStar Living Leadership Team

LifeStar Living Leadership Team

LifeStar Living is a team of incredibly accomplished professionals who are more than the sum of their individual expertise. Together, we benefit from each other’s drive for excellence, curiosity, ways of thinking, and approaches to achieve results. That’s the strength that comes from being a team: strong performers who collaborate to elevate to heights they can only imagine alone.

When you work with LifeStar Living, you engage an all-star team that comes together to serve senior living projects, a set of objectives and goals, and ultimately, a community—of residents, staff, and their families.

Joel Anderson
President & CEO

Executive Summary Joel has over 25 years of experience leading senior living communities in a range of executive capacities. He has built a reputation within the field of aging services as a passionate and values-driven leader and progressive thinker. Repeatedly, Joel has a proven record of building successful teams, orchestrating complex financial and operational turnarounds, and leading new strategic growth. Policy and...

Christine Clyne, SHRM-SCP
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Administrative Services

Executive Summary Christine has a diverse blend of non-profit and private and public sector senior leadership roles. She is a veteran in creating cultures of engagement and empowerment where employees know they are valued, respected, and encouraged to give feedback and grow within the organization.  Achievements Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, and Master in Business Administration (MBA) Society of Human Resource Management...

Tim Ficker
Executive Vice President, Advisory Services

Executive Summary Tim offers more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership in senior living. He has honed his leadership skills with some of the country’s most progressive organizations in our industry including Erickson Retirement, Shell Point Retirement Community, and Cypress Cove Retirement Community. Tim has served numerous CEO’s and other senior executives as a certified executive coach. He works...

Jessica Kraft
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Executive Summary Jessica is a high-performing marketing executive with over 16 years of senior living experience. Jessica has used her expertise in leading the development and implementation of strategic marketing and branding programs across the country and in many of Florida’s most successful senior living communities. She excels in establishing key strategic programs focused on differentiation and value, each targeted...

Andy Penry
Executive Vice President, Project Development

Executive Summary Andy is a proven development and construction executive with a comprehensive understanding of program management. With over 20 years of experience driving large and complex projects, Andy has held several leadership roles with some of the nation’s top construction development companies. He has worked on high-end residential, multi-unit housing, complex industrial and governmental research laboratories, and senior living...

Cheryl Butry, RN, NHA
Vice President, Clinical & Wellness

Executive Summary Cheryl is a 35-year career professional in senior living with a strong background in post-acute care and assisted living services. She has held multiple executive administration and clinical positions and also served as a certified nursing assistant while attending nursing school. Achievements Executive Director overseeing assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice services Director of Nursing Registered Nurse (RN) Licensed Administrator Strategic planning of a...

Nicole Seuffert
Vice President, Client Services & Strategy

Executive Summary Nicole is a highly motivated and goal-oriented professional with almost 20 years of experience in marketing, brand management, communications, public relations and creative innovations. She is a visionary marketer with foresight and imagination and has an impressive history of positioning organizations for success, increasing market positioning, building long-term partnerships and ensuring client satisfaction. Prior to joining LifeStar Living, Nicole...

Chad Stutzman, CPA
Vice President, Accounting Services

Executive Summary Chad has an extensive professional background leading financial and accounting roles with both for-profit and non-for-profit organizations, including over 15 years of senior living experience. Chad’s financial projections and analysis, feasibility studies, performance measurements and system controls have led to his strong record of executing organizational success.  His ability to identify and address financial risks and opportunities has led...

Chef Jeff Trefry
Vice President, Culinary Arts

Executive Summary Chef Jeff has built a highly successful career in culinary and hospitality serving upscale country clubs, elegant hotels, restaurants, and foodservice, including senior living. As a Division Chef Jeff has worked closely with senior living properties as he researched and investigated effective diets and quality experiences for seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Chef Jeff has designed a variety...

Miller Donaldson
Director of Support Services

Executive Summary Miller is a rising star in the field of aging services and has already served a wide-range of senior living communities including multiple, large senior living properties.  Miller brings valuable and fresh perspective with his background serving various aspects of operations, including culinary and dining, marketing, start-up, expansion, distressed assets, emergency planning, and life safety.  Achievements Employee Wellness Board Member Interned...

Karla Oliver
Executive Director

Executive Summary For almost three decades, Karla has served various executive roles in senor living with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She has passionately championed new approaches to caring for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Karla is dedicated to educating families on ways to cope with the aging process. She has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences involving culture transformation...

Kathy Shaffer
Administrative Services Director

Executive Summary Kathy is a human resource professional providing solutions to establish HR infrastructure by creating relationships and discovering the individual needs for our clients. She is self-motivated, highly organized and detail-oriented professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior to joining LifeStar Living, Kathy worked for an employee benefits firm where she excelled in creating relationships and understanding her...


What makes LifeStar different is our team’s energy and commitment not only to our mission and our stakeholders but to each other.  We support, we collaborate, we communicate, and we encourage with genuine affection and accountability.

Christine Clyne, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Administrative Services

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