Oak Crest Announces Hiring of Gary Hibbs as Executive Director

PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Gary D. Hibbs as its Executive Director. Since 2005, Mr. Hibbs has served as the Regional Executive Director for Erickson Living Management.  Previously, he was the Executive Director for sister communities of Oak Crest in Michigan and New Jersey. In his new leadership position, Mr. Hibbs will oversee daily operations at the 90-acre community that is home to over 2,100 residents and 1,000 employees. Oak Crest features independent living neighborhoods of 1,524 residences in a variety of floor plans and pricing options.  Its continuing care neighborhood provides assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation & nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation services and holds the coveted Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). "We are excited to welcome Gary to Oak Crest," stated Kerry Jones, Regional Executive Director.  "His professional life has been dedicated to not only serving the residents of Erickson Living but also advocating for older adults across the nation.  Oak Crest will continue to thrive as an industry leader, in part because of Gary's passion and dedication to our mission." Mr. Hibbs joined Erickson in 1995 after serving as administrator of Wellington Manor, a long-term care facility in Clinton, Maryland.  He previously practiced law with the Senior Citizen Law Project in Prince George's County, Maryland. Mr. Hibbs has worked with older adults in both local and national settings, having served with the Area Agency on Aging in both Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland.  He worked with Congressman Claude Pepper in Washington, D.C., serving on the staff of the House Aging Committee's Subcommittee on Health and Long Term Care. He has previously served as a Trustee for the Chilton Hospital Foundation, Pompton Plains, NJ; Church Chairman for the Sparta Evangelical Free Church, Sparta, NJ; and a member of the Board of Directors for Veritas Christian Academy, Sparta, NJ.  Additionally, Mr. Hibbs has had membership in the American College of Health Care Administrators and the Maryland Bar Association. Mr. Hibbs, who holds M.S.W. and J.D. degrees from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, is also a certified L.G.S.W. and a member of the Maryland Bar.  He received his nursing home administrator's license while working with Global Health Management and has been licensed in the states of Maryland and Michigan. Mr. Hibbs married Jennifer "Jenne" Bauhofer of Goldsboro, NC in August, 1988.  Members of Crossroads Community Church in Westminster, MD, the couple has four children, Anneliese, 21, Taylor, 19, Garlyn, 18 and Nathanael, 13 and live in Sykesville, MD. About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.

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