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Emerald Communities Names Hollis New Chief Human Resources & 
Compliance Officer

REDMOND, Wash. – Emerald Communities, sponsor of two innovative Washington senior living communities — Heron’s Key of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Emerald Heights of Redmond, Wash. — has appointed Jo Hollis as Chief Human Resources & Compliance Officer.

A 16-year professional of human resources in senior living communities, Hollis previously served as Human Resources Generalist at Emerald Heights and most recently was Life Care Services’ Regional Human Resources Director, overseeing and supporting human resources functions for 20 Life Plan Communities nationwide.

Hollis will lead the human resources department and support the compliance and risk management for Heron’s Key and Emerald Heights. She will develop, manage and integrate a full range of HR programs including talent acquisition, leadership and organizational development, performance management, employee relations, human resource information systems, compensation and benefits programs.

“We are proud to welcome back Jo Hollis to the Emerald Communities team,” said Lisa Hardy, CEO of Emerald Communities. “Her vast experience in human resources, specifically in senior living, will allow her to cultivate new employees to meet the needs of our residents and to retain our already exceptional staff.”

Hollis attended California State University in Fullerton where she earned a Master of Science in counseling psychology. She is a certified professional with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute and has a passion for senior living.

Emerald Communities feature resort-like amenities and onsite health care services for senior living. Continuing to be a popular choice for active older adults, the Life Plan Communities have provided a distinctly different approach to retirement living and a new lifestyle for thousands of seniors.

About Emerald Communities
Emerald Communities is a non-profit senior housing and service organization that provides innovative programs which foster culture, vitality and independence. Emerald Communities has two campuses in the Pacific Northwest. Its first community, Emerald Heights has been providing cutting-edge life care since 1992 on a 38-acre campus in Redmond, Wash. Heron’s Key opened in 2017, a 19-acre community in Gig Harbor, Wash. Both communities are Life Plan Communities that accommodate residents’ changing needs throughout the aging process. For more information about Emerald Communities’ campuses and services, visit the website at: www.theemeraldcommunities.org.

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