Contact: Wendy D’Alessandro
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Janice Connelly has been named healthcare administrator at The Samarkand, a faith-based, non-profit continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities. She will report to Executive Director Ruth Grande.
Connelly will direct and coordinate the daily operations at the senior living community’s 63-bed skilled nursing center. She directs a staff of 103.
Connelly has worked in the senior living industry for nearly 20 years. She came to The Samarkand after an award-winning tenure as executive director at Villa Maria Healthcare Center, Santa Maria, Calif. She also served as executive director at Arbor View Retirement Community, Santa Maria, and as administrator at Mission Gardens Skilled Care, Lompoc, Calif.
Ms. Connelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare administration from California State University of Long Beach and attended Western State University of Law, Irvine, Calif.