Meet the team

Our team size allows us to provide a breadth of services while still being agile, nimble and personal. With an average of 20 years in senior living and 15 years of hands-on community sales per consultant, our experience brings a depth of knowledge, skill and insight that affords a fresh, innovative and creative perspective to your community.

Solutions Advisors Group is a strengths-based organization, subscribing to the belief that when you’re able to put more of your energy into developing an individual’s natural talents, extraordinary room for growth exists not just for the team member, but for the entire organization. Based upon Gallup’s study of human strengths and Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, each team member uncovers their unique themes of talent to align with their responsibilities and goals.

Kristin Kutac Ward

President & Chief Executive Officer

Lauren Messmer

Chief Operating Officer

Jack McCarthy

Executive Vice President

Marika Tufteskog-Johnson

Chief Strategy Officer

Beth Simos

Senior Vice President

Brad Clowney

SVP Finance & Asset Management

Bethany DeBerard

Vice President of Consulting Services

Jeff Felton

Vice President of Interactive Innovation

Patti Adami

Vice President of Strategic Marketing

Daphne Bernstein

Vice President

Mike Brindley

Vice President

Marilyn Hoffman

Vice President

Polly Karling

Vice President

Kim Brawley

Vice President

Jamie Holiefield

Vice President, East

Dora Barber Cantwell

Vice President of Sales Development

Kevin Sinclair

Vice President of Finance

Lorie Dancy, MSN, RN, CRNP

Vice President of Wellness Services

Michele Lindsey

Vice President Team Engagement and Values

Joseph Brendlen


Paula Schatz

Director of Operations and Sales

Caroline Bailey

Project Director

Natasha Drake

Director of Marketing

Brian Halko

Director of Business Operations

Joe Geiser

Director of Dining Services

Patti Scheck

Creative Director

Maribeth Conrad

Senior Account Manager

Shannon Martin

Account Director

Sarah Scott Thomas

Account Director

Holly Marsilio

Account Director

Pam Adler

Project Director

Christine Dreisbach

Regional Director

Melinda Stowe

Regional Director

Matthew Mazzucca

Sales Specialist

Gisela Dennis

Sales Specialist

Patrick Carle

Sales Specialist

Debra Calle

Sales Specialist

Kathleen Greaney

Sales Specialist

Cecelia LaForge

Director of Administrative Services

Marna Bunger

Account Manager

Wendy Dorn

Managing Director of Wellness

Deb Lyons

Senior Production Manager

Dianna Leyton

Digital Strategist

Kimber Karn

Digital Project Manager

Katelyn Luker

Pay Per Click Specialist

Ariel King

Digital Project Coordinator

Dominique Mariano

Marketing Coordinator

Charlotte Rule

Marketing Coordinator

Jenna Thompson

Staff Accountant

David Canavan