Sara Kyle, Ph.D. has spent the last 14 years researching, designing, writing, and implementing resident well-being programs across the continuum of care. From leading and overseeing programming across 108 skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care communities to overseeing the charge for Holiday Retirement to transform their resident program in 260 communities, Ms. Kyle thrives in challenging settings. She is relentless when it comes to urging individual point solutions to integrate and share resident data in one location. While best intentions and knowledge at the corporate level craft well-suited programs, the most effective programs originate from research and collaboration with residents, staff, families, and future prospects. Ms. Kyle is widely known and respected in the industry. She presents at national conferences, pens articles in notable publications, and serves on various advisory boards.
Kelly Stranburg, M.Ed. has worked with aging adults for over 20 years, with 14 of those specific to the senior living industry. Over the years Ms. Stranburg has worked in or supported CCRCs and AL/MC communities. Her most successful roles have been new positions she has created from the ground up which has enabled her to analyze and identify needs and gaps and then create and implement solutions for the greater good of the residents which in turn supports the operators' objectives. Ms. Stranburg is experienced with new developments from start to finish, highly involved in acquisitions, and daily operations (sales, dining, hiring and training, programming, facilities, and community outreach). Ms. Stranburg is the creator of award-winning Argentum Best of the Best Wellness Program for 2010, 2011, and 2012. She has been a featured author in the Journal on Active Aging and been a selected speaker at national senior living and active aging conferences. Ms. Stranburg is an innovative leader and emphasizes wellness incorporated into all aspects of an organization in order to truly exude wellness and well-being for both residents and employees.