Radiant Senior Living was formed in mid-2011 with headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Our home office provides support to all of our Senior Living Communities throughout Oregon, Washington, and Montana, staffing 925 employees and serving over 1,230 residents at all levels of care.
The home office team—led by Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, James Guffee and Chief Operating Officer, Jodi L. Guffee— is comprised of professionals with many years of experience in and a passion for the Senior Living field.
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James T. Guffee, President and CEO
James T. Guffee is the founder of Radiant Senior Living, Inc. and serves as its President and CEO overseeing the general management of the company. Mr. Guffee along with his wife and Chief Operating Officer, Jodi Guffee, are proud to continue their family’s 35-year tradition of providing high quality health care and innovative lifestyle choices for seniors. For almost 10 years, Mr. Guffee has served as an executive responsible for development, acquisition, capital restructuring, financing, and disposition of over 20 senior housing projects. Prior to entering the senior housing industry, Mr. Guffee was an award winning musician, composer, songwriter, producer and performer, including seven years as the bass player for the critically acclaimed rock group The Tories. Mr. Guffee earned a Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Jodi L. Guffee, Chief Operating Officer
Owner and Chief Operating Officer Jodi L. Guffee began her career in healthcare administration as a licensed administrator in both Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facilities. Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon and earned a MS in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. While in California, Jodi was involved in the planning, construction, marketing and management of both new and existing communities. At an early age volunteering in Senior Care Communities, Jodi developed a passion for seniors and experience in the Senior Care industry.
Jerry A. Liguori, Chief Financial Officer
Jerry A. Liguori joined the Radiant Senior Living team in July 2012 bringing a wealth of experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Liguori’s industry involvement began in the mid 1980’s, and he has participated in numerous turnarounds of a variety of senior housing asset types for a diverse group of asset holders. These include private investors, REIT’s, REO departments, not-for-profit organizations, and various bond issuers. Mr. Liguori has modeled hundreds of senior housing transactions and has earned a reputation for integrity and accuracy by being operationally oriented, understanding management capabilities, and studying the underlying asset. Working closely with operations, marketing, and development teams, Mr. Liguori provides sound advice, places resources at their disposal, and helps with course correction as needed. Mr. Liguori has maintained a keen interest in helping the industry build and adopt software and technology that allow operators to focus on the key metrics that drive success and provide owners and investors clear and concise information. He holds a Bachelor of Science-Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of New Haven, CT.
Chirley Kilmer, Vice President of Operations
Chirley Kilmer joined our team in November of 2011 as the Vice President of Operations. She has been working in operations in the senior living industry continuously since 1997. She also brings experience in management of daily operations and sales & marketing for assisted living, memory care and retirement communities. Ms. Kilmer's expertise includes revenue enhancement, expense control, regulatory compliance and quality assurance. Her responsibilities at Radiant Senior Living include overseeing the functional areas of the management company's retirement, residential care and assisted living communities. Ms. Kilmer holds a dual certification in Accounting and Business Management. She is also a certified Administrator. She has participated in development, acquisitions, and operations in retirement and assisted living communities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Donna Frasier, Financial Controller
Donna Frasier joined our team in 2002. She started her accounting career in high school, worked her way through college, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Portland State University. Donna became a Certified Public Accountant in 1984 around the same time that she began working in the senior care industry. She has experience with all aspects of accounting and has been responsible for overseeing an accounting staff for over 25 years.
Donna Jones, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Donna Jones joined the Radiant family in March 2012. Donna is an experienced senior living professional who has assisted older adults and their families for over 35 years and has worked in multiple aspects of the Senior Housing Industry. Her experience includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and CCRC’s. She is passionate about helping families with the hard decisions of changing their current lifestyle and making the transition to a new home as well as guiding teams to success.
Donna is a results-driven goal oriented manager, an excellent communicator, and public speaker with the ability to motivate and readily develop and maintain productive and lasting relationships with diverse cultures, ages and families. Donna has a proven history of developing and executing sales and marketing strategies, implementing training and program development as well as implementing programs in multicultural settings.
Jace Sampson, Director of Quality Services
Jace joined the Radiant family in December 2012 as an Executive Director in one of our Portland area properties. He quickly became the Area Operations Manager and now compliments our management team as the Director of Quality Services. Jace brings more than 15 years of experience to his position.
Jace discovered his passion for seniors at an early age when he began in long term care as a Certified Nursing Assistant, later transitioning into positions including Assistant Staff Development Director, Business Office Manager, Resident Care Coordinator, Community Relations Director and Executive Director. His experience includes Skilled Nursing, Retirement, Assisted Living, Memory Care and In-Home Care. Jace is a certified Administrator in Washington and Oregon.