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We Embrace a Model of Selfless Service

Larry W. Smith | President 

Larry joined Bethesda Senior Living Communities as its President in early 2009. He has nearly 43 years of industry experience in senior housing and long-term care, managing individual properties to multi-site operations. Over his career, he has co-founded a large national long-term care company and co-founded and co-owned a successful rehab company. Larry’s desire for BSLC is to serve Christ by serving others. At BSLC we strive to serve others with the same servant’s heart that Christ demonstrates to all people.

Email: geninfo@ba.org          Phone: (719) 481-0100

Angela Urbaczewski | Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Angela Urbaczewski brings 15 years of senior living marketing, sales, start-up, and turnaround experience to BSLC. She has a passion for educating and supporting families through retirement-living decision-making. Angela started volunteering with older adults as a child, singing with her own grandmother in retirement communities. She joined BSLC in 2014, bringing her talent for growing occupancy and her commitment to our faith-based mission. Previous to that, Angela consulted across the country for Seniority, Inc., ABHOW, and filled communities for Vi, Classic Residence by Hyatt, and United Church Homes & Services.

Email: geninfo@ba.org          Phone: (719) 481-0100

Michelle Cox Ingerson RN, BSN | Vice President, Health Services

As a graduate of Barnes College of Nursing at the University Missouri St. Louis, Michelle has 19 years of experience with 17 of those years in long-term care. During her time at Bethesda Senior Living, Michelle served first as the Health Services Director for our Ellisville community and was promoted to Regional Health Services Director. She considers it an honor and privilege to be able to work with a team that strives to provide the best quality care and a quality of life to our seniors while honoring our servant core values.

Email: geninfo@ba.org          Phone: (719) 481-0100

Bill Schwingen | Area Director of Operations

Bill began his career in the senior care industry in 1998 as a Food and Beverage Director. At the time he wanted to remove himself from the restaurant industry and had no particular interest in working with seniors, which means the decision to take a job in the senior care field was for selfish reasons. After a few years, his daughter asked him if he had found his niche. Bill's answer was a resounding yes, and after some reflection he felt like he had wasted 20 years of my life not caring for seniors. Now he is doing what he loves! Bill serves as Executive Director of The Gardens at Barry Road, leads our staff mentorship program and provides regional operational support to BSLC's Midwest communities.

Email: geninfo@ba.org          Phone: (719) 481-0100

Rick Summers | Vice President of Operations

Rick has more than 30 years in the senior living industry, the last 12 of which have been with BSLC. Rick has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Business from Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Gerontology and Health Service Management from Webster University in St. Louis. He has worked in both skilled and assisted living administration and served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a skilled nursing operator in the Midwest for 12 years before coming to BSLC. Starting out as a nurse aide when he was in high school, Rick fell in love with seniors and how every day is unique. Faith-based service means showing compassion to all those that we serve including residents, family members and staff.

Email: geninfo@ba.org         Phone: (719) 481-0100

Bryan J. Beamer | Construction & Facilities Director

Bryan has 31 years in the construction and maintenance industry as a Project Manager, Estimator, Business Owner and onsite Project Superintendent. Bryan currently holds a Colorado Masters Electrical License and a Colorado Journeymen Electrical License. Bryan has worked with the Bethesda team for more than 10 years and has a great understanding of residential and commercial construction projects. Bryan oversees maintenance and construction projects from planning stage to finish and specializes in preventive maintenance logistics of building operating systems. Bryan has a passion for creating comfortable, warm and inviting Senior Living Communities that benefit the residents and the team.

Email: geninfo@ba.org         Phone: (719) 481-0100

Andrew McCormick | Regional Director of Operations

Andrew began his career with BSLC in April 2003 as a Marketing Director at The Gardens in Springfield, Missouri. Four years later after receiving his Missouri Nursing Home Administrator’s license, he was promoted to Executive Director. In October 2013, Andrew moved into the position of Regional Director of Operations. Prior to joining the BSLC team, he completed a degree in Entertainment Management at Missouri State University. Andrew has been blessed by the many opportunities given by BSLC to serve our senior adults. He has also enjoyed nurturing and enriching the lives of his team.

Email: geninfo@ba.org         Phone: (719) 481-0100

Cathy Macke | Regional Director of Operations

Cathy Macke joined BSLC in 2009 and is currently the Regional Director of Operations for Missouri, Arizona and Indiana. In addition to her years of experience as a licensed nursing home administrator, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising/Interior Design and Business, as well as several certifications in geriatrics, Alzheimer’s care, human resources and staff development. Cathy chose to make a career change to senior living in 2003 when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The best part of her job is developing her staff to make a difference in the residents’ lives. Every day is filled with the opportunity to take care of someone’s grandmother or grandfather.

Email: geninfo@ba.org          Phone: (719) 481-0100

Dan Knight | Director of Maintenance Operations

Dan joined BSLC in 2006 with more than 20 years of experience in building maintenance of hotels, shopping centers and colleges. As Maintenance Director for The Gardens in Springfield, Missouri, Dan took pride in building a top-notch maintenance team and in making the community a beautiful, comfortable and safe home for our residents. In 2008, he began mentoring and assisting Maintenance Directors in other communities, and in 2015 was named Director of Maintenance Operations. Dan looks forward to meeting the challenges ahead and supporting all of our BSLC Maintenance Directors as we work to enrich the lives of our residents.

Email: geninfo@ba.org         Phone: (719) 481-0100

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