OAKMONT, Pa. (March 29, 2021) - On behalf of the Board of Directors, Laura W. Synnott, Chair, Presbyterian SeniorCare Board of Directors, announces the upcoming retirement of Paul Winkler, President and CEO of Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, and the plan for succession that will take effect September 1, 2021.

"Paul has been with Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in various roles since 1987, serving first as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and becoming President and CEO in 1999. Paul has led the organization with excellence and innovation through many periods of growth and change and has developed, nurtured and led a team that has made Presbyterian SeniorCare Network a leader in senior services. During his tenure, Paul has been the embodiment of our mission and we are forever grateful for his caring servant leadership, his integrity, his seemingly boundless energy, and his unfailing commitment to our organization, our team members and those we serve. Thanks to his vision and the solid foundation of executive leadership that he has built, the organization has evolved and stands poised to meet the needs of future generations of older adults. We wish Paul the very best in his retirement.

"For the past 18 months, the Board has been thoughtful about looking forward and succession planning for the organization. The good news is that we did not have to look far nor consider undertaking the time and effort of a national search to determine the next President and CEO for the Network. I am delighted to announce that the Presbyterian SeniorCare Board of Directors has selected the Network's Senior Vice President, James Pieffer, to become our next President and CEO, effective September 1, 2021. Jim has served Presbyterian SeniorCare Network since seeking an administrative fellowship with our organization almost 36 years ago after completing the Health Administration program at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Since then, Jim has served in a variety of senior leadership capacities, including Senior Vice President and President of our SeniorCare Network affiliate. Jim is a recognized leader within non-profit senior services across the country, and especially recognized for his work in Housing with Services, Assisted Living and innovative project development. He is a natural collaborator and has excellent healthcare and senior living working relationships across Pennsylvania. Jim is also chair-elect of the LeadingAge PA board of directors. We are blessed to have someone of Jim's caliber already on our team to lead our organization to new heights.

"Please join me in congratulating Paul and Jim, and working with them for a smooth transition. Thank you."