5. August 2011 14:28
Cathy Stathakis has accepted the position of manager of Hope Village, an independent living/assisted living senior community in Williamsburg, near Traverse City.
Stathakis currently serves as director of marketing and census development for Services for Senior Adults. She is based at MapleCreek, a full-continuum senior living community in Grand Rapids. Stathakis will begin her new position at Hope Village on Thursday Aug. 11, while continuing to spend a portion of her time at MapleCreek until a new executive director is named there. She will also continue to provide consultation in marketing and sales training and census plan development for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan's senior living properties.
Stathakis has more than 13 years of senior housing sales and marketing experience in the senior housing industry. Prior to coming to Lutheran Social Services of Michigan in 2010, she served as divisional director of sales for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation, supporting 18 senior living communities in six states. Previously, Stathakis worked in public relations and journalism, including nine years as senior staff writer and publicist for Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a news reporter, she received first-place honors from the National Federation of Press Women. Stathakis is a former president of Michigan Press Women. Stathakis and her husband, Stace, are longtime residents of Traverse City. She graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and Central Michigan University.