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Sodalis Staff Members

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Traci Taylor-Roberts, President

Traci Taylor-Roberts has served as the President of Sodalis Senior Living since February 2020. She has a passion caring for seniors which was evident when as a child she was constantly gravitated herself towards seniors and was a frequent visitor at nursing homes. Ms. Taylor-Roberts pursued her passion for seniors which is evident with her more than 25 years of experience in the senior living and Home Health & Hospice industries. Ms. Taylor-Roberts is a forward-thinking executive with a proven track record of creating and transforming vision and strategy into profitable financial results. Under Ms. Taylor-Roberts leadership, Sodalis Senior Living has grown from 9 communities to 29 communities in 3 states within less than a two-year period. Prior to joining Sodalis Senior Living, Ms. Taylor Roberts served as the Vice President of Sales for Pegasus Senior Living where she led the sales strategy and execution for 31 communities. She also held the role of Regional Vice President of Operations for 10 communities in the region. Other experience of Ms. Taylor-Roberts includes her appointment as the Corporate Vice President of Sales and Revenue Enhancement at American House Senior Living Communities for more than 55 communities in the Midwest and Florida. Additionally, Ms. Taylor-Roberts functioned as the Vice President of Operations for the company’s Florida region where she oversaw operations, budgeting, and strategic sales of more than 1,050 independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. During her tenure at American House, another accomplishment was the successful completion of a $800 million refinance transaction. Immediately prior to joining American House, Ms. Taylor-Roberts served as the Regional Director of Sales for Legend Senior Living. She has also held various leadership roles at Holiday Retirement, Emeritus Senior Living, HCR ManorCare, and operating as the Chief Operating Officer at Journey Healthcare (Home Health & Hospice).Ms. Taylor-Roberts is also an active Board member for TALA, CEO/COO Argentum Round Table and Women in Leadership Argentum. Ms. Taylor-Roberts received her Bachelor of Science from University of Florida, as well, as Certificate of Geriatric Care Management.

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Mark A. Miyasaki, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Miyasaki is the Chief Financial Officer of Sodalis Senior Living (Sodalis). As a member of the Sodalis executive leadership team, Mr. Miyasaki oversees all aspects of finance, accounting, taxation, M& A, Risk Management, strategic initiatives and investor relations. In his leadership role, Mr. Miyasaki helps to drive strategy development and execution resulting in strong financial performance and growth. Prior to joining Sodalis, Mr. Miyasaki served as senior financial officer and VP of Finance for Balfour Senior Living. While at Balfour, Mr. Miyasaki effectively managed and facilitated significant growth of the company and helped execute the successful $308 million recapitalization of six of its communities. Other experience of Mr. Miyasaki includes successfully leading a company through a $30 million public stock offering, numerous mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and securing over $600 million in debt financing and managing a multi-billion Treasury operation for a real estate investment company that invested in multiple asset classes including multi-family and senior living communities. Mr. Miyasaki is a certified public accountant (license inactive) and a member of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.

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Karen Arway, Regional Director of Operations

Karen Arway has worked in the senior living industry for over 25 years. After graduating from nursing school in the 90s she began her career as a floor nurse at an assisted living community. Two years later she was promoted to Health and Wellness Director. Karen continued her education in Healthcare Administration in 2002 and crossed over into operations. In the past 20 years, she has held the role of Executive Director, Operations Specialist, and Regional Director of Operations. When Karen is not busy enriching the lives of the residents she serves, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, boating, and loving on her four adorable Maltese puppies.

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Dennis Knapp, Regional Director of Operations

Dennis has always had a calling to serve. This call to serve drew him to enlist in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country as a Logistics Superintendent/Manager for 22 years. His desire to serve didn’t end when he retired from the military. It drew him to serve the elderly which he has done for the past 12 years. In those 12 years, he has successfully operated as an Executive Director and currently as a Regional Director of Operations for Sodalis.
Dennis is originally from Nebraska but currently lives in the Sarasota/Bradenton Florida area. He has a large family consisting of 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Dennis is an avid Nebraska football fan and loves to spend time on the golf course where he attempts to try and play golf.

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William Smith III, Corporate Director of Maintenance and Life Safety

William A. Smith III is a third Generation Maintenance Director in life Safety with twelve years of experience in senior living. Will’s passion for senior care came from growing up in a family of dedicated care givers, social workers, and Maintenance Directors. He has overseen physical plant operations on a multitude of buildings ranging from four story independent living, assisted living with memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. Will honors the task of responsibility with self-pride on being dependable.
Will is an Ohio native who has spent the last 27 years living in Florida with his wife and three stepchildren, but he will always be a BUCKEYE. When not working, Will also enjoys spending time working on home improvement projects, sports and being a pepper head, which includes eating the hottest peppers in the world.

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Shelby Anderson, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing

Shelby has over 20 years of leadership experience in senior living and healthcare industries having worked in Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Hospice and Home Health specialties. Shelby works closely with the staff to ensure that all company policies and procedures are implemented. Oversees the company’s strategic sales initiatives and works closely with the President to plan the long-term growth strategy for the business.
Shelby has lead occupancy growth during her time as a community level Sales & Marketing Director for Emeritus Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, and Americare Senior Living. Shelby’s forward thinking and relational sales philosophy has led to her success not only at a community level, but as a Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Americare Senior Living. Shelby has a passion for seniors and enriching the lives of the employee and residents she serves.

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Lori Johnson, Regional Director of Compliance (FL/GA)

Being around medicine and those in need has been a passion of mine since I was very young. My mother was one of the first Paramedic Firefighters in the state of Florida which meant I grew up in a firehouse and was told that my scratches were almost never Band-Aid worthy. I followed suit and became a Paramedic Firefighter at the age of 19 then later in life as Licensed Practical Nurse. I had stepped away from medicine for a short period going into management roles but was pulled back into medicine ten plus years ago due to my love of helping people. I’ve successfully opened two Assisted Living Comminutes one in Key West, FL. the other in Houston TX. My Degree is in Emergency Medicine, I hold a CORE certificate for Administrator’s in Assisted Living Communities in Florida as well as an Administrator’s certificate for Texas. My love for medicine has always centered around helping the retirement aged people. Memory Care has a special place in my heart since my grandmother had dementia. I understand the strain it places on families and your loved ones; we’ve been there personally as a family. I feel our world travels so quickly anymore and this age group can easily be forgotten, it’s my goal to make sure they’re given the best life they can possibly be given. I’m so very thankful to be in the position I am help and mentor our community staff members, it’s truly a privilege!

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Wendy McLeod, Regional Director of Compliance (TX)

Wendy McLeod is a Regional Compliance Nurse with 29 years of experience in Senior Living. Wendy holds a Licensed Practical Nursing license in multiple states and is a certified Assisted Living Administrator in Florida. Wendy has enjoyed time as on operator, but her true calling and passion is clinical. Wendy specializes in clinical compliance in Assisted Living Communities. A strong believer in consistent effective communication in the workplace, Wendy regularly mentors those she works with to be the best they can and achieve deficiency free surveys. Wendy finds fulfillment in working with others to secure continuity of care to seniors especially those with cognitive impairment. Wendy enjoys watching her boys play competitive soccer but can also be found camping in state parks.