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The Carillon Assisted Living Team

Karen MoriartyKaren E. Moriarty, President & CEO

Ms. Moriarty founded Carillon Assisted Living as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996. Her leadership has taken Carillon from a fledgling start-up to the most highly regarded assisted living provider in North Carolina. In addition to overseeing Carillon’s growing portfolio and operations, Moriarty has taken a lead role in advocating for North Carolina seniors’ health and living needs at the state and federal level. Moriarty holds a master’s degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Jennifer Moore, Vice President of Operations

Ms. Moore oversees operations for Carillon Assisted Living communities. Prior to being promoted to Vice President of Operations, Ms. Moore was a Regional Director of Operations. She joined Carillon in 2012 after a successful 17-year stint as a healthcare operations manager in New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas, and with more than a decade of expertise in senior living. Moore’s systematic and strategic approach to  operational development, business management and sales support has helped drive improvements in customer satisfaction, census and revenue throughout her career. She earned her master’s degree from Syracuse University.

John Garrett, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Garrett, prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer, served as Director of Finance and Controller since June 2013 when he joined the company. Garrett has two decades of experience in accounting, including stints in both the retail and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Carillon, Garrett worked for local subsidiaries of Consolidated Graphics, a national print conglomerate.  Garrett began his career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Garrett’s 16-year tenure there culminated in his directing accounting operations for the firm’s Raleigh office. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College, as well as a Bachelor’s in business administration from the University of North Carolina.

Kenneth C. Kirkham, Vice President of Administration

Mr. Kirkham joined the company in 1998, and served as Chief Operations Officer for 15 years. Kirkham transitioned to the role of CFO in 2016, helping to assure the company’s strong financial position amid a growing portfolio. A certified public accountant, Kirkham has extensive financial and operational expertise. He started his career with KPMG and later ran entrepreneurial ventures before embarking on his current role as a corporate healthcare executive. Kirkham has spent his career setting and exceeding the highest industry standards. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pace University.

Richard Harris, Regional Vice President of Marketing

Mr. Harris oversees sales and marketing responsibilities for the whole of Carillon’s statewide assisted living portfolio. He directs and monitors census-generating activities with the goal of keeping the communities in his region bustling, lively and engaging places to call home. Harris, who earned a master’s of public affairs from Indiana University, has worked in the assisted living profession for more than a decade.

Robert Steenson, Vice President of Development

Mr. Steenson manages all aspects of the development of Carillon communities, from market analysis to real estate acquisition to construction. He has been an integral part of Carillon’s growth and development since 1998. Previously, he served as senior vice president at Wind River Environmental, formerly the nation’s largest non-hazardous liquid waste company. Steenson’s development expertise spans the health and humans services, environmental and retail industries.

Bill Furnas, Regional Director of Dining Services

Mr. Furnas is committed to offering Carillon residents a top-notch dining experience. A certified executive chef with the American Culinary Federation, Furnas has owned and operated several restaurants throughout his extensive culinary career. He knows the senior living market well, having honed his expertise in the field for more than a decade before joining Carillon Assisted Living in 2012. Furnas holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science and received his ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association.