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Carillon Welcomes Goyette as Chief Operations Officer

Bob Goyette, COOCarillon Assisted Living welcomes Bob Goyette, one of the nation’s leading senior living executives, to its management team. Goyette assumes the role of Chief Operations Officer, overseeing operational and fiscal management of Carillon’s growing portfolio of assisted living communities. Carillon—North Carolina’s premier provider of licensed assisted living and Alzheimer’s care—operates 20 communities statewide, with others in the development pipeline.

Goyette brings to Carillon a background of 25 years in the senior living industry, spanning clinical, operations and marketing leadership. He started his career in the military, where he served as a nurse in the Army. Goyette got his start in senior living at Sterling House Corporation, where he opened more than 20 assisted living communities. He honed his skills as Senior Vice President of Operations at Elmcroft Senior Living, where he oversaw operations for one of the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care portfolios. Prior to joining Carillon, he served as Regional Vice President for Brookdale Senior Living.

Karen Moriarty, Carillon’s founder and CEO, says the company will benefit from Goyette’s extensive expertise managing large national portfolios.

“We are so fortunate to welcome Bob at this stage in his career, and at this time in Carillon’s history,” Moriarty said. “He’s succeeded at marshalling smooth operations of large national chains. He is the perfect person to guide us to the next step in our journey, as we look to grow our mission in a competitive way while maintaining the highest standards of uncompromising care.”

Goyette says he was attracted to Carillon Assisted Living in part because of the company’s high regard among competing senior living providers, as well as its homegrown status as North Carolina’s only locally owned and operated provider of licensed assisted living. Goyette is a big believer in operating senior living communities with a person-centered approach to care amid a culture of hospitality.

“Mentoring young professionals in the senior living industry is one of the things I’m most passionate about,” Goyette said. “I take a great deal of pride in the fact that the people I’ve had a chance to help grow are still working with seniors today, and still making a difference in their lives.”

Goyette succeeds former COO Ken Kirkham, who held the role for 15 of his 17 years at Carillon. Kirkham will now transition to the role of CFO, ensuring sound fiscal management through the next stage of Carillon’s growth. Kirkham’s superior leadership as COO helped shepherd Carillon’s rise from fledgling startup to the top assisted living provider in the state.

Posted in Sage Stories on May 5, 2016

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