Kelly Cook Andress
Founder and President
Kelly Cook Andress began her career in senior housing in 1989 at Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. where she was Vice President for Development and Finance. She helped define the company that came to define the industry.
She has been closely involved in the development of more than 20 communities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; developing, acquiring and operating senior communities at all levels of independence and care.
Seeing the evolution in senior housing move towards cookie-cutter, Wall Street-driven corporations, Kelly was inspired to forge a new definition of senior living; rooted in a dedication to building communities with the flexibility to adjust around residents as their desires and needs change.
Director of Development
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Mike Andress began his career in seniors housing after a successful career in Distribution Sales and Project Management at industrial distributions companies including Graybar and Sprint.
In 2005 Mike joined forces with Kelly Andress to commit their resources to Sage Senior Living, opening Plush Mills retirement community in 2008 and Daylesford Crossing in 2015. He is responsible for design and construction for new development projects and physical asset management for existing communities.
Vice President of Hospitality and Team Development
Appointed Vice President of Hospitality and Team Development in October 2014, Ken Butler brings to Sage Senior Living his broad experience in resort and country club management.
A graduate of Widener University’s Hospitality Management School, Ken earned his Masters degree in Management and Leadership at Webster University in St. Louis.
Ken launched his career in hospitality at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, Delaware. From there, he took on greater and greater roles at Radley Run Country Club, Kings Creek Country Club, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Forest Hills Country Club, and Berkshire Country Club. Ken was also president of Colonial Hospitality, a restaurant operations and consulting firm in Delaware.
Ken’s appointment to this newly created role at Sage reflects the company’s emphasis on innovations in hospitality as a core of its service offering in Senior Living.
Vice President of Operations
Kim Smith brought a diverse background to Sage Senior Living; having served on Capitol Hill as legislative aide to two Colorado representatives, as an organizational development consultant and, later, owning and operating a lodge and spa in New Mexico.
Joining Sage in 2011 as Executive Director at The Maples Assisted Living in Towson, Maryland, Kim brought the community to full occupancy and implemented electronic healthcare records.
As a Certified Dementia Specialist, Kim was well suited to her next role in the company as Vice President of Wellness. Kim led the development and implementation of a new dementia program at Lighthouse Senior Living in Ellicott City, Maryland, a Sage-managed property.
In December of 2015, Kim was appointed Vice President of Operations of Sage Senior Living, tasked with ensuring quality and consistency throughout our portfolio of senior living communities.
Vice President of Human Resources
Meg Jones' experience is extensive. Before joining Sage, Meg was a partner in a consulting firm that collaborated with health care entrepreneurs and innovators. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Meg has also held senior leadership roles at University of Utah and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She earned her A.B. from Vassar College and an M.S. from The New School for Social Research.
The head of our financial operations is Brian Haynes, CPA. Licensed in Pennsylvania, Brian joined Sage Senior Living in April 2013 and brings to us 9 years of public accounting and business financial consulting experience. He graduated cum laude from Drexel University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance.
Prior to joining Sage, Brian was a staff accountant for Milligan & Company, LLC. There, he provided audit and accounting services to financial and professional service organizations. He managed the daily field operations of assurance engagements while rising through the ranks, achieving the level of Manager in 2009. He also provided various consulting services such as financial due diligence activities for significant business transactions and internal control reviews of financial and operational systems.
In addition to his client responsibilities, Brian served as Milligan & Company, LLC’s technology director, overseeing the management the firm’s technological resources and planning future needs. He was instrumental in deploying technological enhancements to increase operational efficiency and recognize cost savings.
His professional activities include membership in the Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the Drexel University Chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi Honors Fraternity. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community Partnership School, an independent elementary school located in North Central Philadelphia.
Regional Nursing Director
Joanne began her nursing career in 1979 and her professional journey has taken her from acute care, to nursing education, to long term care, where she found her real home.
A Certified Memory Impairment Specialist and former Director of Nursing and Regional Nurse Consultant, Joanne has a breadth and depth of experience that makes her especially well suited to her role at Sage.