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Vice President, Operations
Benjamin Gilchrist joined Friendship Senior Options in August 2012 as Vice President of Operations at Friendship Village in Schaumburg. In this position, Ben provides the executive leadership for Friendship Senior Options at Friendship Village and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the community.
Mr. Gilchrist brings 15 years of experience in nursing homes and senior living communities throughout Ohio to round out the executive team. He served as the Vice President of Operations at the Vrable Health Care Company, and he served as the Vice President of Health Care and Community Services and Administrator of Health Care Services for Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. Prior to those positions, Mr. Gilchrist was the Administrator at the Laurels of Massillon, a nursing home and rehabilitation facility, and the Administrator of Concord Care Center of Milan.
Mr. Gilchrist received an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Gilchrist is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Ohio.