Friendship Senior Options Fills Management Positions


In a well-executed series of moves, Friendship Senior Options which manages Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva has filled three management positions from within its own workforce. Tony Madl is the new executive director of GreenFields, Casey Pudwill is the new administrator at Briarwood Healthcare of Friendship Village, and Tony Rizzato is the new administrator of Briarwood Healthcare of GreenFields. All three, who have worked within the Friendship Senior Options organizations for a cumulative 32 years, are highly-skilled professionals with advanced leadership abilities. 

"It is particularly gratifying that such highly-qualified candidates from within our organization have grown to assume these positions," commented Stephen Yenchek, CEO/president of Friendship Senior Options. "Building and maintaining a workplace of tomorrow by attracting, developing, recognizing, and rewarding talented professionals is integral to our Strategic Plan." 

Madl came to Friendship Senior Options seven years ago, working as the administrator at Briarwood Healthcare of Friendship Village. When the executive director at GreenFields retired, Madl was promoted to that position. "I like having the opportunity to operate the entire campus as compared to exclusively health care," he said. "I strive to be someone who cares about what I do, the work I do, and I have a strong commitment to the residents in the organization. My goal is to continue making this campus the best it can be." 

Pudwill started with Friendship Village as a high school student 20 years ago. Rising through the ranks, he became the assistant administrator at Briarwood Healthcare at Friendship Village before being promoted to administrator at GreenFields. He is now moving back to the larger Briarwood Healthcare Center at Friendship Village as the administrator. 

Rizzato came to Friendship Village five years ago as the healthcare liaison and was subsequently promoted to the position of the assistant administrator under Madl. When Madl was promoted, Rizzato stepped in as Friendship Village's interim administrator before moving to the administrator at GreenFields. 

"These promotions show that our organization is fully invested in their staff," Pudwill said. 

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