O’Connor Named OPRS Chief Operating Officer

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O’Connor’s appointment is part of a restructuring to better serve seniors’ current and future needs in Ohio and throughout the nation.

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Dan O'Connor

In his most recent role leading OPRS Communities, Dan successfully strengthened our organization by orchestrating significant growth, expanding partnership opportunities, and achieving quality outcomes of a precedent-setting standard.

Daniel J. O'Connor has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). O’Connor’s appointment is part of a restructuring to better serve seniors’ current and future needs in Ohio and throughout the nation. In his role as COO, he is responsible for the organization’s 12 Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and for its Senior Independence Home Health and Hospice subsidiary.

O’Connor has more than 30 years of experience in the aging services field and has held leadership positions for OPRS for 25 years.

He began his career in aging services as a licensed nursing home administrator and was the regional director of operations for a for-profit nursing home company before joining OPRS.

He joined OPRS in 1990, serving as the executive director of Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Ohio, until his appointment to a new role at the OPRS corporate office in 2006 where he has been responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, and financial and operational results of the 12 CCRCs which serve more than 6,500 people.

O'Connor graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Sociology. He holds a master's degree in gerontology with a concentration in long-term care administration from Miami University.

He also is a board member for LeadingAge Ohio and Linkage, a volunteer evaluator for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) of LeadingAge and was the 2010 recipient of the W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award from Miami University. He is a former college and professional (minor league) baseball player.

O’Connor resides in Upper Arlington with wife Richele. They have two adult children: Daniel who resides in Columbus and Caley who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“In his most recent role leading OPRS Communities, Dan successfully strengthened our organization by orchestrating significant growth, expanding partnership opportunities, and achieving quality outcomes of a precedent-setting standard - all while proving steadfast support of field leadership and staff. Dan's relationships with staff and residents have been paramount to his success, and he personally shared his enthusiasm with me about getting to work more closely with our talented Senior Independence colleagues throughout the state,” commented OPRS President/CEO Laurence C. Gumina.

About Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) serves more than 73,000 people annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. OPRS Communities operates 12 retirement communities. Senior Independence Home Health & Hospice provides home and community based services, operates five adult day centers and manages two senior centers, in partnership with local governments. In addition, Senior Independence services are extended nationwide through its iPartners. Another wholly owned subsidiary, the OPRS Foundation raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.

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