Team

Cathy Kilmer

Cathy Kilmer

Executive Director

Cathy is the Executive Director responsible for overseeing daily operations of the community, ensuring quality care and services are provided to residents and achieving high resident satisfaction. She has spent nearly 20 years as a leader in the healthcare industry. Over her long and distinguished career, Cathy has worked for various local and national providers of Assisted Living and Memory Care, as an Executive Director, leading communities throughout South Carolina. She has a strong clinical background and a proven track record of ensuring compliance with state regulations; developing strong and stable management teams; achieving high resident satisfaction rates and low associate turnover rates; and introducing new wellness, dementia and customer service programs. Cathy has been a Geriatric and Intensive Care Nurse for over two decades, and is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator in various States, including South Carolina. She is also licensed in Dental Radiology and has undergone various senior living training courses, as well as, served as a trainor.

Jeff Pogozelski

Jeff Pogozelski

Community Relations Director

Jeff is the Community Relations Director responsible for sales and marketing and helping families find placement for their loved ones. He is also Bloom Senior Living's Area Director of Professional Services responsible for sales, marketing and maintaining relationships with our local health care professionals in the Southeast. He works closely with area professionals educating them about Bloom's innovative care and services and works as a hospital and physician liaison between Bloom and the communities. Before being promoted to Area Director of Professional Services, Jeff was the Director of Professional Services for Bloom at Lakewood. Jeff has been in the health care space for over a decade. Prior to Bloom, Jeff started his career as a Concierge, Admissions Assistant, Admissions Marketing Director and ultimately Admissions Director at various skilled nursing and rehabiliation facilities before becoming Director of Public Relations and Hospital Liaison. He grew up and attended school in Ohio.

Herb Wilkins

Herb Wilkins

Area Culinary Director

Herb is the Area Culinary Director responsible for overseeing the Dietary Department of Bloom communities and making sure that their delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals are made from scratch for our residents using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Our residents enjoy a five-star dining experience lead by Herb filled with a rich assortment of menu options. In collaboration with our Registered Dietician, Herb incorporates resident’s personal recipes, special requests, old time favorites and specific dietary needs so our well-balanced gourmet menus are designed with their health, personal tastes and preferences in mind. Understanding how important great food is to our residents, Herb is consistently introducing exciting new cuisines for the communities to enjoy. Herb has had a long career in the food industry as Food Service Manager, Food Production Manager, Executive Chef, Foood Service Director, Director of Culinary Services and Food & Beverage Director for various health care and other organizations. He received degrees in Food Service Management and Culinary Arts, received the highest marks for customer satisfaction and won numerous awards.

Camille Clausen

Camille Clausen

Life Enrichment Coordinator (Assisted Living)

Camille is the Life Enrichment Coordinator responsible for planning and coordinating community-sponsored activity, exercise and wellness programs for residents, as well as, ensuring our residents continue to live life to their fullest potential, enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through growth and discovery.

Edward Knowles

Edward Knowles

Life Enrichment Coordinator (Memory Care)

Edward is the Life Enrichment Coordinator responsible for planning and coordinating community-sponsored activity, exercise and wellness programs for Memory Care residents, as well as, ensuring our residents continue to live life to their fullest potential, enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through growth and discovery. Alzheimer’s and dementia does not stop an artist from wanting to paint, a fisherman from wanting to fish or a dancer from wanting to dance. While some residents may have lost their short term memories, Edward's mission, through our specialized programming and full calendar of activities and wellness programs, is to stimulate the long term memories that remain intact allowing our residents to continue being who they have always been.

Krisny Chirinos

Krisny Chirinos

Buiness Office Manager

Krisny is the Business Office Manager responsible for maintaining day-to-day business office operations and procedures, including payroll, rent deposits and resident billing.

Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell

Wellness Director

Susan is the Wellness Director responsible for overseeing resident health care services, in-service training of the Health Services Department and conducting assessments.

Derick Douglas

Derick Douglas

Director of Maintenance

Derrick is the Director of Maintenance responsible for maintenance, repairs and improvements to the community. He loves working and interacting with our residents on a daily basis to ensure their homes and surroundings are in a safe condition and our residents are happy.

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