Danette Opaczewski is the EVP, Resident Experience and COO, Revel Communities. Danette joined the company in January 2020 and has overall responsibility for the operations and financial performance of the management company. Danette is an executive leader who strengthens business value by using a focused approach on people, processes and systems, strategizing at the highest levels, and 30+ years understanding the complexity of a service-oriented industry. Danette, prior to joining Wolff, spent the last 5 years as CFO for Sydell Group (hospitality owner, developer and operator). Prior to Sydell, Danette held various executive positions within the boutique hospitality industry, including EVP of Operations for Denihan Hospitality Group, CFO for The James Group and VP Operations/Finance for Morgans Hotel Group. Danette brings a wealth of experience in operations, asset management and finance to the team.
Cory is Senior VP, Operations at Revel Communities and oversees asset management for the senior living portfolio. He has over 17 years of experience in the senior housing and service industry in the western United States. Before joining Wolff, Cory was Vice President of Operations for Brookdale Senior Living, the nation’s largest senior housing operator, and oversaw 38 independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities in Southern California. He also was Senior Regional Director of Operations for Emeritus Senior Living and oversaw 14 communities in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. Prior to Brookdale and Emeritus, he was Director of Business Development for Symbii Home Health & Hospice and Alpine Home Health & Hospice, both regional senior healthcare firms in Utah. Cory has an undergraduate degree from of The University of Utah and a Master’s of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.
Laura Schmid is the Senior VP, Sales at Revel Communities. Laura joined the company in June 2019 and has overall responsibility for sales operations and training. Laura has over 15 years of industry experience with the majority of her accomplishments being in a start-up and merger capacity. Prior to Revel, she served at Brookdale Senior Living overseeing 260+ communities representing $1.4B in revenue across 16 states and successfully led the Division through the Emeritus/Brookdale merger/integration. Her experience includes multiple product lines – Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing, and performing functions in sales, marketing, training and development. Prior to Brookdale, she held positions at Atria and Elmcroft, and has a prior background with Regus corporate office leasing and dot-com start-ups.