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.
Ginni Ryan is Senior VP, Operations at Revel Communities, and has overall responsibility for operations for the senior living portfolio. Ginni has over 18 years of operations and sales experience in the seniors housing industry with a focus on new communities and communities requiring intense focus to turn around in all aspects. Additionally, she brings with her a focus on developing a deeper understanding of the needs and desires of the senior population to design actionable, innovative strategies to achieve goals. Prior to joining Revel, she worked as Senior Vice President, Western Division for Milestone Retirement Communities for eight years overseeing communities with several owners and investment groups within a diverse portfolio. Before Milestone, Ginni held various roles in healthcare and seniors housing in sales, operations, and new business development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing.
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.