Celebrating International Women’s Day

This photo was taken in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each March, Women’s History Month gives us a chance to take a moment and honor the women who have paved the way for us today and celebrate all of the accomplishments yet to come. At Solstice, we have intelligent, hardworking, thoughtful and forward-thinking women working at our communities across the country and in our corporate office. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we want to highlight a few of the women who exemplify what it means to be a leader and the  positive impact they’re making on our business and residents each day.

Sue Farrow

Sue is the founder and owner of Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living. Throughout her career, she has taken an active role as a key participant in the development, startup, marketing and operations within senior living. Sue is nationally known for her expertise in all phases of operations and her ability to create senior communities that are a success in the minds of residents, staff and owners alike. 

Collette Gray

Collette is the president and CEO of Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living. For the past decade, Collette has managed operations and new development projects for the portfolio of communities. Under her leadership, ISL has been ranked the 17th-largest senior housing provider in the nation, and she was instrumental in launching the Solstice Senior Living brand. She works to encourage an environment in which team members are promoted for their ability to bring resources and ideas to the team. 

Jennifer Ferrer 

Jennifer is the CFO of Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living with more than 15 years of experience in finance. She’s known not only for her expertise in the world of finance but also for her ability to work with and manage a wide range of people, backgrounds and skill sets.

Cristy Ballard

Cristy is the senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living. She started with Solstice in September 2018, bringing over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing operations to the team. She is dedicated to supporting regional leaders in building successful teams, and developing strategic sales and marketing tactics. 

Britta Edwards

Britta has served as regional vice president of Operations for Solstice Senior Living since August 2019. With over 20 years of experience in senior living, she supports the communities with hiring efforts, promoting the company culture and maintaining a focus on resident care. Britta is also a registered nurse and has participated in the Business of Senior Housing and Care Certificate Program affiliated with NIC and Johns Hopkins University (now University of Maryland).

Erica Siebert

Erica is Solstice Senior Living’s regional director of Sales and Marketing for the South. She has worked in marketing and sales development for over 15 years, bringing skills in strategic planning, team leadership, sales systems, forecasting and budgeting to the Solstice communities in the Southern region. Erica’s responsibilities include overseeing the hiring process, creating sales systems and commission structures, and overseeing social and website platforms.

Brenda Richy

Brenda serves as the national director of Resident Programming for Solstice Senior Living and Integral Senior Living. She has over 20 years of senior living and leadership experience, having spent time as an executive director, director of Operations and a regional director of Business Development. She joined the team in March 2019, working to create innovative activities for our Vibrant Life program. 

Amy Robinson

Amy is the national director of Culinary Services for Solstice Senior Living. After earning her culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, she worked in a number of industries before finding her passion in senior living. In 2016, Amy joined Integral Senior Living as a Culinary Services director and was quickly promoted to her current regional role with Solstice Senior Living. She’s in charge of creating and overseeing the culinary programs at each Solstice community.

April Wojcik

April is the vice president of project management for Solstice Senior Living. With over twenty years of experience in project management, she brings extensive background in managing large-scale construction projects and real estate acquisition, development and management to the Solstice team.

“We’re so proud that here at Solstice Senior Living we have curated a team of amazing professional women in leadership,” Cristy Ballard said. “We strive to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women, not only during International Women’s Day, but every day of the year.”

We are so grateful for all of the women who keep our residents happy and healthy on a daily basis. Thank you for all you do!