About Americare Senior Living

Executive Leadership Team

Since its inception, Americare Senior Living has embarked on a strategy of innovation, controlled growth and stability. The tenure of our senior management team is a reflection of that stability. We believe our primary responsibility is to enhance the quality of life of our residents, and we strive to deliver exceptional care and customer experiences every day. We provide an environment that encourages innovative person-centered approaches to the complex challenges in care delivery while assuring the hiring and professional development of capable and competent caregivers. We assure the operation of a well-maintained community. Meet our senior management team.

Richard Montgomery – Chairman of the Board at Americare

Richard Montgomery – Chairman of the Board

Since Americare’s inception in 1981, Mr. Montgomery has embarked on a strategy of innovation and controlled growth. Americare’s skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care assisted living facilities throughout five states today employ over 3500 eldercare professionals. A graduate of Vanderbilt University Mr. Montgomery has been recognized by several professional organizations including:

  • 2004 Recipient of the Missourian Award
  • 2002 Distinguished Friend, Missouri University Sinclair School of Nursing
  • 1998 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year - St. Louis, Missouri Region
Michael Hammond – President and COO

Michael Hammond – President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hammond joined Americare in 2005 as an Administrator. He was promoted to Regional Operations Director over the St. Louis assisted living region in 2009. In 2018, he was appointed Vice President of the assisted living Gateway Division, overseeing operations for Americare’s assisted and independent living communities. He has 25 years of experience in senior care and proudly started as a caregiver in High school. He holds a B.A. from Wichita State University and an M.B.A. from Lindenwood University. He was awarded 2009 Administrator of the Year by the Kansas Healthcare Association.

Patricia Cokingtin – Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Americare

Patricia Cokingtin – Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Ms. Cokingtin joined Americare in 1988. She supports the local facilities’ sales and marketing efforts, including brand development, sales training, and media planning. Ms. Cokingtin has 30 years of senior living experience and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University.

Jason Baxter – Vice President, Information Technology at Americare

Jason Baxter – Senior Vice President of Information Technology

Mr. Baxter joined Americare in 2015 and leads the IT Team. Jason has extensive experience in IT in various industries including Health Care, Gaming, Automotive, Financial Services/Insurance and Local Government. He also spent several years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Jason holds a B.B.A in Computer Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University.

Will Montgomery – Senior Vice President of Development

Will Montgomery – Senior Vice President of Development

Will Montgomery assumed the role of Vice President of Development at Americare in 2018. Holding a BA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Missouri (2005), he gained early experience as a Commercial Credit Analyst at Montgomery Bank, underwriting commercial lending for the bank. In 2007, he established WillCo Construction, a specialized general contracting firm dedicated to crafting senior living communities. Notably, Will is actively contributing to the evolution of Americare as part of the family's next generation of ownership.

Mike Landewee – Vice President, Controller at Americare

Mike Landewee – Senior Vice President, Controller

Mr. Landewee joined Americare in 1987 and serves as lead controller and financial analyst for the company.

Mary Eaves – Vice President of Operations, Assisted Living Division

Mary Eaves – Senior Vice President of Operations, Assisted Living Division

A great example of growing our own, Mary joined Americare in 1997 as an Eldercare Advisor. Over time, she has moved into leadership roles of greater and greater responsibility, becoming a Licensed Administrator, Regional Operations Director and Vice President of Operations. With over a quarter of a century of experience, today she leads our largest division that includes more than 122 communities, as the Senior Vice President of Operations of Assisted Living. 

Kyle Schade, Vice President of Finance at Americare

Kyle Schade – Vice President of Finance

Kyle joined Americare in 2021 as Vice President of Finance with a focus on leading the organization in financial planning, budgeting and direction.  He has a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).  Kyle began his career at a regional accounting firm for 11 years where he managed both audit and tax engagements for clients in the senior living industry.  

Jim Dunham – Senior Vice President, Pharmacy

Jim Dunham – Senior Vice President of Pharmacy

Lisa Britton - Community Resource Coordinator

Lisa Britton – Community Resource Coordinator

Dana Moore - Executive Assistant

Dana Moore – Executive Assistant