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What happens when you combine considerable professional experience with a belief that every interaction is an opportunity for meaningful, engaging connection? You get our leadership team. Each individual brings skills and talents honed over decades, and a commitment to providing exceptional communities. Together, they form a collaborative team focused on meeting resident needs and improving the quality of life for everyone at Five Star.

Leading the Way

Jeffrey Leer

Jeffrey Leer

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Leer is President and Chief Executive Officer of AlerisLife, for which he had previously served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining AlerisLife, Mr. Leer served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Office Properties Income Trust and as Senior Vice President of The RMR Group LLC, where he has been responsible for the day to day oversight of the accounting and finance support functions of The RMR Group and its various affiliates. Previously, Mr. Leer held various accounting and finance positions at several multi-national Fortune 500 companies as well as the public accounting firm, Vitale, Caturano PC (predecessor to RSM). Mr. Leer is also a certified public accountant.
Alex Foster

Alex Foster

Divisional Vice President
Alex Foster joined Five Star as Divisional Vice President in 2020. Mr. Foster has extensive experience in operations, including from his executive leadership roles at Atria Senior Living and Allegro Residences. Mr. Foster began his career overseeing operations for multi-unit retail companies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University.
Melinda Skirvin

Melinda Skirvin

Divisional Vice President
Melinda Skirvin joined Five Star in 2005 as Executive Director of Park Summit in Coral Springs, Florida. Since then, Ms. Skirvin has served as the Regional Director of Operations and was promoted to Divisional Vice President in 2018. She has more than 30 years of successful experience in all facets of senior healthcare and senior living services and has a passion for older adults and the team members who serve them. Ms. Skirvin earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State College-Jacksonville.
Dr. Priti Jindal, MD

Dr. Priti Jindal, MD

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
As Five Star's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Priti Jindal champions the organization's quality of care initiatives, clinical policies, standards of practice and clinical education. She serves as a resource to our community medical directors and residents' attending physicians. A board-certified internist, Dr. Jindal also serves as medical director of Five Star's Meadowood in Bloomington, Indiana. After completing her internal medicine residency at Connecticut's Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Jindal began her career as an acute care hospitalist and physician leader and has served as a member of the medical executive committee, interdisciplinary teams and peer review committees. She transitioned her practice to the post-acute care setting, serving as medical director of several skilled nursing facilities and managing the care of geriatric patients. Dr. Jindal brings more than 20 years of experience as a practicing physician and physician leader to her role as CMO.