Our People - Management | Five Star Senior Living


Bruce J. Mackey, Jr., 
President and Chief Executive Officer

Since May, 2008, Mr. Mackey has served as president and chief executive officer of Five Star. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Mackey served as treasurer, chief financial officer and assistant secretary. He was treasurer and chief financial officer of FSQ from 2001 until Five Star acquired it in January, 2002. Mr. Mackey is a certified public accountant.

Richard A. Doyle, Jr., 
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Doyle has been our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since January 2016. He previously served as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Senior Housing Properties Trust since March 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Doyle was the Director of Financial Reporting for Five Star beginning in 2005. Mr. Doyle's former experience also includes numerous finance and audit positions with Sun Life Financial, Inc. Mr. Doyle is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA.

R. Scott Herzig, 
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Herzig has been with Five Star since its inception in 2001, serving first as a Regional Director of Operations, then as Divisional Vice President for the western division. In September 2012, Mr. Herzig took on the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Herzig brings more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of senior healthcare and living services.

Katie Potter, 
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ms. Potter has been with Five Star since 2012 and serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Five Star, Ms. Potter practiced law at Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Burns & Levinson LLP.

Bart Bolt, 
Divisional Vice President

Mr. Bolt joined Five Star in 2005 as the Executive Director of The Remington Club in San Diego, California.  Since then, Mr. Bolt has served as the area manager and the Regional Director of Operations for one of our western regions.  In 2013, Mr. Bolt was promoted to Divisional Vice President of the western division.  Mr. Bolt brings more than 20 years of successful experience in long term care to Five Star.

Steve Johnson, 
Divisional Vice President

Mr. Johnson has served as our divisional vice president for the central division since 2007. During the prior seven years he served as regional director of operations for one of our Midwest regions. Mr. Johnson has more than 30 years successful experience in all facets of senior healthcare and living services.

Rob Poyas, 
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Poyas joined Five Star in January 2013. For 18 years, he served various sales and revenue management positions at Starwood Hotels – most recently as Vice President of Sales Administration, leading sales operations for 170 hotels within nine brands in the North American division.

Denise Kelly, 
Vice President of Rehabilitation and Wellness

Ms. Kelly has been with Five Star since 2001, and is responsible for rehabilitation operations at more than 100 locations. Prior to Five Star she was vice president of rehabilitation for a nation-wide skilled nursing company. She holds a degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and a Masters in Management from Lesley University. Ms. Kelly has 23 years of healthcare experience including clinical work in rehabilitation hospitals, acute hospitals, private practices and home health settings.

Teri McNamara, 
Vice President of Human Resources

Ms. McNamara joined Five Star in December, 2014 as the Vice President of Human Resources. The most recent addition to our senior management team, Teri is a senior level global human resources executive who is also a labor and employment attorney. She has over 20 years of human resources experience in the Fortune 200 as well as two start-ups. She holds a BS in Sociology/Psychology from Suffolk University and a Juris Doctorate from New England Law.  

Vern D. Larkin, 
Director of Internal Audit

Mr. Larkin joined Five Star as its vice president, general counsel and secretary in September 2011 and has been the director of internal audit since 2012. Prior to joining Five Star, Mr. Larkin practiced law for more than twelve years at a large international law firm, specializing in corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other transactional matters


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