Michele Hughes joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as an Asset Manager. Ms. Hughes is responsible for performance monitoring of Senior Housing Assets across the country. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors, Ms. Hughes held numerous clinical and administrative positions at Emeritus Senior Living and Brookdale Senior Living. During her 14 years with Emeritus, she advanced from an Executive Director to the North East Divisional Vice President of Operations. Ms. Hughes successfully transitioned her 72 communities as well as the largest number of Emeritus Regional and Divisional staff to Brookdale Senior Living in 2014. She joined Brookdale at that time as a Regional Vice President of Operations.
Ms. Hughes has also held various elected positions at the State and National levels. She served two terms as a Member at Large on the board for The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). She also participated on the NCAL Finance & Policy Committee as well as the Risk Management Workgroup. At the state level, Michele held positions on the New Jersey Assisted Living Center Board. Completing two terms as Vice-Chair, two terms as Chair. During that 8 years, she served as one of the Health Care Association of New Jersey’s (HCANJ) representatives on the New Jersey Assisted Living Work Group held by the New Jersey Department of Health.