Affinity hires additional – yet familiar – staff

Affinity Health Services has welcomed two members back to the management team. Their respective familiarity with the senior health care management consulting company will make a positive difference.

Candace McMullen, Executive Vice President of Consulting and Business Development

Candace had served as Affinity’s VP of Operations from 2008-2014 and was a Nursing Consultant from 2004-2007. She takes the helm for sales and marketing of Affinity Health Services as well as expansion of the consulting services line of business. She brings with her experience in operations, consulting, clinical and regulatory management of continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes, assisted living, independent living and home health.

Candace most recently served as VP of Operations for a non-profit organization and oversaw five CCRCs located in Pennsylvania and Maryland, caring for more than 2,000 residents with an annual operating budget in excess of $130M. Her degrees from Pennsylvania State University include a BS in Nursing and a Master of Health Administration. She holds certifications as a Registered Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Certified Nursing Director Long Term Care.

She serves as Executive Director/Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Directors of Nursing Association and recently finished tenure as Secretary of the LeadingAge MD board.  She is also a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and National Association of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.

Garet Weston, Vice President of Operational Finance

Garet had served as a Financial Consultant with Affinity from 2016 to 2019 and a Finance Director from 2013 until his promotion in 2016. He returns to take the helm as Vice President Operational Finance. Garet’s depth in senior living finance is broad and his ability to take the lead role at Affinity is a significant asset to our clients.

He has acquired extensive experience in financial management including financial statement preparation, budgeting, payroll, cost reporting, third-party billing and internal auditing.  Additionally, Garet has a unique knowledge in multiple customized software systems, accounts receivable management and managing third-party audits. Garet will be leading a team of financial consultants, accountants, billing specialists and finance directors within the Affinity network.

Garet has his Master’s in Business Workforce and Development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  He is a certified USA swim coach and currently serves as the Indiana High School Head Swim Coach. Additionally Garet is very active in Relay for Life, Make a Wish Foundation and is a volunteer football coach.

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