Ann R. Schiff named new Pilgrim Place president and CEO

Pilgrim Place will welcome Ann R. Schiff as its new president/CEO effective January 11, 2016. Ms. Schiff comes to Claremont from Washington, DC, where she has been executive director of Ingleside at Rock Creek, a non-profit continuing care retirement community.

She is licensed as a nursing home administrator in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her education includes a bachelors in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a master of arts in health care administration from George Washington University.

Ms. Schiff always knew that her professional life would be in a service profession, and her 30 years of work in retirement communities is a natural extension of her deep personal faith tradition. Her focus throughout her career has been strictly in senior living and the majority of it has been with non-profit organizations. Ms. Schiff has been in senior management positions at continuing care retirement communities as well as free-standing nursing homes and assisted living communities.

Ms. Schiff, her husband Steve (who is currently closing his law practice) and their Basset Hound, Delilah, will gradually move to Claremont at the beginning of the year. When she learned that she had been selected by the board of directors, Ms. Schiff reportedly exclaimed, “I can’t wait to start at Pilgrim Place!”

Pilgrim Place residents share her enthusiasm as well as a common commitment to social justice, peaceful living and prophetic environmentalism.


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