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About Us

Founded in 1979, American House Senior Living Communities’ vision is to provide high-quality housing for senior at a price affordable for retirees and their families. That vision of excellence has endured for nearly 40 years and expanded to serve residents at a number of senior housing communities. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve, providing an environment that fosters meaningful relationships. Our vision is to be an innovative senior housing company that created sustainable excellence and stakeholder value, with an unparalleled commitment to passionate care provided by compassionate people.

Bob Gillette, the founder of American House Senior Living Communities, started the company in Westland, Michigan. From 1979 to 2008, he grew the portfolio to 27 communities with a group of investors and various institutional financing organizations. In 2008, Mr. Gillette retired and partnered with Dale Watchowski, a longtime friend and the current president and CEO of the national commercial real estate firm, REDICO. Mr. Watchowski assumed the role of president and CEO of American House, in addition to his REDICO role. Since that time, American House has grown to more than 50 communities in the Midwest and Florida.

Dale Watchowski
President & CEO
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Rob Gillette
Chief Operating Officer
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Paul Stodulski
Chief Financial Officer
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Joe Schwartz
Chief Investment Officer
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Barbara Barrel
Vice President of Operations
Chris Bowman
Vice President of Operations - Midwest
Traci Taylor
Vice President of Operations - Florida
Samantha Eckhout
Senior Vice President of Development
Kevin Carden
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Erika Bohnenstiel
Director of Human Resources
Sheila Darga
Director of Operations & Development Integration
Jacqueline Trost
Director of Communications
Natalie Parraghi
Director of Asset Management
Gail Tikkanen
Director of Advertising & Marketing
Andy Carroll
Director of Investments
Alison McConnell
Director of Sales
Beth Miller
Director of Life Enrichment
Brian Rosso
Director of Culinary Services
Judd Pietrosante
Director of Physical Plant & Construction
Gary Deeg
Director of Physical Plant & Maintenance
Alison Tackett
Corporate Controller
Jill Garrisi
Portfolio Controller