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A New Addition to Validus’s Executive Team: Welcome Zachary Zerbonia, COO

[May. 16, 2019: Tampa, FL] –

Validus Senior Living has welcomed Zachary Zerbonia, DPT, PT, MBA/MHA as Chief Operations Officer. Zachary is a seasoned and well-respected operational leader in the senior living industry. He brings extensive experience and multifaceted skill sets to Validus as they gear up for a period of rapid growth.

Zachary entered the healthcare sector over 20 years ago when he became a licensed physical therapist.  He has an impressive educational background with both clinical and business education including a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University’s Sargent School of Health and Rehabilitation Services and a master’s in business administration and health administration from the University of Phoenix.   In addition to leading multi-disciplinary rehabilitation teams in the early part of his career, he offers varied and extensive multi-site management of physician practices, home health agencies and outpatient rehabilitation clinics.

Most recently, Zachary served as Chief Executive and Strategic Officer of Aventine Hill Communities, a division of Palatine Capital where he directed development, stabilization and growth of their senior living portfolio. Prior to Palatine, Zachary served as the Senior Vice President of Brookdale Senior Living where he operated the largest senior living market in the country encompassing 80 communities in Florida with revenue in excess of 350M.

His responsibilities as an owner, operator and as a clinician, in both the public and private sector make him uniquely qualified to lead the organization.

“Zachary offers Validus operational and clinical expertise with a proven track record of results.  He has strong character with the innate ability to create a culture of respect and accountability.  He has a reputation of building superior teams with a passion to serve seniors.  He is already bringing enormous value to our growing organization and I’m thrilled to have him on our team.” – Steve Benjamin, CEO, Validus Senior Living

 Zachary joined the team on April 29, 2019. He is currently on the road visiting each community with Validus’s Chief Growth Officer, Rebecca Wheeler who heads the Sales and Marketing departments, and Chief People Officer, Margaret White who oversees the Talent and Clinical departments.

Zachary’s exceptional ability to effectively operate and scale organizations will position Validus Senior Living as the industry leader of superior service to moms and dads.

I look at each community as I do to one of my patients. The first step is always diagnostics to identify and address the underlying causes of issues, not just the visible symptoms on the surface.” – Zachary Zerbonia, COO, Validus Senior Living

About Validus Senior Living

At Validus Senior Living, we are committed to providing the scope and quality of senior care that is not only needed but is also deserved. Since our founding in 2013, this has been more than our profession; it is our purpose. As such, Validus Senior Living manages a complete continuum of leading-edge senior living communities, Inspired Living, which includes independent living, assisted living, and memory care assisted living lifestyle options. Our Inspired Living facilities provide adaptive, proactive, and multidisciplinary care that is centered on each individual senior and grounded in science. Our life-changing senior care takes place in resort style environments that maximize accessibility and mobility while promoting healthy interactions.