Dec 6 2023
White Horse Village announces new President & CEO
(Newtown Square, Pa.) — White Horse Village announces the appointment of Michael Shaw as the new President & CEO, effective December 1, 2023. The decision follows a national search that involved careful consideration and interviews with numerous qualified candidates. Shaw is excited to join a community grounded in such strong mission, vision, and values.
“I’m confident in White Horse Village’s ability to build on its history and reputation as one of the top senior living communities in the region, and I believe we are in a strategic position to take advantage of more opportunities for growth in the coming year,” comments Shaw.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Michael Shaw brings a deep background in senior living management, spanning an impressive 25-year leadership career. He points to his early experiences as a family caregiver and senior living volunteer as the sparks that ignited his lifelong passion for working with older adults. Shaw has held leadership roles in senior living in multiple locations, successfully managing nonprofit life plan communities within the large networks of Erickson, Westminster Communities of Florida, and Pinnacle Living communities in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Kansas, and Florida.
His calm and steady leadership capabilities have been particularly evident during challenging times, such as successfully steering a community through a $90 million Master Plan expansion during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has a proven track record for building genuine relationships with residents, team members, and strategic partners.
“When we were searching for the right person to lead White Horse Village into the future, Michael’s specific nonprofit senior living experience and approach to leadership set him apart from the other candidates. I have been impressed with how he has immersed himself in learning about our culture and operations so he can hit the ground running,” says Pamela Hansen, Chair of the White Horse Village Board of Directors.
Shaw is known for his approachable combination of servant leadership, systems thinking, and fostering collaboration. His commitment to transparency and data-driven decision-making aligns seamlessly with White Horse Village’s values. Shaw’s continuous pursuit of educational opportunities, including previous certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Action Pact Choreography of Culture Change, Eden Alternative, and Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator (PCHA), reflects his dedication to professional growth and excellence. Additionally, he is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Virginia and Florida.