Dick and Sally Keenan Announce Retirements

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 Two of LeadingAge Indiana’s longest serving executives have announced their retirements.  Dick and Sally Keenan are both retiring from BHI Senior Living after long and distinguished careers. 

Dick Keenan has announced he will retire as the President – CEO of BHI Senior Living on March 4th.  Dick has served BHI (formerly Baptist Homes of Indiana) for 32 years, and has overseen the development of BHI and the three CCRCs and two HUD 202 facilities to become premier facilities in Indiana and in the country.  Dick has served as Chair of the LeadingAge Indiana Board of Directors and on the Board for many years, as well as serving on a variety of committees and task forces.  He was one of the founders of the Samaritan Alliance.
John Dattilo, currently BHI’s COO, will become the new President – CEO.  John has served as the BHI COO since 2008, and was previously the Executive Director of Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus, which is one of the three CCRCs operated by BHI.
After 25 years as Executive Director of Hoosier Village Retirement Community, Sally Keenan retired on January 30th. Keenan joined Hoosier Village in 1990, and has overseen many expansions and changes. In the last three years alone, she’s directed more than $34 million in expansion projects on the 300-acre campus. The projects included the construction of a three-story building with 100 modern apartments and two restaurants; a Wellness Center with indoor pool, fitness center, and spa; and a state-of-the-art, free-standing memory support center. The entire campus is home to 400 units for individuals and couples age 65 and older.
Mindy Kantz has been named executive director of Hoosier Village Retirement Community. She was promoted to other positions, and in 2010, she earned a Health Care Administrators License and was appointed as an administrator. Ms. Kantz has been with Hoosier Village for 15 years, and started in 1997 as a registered nurse overseeing the rehabilitation unit.
The Indianapolis Business Journal ran a lengthy article on BHI and the transition in their February 7th edition which discusses the history and growth of BHI and Hoosier Village under Dick and Sally Keenan.
We wish Dick and Sally the greatest happiness in their retirement, and express our sincere thanks for all of their enormous contributions to LeadingAge Indiana, BHI, and the residents they served.


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