Randy Watkins has focused his 20-year career on culinary arts and dietary management. Early in his career, he served as director of dining services for Watermark retirement communities where he led the dining operations of multiple senior communities – with zero inspection deficiencies. He planned menus and trained cooks, servers and dishwashers in food preparation and food safety. From there he became senior dining services director at Elmcroft, responsible for monitoring 32 communities. More recently he served as vice president, culinary services for Bridge Senior Living. There he built and led the culinary program for a diverse portfolio from a luxury high-end CCRC to a stand-alone memory care – throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

At AVIVA, Randy is responsible for innovative dining services and practices throughout the AVIVA system.

Lisa Amber is an award-winning sales and marketing professional with almost twenty years in the senior-housing industry. Her experience also includes medical operations management within the medical/healthcare arena.

Her senior housing marketing career began with American Senior Communities where she spent eight years and worked her way up to regional sales and marketing director. Most recently she served as regional director of sales and marketing for Solstice Senior Living where she was able to raise overall census from 59% to 91% through her tested communications initiatives.

Lisa is well versed in senior housing technology and highly proficient in sales and marketing platforms. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from the University of Phoenix.

For the past twenty years, Denise Leith’s career has focused on real estate accounting. Starting as a staff accountant with Trammell Crow, she soon became a senior commercial accountant at a major full-service commercial/residential real estate organization. From there, she moved to the McKinley Companies where she spent ten years as a senior commercial accountant for the national real estate investment and management firm. She also served as senior commercial accountant for RealPage. Eventually she became corporate assistant controller at REDICO/American Senior Living before moving to AVIVA Senior Living.

Denise holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration. Denise is an award-winning accountant with special expertise in senior housing and Yardi software.

As CFO, Jason takes on a fundamental role in the financial management and strategic decision-making processes of our organization. Jason leverages his extensive experience with over 20 years in the industry to focus on maximizing financial performance and driving growth for Lloyd Jones.

Prior to joining Lloyd Jones, Jason served as a Partner and CFO at City Pads, where he provided oversight of all financial and legal aspects of ground-up development projects while also playing a pivotal role in capitalization activities by securing bridge, construction, and permanent financing vehicles and identifying and negotiating with equity partners.

Jason holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BSBA from Boston University.

Dennis develops senior housing strategies and works collaboratively to improve operational performance through analysis. He brings extensive experience in senior living asset management, including underwriting, operational analytics, executive presentations, capital structures, financing, and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Lloyd Jones, Dennis held senior housing executive positions at Benchmark Senior Living (Northeast largest operator) in accounting, FP&A, Operations (Executive Director) & Investments. In his 14-year tenure with Benchmark, Dennis oversaw asset management for 65 senior hosing communities and completed $2.5B+ in senior housing in recapitalization and acquisitions.

Dennis is an alumnus of the National Investment Center (NIC) Future Leaders Council, and a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he majored in economics.

Julie brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare, with 12 years dedicated to working in senior housing. Her expertise in regulatory compliance and advocacy comes from managing both operations and resident care across various communities for Benchmark Senior Living (Northeast largest operator) and Epoch Senior Living.

Julie earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and her Master of Science degree in nurse leadership from Framingham State University.

Tina is a seasoned clinical executive with over 20 years of healthcare experience. She began her career in senior living as a direct caregiver, completing LPN and RN school and moving into Director of Nursing, Regional Director of Care, and Divisional Vice President of Care roles. She prides herself on having a collaborative approach and building relationships and teams. She has gained 11 years of multi-site experience from her time at Enlivant, Elmcroft, and Eclipse Senior Living. Tina has dedicated her career to serving seniors and ensuring excellent care, standards, and outcomes.

Tina holds a B.S. degree in registered nursing from Chamberlain University.

Chris Finlay began investing in real estate early in his career as a commercial airline pilot with Eastern Airlines. Casual investing soon evolved into a major commercial real estate business, and in 1983 Chris resigned from Eastern to concentrate exclusively on the Finlay Company. During the ensuing years, Chris grew the company into one of the largest real estate firms in New England.

In 1990, he began to focus on real estate development and over the next fifteen years developed, constructed, and managed approximately 40 multifamily and senior housing communities and luxury condominiums.

The Great Recession of 2008 provided numerous investment opportunities in the multifamily arena, and after a few years of investing for his own account, Chris established Lloyd Jones to offer outside investors an opportunity to participate in his acquisitions. A few years later, he added senior living and development subsidiaries to capitalize on the exploding demand for senior housing. More recently, seeing acquisition opportunities in the hospitality industry, he added a hotel investment division.

Today, Chris leverages his successful 40-year track record and experience to lead Lloyd Jones and all its subsidiaries as chairman and CEO.

Chris’s education includes Upper Canada College and post-graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has also completed extensive industry training. He is on the board of the National Multifamily Housing Council, a member of The American Seniors Housing Association, and a strong supporter of Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit organized to connect individuals facing homelessness to opportunities for employment and housing within the multifamily community.

As CIO, Dennis develops senior housing strategies and works collaboratively to improve operational performance through analysis. He brings extensive experience in senior living asset management, including underwriting, operational analytics, executive presentations, capital structures, financing, and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Lloyd Jones, Dennis held senior housing executive positions at Benchmark Senior Living (Northeast largest operator) in accounting, FP&A, Operations (Executive Director) & Investments. Dennis is a member of the National Investment Center (NIC) Future Leaders Council, and a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he majored in economics.