Todd F. Swortzel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Todd joined Presbyterian Homes as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience in a leadership role of not-for-profit senior living organizations. His professional career has focused on developing and implementing the organization’s operational improvement plans as well as the successful execution of strategic growth initiatives for new continuing care retirement communities (Life Plan communities).
Prior to joining PH, Todd served as President and CEO of Baptist Homes Society, Inc. (“BHS”) in Pittsburgh, PA. BHS operates two Life Plan Communities and a supporting foundation. During his tenure, Todd led BHS in all aspects of operations, including planning, developing, marketing and the opening of Providence Point, a new Life Plan Community on a 32-acre campus in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. He also managed BHS through its first CARF/CCAC accreditation and heightened its foundation support by developing a successful grant-writing program and enhancing BHS’ special-event fundraising. Before becoming CEO of Baptist Homes Society, Todd served as Executive Director of Virginia Baptist Homes (“VBH”) from 1994 – 2002, a multi-site provider operating four Life Plan Communities in Virginia. During his tenure at VBH Todd was the Executive Director during the planning and redevelopment of The Chesapeake, a large Life Plan Community located in Newport News, Virginia. Todd began his professional career in the construction industry as the owner and operator of a plumbing, heating and cooling contractor while located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Todd obtained a Master of Science degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Averett University. Todd and his wife, Melissa, reside in Lake Forest.
“Creating vibrant retirement communities, which allow residents and employees to thrive, is my passion,” says Todd. “Presbyterian Homes is well known for excellence and the quality of its communities. I am very excited to contribute to its continued leadership in senior living services and innovation.”