William ‘Bill’ Holman has been hired by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, Inc. (STARSS) as President and CEO, effective January 1, 2022. He will succeed Mary Alice Ryan, who will retire on December 31, 2021, after 38 years of service. STARSS is a senior care organization offering residential and assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, home care and management services through 18 senior living communities and programs across the St. Louis region.
Holman has held executive leadership positions in Senior Living organizations for more than twenty years, most recently as CEO of Ginger Cove life care community in Annapolis, MD. A native of Maryland, Holman also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Erickson School of Aging Services with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from 2010 to 2019 including three years as Graduate Program Chair. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) and holds BS degrees in Finance and Accounting and an MS degree in Management in Aging Services.
“I am well aware of the growth and success of STARSS and am very excited to lead this outstanding organization into the future,” Holman said. “My family and I look forward to making St. Louis our new home.”
STARSS conducted a national search to identify its next leader. Board Chair Karen Branding said, “We were very pleased with the strong interest in our CEO position and had a significant number of well qualified individuals who were considered by our Search Committee. Bill Holman rose to the top and was our unanimous choice. We are all delighted to have Bill join the STARSS family and our outstanding team."
Mary Alice Ryan has been instrumental in the success of STARSS. Under her leadership, the organization has grown from two communities serving 300 seniors to 18 communities and home and community service programs touching the lives of over 8,700 seniors and their caregivers each year and employing over 1,100 staff. Today STARSS is the 12th largest non-profit organization in the St. Louis area.
For more information on STARRS, visit https://standrews1.com/.