Meet Our Team
Douglas R. Gill
Mr. Douglas Gill formed CRMS in 1989 after gaining 23 years of experience in operating other corporations that provide services to the elderly in California.
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He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Eskaton and President of The Guardian Foundation. These corporations managed 21 skilled nursing facilities, 12 congregate care facilities, 4 pharmacies and 2 home care agencies. Eskaton/Guardian was the largest non profit provider of services to the elderly in California, having operating revenues in excess of $80 million.
Prior to joining Eskaton/Guardian, Mr. Douglas Gill was Director of Operations for Pacific Homes Corporation. At that time Pacific Homes was the largest provider of Life Care facilities in the United States. Pacific Homes operated five CCRC’s, four skilled nursing facilities and a home health agency. The facilities and programs had 2,300 residents. He was previously regional vice president for Western Medical Enterprises (“WME”) between 1974 and 1977. WME was the second largest operator of skilled nursing facilities in California. WME was acquired in 1977 by ARA.
Mr. Douglas Gill has served on many boards of directors involving health care and retirement programs for the elderly. In 1986 he received the Public Services Award of the California Association of Homes for the Aging. Mr. Douglas Gill has a BA degree in History and Economics at California State University, Chico and did graduate work at the University of Iowa in Hospital and Health Administration.
Mr. Walgenbach has been associated with CRMS since 1989. Mr. Walgenbach was the President of the non-profit entity formed to purchase the Claremont House in 1990.
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In 1992 Mr. Walgenbach became the Executive Director for Claremont House. He became a partner at CRMS in 1993 with Mr. Gill assuming the additional responsibilities of overseeing the operations of CRMS. In 2002 Mr. Walgenbach joined Mr. Gill at the corporate offices of CRMS as Chief Operating Officer. During this time, Mr. Walgenbach was instrumental in the repositioning, growth and development of Claremont House, Golden Pond, Inglenook at Brighton and other CRMS properties. Mr. Walgenbach was also responsible for developing a marketing approach that enabled these facilities to maintain the highest occupancy rates in their respective markets.
From 1986 to 1991 Mr. Walgenbach was a property manager forAndrew Associates, a property management firm that specialized in the receivership of financially distressed properties. Mr. Walgenbach was responsible for overseeing the assets of hotels, apartments, commercial properties and senior living communities.
In 1986, Mr. Walgenbach received a B. S. degree in from University of California, Berkeley.
Justin D. Gill
Vice President of Acquisitions and Development
Mr. Justin Gill is responsible for locating and analyzing possible acquisition and development opportunities for CRMS as well as assisting in the overall management of CRMS’s existing communities. Mr. Justin Gill joined CRMS in 1999 as a financial analyst
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His responsibilities included budgeting and financial analysis for existing properties. In 2002, Mr. Justin Gill became Executive Director of Claremont House, one of CRMS’s prior facilities. As Executive Director he reorganized the existing staff and made the operation more efficient in the delivery of services. In June 2005 Mr. Justin Gill founded Signature Home Care, a company which supplemented the needs of the residents at the Claremont House and other seniors in the surrounding community.
Mr. Justin Gill received his BS in Business Administration, Finance from the California State University, Sacramento. He is the son of Mr. Douglas Gill.