Diane Hood Named CEO of Mary’s Woods

Diane Hood Named CEO of Mary’s Woods

January 19, 2017

The Board of Directors at Mary’s Woods has introduced Diane Hood, CPA, as the organizations new Chief Executive Officer, effective November, 2016. Hood follows Marvin Kaiser, PhD, who was CEO at Mary’s Woods for the last 5 ½ years.

Mary’s Woods, a senior living community located in Lake Oswego, is home to 450 residents and employs more than 330 professionals in fields ranging from hospitality to health care.

Hood has been has been in a key leadership position with Mary’s Woods since its inception in 2001, including serving as the organizations Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer since 2011. Prior to this, starting in 1993, she worked for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the original property owners and sponsor of Mary’s Woods.

Her new role as CEO comes as Mary’s Woods prepares for a 120 million dollar expansion of its campus, with construction slated to begin in spring 2017. The project will add approximately 144 apartments and 48 assisted living units, and more than 80 jobs to the local economy.

“With high-level finance expertise, invaluable operational management experience, and strong leadership skills, Diane is ideally suited to lead Mary’s Woods during this important upcoming phase of its growth and development,” said Dave Galt, Mary’s Woods Board Chair.

Hood is a nationally recognized leader and is regularly called on to address local and national professional conferences on a variety of operations and finance topics. In addition to operations and finance expertise, she brings tremendous commitment to the mission, vision and values of Mary’s Woods.

A graduate of Lake Oswego High, Diane has a Bachelor of Arts degree in management from the University of Oregon and a post baccalaureate degree in accounting from Portland State University. She is committed to social responsibility and service to the greater community, serving on the boards of many charitable organizations and industry associations. She is the president-elect of Leading Age Oregon.