Camille Burke (formerly Thompson) guides the vision, direction and growth of CLS. She also helps clients plan, design and manage their senior housing and health care services. In addition to her work with existing communities, Camille assists clients in project development. She advises on space programming and product mix; coordinates all members of the project development team to ensure that the process runs efficiently; creates the management structure; implements policies and procedures; handles executive recruitment; and achieves desired outcomes.
Between 2007 and 2014, Camille served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CLC, where she led the organization to five-star ratings at all three of its communities. Her previous roles at CLC included Executive Director and Director of Sales & Marketing for Holly Creek Retirement Community. Financing for construction of this new community was contingent on pre-selling 70 percent of the independent living units, and Camille’s marketing efforts were central to exceeding this target. Camille has been part of the senior living industry since 1999.
In 2010, Camille completed the LeadingAge Leadership Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in restaurant, hotel and institutional management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Jill Vitale-Aussem, NHA
Chief Operating Officer, CLS
Jill Vitale-Aussem has nearly 20 years of experience managing for-profit and not-for-profit senior living communities. She has often assumed leadership of challenged communities and has led each organization to success. Her track record includes achieving outcomes such as 100 percent occupancy and improvements to net operating margin ranging from 40 to nearly 120 percent.
Jill joined CLC in 2009 as the executive director of Clermont Park, where she led a $75 million redevelopment project, reaching 99 percent occupancy of new Life Care apartment homes within 12 months of opening.
Jill is a 2014 LeadingAge Leadership Academy Fellow, an Eden Alternative Guide and a Certified Eden Alternative Educator. She is passionate about creating community cultures of excellence, growth and empowerment and writes and speaks nationally on the topics of culture, leadership and ageism.LeadingAge Leadership Academy Fellow, an Eden Alternative Guide and a Certified Eden Alternative Educator. She is passionate about creating community cultures of excellence, growth and empowerment and writes and speaks nationally on the topics of culture, leadership and ageism.
Jill earned a Master’s of Management degree in hospitality from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Alfred University.
Project Manager, Cappella Living Solutions
Teresa was hired by Cappella Living Solutions in 2017. She has over six years of experience in project coordination in the IT field keeping projects on track and under budget. She received the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in July of 2013. Teresa is the Project Manager for all new and managed communities.
Teresa studied Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at Michigan State University. She has over 35 years experience in the hotel and food service industry including positions at Marriott and Sheraton hotels as Assistant Front Office Manager, Assistant Banquet Manager and then as Catering Manager for Electronic Data Systems (EDS).
Senior Director of Sales and Hospitality, CLC
Jill has over 27 years of sales, marketing and customer relations experience. She trains and supports CLC’s sales & marketing teams, assists in developing marketing strategies, oversees sales metrics & accountability, and is responsible for competitive market analysis. Jill also manages the organization’s hospitality program.
Prior to joining CLC, Jill worked for two nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Denver, Colorado, and Boise, Idaho. Before moving into the senior living industry in 2008, Jill completed a three-year stint as the marketing & customer relationship manager for a large automotive dealer and spent 16 years in sales & marketing management in the newspaper industry. Throughout her stellar career, Jill’s commitment to excellence has been recognized with multiple sales achievement awards.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, with a minor in accounting, from the University of Phoenix.