Laurence Gumina has been elected Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, owners of The Vineyard on Catawba, by the OPRS Board of Directors. Gumina will succeed current CEO David Kaasa, who is retiring after 26 years of service with OPRS, 17 of which as CEO. OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. Gumina, who currently resides in New Jersey, began his new role the last week of December.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am excited to announce that after a national search, Larry has been chosen to lead our organization into the future,” said OPRS Board of Directors Chairman Don Malone. “Larry’s vision and experience in both continuing care retirement communities and home and community based services make him the ideal person to balance the continuity of what we’ve established, while proactively creating partnerships to assure our future.”
Gumina most recently served as Senior Vice President at Springpoint Senior Living in Princeton, N.J., and has expertise in the fields of retirement communities, hospitals, community-based services and affordable housing. He joined Springpoint Senior Living in October 2004 as the vice president, Affordable Housing & Assisted Living Operations. During this time, he oversaw development of three new affordable housing communities, as well as the refinancing and repositioning of seven affordable communities. Prior to joining Springpoint, Gumina served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Bayshore Community Health Services, a hospital-based health care provider in Holmdel, NJ. Prior to that, he was Associate Executive Director of Riverview Medical Center, a hospital affiliate of Meridian Health.
“The mission and vision of OPRS will continue to guide our efforts as we serve a growing and diverse senior population,” Gumina said. “I am honored to have been afforded the opportunity to lead this outstanding organization that has earned an exceptional statewide and national reputation for its commitment to quality.”
Gumina is a licensed nursing home administrator, a certified professional occupancy specialist and is certified in low income tax credit compliance. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Central Jersey Visiting Nurse Association and the Parker Health Center, both in Red Bank, N.J. Larry’s education includes a Masters of Public Administration in Health Care Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I.