Christopher Fields has been tapped as the next president and CEO of Friends Fellowship Community, a private-pay, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Richmond, IN. His selection comes after a nine-month nationwide search.

Fields officially joined the organization on Jan. 13. He will succeed Jeffrey Baxter, who is set to retire Jan. 31.

Before this role, Fields was executive director of Bethany Pointe Health Campus, located in Anderson, IN, and offering a continuum of care including independent living villas, a residential memory care facility, assisted living units and a healthcare center. Bethany Pointe is part of Trilogy Health Care Services, which Fields originally joined in 2006. During his tenure with Trilogy Health Services, Fields operated six campuses, including one opening and one acquisition.