Trinity Health announced May 24 that it had named Janice Hamilton-Crawford president and CEO of Trinity Health Senior Communities, effective June 6. The promotion will make Hamilton-Crawford the first Black woman to be named president and CEO of a Trinity Health national division.

Hamilton-Crawford succeeds Steve Kastner, who announced his retirement last year. 

“Jan’s results-driven record combined with her character makes her the perfect fit to expertly lead Trinity Health Senior Communities,” said John Capasso, executive vice president of Trinity Health and president of continuing care. “Her strategic thinking and natural servant leadership style will grow senior communities’ rich legacy of resident-centered care.”

Hamilton-Crawford will lead more than 40 independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and subsidized senior housing communities across the United States. Michigan-based Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation with 131 continuing care locations, the second largest PACE program in the country, and dozens of hospitals and urgent care centers.

Hamilton-Crawford has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare. She joined Trinity Health in 2018 as the first president for Senior Communities, New England Region. In that role, she worked closely with the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of Providence and state and local elected officials.

She holds both a master of business administration in healthcare management and a bachelor of science in business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She completed the Women’s Leadership Program through Yale University’s School of Management.