Shakar Place, a rehabilitation and nursing center located in Albany, NY, has hired Mark Olsen as their new nursing director.

Olsen’s predecessor, Larry Slatky, was Albany county’s highest paid – employee, earning over $340,000 annually before he stepped down. Olsen is set to receive a $260,000 starting salary in his new role. 

Ever since his graduation from SUNY Utica in 1988, Olsen has worked within the healthcare industry. 

He previously served as an administrator at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center in Schenectady, New York. 

“Mr. Olsen has the education, accreditation and experience to excel in this position. More importantly, he has the vision to ensure Shaker Place maintains its 5-star rating well into the future,” said a spokeswoman for County Executive Dan McCoy.