United Methodist Communities has promoted Michele E. Matthews to executive director and has appointed Sharon Schwarzkopf to healthcare administrator at the Pitman, NJ, campus.

Matthews, assisted living administrator at UMC at Pitman since 2011, will assume oversight and management of the entire senior living community. She brings more than 19 years of experience in diverse settings within long-term healthcare administration, including past positions as an assisted living coordinator, executive director, community relations director and business office manager.

Matthews has an undergraduate degree in human services from Purdue University Global and is a certified assisted living administrator. 

Schwarzkopf has 35 years of experience in long-term care. She has an undergraduate degree in social work from Stockton State University and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Her expertise includes strategic planning, resident satisfaction, recruiting, hiring, training, occupancy, budgeting and nursing operations.