Indianapolis – May 18, 2021 – Golden LivingCenters – Indiana, a leading healthcare company whose affiliated skilled nursing facilities serve residents in 23 LivingCenters across the state, is pleased to announce two new leadership appointments.
Wanda Prince, MSN, RN-BC has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and named Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. Erin Pope, BBA, JD, has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Both women, who previously served in executive leadership positions for the parent company Golden Living, have transitioned into their new roles to continue advancing Golden LivingCenters’ mission which is to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family and one community at a time.
“Whether working individually to oversee our clinical, legal and regulatory governance or advocating for our residents and staff before state and federal agencies, Wanda and Erin are an integral and valued part of our executive leadership team,” said Wesley Rogers, President of Golden LivingCenters – Indiana. “On behalf of our leadership team, local operators and staff, we are thrilled to have Wanda and Erin provide their expertise and help us continue to deliver innovative healthcare with a resident-centered approach.”
A nurse at heart, Wanda Prince has worked with Golden Living and its skilled nursing post-acute care affiliates for almost 30 years. She has held many positions during her tenure with each new role leveraging her clinical and operations expertise. Wanda has been responsible for multi-state facility management, clinical and regulatory governance and served on operational and executive committees. Most recently, Wanda has served as the Chair for the COVID-19 Task Force. In December of 2020, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She can now add Nursing and Health Care Administrator to her registered nurse (RN) degree and other certifications. As a newly appointed board director and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Wanda will continue to influence and implement quality of care improvements, policy, and will liaise with state and federal agencies on behalf of the company.
“It is an honor and blessing to have served as a nurse, advocate and leader for so many years to our elderly and geriatric population, as well as patients in need of short-term rehabilitation services for a return to the community,” said Wanda Prince. “For me personally, I can think of no greater career or professional purpose than supporting our patients, residents, staff and their families.”
Erin Pope joined Golden Living as Assistant General Counsel in 2012 and most recently served as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer. In these roles, she directed electronic discovery efforts for all litigation matters and investigations for Golden Living and affiliates. Erin also oversaw and directed the company’s affiliate operators and its staff to comply with local, state and federal healthcare laws and requirements. Her ability to bridge ever-changing government mandates with daily operations as well as create practices that protect residents and staff have helped Erin lead the company to the successful completion of a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG). She has chaired and served on operational and executive committees to advance the company’s mission and is a frequent speaker on compliance, privacy, information governance and ediscovery. In her new role, Erin will leverage her legal, risk management, regulatory and healthcare experience to serve as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for Golden LivingCenters – Indiana and affiliates.
“I have great respect for all of our clinical teams, operators and staff and it is a pleasure to help them succeed and understand the laws and regulations that govern the quality of care they deliver every day,” said Erin Pope. “Our residents are at the heart of what we do and I look forward to being a resource to help our staff protect and meet our residents’ needs.”