Mitch Possinger, Co-Founder, MBA
Mitch, co-founder and managing partner at Culinesse, is also co-owner of two boutique hospitality properties, Sayre Mansion Inn and Silver Birches Resort.
Mitch is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA and earned his MBA from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Starting his career in foodservice as a teenager by working at a family-owned dairy and food vending company in the Poconos, Mitch went on to serve as his college fraternity’s steward at Muhlenberg. After graduation from college in 1977, he rose to the rank of regional sales manager at ARA Services in 1983 and then to executive vice president of operations at The Wood Company in 1992.
In 1996 he founded Cura Hospitality, a Pennsylvania-based provider of senior living and acute care services. Mitch also assisted in the founding of Parkhurst Dining Services, members of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.
In 2015, Cura joined the Elior North America family of companies to strengthen the resources and operational efficiencies of Cura. Joining Elior has made a positive impact on the communities Cura serves making us—small enough to care… big enough to make a difference.
A committed volunteer, Mitch serves on the Boards of Directors of Phoebe Ministries, and Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation. He received Phoebe Ministries’ Deaconess Award, the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Corporation of the Year Award and the ELCA NEPS “Love in Action Award.” In his professional capacity, he also served on the Board of Directors of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.
Previously he served on the Boards of Directors of Muhlenberg College, Highlands of Wyomissing, Diakon Social Ministries, Philadelphia and Gettysburg Seminaries, and A’viands Food and Service Management.
Mitch is married to The Rev. Jami Possinger, an ordained minister who serves a parish in Cherryville, PA. Mitch and Jami are parents to three and grandparents to three. They reside in Paupack, PA.
Lisa Schairer, Co-Founder, MBA, RDN
Lisa joined Elior North America in 2017, bringing almost 20 years of experience in the healthcare food & nutritional services industry, and uniquely positioning her for her role as Managing Director/President of Cura Hospitality. With a diverse background in both Operations and Nutritional Services, Lisa is experienced in developing and implementing operational strategies to open new locations, introduce technology systems and optimize resources.
Lisa has established a solid foundation for culinary innovation, operational excellence and exemplary customer service throughout Cura. Establishing Cura’s customer-centric approach to each client engagement, Lisa works closely with her Operations teams to increase organizational efficiencies, develop centralized resource plans, and identify opportunities for significant cost savings by implementing operational standards across our clients’ organizations.
Lisa resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband Gavin and two children.
Mike Page, Principal and Senior Vice President
Mike is a 35-year sales and marketing veteran specializing in the senior living market.
During that time Mike has been actively engaged in creating marketing and financial models that improve the service outcomes to residents and financial results for his clients.
In his role as a business development leader, Mike has built effective partnerships with a wide variety of senior living clients across the country from Diakon in Pennsylvania to Human Good in California.
For the last several years Mike has been focused on the rapidly changing expectations of new generations entering our communities. A demand for more choice coupled with higher levels of discretionary income, a wellness orientation and technological “savvy” are just a few of the new lifestyle requirements. Speaking to the future of these key areas has become a primary focus for Mike in addressing both selling strategies for community marketing teams and leadership coaching. To that end, Mike spent 2020 in a highly regarded and challenging certification process sponsored by Co-Active Training.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, plus four years of part-time study with Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Andre Mangieri Alexandre, Director of Partnership Development
Andre is a seasoned executive with over 25-years of experience in the hospitality industry. He brings a great understanding of the Senior Living channel, with strengths in sales, business analytics, culinary arts, and operations.
He is a graduate Michigan State University’s Broad School of Business, with a major in Hospitality Business. He has also completed executive development certification programs at The Wharton School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management.
Andre resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI with his wife Laura and children, twins Camilla and Nicholas.
Eleni Moustardas, Executive Administrator
Eleni’s role is paramount as she manages the back-office operations, accounts payable and client support. With over six years in administrative experience handling confidential and time sensitive data, Eleni is detailed oriented, with excellent organization, time management, analytical and communications skills.
Eleni most recently served Lehigh University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering where she oversaw and ensured the smooth operation of 100-plus student graduate program. Eleni also served as a college counseling assistant at MMI Preparatory School, administrative assistant at Wilkes University and a teaching assistant at Schools and Homes in Education.
Eleni graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wilkes University. Eleni and her future husband, ___, will make their home in____.