Harbor’s Edge Names New Human Resources and Nursing Directors

April 29, 2019

NORFOLK, VA–Harbor’s Edge announces Brenda Rosecrans as its new human resources (HR) director and Bonnie Thrift as its new director of nursing. Rosecrans will oversee all employment-related functions at the retirement community, while Thrift will manage nursing care services.

“We’re excited to welcome Brenda and Bonnie as the newest members of our executive team,” said Neil Volder, CEO and developer of Harbor’s Edge. “Achieving the highest degree of resident and team member satisfaction is impossible without strong leadership. During their careers, Brenda and Bonnie have demonstrated success in their respective professions, and we’re certain their addition will be pivotal in ensuring our community remains one of the best places to live and work in Norfolk.”

Prior to joining Harbor’s Edge, Rosecrans held human resources leadership positions for 22 years at four major health care providers – Sentara Healthcare, Bon Secours Health System, and Riverside Health System in Virginia, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Thrift brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to her role, including 13 years in leadership positions. She most recently served as the director of patient care services at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, NC.

“What attracted me to this role was the overwhelming passion and devotion that Harbor’s Edge has for its team members and residents,” said Rosecrans. “I’m looking forward to helping maintain a workplace environment conducive to team member success and the success of the community as a whole.”

Thrift agreed, saying, “It’s wonderful to be part of a team that’s fully committed to the health and well-being of its residents. I can’t wait to serve and have a positive impact on their lives through exceptional professional care.”

Rosecrans received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and her Master of Science degree in human resource management from Troy University in Troy, AL. She’s a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with the HR Certification Institute.

Thrift holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California Coast University in Santa Ana, CA.

Harbor’s Edge features unrivaled views of downtown Norfolk and the Hampton Roads Harbor. It balances an active lifestyle and the security of a true LifeCare program with the refinement of upscale apartments, programs and amenities.


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