March 1, 2017
LIBERTY, MO-–To help launch Norterre, a residential neighborhood where different generations will improve their health together and inspire one another, Steve Shields, chairman and managing partner of Norterre, is pleased to announce Kim Hynek as Chief Information Officer of the multigenerational neighborhood, and Chief Financial Officer of Action Pact, one of the partners of the project.
Hynek has over 25 years of experience in operations, development and financing of senior living and healthcare. She will assist the Norterre project team with resource management, technology strategy, development and budgeting for this first-of-its-kind community. Born from a vision of bringing people together regardless of age, ability or health, the master-planned community will change the way different generations of people heal, focus on wellness, and age together in America. The first phase will debut in late summer with a 65,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center, which is open to the public, 60 assisted living residences with 20 dedicated to assisted living memory support, 20 long-term care residences and 40 short-term stay suites for individuals of all ages going through rehabilitation, as well as child care and healthy dining. Construction of the second phase is planned to immediately follow with independent living and non-age-specific housing options.
“I have known Kim for decades, and we worked together to develop beautiful residences with comfortable living filled with individual freedom for seniors. Now, we are teaming up to offer a unique lifestyle focused on wellness and choice for all ages,” said Shields. “As part of our leadership team, Kim will help us rewrite how we live together and support one another in a unique multigenerational neighborhood.”
Hynek is a native of the Midwest, and received her bachelor’s degree from Friends University, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration from Baker University. During college, she began working in healthcare, and that experience shaped Hynek’s career. She moved through the ranks, becoming a nursing assistant, activities coordinator and marketing assistant. Fast forward to today, Hynek has been the chief financial officer for three different companies, where she handled daily operations, accounting, debt and equity negotiations, investor relations, performance metrics, technology, as well as financial planning and analysis. Hynek has also been an adjunct professor at Kansas State University and other colleges in Kansas, a preceptor for graduate students obtaining their degrees and the recipient of a certificate from Harvard Business School for driving corporate performance.
“Since Norterre will be adjacent to Liberty hospital, there is a tremendous opportunity to broaden the continuum of care and positively impact the lives of people in the Northland and beyond. The overall concept makes a lot of sense,” said Hynek. “Impacting and influencing population health and community involvement starts with initiatives like this – ones that are beyond bricks and mortar. It takes a collaborative effort. This inclusive neighborhood will allow people of all generations to feel welcomed, understood and empowered as they work together to achieve their full potential.”
Norterre is not just about healthcare or exercise or housing; it’s about giving the residents and members everything they need to be their absolute best – mentally, physically and spiritually. Much of that will be accomplished in the healthy living spaces throughout Norterre. The neighborhood will surround and face a large greenspace where everyone can enjoy artwork, wellness activities and multigenerational experiences. Within the Health and Wellness Center, navigation teams will coordinate strategies to enhance the overall health of residents and members. The Health and Wellness Center will be open to adults of all ages who will come together to work out, take yoga classes, socialize, build strength, receive physical therapy, learn about wellness and reach personal milestones in a supportive environment unlike any other. The Healthy Living Center is available for anyone in the community to join, and corporate memberships will help companies create personalized wellness programs to keep employees healthy.