MARION, Ohio [May 5, 2020] – United Church Homes has announced two new director roles as it launches in-house service coordination at its senior living and affordable housing communities and prepares to develop market-rate, independent living and affordable housing communities for older adults.
Dan Fagan, MPA, LSW, and Nathan Bollinger joined the organization as director of population health and director of asset development, respectively. These newly created positions will expand the UCH mission in vital ways.
In-House Service Coordination
Fagan will be responsible for developing service coordination programs for UCH communities. Currently, service coordinators at UCH affordable housing communities are contracted staff. Soon UCH will offer them positions in the organization, which will be the first time UCH senior living communities will offer service coordination.
Fagan has a combined 30 years of experience in social service, housing with supportive services and healthcare operations. Most recently, he served as strategy and operations manager at the Ohio Department of Aging Elder Connections Division, where he was responsible for developing and enhancing comprehensive, coordinated systems of community services for older adults.
Preceding his work at the ODA, Fagan served as vice president of home and community services at National Church Residences. He developed partnerships and programs with several of Ohio’s managed Medicare/Medicaid plans and healthcare systems in Ohio.
As population health director, Fagan will implement programs that focus on key social determinants of health to improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life for UCH residents and older adults in the greater community.
Expanded Independent Living Options
In addition to heading up the new market-rate affordable and independent senior living options, Bollinger will lead development activities for new communities and efforts for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit applications. The LIHTC federal incentive program is designed to increase the supply of quality, affordable rental housing developments for individuals with low- to moderate-income by helping developers offset costs of building these residences.
For the past 10 years, Bollinger has led multiple development projects across the Midwest, with a focus on independent adult multifamily and independent living developments. He has been involved with over 25 ground-up projects in this market segment, primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and western New York, each consisting of 50 to 300 apartments, with amenities tailored to those age 55 and older.