Maine native returns as new CEO of Scarborough retirement community

A Mainer has returned to his roots to take on a leadership position in Maine’s only nonprofit retirement community.


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Philip Jean began his role as CEO of Piper Shores in Scarborough last week, succeeding Jim Adamowicz, who retired after nine years with the nonprofit.

Previously, Jean was Executive Director of Seabrook Village, a continuing care retirement community serving over 1,300 residents and 700 employees in New Jersey. He brings to Piper Shores more than 25 years of leadership experience in health care and senior living administration.

“The Piper Shores Search Committee and Board of Directors have found that Philip Jean’s experience, leadership style, character and personality align perfectly for the person we are considering filling this role at the outset. of our research,” said Dr. Malcolm Rogers, Chairman of the Board. .

Piper Shores is owned by Maine Life Care Retirement Community Inc., a Maine non-profit organization.

Jean grew up in Lewiston, attended high school at St. Dominic’s Academy and later earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine. He then went to Husson University where he earned a Master of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Healthcare Management.

At Piper Shores, he will oversee the continued growth of residential culture, with a focus on advancing diversity and inclusion, as well as promoting community culture and quality of life for residents.

Jean’s priorities include focusing on financial stability and continued technological innovation. It will seek to expand the dining offering and align the community with what today’s emerging retirees desire.

Jean said he is committed to being contemporary and responsive to best practices, industry standards and resident feedback, especially with respect to the completion of Piper Shores’ brand new independent living community, the Meadows.

Built in 2001, Piper Shores sits on 138 acres of beachfront property between Higgins Beach and Prouts Neck in Scarborough.

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