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Our Kisco Senior Living management team is committed to providing exceptional, five-star service for each community through teamwork, professionalism, open communication, and continuous improvement. We ensure that every senior living community creates a warm and welcoming environment that encourages residents to pursue their passion and purpose. Kisco associates live by standards of excellence that encompass accountability, personal growth, honesty, and a desire to go above and beyond to guarantee you the best experience possible.


At Kisco Senior Living and The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center, we dedicate ourselves to crafting an enriched, purposeful lifestyle for each resident and community. We strive to deliver safety and security by following our longstanding principles, values, and beliefs, which allows our residents to explore unique experiences that focus on innovation and personal growth.

“I couldn't be prouder of the team we've established at The Carnegie. This group is committed to helping our residents live their best lives!”

President & Chief Executive Officer

Andy Kohlberg

Andrew S. Kohlberg is the Founder, President and CEO of Kisco Senior Living, LLC. Mr. Kohlberg’s primary responsibilities are strategic planning and capital allocation. Through his timely purchase and development of well-located senior living communities, Kisco has assembled a unique portfolio of assets.

Under his direction, a superb management team has been assembled in specialized areas such as human resources, marketing, sales, risk management, care services and dining. He personally conducts focus groups with residents and staff to improve resident loyalty and associate engagement.

Mr. Kohlberg attended the University of Tennessee and has completed advanced studies at the University of California San Diego in real estate economics and feasibility analysis, commercial real estate development, fundamentals of construction and legal aspects of real estate investment.

He has been a member of the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA), California Assisted Living Association (CALA), and the San Diego Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). In November 2002, the Seniors Housing Council awarded him the SAGE Person of the Year Award for his commitment to the seniors housing industry. In April 2003, he accepted the Icon Award in the Service Enriched Builder/Developer category from the National Association of Home Builders.

Since 2004, Mr. Kohlberg has been an investment partner and Vice Chairman with the Phoenix Suns professional basketball team. He regularly attends basketball games and management meetings.

Prior to joining Kisco, Mr. Kohlberg enjoyed a successful professional tennis career, competing in the semifinals of Wimbledon and quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, was named NCAA Collegiate Player of the Year and was an All American at the University of Tennessee. He represented the United States on the Junior Davis Cup and Sunshine Cup Teams, as well as in the Pan American Games where he won a gold medal.

Jennifer Pastora, General Manager of The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center
General Manager

Jennifer Pastora

With more than 10 years of senior living management experience and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Notre Dame de Namur University, Jennifer is responsible for leading the operations and financial performance at The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center through vision, strategy and business development.

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Sam Martin

Sam Martin earned her Master’s in Education from Virginia Tech and spent nearly a decade in education before she joined the Kisco family in 2018. After spending time as a Sales Director at Abbotswood at Irving Park in Greensboro, NC, she was promoted to Business Development Director at Abbotswood and, shortly after, took on Kisco’s other Greensboro community, Heritage Greens. At each of these communities, Sam was pivotal in building relationships and strategic partnerships within the market. In April 2021, Sam moved to Virginia Beach to become a Senior Sales Director for First Colonial Inn, Kisco’s first senior living community. Sam is excited to become a part of The Carnegie team as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and to cultivate relationships that further enhance The Carnegie experience for future residents.

Mayela Ngimbi, Move-In Coordinator
Residency Coordinator

Mayela Ngimbi

Mayela Ngimbi is a highly experienced professional with a passion for assisting others. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a major in Communications, Mayela currently serves as the Residency Coordinator for The Carnegie.

With over 20 years of experience in the health field, Mayela has held various roles ranging from a Certified Nursing Assistant to the CEO of her own elderly care company. Throughout her career, she has worked with numerous healthcare groups including rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and private care facilities.

Mayela’s expertise lies in consultation and problem-solving, where she excels in strategizing plans to overcome obstacles in individuals’ day-to-day lives. Her patient and attentive nature allows her to listen effectively and provide valuable assistance to the elderly community.

Believing that her gift to the world is her ability to help others, Mayela is dedicated to making a difference one person at a time. She firmly believes that everyone has the potential to contribute positively to society, and she strives to empower individuals to reach their full potential.

With a strong background in healthcare and a genuine passion for serving others, Mayela Ngimbi is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of those she encounters.

VP of Operations, Signature Communities

Gene Smallwood

Gene Smallwood delivers comprehensive support to Kisco Senior Living’s Signature community portfolio, with a keen focus on enhancing high-end customer service and resident experience to meet the needs of today’s discerning senior living customers.

Gene also plays a pivotal role in driving Signature community innovation and technology, fostering strategic partner relationships with industry-leading entities that align with Kisco’s values and Signature customer needs, and forward-thinking strategies aimed at maintaining Kisco’s position as a leader in delivering outstanding resident experiences and optimizing profitability.

Prior to joining Kisco, Gene held key leadership positions for more than 15 years within the luxury and lifestyle resort sector throughout the United States. He has enjoyed illustrious careers aligned with esteemed organizations such as Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Loews Hotels, Two Roads Hospitality, Evolution Hospitality Management, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and DiamondRock Hospitality Company.

Malinda Smith, Sales Director.
Membership Director

Malinda Smith

Malinda Smith is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in sales and customer service. She joined the Kisco Senior Living family in 2017 as Sales Director at First Colonial Inn in Virginia Beach, VA. Her exceptional skills and expertise in senior living sales helped her make a successful transition to La Posada located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, where she achieved record-breaking occupancy and revenue growth. Malinda’s dedication to excellence and her unwavering commitment to customer service make her a standout professional in the senior living industry. Her ability to build strong relationships with residents, families, and staff is a testament to her exceptional communication skills and her genuine care for others. Malinda’s passion for senior living and her commitment to educating and advocating for potential residents and families make her an invaluable asset to the growing team at The Carnegie. With over five years of experience in senior living sales, Malinda has a proven track record of success. She is excited to bring her expertise and passion to The Carnegie and help residents and families make the best-informed decision about their senior living options.

Membership Coordinator

Courtney Heyboer

Courtney Heyboer is a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, the Sweetest Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Susquehanna University followed by her Master’s degree from American University. She spent six years working in the Membership Department of Chief Executives Organization, a luxury travel and education membership organization in Washington, D.C. and had the amazing opportunities to travel to Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Japan. Courtney became a Move-in Coordinator at a senior living community in Maryland. She is excited to bring her experience to Kisco Senior Living and The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center as a Membership Coordinator.


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