David S. Rayha Appointed Vice President of Operations at United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities (UMC), a New Jersey based senior living and care organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of David S. Rayha as vice president of operations. Effective November 16, 2020, he will have strategic oversight and management of UMC’s four full-service communities.

Mr. Rayha brings over 34 years’ experience in management and senior level leadership experience in long-term care. He joins UMC after eight years as vice president of operations/chief operating officer at Brethren Village Retirement Community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Previous positions as an administrator or executive director at Bellingham Retirement Community and Willow Valley Retirement Communities, also in Pennsylvania, add to his extensive experience.

He holds a Master of Public Administration with concentration in Health Care Management from the Pennsylvania State University and two degrees from York College of Pennsylvania: a Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation. Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) and Personal Care Administrator certifications add to his credentials.

“I am excited to be part of an organization with a strong history of a successful commitment to the community and a forward-thinking approach to resident care,” comments Mr. Rayha.

“David brings a solid background in senior living, having spent the bulk of his career working for faith-based, not-for-profit organizations. Our values of compassion, respect, stewardship, and service align with his personal beliefs. David’s commitment to a mission driven philosophy is a great fit for UMC,” reflects UMC President and CEO Larry Carlson.

For additional information about United Methodist Communities call 732-922-9800 or visit UMCommunities.org.