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Lifescape names new COO & nutrition director
Lifescape Community Services, Inc., has filled two top administrative positions. Mike Hughes has been named as Lifescape’s new chief operating officer, and Scott Blank has been tabbed to be Lifescape’s Food and Nutrition Services director. “We are pleased that Mike and Scott will be adding their expertise to serving the seniors of northern Illinois,” said Lifescape Executive Director/CEO Carol Green. “Their addition will complete our already very capable staff.”
Hughes returns to Rockford from Norwich, Conn., where he served as Communication and Community Outreach manager for Norwich Public Utilities. Prior to his move to Connecticut, he served in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in both Rockford and Springfield. Hughes is a Rockford native, having graduated from East High School. He attended Wright State University near Dayton, Ohio, and received his master’s of public administration from the University of Illinois Springfield.
Blank, MS, RD, LDN, is a food service and nutritional professional coming to Rockford from southern Wisconsin. He served as manager of Food and Nutrition Services for Ministry Healthcare Hospitals in Tomahawk, Rhinelander, Woodruff and Eagle River, Wis. He was also a clinical dietitian for hospitals in Mattoon and Peoria, Ill., and served as an adjunct nutrition educator for Eastern Illinois University. Blank received his master’s of science degree with a focus on nutrition from Eastern Illinois University.
From the Sept. 4-10, 2013, issue