Scansen joins Covenant Living at the Shores as new executive director

Dan Scansen has been appointed the new executive director at Mercer Island’s Covenant Living at the Shores, a faith-based, not-for-profit, senior living community. Bob Howell, who has been executive director since 2017, will retire at the end of July.

As executive director, Scansen is responsible for all operations at the community, which offers residential living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support. He will be directing a staff of approximately 185 employees.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to be working with so many talented and dedicated professionals at Covenant Living at the Shores,” said Scansen, a Seattle native and Northwest University graduate. “Senior living is a passion and commitment of mine and I’m looking forward to getting to meet and know all of the residents as well.”

Scansen brings 14 years of healthcare and senior living experience to his role as executive director, having managed independent living, assisted living and memory care communities as well as community admissions and outreach in the area. He was an executive director at three different communities.

The Mercer Island senior living community is administered by Covenant Living Communities and Services, located in Skokie, Illinois.