CALA Member Spotlight: Maplewood’s Amy Silva-Magalhaes

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association would like to recognize one of our outstanding members, Amy Silva-Magalhaes. Amy currently serves as Senior Vice President of Community Operations at Maplewood Senior Living, the youngest person ever to serve in this role. 

Amy is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Following her undergraduate studies, she earned a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Post University. Amy’s career in the hospitality industry started in 2005 as a front office revenue manager with Courtyard by Marriott. She was promoted several times within the hospitality/hotel industry before making the career switch to assisted living. By 2007, she was an executive director at Benchmark Senior Living, and by 2010, she joined Sunrise Senior Living in the same role. 

Amy teaching Maplewood Senior Living resident’s how to take a selfie.

Amy accepted a position with Maplewood Senior Living in 2014 and has been promoted internally a handful of times holding the titles of Executive Director, Senior Regional Executive Director, Corporate Director of Resident Services, Vice President of Community Operations and Compliance, and now her current position as Senior Vice President of Community Operations. Her current responsibilities include the day-to-day operations and compliance for 14 communities across Connecticut, Ohio, and Massachusetts along with upcoming developments in New York City and New Jersey. Amy is dedicated to leading these communities in operational excellence. 

Outside of work, Amy serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Assisted Living Association and is involved in both education and statewide senior living employee functions. In the Summer of 2020, Amy was recognized as one of McKnight’s Women of Distinction, a program administered by McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. 

“CALA is dedicated to strengthening Connecticut’s Assisted Living network and is a trusted committed partner. CALA continues to serve as the voice of assisted living while providing valuable information, education, and, advocacy to the seniors we serve,” said Silva-Magalhaes, when asked about what CALA means to her, “Thank you to all the CALA members and board of directors for their commitment over the years.” 

Amy’s compassion and dedication to the success of residents, her company, her overall organization, and the industry as a whole is why her colleagues believe she “embodies” everything people want from a leader in senior living. 

“We want to recognize Amy for all of her hard work and contribution to senior living. She is a rising star within our industry and we’re excited to celebrate her as a proud CALA Member.” 


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