The Samarkand appoints two management and dining service directors

Covenant Retirement Communities’ The Samarkand, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Santa Barbara, Calif., appointed John Campbell to facilities management director and William Henderson to dining services director.

Before joining The Samarkand staff, Campbell worked as the assistant director of facilities management at the community’s sister retirement community Covenant Village of Colorado, in Westminster. Campbell will oversee maintenance, grounds keeping, housekeeping, laundry, capital projects, refurbishing, security and fleet vehicles and safety programs.

Previously, Henderson was the executive chef for Alpha Phi sorority at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He also worked at a retirement community in Montecito, Calif., for almost 30 years prior to working at the university. Henderson will oversee all food and beverage operations and manage the community’s catering, according to a recent release.

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