Ryan Novaczyk brings years of experience as a financial professional to New Perspective Senior Living, where he has served as the president and CFO since 2008. The recipient of a BA in financial management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ryan Novaczyk also holds three certificates in seniors housing and care from the Erickson School of Aging at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
The Erickson School at UMBC prepares students for careers in the growing field of aging services. Driven by America’s 80 million baby boomers, this field offers a range of opportunities to individuals looking to address the challenges presented by the country’s aging population.
Through forward-looking undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs, the Erickson School provides an integrated learning experience that encompasses both policy and management. Classes are taught by accomplished faculty members who draw on their leadership experience in various areas of aging services to benefit students.
The Erickson School was founded in 1994 with the help of John Erickson, the founder and chairman of Erickson Retirement Communities. To learn more about the academic institution, please visit Erickson.UMBC.edu.
As president and CFO of New Perspective Senior Living, Ryan Novaczyk guides a network of 23 senior living communities across Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Ryan Novaczyk emphasizes the idea that seniors can “Live Life on Purpose” with the help of his firm's dedicated employees and a full range of community amenities.
In August, 2017, New Perspective announced a partnership with OnShift, an Ohio-based software firm that offers cloud-based human capital management solutions. Through OnShift Wallet, senior housing staff members are able to access earned wages that have not yet been paid.
As described to Senior Housing News by the CEO of OnShift, a major benefit of the app is that it provides ready money to caregivers in cases where they need to access extra funds for emergencies or daily expenses. This avoids the need to access payday lenders who typically charge high interest rates, as well as the fees and inconvenience associated with overdrawn bank accounts. With OnShift, there is simply a fixed $5 fee for transactions through the app.
The OnShift app reflects a generational shift, in which approximately 70 percent of new nursing home hires are millennials conversant in the latest mobile technologies. Having the app available provides employees with flexibility in their spending and offers a sense of caring about employee well being. The bottom line is greater peace of mind when unplanned events occur.