Pathway to Living hires new director, Julie Ackley

Pathway to Living, a Chicago-based developer, owner and operator of senior housing communities and senior housing arm of Chicago-based real estate investor and operator Waterton, has hired Julie Ackley as the director of its A Knew Day memory support program.

Ackley will oversee the memory support program across the entire senior housing portfolio for Pathway. A seasoned mental health and dementia professional, Ackley brings 18 years of experience in both long term care and acute care environments.

“We are pleased to welcome Julie to our growing memory support team given her vast experience working to improve the lives of those with memory impairment,” said Maria Oliva, chief operating officer at Pathway to Living. “We are confident she will serve as an invaluable leader in further shaping our distinctive A Knew Day memory program.”

Ackley was previously a customer relationship manager for iN2L, an innovative technology company that integrates hardware, software and media systems within primarily memory care communities to create engagement programs for adults with dementia and cognitive disorders.

Pathway’s A Knew Day program integrates a signature approach to memory support, offering exceptional support, understanding and connection for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. The program provides critical and proven rehabilitation for the brain—called “rementia“—by helping to reignite communicative functioning for those with memory impairment.