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New Vice President of Community and Health Services Named

Anthony Columbatto will be the next Vice President of Community and Health Services at John Knox Village.

Columbatto, who is currently the administrator at the Village Care Center, will succeed Rodney McBride, who is retiring in early June after 20 years in the role. In his new role, Columbatto will direct all services provided within the Village Care Center, Village Assisted Living, Village Home Health, Village Helpers In-Home Care and Village Hospice.

“I am excited to have Anthony step into the vice president of community and health services role,” said Dan Rexroth, president and CEO of John Knox Village. “For the past four-plus years, Anthony has done an exceptional job of leading the Village Care Center. He also has embraced the culture of the Village, while at the same time he has brought new ideas and fresh thinking to our operations.”

Columbatto joined John Knox Village in 2016 as the administrator of the Village Care Center skilled nursing center.  Prior to coming to the Village, Columbatto worked for Ascension Living as the executive director of St. Mary’s Manor in Blue Springs, Missouri, and as the assistant administrator of Alexian Brother’s Lansdowne Village in St. Louis.

He has served on the LeadingAge Missouri board of directors since 2015, most recently as the chair-elect.  He also is a graduate of Leadership Lee’s Summit’s class of 2020.

Columbatto has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri Baptist University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Lindenwood University.

McBride, who joined the Village in August 2001, has overseen the growth and expansion of the Village’s health services division, including Village Assisted Living, Village Care Center, Village Home Health and Village Hospice. His last official day is June 4, 2021.

“John Knox Village’s 50-plus years of success can be attributed, in part, to the significant tenure of outstanding leadership,” Rexroth said. “Rodney McBride’s 20 years of service is a shining example of stable, yet visionary, leadership.”