Michael McHale assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at St. Paul’s Senior Services on April 11, 2022 after more than 22 years of executive management and development experience in the senior care and hospice industries.
McHale began his career in senior living administration at St. Paul’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (McColl Health Center) in 1999, where he served as Associate Administrator and offered support during the initial phase of the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) application process.
Before returning to St. Paul’s in 2022, McHale served as the President and CEO of TRU Community Care in Boulder, Colo., where he improved operational performance and expanded services including hospice, home health, palliative care, memory care and PACE.
Additionally, McHale has served as the President & CEO of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care in Illinois; Chief Operating Officer (COO) and CEO of Hospice of the Chesapeake, Inc. in Maryland; Vice President of Business Development and Sales at The Washington Home and Community Hospices in Wash. D.C.; Corporate Director of Marketing and Access Services at Hospice of Michigan; and Director of Access Services at the San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
McHale has demonstrated success throughout his impressive 22 years of experience in hospice care, palliative care and senior healthcare services including PACE. His leadership in operational and fiscal management, strategic planning, market development and program growth consistently result in enhanced quality of care, innovative care delivery, operational efficiencies and leadership excellence.
In his role at St. Paul’s, McHale will collaborate with the Board of Directors and the leadership team to ensure the continued growth and refinement of services that fulfill the goals of St. Paul’s. He will be responsible for strategic development and growth activities that increase the scope and scale of the company, as well as overall profitability. Additionally, he will ensure the smooth and efficient operation and financial performance for all communities, programs and services.
Throughout his career, McHale has served on multiple rotary club boards and is published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management for his innovation in hospice tele-health services. McHale holds a Master of Health Care Administration from National University, a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Political Science from Georgia State University, and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of California.
Sophia Lukas is the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at St. Paul's Senior Services. Sophia has worked and volunteered in the senior care industry for over 20 years. Growing up, Sophia's mother was an employee at St. Paul's, where Sophia spent many hours volunteering. She then did her Administrator-in-Training program at St. Paul's.
Sophia has a B.A. in Biology and Spanish from the University of San Diego and a Master of Long-Term Care Administration from USC, Davis School of Gerontology. She has licenses as a Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) and Administrator for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).
Sophia has experience working at for-profit and not-for-profit senior housing organizations, including a long tenure with HumanGood. She has held various positions as an Administrator, Executive Director, and Vice President of Operations. Most recently, Sophia was with WellQuest Living, Vice President of Operations, overseeing established as well as newly constructed senior living communities throughout California.
Carol Hubbard has been with St. Paul’s since PACE was first brought to San Diego in 2008. Carol started as a St. Paul’s PACE Center Director and has assumed greater leadership roles as Executive Director and Chief Community Services Officer. In 2021, she assumed the Chief Executive Officer title for Community Eldercare of San Diego, which incorporates PACE, the Intergenerational Program, and any future community-based programs we may develop.
Before coming to St. Paul’s, Carol had a wonderful career as an occupational therapist and was the owner of an occupational therapy and consulting practice in San Diego for 20 years. She was also an adjunct professor at Grossmont College, teaching occupational therapy classes.
Carol has two adorable grandsons, is a “rusty” saxophone and flute player, and is a burgeoning viticulturist practicing winegrowing and winemaking at her small vineyard property in Jamul.
Todd Kaprielian is the Foundation Chief Executive Officer of St. Paul’s Senior Services Foundation. He has worked at St. Paul’s Senior Services since October of 2004. A resident of San Diego for most of his life, Todd earned a B.A. at UC San Diego in Communications. In 2004, Todd joined St. Paul's Foundation. At the time, the Foundation was in the midst of Phase II of their $5 million capital campaign to bring the first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly to San Diego. In June 2007, he was promoted to Executive Director and managed Phase III of the campaign to completion. St. Paul's has grown considerably in the following years and so too its fundraising needs, which have included the creation of the Reflections Memory Care Program, renovations to multiple communities, additional PACE sites, and numerous CDBG capital improvement projects.
Todd’s community involvement includes serving on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, past President of the Downtown Lions Club, and past President of SmoothTalkers Toastmasters Club.
Randall joined St Paul’s Senior Services in 2019. His career has spanned diverse industries including: Hospitality, Manufacturing and Aerospace. Also an entrepreneur, Randall is an active member of the East County Chamber of Commerce where his prior business was an honoree for business of the year.
His unique triple-bottom-line philosophy of measuring not only profitability, but also impacts on people and planet, attracted partners wishing to align with these values. Randall serves on the Finance Committee of Nativity Prep Academy and as Vice-Chair of the Grossmont High School District’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.