Senior Staff Bios

staffbiosMartin D. Hamburg, Ph.D., President – Dr. Hamburg founded MMR Associates and MMR Properties (the predecessor companies to Sanmar Realty and MJM Associates) which began operation in 2003. The companies have owned and/or managed specialized dementia care facilities and assisted living facilities in Florida and Virginia and are in various phases of acquiring or building senior housing communities in Florida, Texas, New York and Virginia. Prior to starting MMR, for twenty-two years Dr. Hamburg served as CEO of the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), COO of Beacon Residences and Head of Network Development for the National Institute for People with Disabilities. He participated in the design and construction of over 1.5 million square feet of housing and healthcare facilities, established and operated over 50 ICFs (Medicaid Intermediary Care Facilities) and Medicaid Waiver residential programs for seniors and adults with special needs serving over 350 individuals. He created Opti-Healthcare, a network of 5 diagnostic and treatment centers with over 70,000 patient visits per year and grew DDI from an annual operating budget of $3 million to over $50 million. Dr. Hamburg is a neurophysiologist and member of the faculty of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a specialist in the care and treatment of people with behavioral and cognitive disabilities, including Alzheimer’s disease, and has authored over 25 scientific publications in the areas of the neurochemical basis of memory and the electrophysiology of the hypothalamus. He is a graduate of New York University and received his Ph.D. from the Brain Research Laboratory of the University of Michigan. 

Mark J. Nunheimer, Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting – Mr. Nunheimer joined MMR in 2003. He brings with him twenty years experience in budget development, financial analysis and financial monitoring of construction and development of senior housing, multi-family and other forms of commercial real estate throughout the country and the US Virgin Islands. He negotiated $38 million in bond financing for senior housing projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and managed $28 million in construction and development. He has significant experience in the financing and development of low income housing tax credit properties have worked on projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania New York and the US Virgin Islands. He established regional offices as part of national reorganization of a real estate company managing over $2 billion in commercial, residential and resort properties

Joel W. Hass – Senior Vice President -Medical Liaison  and Program Development – Mr. Hass joined the company in 2013 after serving as Vice President for Regional Development of the Florida Division of the Adventist Healthcare Systems. He coordinated the planning for four Foundations in the State of Florida after serving as the President of the Florida Hospital Foundation in Orlando, Florida.  Under Mr. Hass’ leadership the assets of the Foundation increased from $15M to $45M. He has also held positions with the Adventist Healthcare System in different leadership capacities in Texas and Illinois. For the last 10 years, Mr. Hass has served as CEO of the Mid-Florida Region of the American Red Cross. Mr. Hass received a Bachelor degree from the University of Illinois, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Jacqueline Hurt – Senior Vice President – Operations  Ms. Hurt has over 15 years’ experience as a licensed nursing home administrator, executive director of assisted living communities and regional vice-president of assisted living communities. From 2002 to 2014 she advanced from Executive Director and Nursing Home Administrator for the Senior Care Group to Regional Vice President overseeing more than 1300 staff located in 11 facilities in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. She was responsible for policy and program development, budget planning and administration, staff development and evaluation as well as regulatory compliance and program innovation. Ms. Hurt has a BA in Behavioral Science and a MA in Managerial Leadership, both from National Louis University in Tampa, Florida,

Edwina “Jo” Woods – Program Development – Healthcare Ms. Woods brings to the company over 14 years’ experience in healthcare administration ranging from health plan compliance officer, to assisted living administrator, to urgent care clinical administrator to nurse. As an assisted living administrator for a community managed by the Company, she was instrumental in the turn around and growth of this acquisition. She combines excellent medical skills, a thorough understanding of state-of-the art programming for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, personnel management skills and the ability to meet the needs of all her families all while achieving  the company’s financial goals.  Ms. Woods is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager, a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Certified Assisted Living Administrator.

Dennis Shanahan – Municipality and Investor Relations Mr. Shanahan joined Sanmar Realty in 2008. He brings with him over 30 years experience in real estate acquisition, analysis, entitlements and finance strategies. Mr. Shanahan also serves as Managing Member of Southeastern Land Partners, LLC responsible for joint venture structure, acquisition and finance for several projects primarily mixed use PUD’S in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. In addition, Mr.Shanahan has served as Director of Investor and Government Relations for Termo Manzanillo LLC, a company which focuses on real estate and alternative energy opportunities in the United States, Panama, Trinidad and the Dominican Republic, President of Forward Planning, Inc. specializing in real estate acquisition and finance, President of Legacy Land Development, Inc. developing mixed use PUD’s and Director of Forward Planning for Larwin Illinois, Inc./CNA Insurance responsible for real estate acquisition and asset management.

Myra B. Richardson -Training Consultant Along with over 20 years experience as a registered nurse, Ms. Richardson has served as Director of Rehabilitation Nursing for the Columbia University School of Nursing. For the last 12 years Ms Richardson has specialized in developing a variety of staff training programs for nurses, CNA’s, RA’s and other healthcare professionals. She has served as VP of Professional Development for the Center to Promote Health Care Studies, Coordinator of Education Services for the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and Director of Staff Development for Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. Besides having a BA in nursing, Ms. Richardson holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University.