Detroit’s Samaritas Hires Two COOs, Selects New Board Member

Kim Thompson, Kevin Van Den Bosch, David Lochner
From left: Kim Thompson, Kevin Van Den Bosch, David Lochner // Photos courtesy of Samaritas

Detroit-based Samaritas, a nonprofit that offers adoption, foster care, senior living, and affordable living services, has hired Kim Thompson as COO of senior living and Kevin Van Den Bosch as COO of child and family services. David Lochner has also been added to Samaritas’ board of directors.

Thompson and Van Den Bosch’s positions were created this year in an attempt to streamline functions and accelerate impact. The positions replace three vice president slots. The home and community service line will gain an executive director, who will be appointed by Van Den Bosch.

Thompson has senior leadership experience in independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, home health care, and affordable housing for seniors. She was most recently employed as vice president of operations at United Methodist Retirement Community. She held the same position at Glacier Hills, another senior living provider.

Holding a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University, Thompson is a graduate fellow of the LeadingAge Leadership Academy and has her nursing home administrator’s license and NAB residential care/assisted living certification.

Van Den Bosch, whose department also oversees affordable living, has more than 30 years of experience in developing and leading child and family services. He was most recently COO of Wedgwood Christian Services and was previously Wedgewood’s director of clinical services.

For the last five years, he was chairperson of the Michigan Federation of Child and Family Agencies’ Residential Services Committee.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at Calvin College and his Master of Social Work degree at Western Michigan University, Van Den Bosch received training in leadership development and dialectical behavior and trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy. He is a graduate of the Institute for Healing Racism.

Lochner will serve on the executive board as secretary. He was previously on the Samaritas Foundation Board of Trustees for eight years and as a committee member of the Forever Home Run 5K signature event for Lutheran Adoption Service, a Samaritas affiliate.

He also recently joined the Children’s Foundation in Detroit as CFO, where he is responsible for financial stewardship. Prior to this role, Lochner was president of Huntington National Bank’s east Michigan region. He has also held positions including president of FirstMerit Bank, director of commercial banking for RBS Citizens’ Commercial Banking Group, and senior vice president and commercial banking division head for LaSalle Bank Midwest. He began his banking career at National Bank of Detroit.

Lochner was director of bands at Northwest Junior High School in Jackson before his commercial banking career.

He has a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education from Eastern Michigan University.

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