Leadership Team


Michael B. Pagh -  President/CEO

Michael B. Pagh -  President/CEO

As CEO and President of Great Lakes Management and its subsidiary Gentle Touch Health, Michael strives to inspire team members to make a positive difference in the lives of others by providing superior quality housing and healthcare options within communities under management.  Since co-founding Great Lakes in 1988, Michael has developed mutually beneficial and longstanding business relationships with a diverse group of investors and building owners.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has been actively involved in Twin Cities-based investment real estate businesses for nearly 40 years. Prior to forming Great Lakes Management, Michael’s industry background included leadership roles with national financial institutions in commercial mortgage banking. Michael is a licensed real estate broker, actively involved with local and national multi-housing trade associations and is a past Chairman of the Board of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association.

Vicky Dwyer - Chief Financial Officer

During her 25-year tenure with Great Lakes Management, Vicky has been instrumental in establishing highly efficient and effective corporate accounting, human resources, risk management and regulatory compliance functions. Vicky began her career at Great Lakes as a staff accountant; she was subsequently promoted to the position of Corporate Controller and held that position until being appointed Chief Financial Officer. Vicky is a graduate of Minnesota State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Vicky Dwyer - Chief Financial Officer
Lorien Mueller - Senior Director of Property Management

Lorien Mueller - Senior Director of Property Management

Lorien’s responsibilities have been continuously expanding since joining the Great Lakes Management team 15-years ago as a residential life and student housing specialist. As the Senior Director of Property Management, Lorien currently has the diverse role of overseeing the student housing and active adult communities’ portfolio’s while also having corporate operational responsibilities for staff training and for the development of property management policies and procedures.

Lorien has a BA in Communication Studies from Winona State University and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development from South Dakota State University.

Lori McGuire - Director of Quality Assurance and Employee Engagement

In her role as Director of Quality Assurance and Employee Engagement, Lori is passionate about caring for seniors and providing supportive housing environments where seniors of all ages and stages of life can thrive. Lori’s current responsibilities include financial and clinical oversight of the company’s branded assisted living and memory care communities. Lori has a diverse background in long term care, case management and geriatric nursing. Prior to joining the Great Lakes Management corporate leadership team, Lori was the Campus Administrator at the largest senior housing campus in the Great Lakes portfolio. Lori is a licensed practical nurse and is a certified Housing with Services Coordinator.

Lori McGuire - Director of Senior Housing
Adam M. Pagh - Vice President - Business Development

Adam M. Pagh - Vice President - Business Development

Adam joined Great Lakes Management in 2016 after spending 10 years in Chicago in the wealth management and fixed income sales and trading business. In his current role, Adam is charged with seeking and analyzing potential new acquisition, partnership, development, management and consulting opportunities. Additionally, he provides operational support to the site level marketing and property management teams. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Denver with a major in Finance and minor in Real Estate.

Eric Jokinen - Director of Health Services

Eric began his clinical career in 1998 serving older adults and has been in direct geriatric clinical care since that time. In 2004, Eric moved into nursing management where he held positions in both skilled nursing and with home care communities. Eric joined the Great Lakes Management/Gentle Touch Health team in 2014. As Director of Health Services, Eric is charged with providing clinical support to the campus based Directors of Nursing, performing internal regulatory compliance audits and, working in consultation with the corporate staff on home healthcare licensure and regulatory issues. Eric is a licensed Registered Nurse.

Eric Jokinen - Director of Health Services
Ronald Aylward -  Director of Senior Housing

Ronald Aylward -  Director of Senior Housing

Ron began his business career nearly 30 years ago helping a modestly aggressive company grow into a Fortune 500 and helped develop them into the top 150. Ron’s leadership took him domestically and internationally where he found success building relationships with developers, franchisees, licensees, vendors, and various levels of government officials globally. After countless years of international travel Ron decided to make a career change into Senior Living where he could make a difference in an industry that is personal and dear to him. Ron has a passion to make a difference in the lives of all of our Senior Living residents, families, and staff and looks forward to pushing the industry to be it's best on a daily basis. Ron is a veteran of the United States Army in addition to holding a B.S. in Business from New York University Stern School of Business and a MBA from Webster University.

Hunter -  Senior Living Ambassador

Hunter was born into Senior Living and thrives in it. After a year of core training and training to be a Diabetic Alert Dog, Hunter entered the Senior Living world to make the lives of all our residents better. Hunter travels from the home office to our communities and is a constant companion to our Director of Senior Living for whom Hunter provides life care services. You will see Hunter in our communities wearing his blue vest and either giving comfort and love to one of our residents or taking action when one of our diabetic residents, family members, or team members who are experiencing a high or low blood glucose level get alerted with steps taken to get the individual back to a safe number. When Hunter is not working he enjoys rolling in the grass and making new friends. He has not yet met a person he hasn’t considered a friend. He looks forward to meeting you and shaking your hand.

Hunter -  Senior Living Ambassador

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