The Freedom Senior Management Team

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Steven Roskamp, Principal
Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Stetson University. He was a partner in Freedom Group, Inc. and served in many roles as the company grew, including information system development and oversight of several operating communities. Later he served as Director of Development for American Retirement Corporation.

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Gail Chase, Chief Operating Officer
Gail holds licenses as a Registered Nurse, Michigan Administrator, and an Arizona Skilled Nursing Administrator. She attended the Johns Hopkins/ NIC Senior Housing Program and holds a Certificate from Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction in Construction Management. Prior to joining the Freedom Senior Management team in 2011, she served as Vice President of Senior Living for Plaza Companies based out of Peoria, Arizona, as well as over 22 years with Roskamp Arizona Management and Development.

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Robert Woltil, Chief Financial Officer
With more than 30 years’ experience in financial management, Bob has been a partner in a national consulting firm as well as operated his own consulting practice in the areas of restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and in organizational structure and process improvement. Bob was the Chief Financial Officer for both Beverly Enterprises, Inc. and the Sun Healthcare Group. He served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Technology Research Corporation through its acquisition by Coleman Cable in 2011, was the Chief Financial Officer for Dresser, Inc. during its successful sale to three private equity firms, and served as Chief Restructuring Officer for Senior Living Properties, LLC. He is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee for Avalon Health Care, Inc. Bob is certified public accountant (CPA) in Florida and holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of South Florida, and an MBA from the University of Florida. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

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Gregory L. Patterson, Principal
Greg’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stetson University and a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. He was an owner in Freedom Group, Inc. and also served as General Counsel. Later he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for American Retirement Corporation.

 
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Frank Herold, VP of Marketing & Sales
Originally from Chicago, Frank graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He moved to Bradenton in 1983 and helped develop Freedom Village Retirement Community. Frank served as President of Freedom Group, Inc. from 1987, and continued on with American Retirement Corporation as Executive Vice President of Development until 1999. Prior to joining the team at Freedom Senior Management, Frank partnered with Lloyd Williams to form Williams & Herold Communities, LLC to focus on developing high quality residential communities.

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Rick Betat, Controller of Sarasota Bay Club
Rick has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Andrews University. From 1989 – 1998 he served Freedom Group, Inc. in a number of different positions including, Staff Accountant, Assistant Corporate Controller and Director of Development Accounting. Rick continued with American Retirement Corporation as Controller of the Freedom Plaza, Florida campus from 1998-2001. In 2001, he left American Retirement Corporation to rejoin Roskamp Management Company as their Controller.

 

“We believe in accessibility. We don’t want closed doors on our offices or gates on our communities. We’re very hands on.
That’s a constant.” – Greg Patterson, Freedom Senior Management