Erickson Living named Clara Parker executive director of Charlestown, the continuing care retirement community in Catonsville.
The Severna Park resident will be responsible for daily operations on the 110-acre campus on Maiden Choice Lane, where more than 2,000 residents are served by 1,100 employees.
Parker had worked as vice president-regional finance director for Erickson Living communities throughout the country.
In 2005, she was named director of finance at Oak Crest.
She formerly held the post of senior director of finance for the American Red Cross at the national headquarters in Washington.
Parker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from Towson University and attended the Executive MBA Program at Loyola University Maryland.