FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2023

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Dow Rummel Village has announced that Josh Hofmeyer has been selected to be the next CEO, effective April 28, 2023. Josh will succeed current CEO, Darla Van Rosendale, who announced plans to retire after a successful 25-year career at Dow Rummel Village.  

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are delighted to announce the selection of Josh Hofmeyer as the new CEO for Dow Rummel,” says Charisse Oland, board chair. “Josh was selected from a large group of highly qualified candidates for his broad, high-level experience and leadership in the senior living industry.”

During his career, Hofmeyer has been responsible for developing cutting-edge telemedicine services for the long-term care industry in numerous locations across multiple states and also has experience as a successful Administrator. Most recently, he served as the Vice President and General Manager of Senior Care Services for Avel eCare (formerly Avera eCARE).

“Josh is genuinely centered in spirituality and grounded in senior living consistent with the Dow Rummel mission and culture,” continues Oland. “His incredible career journey as a visionary for innovative senior living of the future makes him the right person at the right time for this organization. We couldn’t be more fortunate than to have him guiding us to new heights in providing the highest quality senior living experience.”

Hofmeyer holds a Master of Science and Administrative Studies with a Long-Term Care specialization and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Health Services Administration, both from the University of South Dakota. He and his wife, Tonya, have three children, a daughter, Paisley age 9, and a twin daughter and son, McKinley and Attley, age 7. He will begin his new duties on March 20, 2023.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to be the next CEO at Dow Rummel Village, the leading Senior Living campus in and around Sioux Falls,” says Hofmeyer. “The mission and values of Dow Rummel fit well within my experience and my own personal vision of healthcare. I believe with my experience for several years in the senior care industry this will be a great opportunity for us to all work together. I am looking forward to starting and getting to know the staff, residents, families, and community on a larger scale in the coming weeks.”

The Board of Trustees wishes to thank the many residents, leaders, and colleagues who participated in the interview selection process for their investment in choosing the right person to serve as their next CEO. We would not be where we are as a successful, leading independent senior living organization in the state of South Dakota without the leadership of Darla VanRosendale, CEO. Darla has led the team to their current CMS 5 Star Rating and other achievements, including an American Health Care Association (AHCA) Bronze Quality Award and several national AHCA Quality Initiative awards. Over her tenure at Dow Rummel, the campus has grown by over 200%, adding four new services for the residents and certifying the nursing home as a Medicare and Medicaid facility. We thank her for her incredible leadership over the past 25 years serving 19 years as CEO and six years as CFO.

Hofmeyer and Van Rosendale look forward to working together through the end of April for a smooth leadership transition at Dow Rummel Village.

Dow Rummel Village is a Life Plan Community located in Sioux Falls, SD. Guided by spiritual values, we enrich lives by providing extraordinary senior care. 


Media contact: Kjersten Joachim, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, 605.575.0186.