AlerisLife Announces the Appointment of Heather Pereira as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AlerisLife Inc. (Nasdaq: ALR) today announced that Heather Pereira has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective September 19, 2022.

Ms. Pereira most recently served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Acushnet Holdings Corp. since May of 2017. Previously, starting in 2004, Ms. Pereira held several roles within the accounting and finance departments of Acushnet Holdings. Ms. Pereira has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and holds a Master’s degree in Accountancy and Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.

Heather brings vast experience in running multi-unit, multi-national finance and accounting functions and has played a key role in several major transformations during her tenure at Acushnet,” said Jeff Leer, President and Chief Executive Officer of AlerisLife. “We are excited to have her bring her experience to AlerisLife to lead our finance and accounting functions through the implementation of our restructuring to improve our operating results.”

Ms. Pereira succeeds Mr. Leer, who, in addition to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, was also serving as AlerisLife’s Chief Financial Officer.

About AlerisLife (Nasdaq: ALR):

AlerisLife enriches and inspires the lives of its older adult customers across the United States by delivering an exceptional and enhanced resident experience to senior living and active adult residents, while also offering lifestyle services to the younger “choice-based” consumer. The Company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit


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  • Mr. Leer states that Ms. Pereira will lead ALR’s finance and accounting functions through ALR’s transformation. However, ALR may not be able to execute on its transformation plans in a timely manner or at all or may change its current plans in the future, including with respect to ALR’s finance and accounting functions.

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Michael Kodesch, Director, Investor Relations

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