IRVINE, California, March 15, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Michelle Pickering as Vice President of Hospice Operations in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner of McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. McDermott, “Michelle is truly an exceptional talent in the Hospice industry; her passion and experience make her a great match with Silverado Senior Living’s Hospice division. We look forward to seeing Michelle flourish as the Vice President of Hospice.”

Before joining Silverado, Ms. Pickering was the General Manager/President of Hospice Touch, dba Gerinet Healthcare. At Gerinet, she simultaneously acted as the General Manager while overseeing all clinical and financial operations for the Downey and Burbank offices. In January 2010, she undertook responsibility for Hospice Touch, LLC as the President for Gerinet’s first transitional footprint in the Las Vegas Area.

Ms. Pickering holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

About Silverado Senior Living

Silverado Senior Living ( provides the highest quality of care and support to those with Alzheimer’s disease or any other memory impairment, and their families, with dignity, respect, empathy and compassion. People with Alzheimer’s disease can still have a substantial quality to their life. Silverado best achieves this by optimizing their residents’ physical and emotional health and by providing an environment which is aesthetically pleasing and accommodating. This is further supported by having staff who are caring, trained, and empathetic to residents’ needs, concerns and fears, by giving residents opportunities for appropriate natural social interaction with family, peers, children and pets. Silverado believes that having some control and decision making as well as responsibilities, provides a “life purpose” for residents, keeps them interested and involved, relieves boredom and increases the opportunity for them to have happier more fulfilled lives.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.