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Our Team.

Meet the senior housing development experts.

Ecumen consistently earns recognition as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Minnesota. At Ecumen, we believe great people make great places to live and work.

Julie Murray
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chief Business Development Officer

With 18 years of senior housing experience, Julie Murray has been a driving force in the successful expansion of Ecumen’s senior housing offerings since joining the company in 2008. Julie led the development and redevelopment of many Ecumen projects including Abiitan, Ecumen’s first urban CCRC opening fall 2016 in the Mill District of Minneapolis and the 2011 and 2012 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s “Best in Real Estate” award winners; The Seasons at Maplewood and The Seasons at Apple Valley. In 2014 Julie led the collaboration with Lifestyle Communities creating OneTwoOne Development Company and the Zvago Cooperative Living Brand.  Zvago currently has five communities under development focusing on walkable, amenity-rich communities for the active senior. Prior to joining Ecumen, Julie worked for Greystone Communities, Inc. in Dallas, Texas where she was responsible for the sales and marketing of multiple entry-fee continuing care retirement communities as a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing. Julie is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management and a Masters Certificate in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University in St Paul, MN.

Dena Meyer

Since 1995 Dena has been passionately involved in the Multifamily Housing industry. Throughout her career, she has actively participated in virtually every area focusing within the Senior Housing Industry - including development, marketing, and management of numerous multi-million dollar market owners occupied 55+ cooperatives and need driven Senior Housing communities. Currently, Dena is involved in the development, marketing, and management of numerous award winning multifamily housing developments totaling well over $250 Million in Value throughout the Midwest. Dena is a graduate from the College of St. Benedict’s where she achieved her BA of Liberal Studies with a Minor in Spanish.

Anne Stanfield

As Director of Business Development at Ecumen, Stanfield leads the development of new construction projects as well as redevelopment and repositioning of Ecumen’s over 30 owned communities. Prior to joining Ecumen in 2015, Stanfield, who is both trained as an architect and has an MBA, was a Group Manager for Architecture at Target, where she directed architectural design work at Target stores. In addition to working in the retail sector, Stanfield did residential design earlier in her career and has also worked as a financial analyst. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of California-Los Angeles, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Duke University. Anne lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Michael and son, Benjamin.

Mark Lucas

Mark has worked in multifamily housing for over fifteen years, primarily with Brighton Development Corporation. At Brighton Mark worked on the development of complex mixed-use multifamily housing (affordable and market rate) and office properties, with a focus on the Mill District in downtown Minneapolis. He also brings the perspective of working as a consultant to business owners in transition, providing breadth of management services including strategic planning, marketing, and business development. Mark has an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College.

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