Leadership

Diane Batayeh - President / Chief Operating Officer
dbatayeh@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2706

Diane is the ultimate example of VG’s promotion from within philosophy, joining the company in 1980 as a part time sales consultant while attending the University of Michigan. She is directly responsible for the oversight of all of Village Green Holdings’ Operating Companies, playing an integral role in the development and implementation of all business plans and strategic initiatives. “It’s all about the people,” she often says.

David Ferszt - Senior Vice President, Operations
dferszt@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2756

David has been with Village Green for 12 years and oversees property operations nationwide. His wide range of experience includes new development, value-add repositioning and property management. This, and his passion for teaching, are why he is the Executive Mentor for Village Green’s Manager in Training program. He also regularly gives time to volunteer efforts in the community. In 2015, David was named to Real Estate Forums Top 50 Under 40. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan

Barb Hale - Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
bhale@villagegreen.com P 248-406-5131

Barb has been managing V-Suites and Village Green’s Sales and Marketing team for more than a decade, and she recently added Marketing Services and Business Development to her responsibilities. Barb draws on her 20 years of success in customer service in the hospitality industry daily to ensure her SalesForce and CRM initiatives deliver exceptional outcomes for residents, associates, and customers. Under her leadership, V-Suites was recognized as a Best and Brightest Company to work for nationally. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali

Mirriam Livingstone - Vice President, Operations Services
mlivingstone@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2761

Mirriam began her career with VG over 25 years ago as a Property Manager. Her industry designations include CAPS and SHCM, as well as completing the NAA’s Advanced Instructor Training (AIT). Mirriam has served as execuive board member of both DMAA and PMAM Apartment Associations. “When a person is fortunate enough to work in a profession and for a company they are passionate about the journey is very rewarding.”

Heidi Much - Vice President, Human Resources
hmuch@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2749

Heidi joined VG over 13 years ago as the Director, Risk Management and rose to become its Vice President. She was recently promoted to Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing all things people related. Heidi is the former President and serves on the board for the Detroit Risk and Insurance Management Society. A favorite quote of hers: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of each individual." – Vince Lombardi