Management Team

Chris Barstein

Executive Director
Chris Barstein

Chris Barstein, a longtime Benchmark executive director, has overseen Meadow Ridge’s operations since December 2020 after serving seven years as the campus executive director of Edgehill in Stamford. He brings with him a solid background in running premier continuing care retirement communities with a proven track record of success.

Chris leads the management team and has overall responsibility for the operational and clinical results of the community at Meadow Ridge.

His career spans over 40 years in the hospitality industry, including the Water’s Edge Resort, the historic Goodwin Hotel, Omni and Sheraton hotels. His extensive experience as a hotelier and comprehensive knowledge of the senior living industry serves Meadow Ridge and its residents graciously.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University and is a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL).

The best part of Chris’ day is caring for others. “It is the highest calling I can imagine. The feeling is difficult to describe, but it is a job with a feeling of altruism.”

When he is not at Meadow Ridge, Chris likes to spend time with Sue, his wife of 35 years. He is a voracious reader, enjoys cooking and a good game of golf on Sunday mornings.