Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, has appointed Chandra Kumar as associate executive director. Kumar has over 18 years of experience in the senior living industry. Previously, she served as administrator for Friends House, a continuing care retirement community in Sandy Spring, and vice president for Amertel Communication. Kumar also served as health care administrator and assisted living manager for Marriott Senior Living Services and its successor, Sunrise Senior Living. She will oversee risk management and compliance operations at Riderwood. Kumar was the national cultural secretary for the Rajput Association of North America and past president of its DMV Chapter.