Volunteer Committees

In addition to our Board of Directors and the Operations Advisory Board, NIC has benefited from the strong leadership of many committees which provide the leadership, insights, and strategic guidance that further enables the delivery of our mission.

Initiatives Development Committee
  • Steve Blazejewski, Principal, Seniors Housing, PGIM
  • John Cochrane, President & Chief Executive Officer, HumanGood
  • Chuck Harry, Staff Contact, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Steven Insoft, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Omega Healthcare Investors
  • Ed Kenny, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Life Care Services
  • Bob Kramer, Founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • Judy Marczewski, Chief Financial Officer, One Eighty
  • Carolyn Nazdin, Chair, Senior Vice President, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Aron Will, Vice Chairman, National Senior Housing Debt, CBRE Capital Markets
Data & Analytics Committee
  • Tim Fox, Chair, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Senior Resource Group
  • Chuck Harry, Staff Contact, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Jeffrey Miller, Executive Vice President, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
  • Ryan Novaczyk, President & Chief Financial Officer, New Perspective Senior Living
  • Kathryn Sweeney, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Moon Capital Partner LLC
  • Chris Taylor, Managing Director, Capital One Healthcare
2020 Fall Conference Planning Committee
  • Cindy Baier, President & Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Susan Barlow, Co-Chair, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners
  • Manisha Bathija, Former Senior Investment Officer, Ventas, Inc.
  • Zachary Bowyer, Managing Director, JLL Valuation Advisory
  • Randall Bufford, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Trilogy Health Services, LLC
  • Jack Callison, Chief Executive Officer, Enlivant
  • Lori Coombs, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Multi-Family Capital
  • Tom Grape, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Benchmark Senior Living
  • Bre Grubbs, Senior Vice President, New Business, Leisure Care
  • Chuck Harry, Staff Contact, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Brandi Healey, Vice President, Asset Management, Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Allen Lynch, Attorney, Nixon Peabody
  • Beth Mace, Chief Economist & Director, Outreach, NIC
  • Kurt Read, Co-Chair, Principal, RSF Partners
  • Torey Riso, Investor, Seniors Housing Real Estate and Operations
  • Matthew Ruark, Senior Vice President & Head of Commercial & Healthcare Production, Keybank Real Estate Capital Market Group
  • Steven Schmidt, National Director, Seniors Housing Group, Freddie Mac
  • Joe Weisenburger, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Welltower Inc.
2021 Spring Conference Program Committee
  • Dava Ashley, Chief Operating Officer, Covenant Care
  • Colleen Blumenthal, MAI, Co-Chair, Chief Operating Officer, & Partner, HealthTrust, LLC
  • Diane Burfeindt, Vice President, Population Health & Housing, Presbyterian Senior Living
  • Robb Chapin, Chief Executive Officer, Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager, LLC
  • Brian Cloch, Chief Executive Officer, Attuned Care
  • Amy Kaszak, President, Special Needs Plans, AllyAlign Health
  • Lynne Katzmann, President & Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Communities
  • Joe Kiernan, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Vice President, Program Development, Ocean Healthcare
  • Michael Kurliand, Director of Telehealth, West Health
  • James H. Levine, Shareholder, Baker Donelson
  • James Lydiard, General Manager, CareMore Health
  • Andre Maksimow, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall
  • Joel Mendes, Co-Chair, Senior Vice President, Seniors Housing Capital Markets, JLL
  • Maria Nadelstumph, Senior Vice President, Center of Excellence, Brandywine Living
  • Ann O'Shaughnessy, Group Head & Managing Director, CIBC
  • John Rijos, Co-Founder & Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders
  • William Shatraw, Senior Director, Operations, Remedy Partners
  • Christie Contardi Stone, Senior Vice President, Relationship Management, Welltower Inc.
  • Jerry Taylor, Vice President, Operations, NHI
  • James Thompson, Chair, Senior Vice President, Director of Senior Housing Investments, BOK Financial
  • Anne Tumlinson, Founder, ATI Advisory
  • Kevin Warren, President & Chief Executive Officer, TXHCA
  • Skelly Wingard, Vice President, Continuum of Care, Kaiser Permanente
Future Leaders Council Oversight Committee
  • Allen Lynch, Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Lawrence Brin, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Real Estate, MidCap Financial
  • Chuck Harry, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Bob Kramer, Founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • Doug Lessard, Chief Operating Officer, Belmont Village Senior Living
  • Judy Marczewski, Chief Financial Officer, One Eighty
  • Kevin McMeen, President, MidCap Financial
  • Susannah Myerson, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Governance & Nominating Committee
  • Jack Callison, Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Enlivant
  • Steven Insoft, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC, Staff Contact
  • Robert Kramer, Founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • John Rijos, Co-Founder & Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders
Audit Committee
  • Jack Callison, Chief Executive Officer, Enlivant
  • Tim Fox, Chair, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Senior Resource Group
  • Imran Javaid, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC, Staff Contact
Compensation Committee
  • Brian Beckwith, Chief Executive Officer, Formation Capital, LLC
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC, Staff Contact
  • Kurt Read, Chair, Principal, RSF Partners
  • Mercedes Kerr, President, Belmont Village