NIC Board of Directors

Since NIC incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1993, we have benefited immensely from the expertise and leadership of the NIC Board of Directors. These dedicated volunteer leaders contribute their experience and passion for seniors housing to drive the important initiatives that help NIC deliver on its mission.

Board of Directors
  • Cindy Baier, President & Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Susan Barlow, Board Vice Chair, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners LP
  • Ray Braun, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Jack Callison, Chief Executive Officer, Sunrise Senior Living
  • Robert Chapin, Partner at Bridge Investment Group & Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager, LLC
  • Kai Hsiao, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Living US, Keppel Capital
  • Justin Hutchens, Executive Vice President, Senior Housing (North America), Ventas, Inc.
  • Steven Insoft, Partner, Maple Ridge Partners
  • Imran Javaid, Board Treasurer, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank NA
  • Lynne Katzmann, Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Communities
  • Mercedes Kerr, President, Belmont Village Senior Living
  • Bob Kramer, Co-founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • Kelsey Mellard, Assistant Board Secretary, Chief Executive Office & Co-founder, Sitka
  • Kurt Read, Board Chair, Managing Director, RSF Partners
  • John Rijos, Board Secretary, Co-founder/Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders
  • Matthew Ruark, Senior Vice President & Head of Commercial & Healthcare Mortgage Production, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Steven Schmidt, National Director, Senior Housing Lending, Freddie Mac
  • Kenneth Segarnick, Assistant Board Treasurer, Chief Corporate Officer, Brandywine Living
  • Fee Stubblefield, Founder & CEO, The Springs Living
  • Chris Taylor, Managing Director, Capital One Healthcare
Executive Committee
  • Susan Barlow, Board Vice Chair, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners LP
  • Ray Braun, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Imran Javaid, Board Treasurer, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
  • Kelsey Mellard, Assistant Board Secretary, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Sitka
  • Kurt Read, Board Chair, Managing Director, RSF Partners
  • John Rijos, Secretary, Co-founder/Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders
  • Kenneth Segarnick, Assistant Board Treasurer, Chief Corporate Officer, Brandywine Living
Governance & Nominating Committee
  • Susan Barlow, Chair, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners LP
  • Ray Braun, Staff Contact, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Steven Insoft, Partner, Maple Ridge Partners
  • Lynne Katzmann, Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Communities
  • Bob Kramer, Co-founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • John Rijos, Co-founder & Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders
Audit Committee
  • Ray Braun, Staff Contact, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Robb Chapin, Partner at Bridge Investment Group & Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager, LLC
  • Imran Javaid, Chair, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
  • Kenneth Segarnick, Assistant Board Treasurer, Chief Corporate Officer, Brandywine Living
Compensation Committee
  • Ray Braun, Staff Contact, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Justin Hutchens, Senior Executive Vice President, Seniors Housing, Ventas, Inc.
  • Kurt Read, Chair, Managing Director, RSF Partners
  • Mercedes Kerr, President, Belmont Village Senior Living
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