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NIC Announces Future Leaders Council Class of 2018

Eight New Members Selected in Highly Competitive Application Process

Contact: Biba Aidoo, (410) 267-0504 or

Annapolis, Md – The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) recently announced the members of its Future Leaders Council (FLC) class of 2018.

The 2018 class includes:

  • Summer Blizzard
    Director of Business Optimizaton, Elmcroft Senior Living
  • Joe Daniels
    Director of Business Development, Direct Supply
  • Lee Delaveris
    Director of Seniors Housing & Healthcare Group, RED Capital Group
  • Joel Mendes
    Seniors Housing & Healthcare Loan Originator, Oak Grove Capital
  • Allison Pendroy
    President/Director of Asset Management, Life Care Services
  • Justin Skiver
    Vice President, Corporate Investments, Health Care REIT, Inc.
  • Kris Woolley
    Founder & CEO, AVISTA
  • Derek Zeller
    Investment Officer, Capital One

The FLC was initiated six years ago to develop future leaders for the organization. The 24 FLC members, chosen through a highly competitive application process, serve as an extension of, and resource to, the NIC board to further the mission of NIC: to advance the quality and availability of seniors housing and care options for America’s elders.

The FLC provides emerging leaders the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, address critical issues that impact the industry through NIC’s initiatives and develop a network of trusted associates and resources.

“Members of the FLC collectively represent the best and the brightest who are committed both to the mission and work of NIC and to advancing the products and services available to meet the housing and care needs of America’s seniors,” said Robert Kramer, NIC’s CEO.

This year, FLC members have worked alongside NIC Board leaders on key task forces and committees including:

  • NIC Research Committee
  • University Internship Program
  • Skilled Nursing Data Initiative
  • Debt-Lender Survey Initiative
  • National Conference Planning Committee
  • Spring Forum Planning Committee

In addition, the FLC has developed its own Idea Lab through which each year FLC members develop and propose to NIC leadership new initiatives to further advance NIC’s mission.

The FLC is comprised of professionals from some of the leading companies in the seniors housing and care and finance sectors. Members serve three-year terms and meet as a group quarterly for leadership development and to work on NIC-sponsored initiatives and programs. They are nominated by senior level executives within their respective companies and are required to complete a detailed application and participate in an interview as requested by the FLC Oversight Committee.

About NIC
The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance the quality and availability of seniors housing and care options for America’s elders. NIC provides research, education, and increased transparency that facilitate informed investment decisions, quality outcomes and leadership development in seniors housing and care.

Since 1991, NIC has been the leading source of research, data and analytics for owners, operators, developers, capital providers, researchers, academics, public policy analysts and others interested in meeting the housing and care needs of America’s seniors. NIC’s NIC MAP® Data Service tracks more than 13,000 properties on a quarterly basis within the 99 largest U.S. metropolitan markets. For more information, visit or call (410) 267-0504.

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