NIC Volunteer Leadership

In addition to our Board of Directors, NIC has benefited from the strong leadership of the Operator Advisory Board and many committees which provide the leadership, insights, and strategic guidance that further enables the delivery of our mission. Interested in volunteer service? Learn how you can Get Involved

Operator Advisory Board

2025 Spring Conference Program Committee

2024 Fall Conference Program Committee

2024 Data & Analytics Conference Program Committee

DEI Committee

Future Leaders Council Advisory Committee

NIC Academy Advisory Board

Research Committee

Active Adult Committee

AgeTech Committee

Capital for Operations Committee

Middle Market Committee

Partnering for Health Committee

Operator Advisory Board

Kelly Cook Andress

Founder & President

Sage Senior Living

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Leigh Ann Barney

Chief Executive Officer

Trilogy Health Services

Vice Chair
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Timothy Buchanan

Founder & CEO

Legend Senior Living

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John Cochrane

President & CEO

HumanGood

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Doug Dollenberg

President & CEO

Brightview Senior Living

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Chip Gabriel

Partner

Senior Living TransFormation Company LLC (SLTC LLC)

Chair
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Tana Gall

President

Merrill Gardens

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John Hartmayer

Chief Operations Officer & Executive Vice President

Benchmark Senior Living

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Mary Leary

CEO & President

Mather

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Bryan McCaleb

President

Sagora Senior Living

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Joel Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

Life Care Services

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Ryan Novaczyk

Chief Executive Officer

New Perspective Senior Living

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Brandon Ribar

President & CEO

Sonida Senior Living Corporation

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MJ Ritschel

Chief Investment Officer

Kisco Senior Living

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Joe Steier

President & CEO

Signature Healthcare, LLC

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Kristopher Woolley

Founder & CEO

Avista Senior Living

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2025 Spring Conference Program Committee

Colleen Blumenthal

COO/Partner

HealthTrust, LLC

Co-Chair
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Jamie Cobb

Chief Financial Officer

Columbia Pacific Advisors

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David Friend

Principal

McKinsey & Company

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Brandi Healey

Vice President, Asset Management

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

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Amy Kaszak

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Curana Health

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Michael Kurliand

Vice President Clinical Quality and Integration

MedWand Solutions, Inc.

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James Lydiard

Vice President

Pine Park Health

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Sheryl Marcet

CIO

Arcus Healthcare Partners, LLC

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Joel Mendes

Managing Director

Jones Lang LaSalle

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Morgin Morris

Senior Vice President

KeyBank

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Ann O’Shaughnessy

Managing Director

CIBC

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Jerry Taylor

Principal

Kalven Solutions

Co-Chair
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2024 Fall Conference Program Commitee

Leigh Ann Barney

Chief Executive Officer

Trilogy Health Services

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Aaron Becker

Head of Seniors Housing & Healthcare Production

Lument

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Zachary Bowyer

Managing Director

Cushman & Wakefield

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Mitch Brown

Principal

Senior Housing Consulting

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Lori Coombs

Managing Director

Wells Fargo Multi-Family Capital

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Joe Daniels

Vice President of Business Development

Direct Supply/Aptura

Chair
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Ben Firestone

Executive Managing Director & Co-founder

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

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Chip Gabriel

Partner

Senior Living TransFormation Company LLC (SLTC LLC)

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Tana Gall

President

Merrill Gardens

Chair
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Bre Grubbs

Partner & Chief Strategy Officer

Leisure Care

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Dave Harper

Senior Vice President

Capital One Healthcare Real Estate

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Moira Kelley

AVP and Head of Social Impact

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

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Michelle Kelly

Senior Vice President, Investments

National Health Investors

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Sevy Petras

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Priority Life Care

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Matthew Ruark

Head of Commercial and Healthcare Production

KeyBank

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Doris-Ellie Sullivan

President

Retirement Unlimited Inc

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Brian Sunday

Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager

AEW Capital Management, L.P.

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Joe Walker

President, Senior Health

Larry H. Miller Group

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2024 Data & Analytics Conference Program Committee

Zachary Bowyer

Managing Director

Cushman & Wakefield

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Sebastian Brown

Managing Director

RSF Partners

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Randy Bufford

Co-Founder

0924 Investments, LLC

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Kyle Gardner

Chief Operating Officer

NIC MAP Vision

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Justin Hutchens

EVP, Senior Housing

Ventas, Inc.

Chair
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Azhar Jameeli

Managing Director

IRA Capital​

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Richard Nix

Director

Yardi

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Ryan Novaczyk

Chief Executive Officer

New Perspective Senior Living

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Sevy Petras

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Priority Life Care

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Tim Robeson

Senior Vice President

Brookfield Asset Management

Jay Wagner

Vice Chairman

Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

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Lauren Wilson

VP of Sales and Marketing

TSOLife

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DEI Committee

Cindy Baier

President & CEO

Brookdale Senior Living

Chair
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Vikas Gupta

Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

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Kai Hsiao

CEO, Healthcare

Keppel

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Lynne Katzmann

Founder & CEO

Juniper Communities

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Samira Madhany

Managing Director

The Carlyle Group

Kass Matt

Executive Managing Director

VIUM Capital

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Courtney Nickels

Senior Vice President

Artemis Real Estate Partners

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Matthew Ruark

Head of Commercial and Healthcare Production

KeyBank

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Tim Sanders

Senior Investment Officer​

Ventas, Inc.

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Jennifer Wong

Director

AEW Capital Management, L.P.

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Future Leaders Council Advisory Committee

Lawrence Brin

Managing Director – Head of Healthcare Real Estate

MidCap

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Colette Dafoe

Partner

Nixon Peabody LLP

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Bre Grubbs

Partner & Chief Strategy Officer

Leisure Care

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Bob Kramer

Co-founder & Strategic Advisor

NIC

Chair
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Doug Lessard

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Belmont Village Senior Living

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Susannah Myerson

Independent Agent

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NIC Academy Advisory Board

Lawrence Brin

Managing Director – Head of Healthcare Real Estate

MidCap

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Kai Hsiao

CEO, Healthcare

Keppel

Chair
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Mercedes Kerr

President

Belmont Village Senior Living

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Kurt Read

Principal

RSF Partners

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John Rijos

Co-Founder and Operating Partner

Chicago Pacific Founders

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Lauren Wilson

VP of Sales and Marketing

TSOLife

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Research Committee
Susan Barlow, co-founder at Blue Moon Capital Partners and Chair of NIC’s Board of Directors

Susan Barlow

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Blue Moon Capital Partners LP

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Rahul Bhangare

VP, Data Science

Ventas, Inc.

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Brad Frasher

Chairman & CEO

Aline

Marshall Hillman

Executive Director

Jones Lang Lasalle

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Bob Kramer

Co-founder & Strategic Advisor

NIC

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Mary Leary

CEO & President

Mather

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Molly McEvily

Vice President, Corporate Communications

Ventas, Inc.

Samantha Medred

Chief Financial Officer/Partner

HealthTrust, LLC

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Kurt Read

Principal

RSF Partners

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MJ Ritschel

Chief Investment Officer

Kisco Senior Living

Chair
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Jonathan Woodrow

Chief Executive Officer

LivingPath

Vice Chair
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Active Adult Committee

Sarah Anderson

Senior Managing Director

Newmark

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Jane Arthur Roslovic

CEO & Co-founder

Treplus Communities

Vice Chair
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Deborah Blake

Founder & Principal

The Ipsum Group

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Mitch Brown

Principal

Senior Housing Consulting

Chair
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Benjamin Burke

Managing Partner

Headwaters Group

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Kimberly Byrum

Managing Principal

Zonda

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Adam Cohan

Senior Director, Portfolio Management

Greystar Development, LLC

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Zachary Crowe

Managing Director

The Carlyle Group

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Joseph Fox

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Livingston Street Capital

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Michael Joseph

President

Clover Group, Inc.

Mary Leary

CEO & President

Mather

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Robert May

Founder & Managing Partner

Avenida Partners

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Jeff Patterson

CEO, Co-Founder

Sparrow Partners

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AgeTech Committee

Mary Furlong

Chief Executive Officer

Mary Furlong Associates

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Sean Hladky

Vice President of Finance

Cantex Continuing Care Network

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Michael Kurliand

VP Clinical Quality and Integration

MedWand Solutions, Inc.

Chair
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Abby Levy

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

PrimeTime Partners

Vice Chair
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Cayse Llorens

CEO

Brockhurst and Buchanan

Jennifer McGurty

Director – Senior Housing Head of Asset Management

AEW Capital Management, L.P.

Murry Mercier

Senior Living Marketing Director

PointClickCare

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George Netscher

CEO

SafelyYou

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Sandeep Pulim

Strategic Advisor

Canopy

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Sheri Rose

CEO

Thrive Center

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Andrew Smith

Executive Director

HumanGood

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Sarah Thomas

CEO/Venture Partner

MezTal/Age-Tech

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Capital for Operations Committee

Leigh Ann Barney

Chief Executive Officer

Trilogy Health Services

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Kai Hsiao

CEO, Healthcare

Keppel

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Justin Hutchens

EVP, Senior Housing

Ventas, Inc.

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Imran Javaid

Managing Director

BMO

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Michelle Kelly

Senior Vice President, Investments

National Health Investors

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Sheryl Marcet

CIO

Arcus Healthcare Partners, LLC

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Madisen Medley

Vice President of Business Development

Merrill Gardens

Vice Chair
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Dan Ogus

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

HumanGood

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Kurt Read

Principal

RSF Partners

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John Rijos

Co-Founder and Operating Partner

Chicago Pacific Founders

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Jonathan Schatz

President

CoastWood Seniors Housing Partners

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Fee Stubblefield

Founder & CEO

The Springs Living

Chair
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Doris-Ellie Sullivan

President

Retirement Unlimited Inc

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Arnold Whitman

Partner

Senior Living Transformation Company LLC (SLTC LLC)

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Kristopher Woolley

Founder & CEO

Avista Senior Living

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Middle Market Committee

Timothy Buchanan

Founder & CEO

Legend Senior Living

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Aaron Conley

President & Founder

Third Act Solutions, LLC

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Lee Delaveris

Vice President

KeyBank

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Susan DiMickele

President & CEO

National Church Residences

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Nick Gesue

Founder & CEO

Alder View Capital

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Kai Hsiao

CEO, Healthcare

Keppel

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Lundat Kassa

Vice President

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate, LLC

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Bob Kramer

Co-founder & Strategic Advisor

NIC

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Janice Loper

Vice President

Hamilton Insurance Agency

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Sophia Lukas

Chief Operating Officer

St. Paul’s Senior Services

Vice Chair
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Matthew Ruark

Head of Commercial and Healthcare Production

KeyBank

Chair
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Kathleen Ryser

Senior Director – Seniors Housing Underwriting and Credit

Freddie Mac

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Partnering for Health Committee

Diane Burfeindt

Managing Principal

Trilogy Connect, LLC

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Brian Cloch

CEO

Innovative Health

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Daniel Croymans

General Manager, VP Value Based Care

SCAN Health Plan

Franke Elliott

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Bloom Healthcare

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Peter Emigh

Founder and CEO

Savoy Life

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Marc Hudak

Chief Growth Officer and IPA Business Lead

Longevity Health Plan

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Lynne Katzmann

Founder & CEO

Juniper Communities

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Katy Lanz

Founder & Principal

TopSight Partners

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Jim Lydiard

Chief Strategy Officer

Pine Park Health

Chair
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Doug Pace

Senior Director, Long-Term & Community-Based Care

Alzheimer’s Association

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Joelle Poe

CEO

Centered Care

Vice Chair
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Grant Severson

Vice President, Senior Community Care

OptumHealth Bank

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