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.

Operator Advisory Board
  • Kelly Cook Andress, Founder & President, Sage Senior Living
  • Timothy Buchanan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer & President, Legend Senior Living
  • John Cochrane, President & Chief Executive Officer, HumanGood
  • Lilly Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Holiday Retirement
  • Marilynn Duker, Chief Executive Officer, Brightview Senior Living
  • Chip Gabriel, Principal, Generations, LLC
  • Tana Gall, President, Merrill Gardens
  • Chuck Harry, Staff Contact, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Adam Kaplan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Solera Senior Living
  • Mary Leary, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mather
  • Kimberly Lody, President & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Senior Living Corporation
  • Beth Mace, Staff Contact, Chief Economist, NIC
  • Bryan McCaleb, President, Sagora Senior Living
  • Joel Nelson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Life Care Services
  • Ryan Novaczyk, President & Chief Executive Officer, New Perspective Senior Living
  • Katherine Potter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Five Star Senior Living
  • MJ Ritschel, Chief Investment Officer, Kisco Senior Living
  • Joe Steier, President & Chief Executive Officer, Signature Healthcare, LLC
  • Fee Stubblefield, Chair, Founder, Chief Executive Officer & President, The Springs Senior Living, LLC
  • Toby Tilford, Chief Executive Officer, Links Healthcare Group
  • Kristopher Woolley, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Avista Senior Living
2022 Spring Conference Program Committee
  • Colleen Blumenthal, MAI, Co-Chair, Chief Operating Officer, & Partner, HealthTrust, LLC
  • Diane Burfeindt, Managing Partner, Trilogy Connect
  • Benjamin Burke, CEO, Headwaters Group
  • Brian Cloch, Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Health
  • John Getchey, Chief Investment Officer, ReNew REIT
  • Brandi Healey, Vice President, Asset Management, Harrison Street
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC (Staff Contact)
  • Amy Kaszak, President, Special Needs Plans, AllyAlign Health
  • Lynne Katzmann, CEO & Founder, Juniper Communities
  • Joseph Kiernan, Chief Strategy Officer & SVP, Network Development, Ocean Healthcare
  • Michael Kurliand, Director, Telehealth & Process Improvement, West Health
  • Peter Longo, Principal & Managing Partner, Cantex Continuing Care Network
  • Andre Maksimow, Chief Diversified Growth Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Sheryl Marcet, Chief Investment Officer, Arcus Healthcare Partners
  • Alex Markowits, President & Chief Executive Officer, Spring Hills Senior Communities
  • Kelsey Mellard, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Sitka
  • Joel Mendes, Senior Director, JLL (Co-Chair)
  • Morgin Morris, Senior Vice President, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Maria Nadelstumph, Senior Vice President, Brandywine Center of Excellence, Brandywine Living
  • John Rijos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Pacific Founders
  • James Thompson, Senior Vice President & Director, Senior Housing Investments, BOK Financial
2022 Fall Conference Program Committee
  • Susan Barlow, Co-Chair, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners
  • Aaron Becker, Senior Managing Director, Lument
  • Zachary Bowyer, Managing Director, JLL Valuation Advisory
  • Mitch Brown, Principal, Senior Housing Consulting
  • Randy Bufford, Founder & COB, Trilogy Health Services
  • Pilar Carvajal, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Senior Living
  • Lori Coombs, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Multi-Family Capital
  • Joe Daniels, Vice President of Business Development, Direct Supply/Aptura
  • Ben Firestone, Executive Managing Director & Co-founder, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors
  • Bre Grubbs, Senior Vice President, New Business, Leisure Care
  • Dave Harper, Senior Vice President, Capital One Services
  • Chuck Harry, Staff Contact, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Justin Hutchens, Executive Vice President, Ventas, Inc.
  • Brian Jurutka, President & Chief Executive Officer, NIC
  • Michelle Kelly, SVP of Investments, National Health Investors
  • Mercedes Kerr, President, Belmont Village Senior Village
  • Beth Mace, Chief Economist, NIC
  • Kurt Read, Co-Chair, Managing Director, RSF Partners
  • 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
  • Ken Segarnick, Chief Corporate Officer, Brandywine Living
  • Brian Sunday, Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager, AEW Capital Management
  • Steven Swain, Chief Financial Officer, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Charlie Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer, ALG Senior
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
  • 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
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
  • Bob Kramer, Co-founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • Judy Marczewski, Partner & 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
Future Leaders Council Oversight Committee
  • Lawrence (Lori) Brin, Managing Director, MidCap Financial
  • Chuck Harry, Chief Operating Officer, NIC
  • Bob Kramer, Co-founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC
  • Doug Lessard, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Belmont Village Senior Living
  • Allen Lynch, Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Judy Marczewski, Partner & Chief Financial Officer, One Eighty & Leisurecare
  • Susannah Myerson, Director, Wells Fargo Bank
DEI Committee
  • Cindy Baier​, President & Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Holly Ballarotto, Chief of Staff, Brandywine Living
  • Kai Hsiao, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Living US, Keppel Capital
  • Lynne Katzmann, CEO & Founder, Juniper Communities
  • Samira Madhany, Principal, The Carlyle Group
  • Courtney Nickels, Senior Vice President, Artemis Real Estate Partners
  • Matthew Ruark, Senior Vice President & Head of Commercial & Healthcare Mortgage Production, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Tim Sanders, Senior Investment Officer​, Ventas, Inc.
  • Jennifer Wong, Vice President, Acquisitions, AEW Capital Management, L.P.
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