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(Alexandria, Va.) – Today, Argentum announced that five new directors have been elected to serve on the Argentum Board of Directors. Each have assumed their official roles on the board as of June 3, 2021.

New directors include: Cindy Baier, president and CEO, Brookdale; Jack Callison, CEO, Sunrise Senior Living; Tana Gall, president, Merrill Gardens; Mary Ellen Pisanelli, senior vice president, legal and administration, Welltower, Inc.; and Aaron Webb, CEO, CHI Living Communities.

“These welcome additions to the board bring experience and knowledge that will help provide valuable direction,” said Pat Mulloy, Argentum Board of Directors chairman.  “The entire Argentum board is committed to advancing senior living as the industry faces times of challenge as well as innovation and opportunity.”

Argentum would also like to recognize and thank the following board members for their dedicated years of service:  John Moore, chairman and CEO, Atria Senior Living (May 2016-June 2021); Mary Sue Patchett, executive vice president, Brookdale (May 2018-June 2021); Bill Pettit, president and COO, R.D. Merrill Company (May 2016-June 2021).

“Argentum and the industry thank John, Mary Sue, and Bill for their dedicated and longtime service to the board and to senior living, particularly over the past year as the industry navigated the COVID-19 pandemic,” said James Balda, Argentum president and CEO. “We are grateful for their ongoing commitment and for their invaluable insights.”

About Argentum
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.

Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services. Along with its state partners, Argentum’s membership represents approximately 75 percent of the senior living industry—an industry with a national economic impact of nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars and responsible for providing over 1.6 million jobs. These numbers will continue to grow as the U.S. population ages.

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