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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Argentum announced today that Tom Grape, chairman and chief executive officer at Benchmark Senior Living, was elected to serve on the Argentum Board of Directors. Grape was an original founder of both Benchmark and Argentum (formerly Assisted Living Federation of America), and has previously served as chairman for the Argentum Board of Directors.

“We look forward to welcoming Tom and his abundance of expertise and insight back to the Board,” said Loren Shook, Argentum Board of Directors chairman, and chairman and chief executive officer at Silverado. “His unique experience as an entrepreneur and his dedication to finding solutions to the biggest issues facing our industry make him a valued voice for our members and those they serve.”

The following officers were re-elected for another term on the Argentum Board of Directors: Loren Shook, chair; Tim Buchanan, vice chair; Pat Mulloy, vice chair; Randy Richardson, secretary; Bruce Mackey, treasurer; and, Brenda Bacon, immediate past chair. The following members were re-elected for a second term on the Argentum Board of Directors: Ed Kenny, Brad Klitsch (ex-officio); Sally Michael (ex-officio); Randy Richardson; Patricia Will; and Chris Winkle.

Argentum also recognizes and thanks the following Board of Directors members for their dedicated years of service:

Argentum Board of Directors


Loren B. Shook
President, CEO & Chairman, Silverado
Board Chairman

Tim Buchanan
Founder & CEO, Legend Senior Living LLC
Board Vice Chairman

Pat Mulloy
Chairman & CEO, Elmcroft Senior Living
Board Vice Chairman

Randy J. Richardson
President, Vi Living
Board Secretary

Bruce Mackey
President & CEO, Five Star Senior Living
Board Treasurer

Brenda J. Bacon
President & CEO, Brandywine Living
Immediate Past Board Chairman

James Balda
President & CEO, Argentum

Jack Callison
CEO, Enlivant

Thomas J. DeRosa
CEO, Welltower Inc.

Labeed Diab
Chief Operating Officer, Brookdale

Tom Grape
Chairman & CEO, Benchmark Senior Living

Stephanie Handelson
CEO, Handelson Consulting Group

Judd Harper
President, The Arbor Company

Kai Hsiao
EVP, Senior Housing Asset Management, HCP, Inc.

Edward R. Kenny
Chairman & CEO, Life Care Services LLC

Brad Klitsch
SVP of Market Development, Direct Supply, Inc.

Sally Michael
President, California Assisted Living Assn (CALA)

John A. Moore
Chairman & CEO, Atria Senior Living

Todd Novaczyk
Founder & CEO, New Perspective Senior Living, LLC

Bill Pettit
President/COO, R.D. Merrill Company

Bob Probst
EVP & CFO, Ventas, Inc.

Andy Smith
President & CEO, Brookdale

Tiffany Tomasso
Founding Partner, Kensington Senior Living

Collette Valentine – Gray
CEO & COO, Integral Senior Living

Patricia Will
Founder & President, Belmont Village Senior Living

Chris Winkle
CEO, Sunrise Senior Living

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. Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services to older adults and their families. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Learn more at

Jessica McKay, Senior Communications Manager

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