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(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, Argentum announced that six new directors have been elected to serve on the Argentum Board of Directors. Each of the new directors assumed their official roles today at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

The new directors elected to join the board include: Chris Cummings, SVP, Asset Management, Ventas; Dan Guill, President & COO, Enlivant; Sarabeth Hanson, President and CEO, Harbor Retirement Associates; Joel Nelson, President and CEO, Life Care Services; Katie Potter, President and CEO, Five Star Senior Living; and, Charlie Trefzger, President & CEO, Affinity Living Group.

“We are so pleased to welcome these six new members to the board today,” said Tim Buchanan, Argentum Board of Directors chairman and Legend Senior Living President & CEO. “Their extensive industry experience and insight will provide valuable direction as collectively, we continue to focus on expanding workforce development opportunities, leading public policy conversations, and improving quality outcomes across senior living.”

Chris Cummings
Dan Guill
Sarabeth Hanson
Joel Nelson
Katie Potter
Charlie Trefzger



Four members of the Board of Directors also transitioned off the board. Argentum recognizes and thanks the following directors for their dedicated years of service: Jack Callison, CEO, Enlivant (2016-2019); Ed Kenny, Chairman, Life Care Services (2014-2019); Bruce Mackey, Five Star Senior Living (2008-2019); and, Robert Probst, EVP & CFO, Ventas (2016-2019).

Current director Kai Hsiao, CEO, Eclipse Senior Living has assumed the officer’s role of treasurer, formerly held by Mackey.

“We truly appreciate the invaluable contributions made to the board and to the industry by Jack, Ed, Bruce, and Robert,” said James Balda, Argentum president and CEO. “We thank them for their service and their continued commitment and dedication to advancing senior living.”

About Argentum
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2019 Argentum Board of Directors


Tim Buchanan
Founder & CEO, Legend Senior Living
Pat Mulloy
Randy Richardson
President, Vi                                                
John Moore
Chairman & CEO, Atria Senior Living
Kai Hsiao
CEO, Eclipse Senior Living


Loren Shook
President, CEO & Chairman, Silverado


Scott Brinker
Chris Cummings
SVP, Asset Management, Ventas
John Goodey
EVP & CFO, Welltower
Tom Grape
Chairman & CEO, Benchmark
Collette Gray
CEO & COO, Integral Senior Living                     
Dan Guill
President & COO, Enlivant                                 
Sarabeth Hanson
President and CEO, Harbor Retirement Associates
Judd Harper
President, The Arbor Company                  
Chris Hyatt
COO, New Perspective Senior Living
Joel Nelson
President & CEO, Life Care

Mary Sue Patchett

EVP – Community and Field Operations, Brookdale
Bill Pettit
President & COO, R.D. Merrill Company, Inc.
Katie Potter
President & CEO, Five Star Senior Living
Charlie Trefzger
President & CEO, Affinity Living Group
Patricia Will
Founder & President, Belmont Village Senior Living
Chris Winkle
CEO, Sunrise Senior


Kathy Fiery (ex officio)
Vice President, Assisted Living,
Health Care Association of New Jersey                                 
Blad Klitsch (ex officio)
SVP of Market Development, Direct          Supply, Inc.
Gayle Kvenvold (ex officio)
President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota                            
Sally Michael (ex officio)
President & CEO, California Assisted Living Association


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