(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.”
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.”
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. Argentum’s work is driven by its membership. For more information about joining Argentum in its mission to raise the bar of excellence in senior living, please visit argentum.org/membership. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Learn more at argentum.org.
Founder & CEO, Legend Senior Living
Chairman & CEO, Atria Senior Living
CEO, Eclipse Senior Living
IMMEDIATE PAST BOARD CHAIRMAN
President, CEO & Chairman, Silverado
EVP & CIO, HCP
SVP, Asset Management, Ventas
EVP & CFO, Welltower
Chairman & CEO, Benchmark
CEO & COO, Integral Senior Living
President & COO, Enlivant
President and CEO, Harbor Retirement Associates
President, The Arbor Company
COO, New Perspective Senior Living
President & CEO, Life Care
Mary Sue Patchett
EVP – Community and Field Operations, Brookdale
President & COO, R.D. Merrill Company, Inc.
President & CEO, Five Star Senior Living
President & CEO, Affinity Living Group
Founder & President, Belmont Village Senior Living
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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