The Advancing Excellence Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC) is a non-profit national organization supported by long-term care professional organizations, individuals, nursing homes and suppliers. AELTCC is also advised and guided by appropriate government agencies.

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2519 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Board of Directors

Executive Committee



Beverley Laubert, Chair

State Long‐Term Care Ombudsman and Head of the Ohio Department of Aging's Elder Rights Division
NASOP ‐ National Association of State Long‐Term Care Ombudsman Programs
Ohio Department of Aging
50 W. Broad St. 9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215‐3363
(614) 644‐7922
blaubert@age.ohio.gov
www.nasop.org

Marilyn Reierson, Vice‐Chair

Program Manager
AHQA ‐ American Health Quality Association
Stratis Health
2901 Metro Drive, Suite 400
Bloomington, MN 55425‐1525
(877) 787‐2847
mreierson@stratishealth.org
www.ahqa.org

Donna Adair, Secretary

National NAHCA Steering Commission Co‐Chair
NAHCA – National Association of Health Care Assistants
501 East 15th Street
Joplin, Missouri 64804
(417) 623‐6049
Dadairmember@nahcacareforce.org
www.nahcacares.org

Jay Sackman, Treasurer

Jay M Sackman Consulting Services LLC
16 Peaceable St
Redding, CT 06896
(203) 544‐7405
Jaysackman@sbcglobal.net

Cheryl Phillips, Immediate Past Co‐Chair

Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy
LeadingAge
2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008‐1520
(202) 508‐9470  
cphillips@leadingage.org
www.leadingage.org

David Gifford, Immediate Past Co‐Chair

Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs
AHCA ‐ American Health Care Association  
1201 L Street, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898‐3161  
dgifford@ahca.org
www.ahcancal.org

TBA, Ex‐Officio Non-Voting

Executive Director
Advancing Excellence in Long‐Term Care Collaborative 
2519 Connecticut Avenue N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 508‐9454  
www.nhqualitycampaign.org


Members at Large



Barbara Bowers

Helen Denne Schulte Professor/ Associate Dean for Research, University of Wisconsin Madison
AANNET – American Academy of Nursing
Box 2455, H6/250 CSC 
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 263-5189  
bjbowers@wisc.edu
www.aannet.org

Phil Jean

Board of Directors
ACHCA – American College of Health Care Administrators
1321 Duke St, Suite 400  
Alexandria, VA 22314
(978) 887-8919  
pjean@harmony-healthcare.com
www.achca.org

Christopher E. Laxton

Executive Director
AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine™
11000 Broken Land Parkway - Suite 400 
Columbia, MD 21044
Direct: 410-992-3104  
Cell: (708) 833-9669
Main: (410) 740-9743
claxton@amda.com
www.amda.com

Candace LaRochelle

Manager of Business Operations
eHealth Data Solutions, LLC
2634 Dartmoor Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216)378-7821
cjlarochelle@ehealthdatasolutions.com
www.ehds.biz

Randy Lindner

President and CEO
Foundation of the National Association of LTC Administrator Boards
1444 I Street NW #700
Washington DC, 20005
(202) 712-9040
rlindner@bostrom.com
www.nabweb.org

Lynda Crandall

Executive Director
Pioneer Network
PO Box 18609
Rochester, NY 14618
(503) 569-1545
Lynda.crandall@pioneernetwork.net
www.pioneernetwork.net

Dheeraj Mahajan

1111 Superior St. Suite 104
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 486-2700
mahajan.md.cmd@gmail.com


Advisory Participants



Nimalie Stone

Medical Epidemiologist for Long-term Care
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
404-639-4757  
nstone@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov

Become A Member of the AELTCC Collaborative



The Collaborative has five levels of memberships:

1. Supporting

Supporting membership is open to companies providing products and services to the long-term care industry and have an interest in long-term care services and support. There are three levels of supporting membership, gold, silver and bronze.

Gold Level



Kimberly Clark



Bronze Level


eHealth Data Solutions
It's Never 2 Late
Harmony Healthcare International
Medline

2. Organization

Organization membership is open to any non-profit organization with an interest in long-term care services and support. (e.g. provider associations, membership associations, quality improvement organizations, consumer organizations, educational organizations and foundations)

American Academy of Nursing
American College of Health Care Administrators
American Geriatrics Society
American Health Care Association
Association of Health Facilities Survey Agencies
American Health Quality Association
Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine™
The Commonwealth Fund
Eden Alternative
Foundation of the National Association of LTC Administrator Boards
Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association
The Green House Project
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Joint Commission
LeadingAge
The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC
National Association of Health Care Assistants
National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Pioneer Network
Tender Touch for All

3. Provider

Provider membership is open to any nursing home.

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Hi’Olani Care Center at Kahala Nui
Jewish Home Lifecare
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
ProMedica Goerlich Center

4. Individual

Individual membership is open to persons with an interest in long-term care services and support.

Dayne DuVall, LMT, CAEd, CRTS


Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC


Theresa Schmidt, BA, MA


5. Advisory Participants

Non-dues paying, non-member Advisory Participant is open to any key stakeholder otherwise ineligible for membership in other categories.


Administration for Community Living
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
For more information about becoming a member of AELTCC, please contact Carol Scott at cscott@aeltcc.org