Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Christopher E. Laxton, Chair
Executive Director
AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine™
www.amda.com

Jay Sackman, Past Chair
Representative
The New Jewish Home
www.jewishhome.org

CC Andrews, Vice Chair
President
Quantum Age Collaborative
www.quantum-age.com

Theresa Schmidt, Secretary
Director
Discern Health
www.discernhealth.com

Dheeraj Mahajan, Treasurer
MD, FACP, CMD, CIC, CHCQM
Individual Member



Members at Large

Barbara Bowers
Helen Denne Schulte Professor/ Associate Dean for Research, University of Wisconsin Madison
AANNET – American Academy of Nursing
www.aannet.org

David Gifford, MD
Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs
AHCA - American Health Care Association
www.ahcancal.org

Steve Fromm
Immediate Past Chair
ACHCA – American College of Health Care Administrators
www.achca.org

Janine Boyle Finck
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
LeadingAge
leadingage.org

Penny Cooke
Executive Director
Pioneer Network
pioneernetwork.net

Randy Lindner
President and CEO
Foundation of the National Association of LTC Administrator Boards
www.nabweb.org


Legacy of Leaders

In addition to its diverse membership, Advancing Excellence has a legacy of active and engaged leadership. Board chairs have included:

2006 – 2009

Larry Minnix, former President & CEO, LeadingAge

2009 – 2012

Mary Jane Koren, MD, MPH, former Vice President of Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

2012 – 2014

David Gifford, Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, American Health Care Association

Cheryl Phillips, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, LeadingAge

2014 – 2016

Beverley Laubert, Ohio State LTC Ombudsman; past-president, National Association of State LTC Ombudsman Programs

2016 – present

Jay Sackman, Representative, The New Jewish Home

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