Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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

Beverley Laubert, Past Chair
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
NASOP - National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
www.nasop.org

Marilyn Reierson, Vice-Chair
Program Manager
AHQA - American Health Quality Association
Stratis Health
www.ahqa.org

Jeff Wellman, Secretary
National NAHCA Steering Commission Co-Chair
NAHCA – National Association of Health Care Assistants
www.nahcacares.org

Dheeraj Mahajan, 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

Cecilia Sepp
President & CEO
ACHCA – American College of Health Care Administrators
www.achca.org

Lynda Crandall
Acting Executive Director
Pioneer Network
www.pioneernetwork.net

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

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

Cheryl Phillips
Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy
LeadingAge
www.leadingage.org

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


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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