Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jay Sackman, Chair
The New Jewish Home

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

Marilyn Reierson, Vice-Chair
Program Manager
AHQA - American Health Quality Association
Stratis Health

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

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

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

Cecilia Sepp
President & CEO
ACHCA – American College of Health Care Administrators

Lynda Crandall
Acting Executive Director
Pioneer Network

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

Randy Lindner
President and CEO
Foundation of the National Association of LTC Administrator Boards

Cheryl Phillips
Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy

CC Andrews
Quantum Age Collaborative

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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