The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) have elected AHCA’s Board of Governors and NCAL’s Board of Directors for the 2021/2022 term. Phil Fogg of Oregon was elected AHCA Chair, and Gerald Hamilton of New Mexico was elected NCAL Chair.

“We are thrilled to have Phil and Gerald as the chairs of our Boards,” said AHCA/NCAL President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Parkinson. “They are incredible, influential leaders dedicated to seeing the industry through this challenging time, so we come out stronger, as well as providing the highest quality of care to our residents. I am confident they will do an amazing job leading our sector this next year.”

Fogg is the president and CEO of Marquis Companies in Milwaukie, Ore. As the fourth generation of a family of long term care providers, it was inevitable that Fogg would devote his life to serving seniors. His great-grandmother was one of Oregon’s pioneers in the profession, and by the age of 13, he was already working in his father’s facilities—doing laundry, washing dishes, making beds, or whatever else was needed. He previously served as Vice Chair on AHCA’s Board of Governors.

The remaining members of AHCA’s 2021-2022 board include:

• Phil Scalo of Bartley Healthcare (N.J.), Vice Chair
• Chris Wright of iCare Health Network (Conn.), Secretary/Treasurer
• Debbie Meade of Health Management (Ga.), Immediate Past Chair
• Derek Prince of HMG Healthcare (Texas), At-large Representative
• Sarah Schumann of Brookside Inn (Colo.), At-large Representative
• Tina Sandri of Forest Hills (D.C.), At-large Representative
• Reginald Hartsfield of Advantage Living Centers (Mich.), At-large Representative
• Julianne Williams of Elevate Health Care (Calif.), At-large Representative
• Alex Terentev of Lilac Health Group (Fla.), At-large Representative
• Steve Flatt of National Healthcare Corp. (Tenn.), Multifacility Representative 
• Randy Bury of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (S.D.), Not-for-profit Representative
• Mark Traylor of Traylor Porter Healthcare (Ala.), Independent Owner Representative
• Ted LeNeave of Accura Healthcare (Iowa), Regional Multifacility Representative
• Gerald Hamilton of BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque (N.M.), NCAL Representative
• Jesse Samples of the Tennessee Health Care Association, ASHCAE Representative
• Betsy Rust of Plante Moran, Associate Business Member Representative

NCAL also elected its Board of Directors today, including Hamilton as its new chair. He is the co-owner of BeeHive Homes and has 35 years of experience in health care management as an assisted living facility owner/operator, licensed nursing home administrator, regional manager of multiple nursing homes, and consultant. After a successful career in nursing home administration in California, New Mexico, and Colorado, he started his own business to construct and operate assisted living communities. 

The remaining members of NCAL’s Board of Directors include:

• Mark Maxfield of The Cottages (Idaho), Vice Chair
• Sarah Silva of Avamere Health Services (Ore.), Secretary/Treasurer
• Helen Crunk of Pemberly Place (Neb.), Immediate Past Chair,
• John Bolduc of Odd Fellows’ and Rebekahs’ Home of Maine (Maine), At-large Representative
• Rod Burkett of Gardant Management Solutions (Ill.), At-large Representative
• Megan Campbell of IntegraCare Corp. (Pa.), At-large Representative
• Sue Coppola of Sunrise Senior Living (Va.), At-large Representative
• Ana de la Cerda of Aegis Living (Wash.), At-large Representative
• Todd Dockerty of Dockerty Health Care Services (Mich.), At-large Representative
• Darryl Fisher of Mission Senior Living (Nev.), At-large Representative
• Stacy Hejda of Assisted Living Partners (Iowa), At-large Representative 
• Esmerelda Lee of Century Park Associates (Tenn.), At-large Representative
• Barbara Mitchell of Magnolia Manor (Ga.), At-large Representative
• Gail Sheridan of Lifespark, formerly Tealwood Senior Living (Minn.), At-large Representative
• Elizabeth Wheatley of Benchmark Senior Living (Mass.), At-large Representative
• Kristopher Woolley of Avista Senior Living (Ariz.), At-large Representative
• Phil Scalo of Bartley Healthcare (N.J.), AHCA Vice Chair
• Phil Fogg of Marquis Companies (Ore.), AHCA Chair
• Peter Corless of OnShift, Associate Business Member Representative
• Doug Farmer of Colorado Health Care Association, State Affiliate Representative
• David Voepel of Arizona Health Care Association, ASHCAE Vice President

“We are incredibly fortunate for this year’s Board members, and their time and contribution to assisted living,” said NCAL Executive Director LaShuan Bethea. “Now more than ever, we need their leadership to guide us during these challenging years ahead, and looking at this group of individuals I am truly excited about all they will accomplish for our profession.”

Members of the AHCA Board of Governors are elected by the association’s governing body, the Council of States. The NCAL Board of Directors is elected by current members of the NCAL Board and by the NCAL State Leaders. Both boards hold annual elections at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo.