The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) elected AHCA’s Board of Governors and NCAL's Board of Directors for the 2020/2021 term, confirming Debbie Meade of Georgia’s re-election as AHCA chair and Helen Crunk of Nebraska’s re-election as NCAL chair.

“I am proud to work alongside these extraordinary titans in our sector,” said Mark Parkinson, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of AHCA/NCAL. “This has been our most challenging year, and their leadership is critical as they guide us through this unprecedented time.”

New AHCA Board members include Randy Bury, CEO of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society; Sarah Schumann, vice president of operations at Brookside Inn; and Heath Boddy, president and CEO of the Nebraska Health Care Association and president of the Affiliated State Health Care Association Executives (ASHCAE).


Members of AHCA’s 2020-2021 Board include:

• Debbie Meade of Health Management (Georgia), AHCA Chair
• Phil Fogg of Marquis Companies (Oregon), AHCA Vice Chair
• Phil Scalo of Bartley Healthcare (New Jersey), Secretary/Treasurer
• J. Mark Traylor of Traylor Porter Healthcare (Alabama), Independent Owner Representative
• Steve Flatt of National Healthcare Corp. (Tennessee), Multifacility Representative
• Randy Bury of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (South Dakota), Not for Profit Representative
• Derek Prince of HMG Healthcare (Texas), At-large Representative
• Joe Mitchell of Summit Care (Florida), At-large Representative
• Sarah Schumann of Brookside Inn (Colorado), At-large Representative
• Julianne Williams of Dycora Transitional Health (California), At-large Representative
• Chris Wright of iCare Health Network (Connecticut), At-large Representative
• Helen Crunk of Pemberly Place Management & Archer Place Medical Clinic (Nebraska), NCAL Representative
• Heath Boddy of Nebraska Health Care Association (Nebraska), ASHCAE Representative
• Betsy Rust of Plante Moran (Michigan), Associate Business Member (ABM) Representative; and
• Michael Wylie of Genesis HealthCare (Pennsylvania), Immediate Past Chair.

The NCAL Board of Directors welcomed newcomers Todd Dockerty, CEO of Dockerty Health Care Services; Stacy Hejda, vice president of regulatory compliance at Assisted Living Partners; and ASHCAE Vice President Jessie Samples of the Tennessee Health Care Association.

The members of NCAL’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors include:

• Helen Crunk of Pemberly Place (Nebraska), Chair
• Gerald Hamilton of BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque (New Mexico), Vice Chair
• Mark Maxfield of The Cottages (Idaho), Secretary/Treasurer
• Patricia Giorgio of Evergreen Estates (Iowa), Immediate Past Chair
• John Bolduc of Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' Home of Maine (Maine), At-large Representative
• Rod Burkett of Gardant Management Solutions (Illinois), At-large Representative
• Megan Campbell of IntegraCare Corp. (Pennsylvania), At-large Representative
• Sue Coppola of Sunrise Senior Living (Virginia), At-large Representative
• Ana de la Cerda of Aegis Living (Washington), At-large Representative
• Todd Dockerty of Dockerty Health Care Services (Michigan), At-large Representative
• Darryl Fisher of Mission Senior Living (Nevada), At-large Representative
• Denise German of Medicalodges (Kansas), At-large Representative
• Stacy Hejda of Assisted Living Partners (Iowa), At-large Representative
• Barbara Mitchell of Magnolia Manor (Georgia), At-large Representative
• Sean Mockbee of Sunshine Village (Arizona), At-large Representative
• Gail Sheridan of Tealwood Care Centers (Minnesota), At-large Representative
• Sarah Silva of Avamere Health Services (Oregon), At-large Representative
• Elizabeth Wheatley of Five Star Senior Living (Arizona), At-large Representative
• Doug Farmer of Colorado Health Care Association (Colorado), State Affiliate Representative
• David Voepel of Arizona Health Care Association (Arizona), State Affiliate Representative; and
• Shawn Scott of Medline Industries (Illinois), ABM Representative.

The ex-officio members on the NCAL Board of Directors include Meade as the AHCA chair and Fogg as the AHCA vice chair, as well as ASHCAE Vice President Jessie Samples.

“This year’s NCAL Board incorporates leaders from across the nation that will go above and beyond to help our assisted living members succeed,” said Scott Tittle, executive director of NCAL. “Now more than ever, we need strong individuals to lead us in this fight against COVID-19, and this group is prepared to do just that.”

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 NCAL State Leaders.