The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has expanded the size of its Board of Governors and elected two new members to at-large positions: Reginald (Reggie) Hartsfield of Michigan and Tina Sandri of Washington, D.C.

Hartsfield is president and owner of Advantage Living Centers, and Sandri is chief executive officer (CEO) of Forest Hills of D.C.

“We are fortunate to have Tina and Reggie joining our board. They are both extraordinary leaders in long term care, and their knowledge and passion will be crucial for our sector during this extremely challenging time,” said AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson.

“The long term care profession is facing unprecedented challenges on multiple fronts, and it is critical that our board include new voices to help us navigate these difficult times and usher in a stronger, more inclusive future.”

Hartsfield has been in the long term care sector for more than 20 years and is experienced as a licensed nursing home administrator, owner, and operator. His company Advantage Living Centers includes 10 skilled nursing facilities and two assisted living communities.

AHCA said Hartsfield is a proponent of high-quality care, enhanced communication, and diverse viewpoints and inclusiveness. Prior to being appointed to the AHCA Board, Hartsfield served as board chairman for the Health Care Association of Michigan and on AHCA’s Independent Owner Council and Future Leaders program.

With more than 20 years of operations experience in health care, AHCA said Sandri is committed to improving conditions for frontline caregivers and the public perception of careers in long term care. Sandri has diverse experience serving as a leader within hospitals, retirement communities, skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, and hospice care in for-profit, nonprofit, chain, and freestanding communities.

Sandri also has extensive experience serving her community in civic, school, and church organizations that focus on developing youth through immersive, hands-on experiential learning and community service.