When Provider editors Joanne Erickson and Meg LaPorte set out to create 20 To Watch, they enlisted the help of some long term and post-acute care veterans. Among them was a nonprofit leader, the head of an American Health Care Association (AHCA) state affiliate, a chief clinical officer of a health care analytics consulting firm, the president of an online education company, the head of public affiairs for AHCA, and the head of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).

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Tamar Abell

Tamar Abell

Skokie, Ill.



Greg Crist, AHCAGreg Crist
Vice President, Public Affairs

Washington, D.C.



Gary Kelso Gary Kelso
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Eden Mentor
Mission Health Services
Salt Lake City, Utah


David Kyllo, NCALDavid Kyllo
Executive Director

Washington, D.C.


Steven LittlehaleSteven Littlehale
Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer
Lexington, Mass.



Ned MorseNed Morse
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
Newton Lower Falls, Mass.