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Five LTC Administrators Awarded Financial Support

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Contact: Randy Lindner (NAB Foundation)                          Marianna Grachek (ACHCA)

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Five Long Term Care Administrators Awarded Financial Support to Attend
National Emerging Leadership Summit in Washington


WASHINGTON, DC—The Foundation of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards, in partnership with the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), is proud to announce the awarding of financial support to five young leaders in the field of long term care administration to attend the 2013 National Emerging Leadership Summit for Healthcare Administrators in Aging Services (NELS).

The awardees are:


• Talia Aramalay (Crest View Senior Communities, Minnesota)

• Kevin Kilbane (Saber Healthcare, Ohio)

• Heather O'Banion (Christian Care Communities, Kentucky)

• Sara Sherwood (St. Joseph’s College/ACHCA, Maine)

• Tamiya Wilkes (Green House Residences at Stadium Place, Maryland)


NELS is hosted by the George Washington University (GWU) School of Public Health and Health Services’ Department of Health Services Management and Leadership. The summit will take place on GWU’s campus in Washington, DC June 25-27, 2013. The summit provides young administrators opportunities to enhance and further their leadership skills, as well as get updated on the newest trends in health care administration. There will be a legislative briefing and meetings with leaders of national healthcare organizations, as well as opportunities for participants to network with their peers and have dialogues that explore solutions to enhance the profession.


“The Summit offers emerging leaders the opportunity to shape their profession in a way never before available,” said Randy Lindner, president and CEO of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.  Marianna Grachek, president and CEO of the ACHCA, noted that the NELSs is the premier opportunity for long term care emerging  leaders to connect with the full spectrum of  industry pace-setters to learn about key issues impacting long term care and aging services.


The summit is targeted toward healthcare administrators in aging services who have typically been in the field for less than 10 years and/or are under 40 years of age. These “Generation X” and “Generation Y” leaders hold positions in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and rehabilitation hospitals.


About the Foundation of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards

The Foundation of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (the “NAB Foundation”) is a nonprofit organization established to promote and enhance the profession of long term care administration to and on behalf of the organization’s members.  The Foundation was also created for the purpose of promoting quality care and public protection for the disabled and frail elderly populations. 


About the ACHCA

Founded in 1962, ACHCA is a non-profit professional membership association which provides superior educational programming, professional certification, and career development opportunities for its members.

Guided by the vision that dynamic leadership forges long term health care services that are desired, meaningful, successful, and efficient, ACHCA identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession