• Stuart C. Kaplan

    CEO, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc (New York, USA) A forward thinking executive with extensive experience in health care administration, Stuart C. Kaplan provides strategic, analytical, and operational stewardship for social service, health care, long term care and managed care organizations. Under his leadership, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., a leading provider health and human services, home […]

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  • Marcus Riley

    BallyCara (Queensland, Australia) Marcus Riley is Chief Executive Officer of the Hibernian Society, a charitable organisation and public benevolent institution which owns and operates BallyCara Retirement Living & Aged Care. He is the Deputy Chairman of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and President of LASA-Queensland and Board Member of International Association of Homes & Services […]

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  • Jeremy Neely

    Jeremy O. Neely serves as Vice President, Operations – Northeast Region. Mr. Neely has more than 20 years of healthcare management experience and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He has served ACTS in a number of roles since 1999. Most recently serving as Executive Director at Normandy Farms Estates.

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  • Kay Kallander

    Ms. Kallander began her career as a national and international registered nurse. Her career in long term care began as a Director of Nursing at Plymouth Village, one of ABHOW’s CCRCs located in Redlands, Calif. Advancing to Assistant Administrator and then Executive Director prepared her for work in the corporate office. Five years as Chief Operations Manager for CCRCs were followed by her current role as Senior Vice President with a focus on strategic planning, governance, communications and accreditation.

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  • Marco Meerdink

    Marco Meerdink studied medicine and graduated in 1986 at the University of Groningen. He started to work in a large teaching hospital as head of paramedical services. After that he joined The Twijnstra Gudde Group (management consultancy) and became a member of the partnership and executive board member. In 2003 he changed back to the care sector and became executive board member at the Parnassia Bavo Group, a large provider of mental heath care. In 2010 he was appointed CEO of Espria.

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  • Dan Levitt

    Executive Director, Tabor Village (British Columbia, Canada) CHE is the Executive Director, Tabor Village where he shepherds the enhancement of social, spiritual, and care needs for nearly 300 seniors. Leading a team of over 400 employees and volunteers, Dan inspires them with a commitment to continuously improving the quality of life at the campus of […]

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  • Rich Browdie

    For more than 40 years, Mr. Browdie has held leadership positions in organizations that have as their mission the improvement and maintenance of the health and well-being of older adults. As President/CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a nationally recognized leader in service, research and advocacy addressing issues of aging, he assures the current and long-term viability of the organization in keeping with its mission.

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  • Serge De Kerf

    Serge De Kerf Senior Vice-President, Seniors Division, Sodexo, Belgium e-mail: Serge.DEKERF@sodexo.com Serge De Kerf, previously a free-lance sports journalist, is now the Senior Vice-President within the Belgian Sodexo organization, which he joined in 1994. His first position within the group was as sales manager responsible for business development and later for senior operations. In 2000, he joined the operations team as Regional Director.

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  • Rich Schutt

    Mr. Schutt has been with the organization over 35 years. He has the responsibility for overseeing operations, finance, marketing, development, and administrative divisions of Providence Life Services. Mr. Schutt was a past Board of Directors Chair of the national association, LeadingAge, formerly known as AAHSA. He has served on his local church and school boards. He is also the past-chair of the State LeadingAge affiliate in Illinois. He is President of Providence Management, which owns a Technology Company and Development Company. In addition, Mr. Schutt is the past-chair of an alliance of long term care agencies in Chicago, known as Symbria.

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  • Markus Leser

    In 2015 Markus Leser is celebrating 30 years of professional involvement in the field of gerontology. During this time he has worked in a variety of roles: providing advice to elderly people and their families, as a lecturer at an institute of continuing education and training in gerontology and marketing, as marketing manager for a leading company in Switzerland which creates retirement homes and brings them to market. Within this company he was responsible for the marketing of these homes. Today he heads the Old Age Department of CURAVIVA Schweiz – an association of homes and institutions.

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