AHCA/NCAL Leaders and Members Recipients of McKnight's Women of Distinction Awards

Awards and Recognition

The McKnight's Women of Distinction Hall of Honor recognizes women who have made a positive impact on long term care while having a powerful effect on the lives of the individuals they serve. Twenty executives from skilled nursing, senior living, and home care will be inducted into the Hall of Honor this year, including two senior leaders of AHCA/NCAL.  

NCAL Executive Director LaShuan Bethea and Senior Vice President of Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Services Holly Harmon were named to the Hall of Honor. With more than 25 years of experience each, LaShuan and Holly have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of care throughout the long term care industry and being strong advocates for those we serve. Learn more about LaShuan and Holly.

Along with LaShuan & Holly, six AHCA/NCAL members will be inducted into the Hall of Honor. AHCA/NCAL wants to congratulate these incredible women as they continue to make their marks within their organization and the sector: 

  • Amy Bucher, Director of Operations, Marquis Companies, Milwaukie, OR
  • Aimee Middleton, Vice President, Operations, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD
  • April Payne, Chief Quality and Regulatory Affairs Officer and Executive Director, Virginia Health Care Association/Virginia Center for Assisted Living, Richmond, VA
  • Tina Sandri, CEO, Forest Hills of DC, Washington, DC
  • Rayvelle Stallings, MD, DABFM, Senior Vice President, Physician Services and Corporate Medical Officer, PruittHealth, Norcross, GA
  • Cindy Longfellow, Vice President, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Juniper Communities, Bloomfield, NJ

“It is so important that we empower women, encourage them to engage their skills, and inspire the next generation of leaders in our profession,” Harmon said. “I am extremely proud to be a part of this program that does just that -- showcasing the incredible, talented women that we are grateful to have in our sector.”

“I am beyond thrilled to be an honoree for this year’s Women of Distinction awards program,” said Bethea. “Looking at this list of women, I am in awe and incredibly impressed to see so many esteemed and talented individuals who are making a difference in the industry. It’s an honor to be recognized among them.”