AHCA/NCAL Elects Board of Governors, Directors at Annual Convention

AHCA/NCAL Convention; Awards and Recognition
​Denver, Colorado – Today, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) elected AHCA’s Board of Governors and NCAL’s Board of Directors for the 2023/2024 term. Phil Scalo of New Jersey was elected as AHCA Chair, and Mark Maxfield of Idaho was elected as NCAL chair.

​“We are thrilled to have Phil and Mark as the chairs of our Boards,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “Their dedication to our sector and expertise will undoubtedly guide our organization to new heights in the coming year. We appreciate their leadership as we fight for common-sense policies and explore new opportunities to help the long term care community thrive.”

Phil Scalo is Founder and Chairman of Bartley Healthcare, a senior care company located in Jackson, New Jersey. Scalo has led Bartley from its inception in 1984 to become one of the most highly awarded senior care companies in New Jersey. Scalo has also served as a consultant for long term care and assisted living operations, financing, and project development. He previously served as Vice Chair on AHCA’s Board of Governors.

The members of AHCA’s 2023-2024 Board include:
  • Phil Scalo of Bartley Healthcare (N.J.), Chair
  • Chris Wright of iCare Health Network (Conn.), Vice Chair
  • Sarah Schumann of Brookside Inn (Colo.), Secretary/Treasurer
  • Phil Fogg of Marquis Companies (Ore.), Immediate Past Chair
  • Tina Thomas of Mission Health Communities (Wis.), Regional Multifacility Representative
  • Brian Bernander of St. Otto's Care Center, Inc. (Minn.), Independent Owner Representative
  • Steve Flatt of National HealthCare Corporation (Tenn.), Multifacility Representative
  • Nate Schema of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (S.D.), Not for Profit Representative
  • Dave Voepel of the Arizona Health Care Association, ASHCAE Representative
  • Bill Charnetski of PointClickCare, Associate Business Member Representative
  • Norman Rokeach of Marquis Limited (Mass.), At-large Representative  
  • Bill Weisberg of Saber Healthcare Group (Ohio), At-large Representative
  • Tina Sandri of Forest Hills of DC (D.C.), At-large Representative
  • Chris Chirumbolo of Carespring Health Care Management (Ky.), At-large Representative
  • Fran Rainer of PruittHealth (Ga.), At-large Representative
  • Nigel Santiago of Cascadia Healthcare (Ariz.), At-large Representative
NCAL also elected its Board of Directors today, including Mark Maxfield as its new chair. Maxfield is the Owner and CEO of The Cottages, offering assisted living and memory care throughout Idaho. He has been involved in the assisted living profession since 2001, and his prior experience was in managing similar operations for a different segment of the population. He has served on the Board for the Idaho Health Care Association, the Community Care Advisory Council, and previously served as the Vice Chair for the NCAL Board.

The members of NCAL’s Board of Directors include:
  • ​Mark Maxfield of The Cottages, LLC (Idaho), Chair
  • Sarah Silva of Arete Living (Ore.), Vice Chair
  • Dave Chensvold of Healthcare of Iowa, Inc. (Iowa), Secretary/Treasurer
  • Gerald Hamilton of BeeHive Homes (N.M.), Immediate Past Chair
  • John Bolduc of Odd Fellows' and Rebekah's Home of Maine (Maine), At-large Representative
  • Darryl Fisher of Mission Senior Living (Nev.), At-large Representative
  • Todd Dockerty of Dockerty Health Care Services (Mich.), At-large Representative
  • Drew Hood of Oak Terrace Senior Communities (Minn.), At-large Representative
  • Barb Mitchell of Magnolia Manor, Inc. (Ga.), At-large Representative
  • Logan Pratt of Caring Places Management (Wash.), At-large Representative
  • Julie Simpkins of Gardant Management Solutions (Ind.), At-large Representative
  • Jennifer Svoboda of Arete Living (Ore.), At-large Representative
  • Sharon Thole of Health Dimensions Consulting, Inc./DBA Health Dimensions Group (HDG) (Wis.), At-large Representative
  • Jessica Pelligrino Tsoukalas of Bridgeway Senior Healthcare (N.J.), At-large Representative
  • Elizabeth Wheatley of Benchmark Senior Living (Mass.), At-large Representative
  • Kris Woolley of Avista Senior Living (Ariz.), At-large Representative
  • Tara Gregorio of Massachusetts Senior Care Association, ASHCAE Representative
  • Doug Farmer of Colorado Health Care Association, ASHCAE Representative
  • Zach Shamberg of Pennsylvania Health Care Association, ASHCAE Representative
  • Sarah Dirks of Pinnacle Quality Insight, ABM Representative
“We are incredibly fortunate that this year’s NCAL Board members are stepping up to serve,” said NCAL Executive Director LaShuan Bethea. “Their commitment to our mission is unwavering, and we are excited about the positive impact they will have on the future of assisted living. Together, we look forward to achieving our goals for the assisted living sector.”

Members of the AHCA Board of Governors are elected by the association’s governing body, the Council of States. The NCAL Board of Directors is elected by current members of the NCAL Board and by the NCAL State Leaders. Both boards held the elections at Delivering Solutions 23, the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo.