Mainstage & Insights From the C-Suite Panels

These sessions, April 16-17, will tap into the experience and expertise of executives across senior living . Join us to build your plan for success!

State of the Industry

Tuesday, April 16 | 12:10-1:10 PM
Expo Stage

Product stratification amid stagnant occupancy. Disruption of the private pay model. Harnessing new technologies. These are just three challenges cited in Senior Housing News' 2019 Senior Living Executive Forecast. With challenge comes opportunity. Learn what opportunities await the senior living sector in the near and long term, as operators balance the need for margin against the mandates of achieving operational excellence, obtaining strategic scalability, and winning the talent wars. You'll hear CEO viewpoints from every senior living segment in every region, including from the single-state operator.


  • Brenda Bacon

    President and CEO, Brandywine Living

  • Kai Hsiao

    CEO, Eclipse Senior Living

Focus on Workforce

Tuesday, April 16 | 1:20-2:20 PM
Expo Stage

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It’s no secret that workforce consistently tops the issues facing senior living executives. It’s what they do about this ever-present challenge that separates the best from the rest. Increasingly, operators are employing sophisticated measures of recruitment and retention. They’re marketing their careers and work environment in ways that mirror how they market to prospective residents. And they’re building positive cultures and career paths that give high performers every reason to stay and grow. In this engaging session, three leading operators will share their strategic approach to workforce development, their innovations, and the measurable outcomes they see as driving their long-range success.


  • Tom Grape

    Chairman & CEO, Benchmark

  • Joel Nelson

    President & CEO, Life Care Services

  • Patricia Will

    Founder & Pres., Belmont Village Senior Living

The REIT Landscape

Wednesday, April 17 | 9:45-10:45 AM
Expo Stage

Occupancy rates increased slightly in Q4 2018 - providing cause for cautious optimism from the sector's largest REITs. While labor costs, an influx of private equity, and competition continue to put pressure on profits, increased demand and innovative joint ventures may create opportunities for growth. At the same time, REITs are looking at the managed care model and affordability -- and waiting for opportunities to take advantage of failed private equity deals. Learn how these executives are navigating the REIT landscape.


  • Scott Brinker

    EVP & Chief Investment Officer, HCP, Inc.

  • Eric Mendelsohn

    President & CEO, National Health Investors, Inc.

Integration of Healthcare and Senior Living Policy

Tuesday, April 16 | 2:45-4 PM

Michael Leavitt

Learn how the integration of healthcare and senior living policy could impact your operation, and what you must do to better position your organization for the future. Panelists, including former Utah Governor Michael Leavitt, founder of Leavitt Partners, and Mike Funk, Director, National Networks, Humana, will advise how to navigate the future during a transition to new and better models of care.
Session sponsored by:

Fire and Rain: Emergency Preparedness Before, During, and After

Wednesday, April 17 | 8-9:15 AM

Hear how impacted organizations responded to Hurricane Harvey and the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. Panelists, including Kevin Hannes, Team Leader, National Incident Management Assistance Team - West, FEMA, John A. Moore, CEO, Atria Senior Living, and Bill Sciortino, COO, Vi, will bring to life the importance of employing advance preparation, community and agency collaboration, and clear communications to protect the lives of residents and caregivers when disaster strikes.
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Be Legendary With Ann Compton

Pioneer. Legendary. Unparalleled. These are a few words that have been used to describe Ann Compton, the first woman assigned to cover the White House on network television culminating in 41 years on the air for ABC News.

As a moderator for the Mainstage and Insights From the C-Suite panels, she will help us tell the story of senior living at the 2019 Senior Living Executive Conference


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