ACHCA Announces 2022 Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 19, 2022 – The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2022 election to fill positions on the ACHCA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee accepted the election results on Friday, February 11, 2022. Results are based on a plurality of the votes cast by the voting membership. 

Those elected to the ACHCA Board of Directors will be sworn in at the inaugural Board meeting in March and then begin their terms. The Nominating Committee thanks the members who submitted nominations and participated in the elections process. We welcome our new and returning Board members:  

Sharon Eyster, CNHA, FACHCA

Sharon was re-elected to a three-year term to serve as an At Large Director on the Board of Directors. An active member for 15 years, Sharon has served on the Education and Nominating Committees, served as the Pennsylvania Chapter President from 2007-2014, and is currently serving as the Pennsylvania Chapter Treasurer since 2015. One of her goals during her term is planning for the future of our industry. "We need to ensure that ACHCA will continue to represent our profession today and for the future. Growing leadership within our industry is vital to our survival as an organization."  

Larry Slatky, CNHA, FACHCA

No stranger to the College nor the long-term care profession, Larry has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1971. He has dedicated his life to the mission of the American College of Health Care Administrators, from holding committee positions, including serving as National Chair (2006 – 2008), Chair of the Foundation, and Convocation. He notes that "the College once again is at a crossroad in identifying who we are, and I feel that my past experiences will assist in bringing the College once again to the forefront of the long term care industry. I do not take this opportunity lightly and want to assist in any way I can. By being in a decision making position for the College, it will allow me to provide needed expertise to the Board and membership."

Bonnie S. Wood, CNHA, FACHCA

Bonnie previously served one three-year term as the District 5 Director on the Board of Directors (2016-2019). The District 5 Director serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northwest (AK, WA), Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. With a strong record of service on the National, Chapter, and Committee levels, Bonnie believes that her mission for professional development and growth as an Administrator can be served with this position. "In these challenging times, ACHCA needs strong leadership more than ever, [and] I welcome the opportunity to serve as District 5 Director."  

Kendall Brune, Ph.D., FACHCA

Dr. Brune has been re-elected to a second three-year term to serve as the District 6 Director on the Board of Directors. The District 6 Director serves the states of Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin.   He has been a member since 1988, first as a student, then as a licensed healthcare administrator. Today, Brune is an Owner/Operator of Assisted Living, Behavioral Health and Memory Care Communities. In 2016, he became part of incubating a veteran's organization called Arise Veterans  Foundation. The Foundation is a Community Partner with Southwest Airlines to repurpose their leather from their airplanes, creating a national recreational therapy program.  "My personal and professional healthcare administrator philosophy and goals are to build awareness and diversity of administrators to ACHCA."


Kevin Hansen, Ph.D., FACHCA

Kevin will serve his first full term as the Academic Director on the Board of Directors. Previously appointed to serve David Wolf's unexpired term as Academic Director, Kevin chairs the Certification Committee. Before serving on the Board, he chaired the Student Poster Workgroup and served on the Education, Advocacy and Policy Committees. An advocate for enhancing the student experience, Kevin believes that "While ACHCA has had challenges over the years, I think that there are so many opportunities for strategic growth that we can pursue (and are pursuing). I [am] honored to be a part of that growth to ensure the future success and viability of the College." 


View the current ACHCA Board of Directors.  

The newly elected members to ACHCA's Nominating Committee include:

Mark Prifogle, FACHCA, serves as the Vice President, Operations - Indiana at BHI Senior Living Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. He previously served on the Board as an At-Large Director (2016-2022). Mark serves as the ACHCA Indiana Chapter President.  


Brian D. McBee, CNHA, CALA, FACHCA, is Executive Director of Operations at Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in Spring Valley, California. With over 15 years of professional experience in senior healthcare operations, Brian has held many positions within the senior living industry. A successful leader for Covenant Living, Brian notes that he is "happy to serve in this capacity"; as part of the Nominating Committee.


Robert (Bob) Armstrong, CNHA, Fellow Emeritus is an independent consultant serving as a court­ appointed conservator, overseeing the operations of a chain of assisted living facilities in bankruptcy. Past President of the Maine ACHCA Chapter,  Armstrong is a respected leader in the ACHCA Community. A member of ACHCA for 33 years, has been actively involved with education and advocacy for the profession. Armstrong has a long and successful history in assisted living administration with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and human services administration, including several years as the Executive Director of the Western Maine Area Agency on Aging. 

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