Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award
2023 Recipients

The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award (EPFLA) is a recognition of distinction. In 2023, 281 facilities met the selection criteria meaning only 2% of facilities nationwide qualified. 

EPFLA recipients were recognized during the Eli Pick Facility Leadership/Professional Development Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25th, during the 2023 Annual Convocation & Expo (Baltimore, MD). 

*EPFLA recipients in attendance (from left to right): Blake Apsokardu, LNHA (NY); Adam Ernst, LNHA (MA); David Repoli, LNHA (NJ);
Karen Zobel, FACHCA (NY); Anthony Restaino, CNHA, FACHCA (NY); Christopher Lynch, LNHA (NY). 


ACHCA congratulates the 2023 EPFLA recipients
  • Laurence Abrams, The New Jewish Home, North Carolina
  • Lew Abramson, Maple View Health and Rehabilitation, Connecticut
  • Blake Sontag ApsokarduHighland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New York
  • Jacob Barber, The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New York
  • Michael Erik Burnett, Capitol Hill Healthcare, Alabama
  • Joel Carmichael, CNHA, FACHCA, Countryside Manor of Bristol, Connecticut
  • Adam ErnstLeonard Florence Center for Living, Massachusetts
  • Jon Frantsvog, Benedictine Living Community - Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Shmuel Freedman, Cliffside Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care Cen New York ter, New York
  • Erin FromwillerAltercare Post Acute Rehabilitation Center, Ohio
  • Melissa Graham, Maine Veterans' Homes, Maine
  • Alicia Lockett, The Villas at Poway, California
  • Floyd LongH + H / Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, New York
  • Darla Lorenzen, Covenant Village Care Center, California
  • Samuel Loveless, Haven of Yuma, Arizona
  • Christopher Lynch, North Shore/LIJ Orzac Center for Rehabilitation, New York
  • Brenda Marinan, FACHCA, Chestelm Health & Rehabilitation Center, Connecticut
  • Natalie Miko, Acacia Health Center, Arizona
  • Jack Pease, FACHCA, Nottingham RHCF, New York
  • Bradford C. Peck, Maine Veterans' Home of South Paris, Maine
  • David Repoli, Job Haines Home for Aged People, New Jersey
  • Anthony Restaino, CNHA, FACHCA, Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center, New York
  • Caleb Schultz, Arbor Hills Nursing Center, California
  • Theresa Southworth, The Trustees of the Gill Odd Fellows Home of Vermont Inc., Vermont
  • Maryjane Vigneault, Woodlawn Care Center, New Hampshire
  • Jessica Walker, Green Hills Health Care Center, Iowa
  • Cristen Anne Wei, St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, New York
  • Susan Welge, Rockville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, New York
  • Mark Wheeler, Father Baker Manor, New York
  • Joy Ann Wood, Roscoe Rehab & Nursing Center, New York
  • Joan Woods, John Clarke Senior Living, Rhode Island
  • Karen Zobel, FACHCA, The Baptist Home at Brookmeade, New York

^*Highlighted Administrators indicate new joins to the ACHCA Community.