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Roger Stevens Elected Chair of the LeadingAge Florida Board of Trustees

ORLANDO, Fla. – Roger Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of Westminster Communities of Florida, was installed as Chairman of the LeadingAge Florida Board of Trustees during the association’s annual meeting in Orlando this week.

A gubernatorial appointee to the Governor’s Continuing Care Advisory Council, Mr. Stevens has extensive experience representing aging services providers. Mr. Stevens is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a Certified Public Accountant and a former manager at an international CPA firm with experience in feasibility studies, new facility development, financing, start-up and operation.

“Roger is a thoughtful, insightful, and very accomplished leader,” said LeadingAge Florida President & CEO Steve Bahmer. “Westminster Communities of Florida truly reflects the full continuum of aging services, including affordable senior housing, independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. As a result, Roger has a broad view of the aging services field that will be a true asset in guiding the only Florida association which represents that full continuum.”

As part of the LeadingAge Florida Annual meeting, LeadingAge Florida members elected the following individuals to leadership positions:
• Troy Hart – Chair-Elect
• Josh Ashby – Immediate Past Chair
• Kevin Smaage – Secretary
• Lisa Lyons – Treasurer
• Mary Jo Zeller – ALF/HCBS Chair
• Joel Anderson – CCRC Chair
• Janet Stringfellow – Housing Chair
• Robert Goldstein – Nursing Home Chair
• Jolynn Whitten – Associate Member Representative
• John Capes – LeadingAge Advocate
• Bruce Jones – LeadingAge Advocate
• Kevin Knopf – LeadingAge Advocate
• Charee Russell – LeadingAge Advocate
• Kip Corriveau – South West Region Chair
• Teresa Scott – North Region Chair

These board members join current board members:
• Garry Hennis – At-Large Trustee
• Jim Richman – At-Large Trustee
• Gail Wattley – Central Region Chair
• Juana Mejia – Southwest Region Chair

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For 54 years, LeadingAge Florida has served as a nonprofit statewide association of more than 250 mission-driven communities, representing the full continuum of care for seniors with members ranging from affordable housing to nursing homes and from assisted living facilities to continuing care retirement communities. LeadingAge Florida is proud to serve quality leaders who devote themselves to creating a culture of excellence that motivates and inspires others throughout the aging continuum. LeadingAge Florida’s members are trusted with providing quality care and services to Florida’s seniors. LeadingAge Florida promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.