Senior Vice President of Health Care & Housing, Mercy Housing
Valerie Agostino has more than 40 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. She has been with Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations, for 20 years. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Health Care & Housing, a role recently created to increase the organization’s focus on affordable housing as a platform for improved health outcomes for residents in California and throughout the nation.
|Rocklon B. “Rocky” Chapin
President & CEO, Benedictine Health Systems
Rocky Chapin brings more than 35 years of progressive health care and management experience, including strategic planning, business development, operations improvement, board and physician relations, managed care negotiations, and complex problem solving involving questions of finance, strategy and leadership.
|Sister Maureen Comer
CEO, Lourdes Senior Community
Sister Maureen Comer’s current ministry is as the Chief Executive Officer for Lourdes Senior Community, a continuum of care community for seniors in Waterford, MI. Prior to this role, she was in Congregational leadership for her religious community as Administrator, Treasurer and as a member of the General Council.
|Monsignor Charles J. Fahey
Marie Ward Doty Professor of Aging Studies (emeritus) at Fordham University
Monsignor Charles J. Fahey is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and is considered by many in the field to be an expert on aging. Over the last 50 years, he has served in countless capacities as a priest, teacher, leader and advocate with a mission to meet the medical, social and economical needs of the frail and elderly. He has served as a board member and president of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the American Society on Aging and Catholic Charities USA.
CEO, Mary, Queen of Angels
Mr. Glascoe serves as the CEO of Mary, Queen of Angels, an assisted living community sponsored by the Diocese of Nashville. This role also leads him to oversee the operation of Villa Maria Manor and the Cloister at St. Henry and serve as President of the Board of LeadingAge of Tennessee. He is currently President of the Board of the Catholic Community Investment and Loan.
Senior Managing Director, Ziegler
During his tenure, Mr. Hermann has become a leading investment banker in the senior living industry and has far-ranging experience in the management, structuring and financial analysis of every type of senior living financing. In his 25 years with Ziegler, Dan has structured and managed more than 185 senior living financings exceeding $5 billion. He has utilized his expertise to create financing structures for a large clientele — from stand-alone nursing homes to multi-facility, multi-state systems including start-up campuses, and campuses undergoing major renovation projects.
President & CEO, ArchCare
Scott LaRue is the leader of one of the largest Catholic continuing care systems in the nation that includes five skilled nursing facilities. He is currently guiding ArchCare through a long-term strategic transformation process focused on expanding its home- and community-based offerings and aligning its ministry with changing consumer demands and the evolving healthcare needs of the communities it serves.
President & CEO, LeadingAge
For more than 45 years, Minnix has been a passionate advocate for leadership and innovation in not-for-profit aging services. During his tenure at LeadingAge, he established the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), developed programs to address important issues like workforce retention and regulatory reform, and is currently advocating for long-term care financing reform.
|Sister Carolyn Puccio
Campaign Liaison & Mission Coordinator, Carondelet Village
A Sister of St. Joseph, Sister Carolyn’s ministry started off in rural Minnesota, working with volunteers and motivating people to be a part of something greater than themselves. She then became the Fundraising Director for an innovative senior community, Carondelet Village, a shared ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Presbyterian Homes and Services which opened its doors in December, 2011. Today, she serves as the Campaign Liaison & Mission Coordinator, carrying out the mission to enrich the lives of older adults through a faith-based setting that respects diversity of faith and culture and honors the dignity of all.
Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy, Catholic Health Association
Michael Rodgers oversees CHA's advocacy and public policy efforts and advances CHA's advocacy agenda before Congress, the White House, and a variety of health-related federal agencies. Prior to joining CHA in 2000, he served for 13 years as senior vice president, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), overseeing operations and directing staff functions of the government relations department. He also served in several Washington, DC-based federal and state government positions.
Director, Senior Housing, Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph
Jarrod Sanderson began working with Catholic Charities of Kansas City, one of the largest nonprofit social service organizations in the city, in 2007. In his previous role as Director of Children and Family, Senior Care, and Counseling Services, Mr. Sanderson managed all aspects of programs, which included senior express, senior in-home care, seniors at work and counseling. Today, Jarrod directs all aspects of programs and development for 8 202 HUD properties housing approximately 450 residents as the Director of Senior Housing.
|Robyn Stone, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Research
Dr. Stone is a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy. She is a distinguished speaker and has been published widely in the areas of long-term care policy and quality, chronic care for the disabled, aging services workforce development, low income senior housing and family caregiving. Dr. Stone has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector.
|Patricia Talone, RSM, Ph.D.
Vice President, Mission Services, Catholic Health Association
Since becoming the Vice President for Mission Services over ten years ago, Sister Patricia services, coordinates and oversees programs, products and services in the areas of mission, ethics, leadership and sponsorship for the Catholic Health Association, the nation’s largest group of not-for-profit health care sponsors, systems, facilities, health plans, and related organizations.
CEO, Elder Care Alliance
Mr. Jantzen has a a wide range of experience serving seniors. In his previous roles, he has operated skilled nursing facilities and continuing care retirement communities, provided regional oversight for multiple skilled nursing facilities and developed continuing care retirement communities.
2014 Co-Sponsor Facilitators
President & CEO, REALM
In 2008, Robin Eggert was called to start the Catholic Leaders’ Symposium to create an opportunity for diverse Catholic senior health and housing providers to gather with the hope of sharing wisdom and gaining insights to prepare and sustain their ministries for the future. She is the President and Founder of REALM, which focuses on creating client organizations’ sustainable future. She is a sought-after speaker on transformational leadership, gerontology, industry trends, and innovation. She has authored numerous senior health care articles for state, national, and international publications. She is also a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and Health and Wellness Coach.
Vice President of Member Relations, LeadingAge
For 15 years, Nancy Hooks has been a Vice President of Member Relations for LeadingAge. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives; in addition, she is certified as an Aging Services’ Professional and a Housing Occupancy Specialist. Nancy is the recipient of a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs’ testimonial citation for her service as Co-Chair of the Seniors Commission. She has also received the Distinguished Certified Aging Services Professional Graduate Award, Award of Excellence for Advocacy from the American Association of Service Coordinators, Award of Excellence in Membership Development from LeadingAge and a Governor’s citation for authoring enacted New York State legislation.
Senior Vice President, Ziegler
Lisa McCracken’s expertise is in conducting research in the not-for-profit senior living sector, writing white papers and articles on various industry topics, and presenting research findings to providers and experts in the field. She is a seasoned lecturer, facilitator and researcher. She has served on various state, regional and national workgroups such as the LeadingAge Engaging Consumers Cabinet, the Quality First Task Force and various association Education & Planning Committees. Outside of senior living, she has extensive experience in the healthcare and public health sectors with community health improvement, community benefit and planning activities.
Senior Director, Community Benefit & Continuing Care, The Catholic Health Association of the United States
Julie Trocchio coordinates CHA activities related to community benefits and tax-exemption of not-for-profit healthcare organizations and leads the association's programs for Catholic-sponsored long-term and elder care. Before joining CHA, she was director of delivery of services at the American Health Care Association in Washington, DC, a nonprofit organization that represents long-term care facilities. Julie has nursing degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Maryland.