Lifestyle Community Management Advisory Board

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Lifestyle Community Management Advisory Board


Steve Bahmer
President & CEO
LeadingAge Florida 

Gail Matillo, MPA
Florida Senior Living Association and Florida Senior Living Institute 

Terry Bangs
Legacy Point at UCF board member

Chris Newport
Vice President Senior Housing
Silver Companies

Caryl Barnes
Managing Director
Bridges Senior Housing Fund Manager LLC
A subsidiary of Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC 

Reid Oetjen
Health Management and Informatics Department
UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

Amanda E. Birch 
Director of Culture and Mission Integration
Westminster Communities of Florida

Michael A. Okaty
Managing Partner
Founder, Senior Housing Practice Group Trustee , UCF Board of Trustees

Allison Boulware RN
Vice President of Integrated Development
EmpowerMe Wellness 

Anthony Ormsbee-Hale, PHR, SHRM-CP
Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations
Civitas Senior Living

Mark Bush
Program Director, Health Services Administration 
Health Management and Informatics Department
UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

Gail Peacock
Director of Sales & Marketing
Freedom Pointe at The Villages 

Kristy Curtis
Vice President of Independent Living
Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences Boca Raton

Laurence J. Pino, Esq.
CEO and Chairman
Tuscan Gardens Senior Living®

Lilly Donohue
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Rock
National Director of Turnaround Sales
Lifespace Communities 

Farlen Halikman
MSL CPAs & Advisors 

John Schulte
Vice President, Quality Improvement

Lindsey Hacker
President & Chief Financial Officer
Validus Senior Living

Josh Smith
Regional Director of Operations
Greenbrier Senior Living

Jason Kohler
Executive Vice President
Beztak Companies

Edward Thorne
Vice President, Operations Management Services Greystone Communities 

Jamie Merrill
Chief Operating Officer
Sonata Senior Living

Domenica Wehmann
Executive Director
Legacy Pointe at UCF

Jay Mikosch
Campus Director
Wellington Bay












The Senior Living Management Advisory Board is supported by the following faculty and staff members of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management:

  • Youcheng Wang, Ph.D., Dean, William C. Peeper Preeminent Professorship in Destination Marketing
  • Abraham Pizam, Ph.D., Professor, Founding dean of UCF Rosen College
  • Nan Hua, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Hospitality Services; Associate Professor
  • Suja Chaulagain, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • YunYing “Susan” Zhong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Lori Safford, Director of Student Services
  • Susan Vernon-Devlin, Manager, Communications and Marketing
  • Yusi Cheng, Ph.D. Student
  • Jianwen Li, Ph.D. Student