Board of directors

Florida Senior Living Association’s Governing Board represents senior living member organizations and provides direction on Association activities.


Executive Committee

Chair: Gwen A. Thibault
Divisional Vice President
Legend Senior Living

Past Chair: Mary Sue Patchett
Executive President
Brookdale Senior Living

Vice Chair #1: Melinda Skirvin
Regional Director of Operations, Five Star Senior Living

Vice Chair #2: Shelley Esden
Chief Operating Officer, Sonata Health Care

Secretary: Rebecca Townsend
Chief Operating Officer, Validus Senior Living

Treasurer: Jay Thomas, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel – Operations, Atria Senior Living

Parliamentarian: Marian Nease, Esq.
Berger Singerman

Legislative Committee Chair: Jay Thomas, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel – Operations, Atria Senior Living

Political Committee Chair: David Nussbaum
Senior Vice President, Belmont Village

Membership Chair: pending

Professional Development Chair: pending


Lori Colwell
District Vice President of Operations, Holiday Retirement

Linda Ellis
Director of Financial Operations, SLM Services, LLC

Tina Keating
Executive Director, Barkley Place

Jamie Mathews
Regional Director of Operations, Harbor Retirement Associates

Bart Palumbo
Senior Vice President, SLM Services, LLC

Cindy Petchulis
Director of Operations/Sales & Marketing-Florida, Enlivant

Lori Priselac
Assisted Living Business Manager, Omnicare/CVS

Janice Ryalls
Executive Director, Elmcroft of Timberlin Parc

Kari Schmidt
President of Southeast Region, Brookdale Senior Living

Ron Shuck
Principal, Windermere Strategic Partners

Damon Thomas
Regional Director of Operations, Senior Lifestyle Corporation

Krone Weidler
Vice President, Marcus Millichap