florida senior living institute

The Florida Senior Living Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association, created in 1984 to work on the continued development, growth and progress of Florida’s retirement housing industry. Known then as the Retirement Housing Council, the organization was known for conducting meetings and educational forums.

In 2014, the Retirement Housing Council Board of Directors gifted the organization to Florida Senior Living Association. The council became the Florida Senior Living Institute and its mission was defined as supporting professionals working in senior living through training and professional development opportunities. The organization also supports the annual Justin Brown Scholarship.


Board Members & Staff



Chair: Mary Sue Patchett


Gwen A. Thibault
Divisional Vice President
Legend Senior Living


Ron Shuck
Board President
Tampa Life Plan Village


Marian Nease
Of Counsel
Berger Singerman

GAIL MATILLO, MPA 
Staff: Gail Matillo, MPA
President & CEO
Florida Senior Living Association