During these unprecedented times, our deepest concerns go out to those directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and those on the frontline keeping residents of seniors housing and skilled nursing communities safe.

We’ve launched numerous initiatives to speed the delivery of quality data and information to facilitate problem-solving and decision making across the industry.


Starting October 6, 2020

The Essential Virtual Experience


Main Stage

David Brooks

Author and Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times, and Political and Cultural Commentator

David Gergen

Political Commentator and Former Presidential Adviser

Soledad O'Brien

Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Mark Parkinson

President & CEO

American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)

Andy Slavitt

Former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Senior Advisor, The Bi-Partisan Policy Center

Operator Spotlight

Lori Alford


Avanti Senior Living

Jack Callison



Dwayne J. Clark

Founder & CEO

Aegis Living

Lynne Katzmann

President & CEO

Juniper Communities

Fee Stubblefield


The Springs Living

NIC Talks

Louise Aronson, MD MFA


UCSF Division of Geriatrics

Daniel J. Cinelli, FAIA


Perkins Eastman

Krista Drobac

Executive Director

Alliance for Connected Care

Tim Ferris, MD

CEO, Mass General Physicians Organization

Professor, Harvard Medical School

Jo Ann Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer


Bob Kramer

Founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC/President

Nexus Insights

Concurrent Sessions

Sarah Anderson

Managing Director

Newmark Knight Frank

Cindy Baier

CEO & President

Brookdale Senior Living

James Balda

President & CEO


Susan Barlow

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Blue Moon Capital Partners

Leigh Ann Barney

President & CEO

Trilogy Health Services

Manisha Bathija

Former Sr. Investment Officer

Independent Consultant

Aaron Becker

Senior Managing Director

Lancaster Pollard

Traci Bild


Bild & Co

Summer Blizzard

Vice President of Sales and Business Optimization

Independent Healthcare Properties, Inc.

Colleen Blumenthal

COO/Managing Director


Zach Bowyer

Executive Managing Director

JLL Valuation Advisory

Ryan Brooks

Senior Principal, Healthcare


Steve Cannella

Managing Director

Kayne Anderson Real Estate

John Cochrane



Lori Coombs

Managing Director, Multi-Family Capital

Wells Fargo

Mark Cotsakis

EVP, Head of Seniors Housing Finance

Wells Fargo - Multi Family Capital

Lilly Donohue

Chief Executive Officer

Holiday Retirement

Marilynn Duker


Brightview Senior Living

Kris Engskov


Aegis Living

Ben Firestone

Executive Managing Director & Co-Founder

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

Kevin Giusti

Managing Director | Real Estate Finance

Walker & Dunlop

Bre Grubbs

Senior Vice President

Leisure Care

Michael Grust

President & CEO

Senior Resource Group

Vikas Gupta

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

Lukas Hartwich

Senior Analyst

Green Street

Brian Jurutka

President & CEO


Bill Kaufmann

Senior Principal, Skilled Nursing


Joe Kiernan

Chief Stategy Officer & SVP

Ocean Healthcare

Josh Kochek

Chief Investment Officer

Hana2.0 Property Group LLC

Bob Kramer

Founder & Strategic Advisor, NIC/President

Nexus Insights

James Lydiard

Staff Vice President

CareMore Health

Beth Mace

Chief Economist


Ryan Maconachy

Vice Chairman, Healthcare & Alternative Assets

Newmark Knight Frank

Elliott Mandelbaum

Managing Director

BM Eagle Holdings LLC

Eric McRoberts


RLPS Architects

Dan Mendelson



Joel Nelson

President & CEO

Life Care Services

Talya Nevo-Hacohen

Chief Investment Officer

Sabra Healthcare REIT

Erin Ottenbreit

Vice President of Operations

Cedarbrook Senior Living

Lana Peck

Senior Principal, Seniors Housing


William Pettit


RD Merrill Company

Kurt Read


RSF Partners

Thomas Schissler

Managing Director

Wells Fargo - Multi Family Capital

David Schless


American Senior Housing Association

Steve Schmidt

National Director, Seniors Housing Group

Freddie Mac

Katie Sloan

President & CEO


Scott Tittle

Executive Director

National Center for Assisted Living

Anne Tumlinson


ATI Advisory Group