Board of Directors
Kathleen L. Martin | Chair
Rear Admiral, Senior Health Care Executive
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Rear Adm. Martin served as a leader in health care planning, policy development, budget execution and program implementation as one of the Navy’s top senior health care executives. She possesses more than 44 years of increasing leadership responsibility in organizational leadership, executive medicine, health care delivery, team building and planning. Rear Adm. Martin was chief executive of three Navy health care facilities including ambulatory care, a community hospital and a tertiary care medical center, while also serving as chief operating officer of the United States Navy Medical Department, engaging in strategic planning and coordination with other military, federal and civilian agencies. She has received several medals for her military service and most recently served as chief executive of Vinson Hall, a planned retirement community in McLean, VA, and executive director of the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, which creates affordable housing for military widows and other eligible senior citizens. Rear Adm. Martin earned her Master’s in Nursing Administration and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of San Diego and her Bachelor’s in Nursing at Boston University.
Timothy E. Ford, Ph. D.
Dr. Ford is the Chair of the Environmental Health Sciences Department and Director of the Institute for Global Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Tim has served in senior administration at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, and the University of New England, ME. His academic career began at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he served as an Associate Professor in Environmental Health and was the founding director of the School’s Program in Water & Health. In 2002, he moved to Montana State University (MSU) as Head of Microbiology, where he also served as Principal Investigator on the statewide NIH-funded IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence program, focused on building research capacity in infectious disease and environmental health throughout the state. His research has focused on source and drinking water microbiology, microbial cycling and transformation of pollutants, global environmental health, epidemiology of waterborne diseases, and community based participatory research (CBPR). He has worked in water quality-related projects in many countries, most recently, Haiti. In the US, his more recent focus has been on water-related issues with Native American communities. He has served on several advisory boards, including chairing the technical advisory group for the PAHO Foundation, now called Uniting for Health Innovation. Tim holds a Ph.D. in Aquatic Microbiology from the University of Wales, Bangor, and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Sussex University in England.
Daniel J. Hassan
Since 1990, Dan has worked in the senior living industry for both for-profit and non-profit organizations, with concentrated skill sets in feasibility, sales, marketing and a deep understanding of day-to-day operations as the executive director of a large continuing care retirement community. Since launching his own company, Grand Senior Living, he has been fortunate to work nationally with large and small communities on a wide variety of organizational and developmental projects. Dan has presented at the national conference for Leading Age on “Corporate Compliance and HIPPA” and The Vermont Health Care Association on “Developing Senior Housing in Rural Markets”. He has worked in commercial real estate in Boston, MA and held a real estate broker’s license in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Dan was a founding member of the Massachusetts chapter of Assisted Living Federation of America. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Emerson College in Boston, MA and a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University, also in Boston.
Rev. Canon Wollom A. Jensen, D.A., CAPT, CHC, USN-Ret.
Dr. Jensen was recently Canon to the Episcopal Bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, a position he held for seven years until 2017. As Canon he served as chief of staff, training event planner and coordinator, speech writer and deputy ecclesiastical endorser. While in this role Dr. Jensen was the chair of the Endorsers Conference for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy and a member of the Executive Committee of National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces. Between 1982 and 2000 Dr. Jensen was a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, where he held every active duty and reserve chaplain corps position from unit chaplain to major claimant chaplain, including three years as a speechwriter to the vice chief of Naval operations. He has received numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) and other awards and decorations. Jensen holds a Doctor of Arts in Higher Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) in Homiletics and a Master of Divinity both from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA, where he was an executive vice president from 2003 to 2005. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Dakota.
Jeanne P. Kinnard
Jeanne recently retired from a 30-year career with Life Care Services (LCS) where she was regional vice president for operations since 2006. In this capacity, Jeanne was responsible for overseeing the management of over 20 life plan, independent living, assisted living and memory support communities for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Florida. Working on behalf of non-profit sponsors and owners, Jeanne coordinated community business plans addressing day-to-day management, as well as troubled community turnarounds, strategic repositionings and new community start-ups. A focus for Jeanne in recent years has been leadership development in senior living, both on the executive and board levels. Prior to assuming regional responsibilities, she served as executive director at three life-plan communities for Life Care Services. She is a licensed nursing home administrator. Jeanne came to LCS from The American Association of Homes for the Aging (AAHA), now Leading Age, where she served as director of housing policy and director of professional development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.
After four decades with LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging), Leslie recently retired as vice president of member and state relations. As a liaison to affiliated state associations, she managed member recruitment, retention and engagement. Prior to that, Leslie spearheaded the establishment of the organization’s regional structure. In the Chicago regional office, Leslie served as the liaison to 14 state affiliates. A highlight of her career at LeadingAge was to manage the organization’s disaster relief for hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 in which $1.2 million of member donations was distributed to member communities as well as the elderly and their families. As the membership director, Leslie coordinated the organization of state associations, oversaw the relationship with state affiliates, and managed national recruitment / retention campaigns and membership surveys. Currently Leslie serves as a senior advisor for Embodied Labs, which provides a virtual reality training platform for health care professionals and caregivers of people with dementia and other health issues. Leslie received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa.
Christopher D. McNiven, Ed.D.
Dr. McNiven is the president of Aspire Consulting Partners, Inc., a research-driven advisory firm that develops organizational leadership by focusing on live mission, building organizational health and improving performance through co-produced solutions. He also served as corporate director for organizational development at Vibrant Living Communities & Services, a long-term care network. There he led a cross-functional team tasked with creating industry solutions and achieving operational results through leadership development, talent management and organizational effectiveness strategies. As the director of programs at Camelot Schools, Dr. McNiven led staff selection and development initiatives while coaching supervisors on how to more authentically serve and develop teams when providing services to residents with behavioral and relational challenges. At the Wellspring Network he served as an organizational development consultant and coach, where he developed value-added marketing programs that produced referral sources. Dr. McNiven holds an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, masters’ degrees in advanced leadership studies (Indiana Wesleyan) and counseling psychology (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL) and a Bachelor’s in Education from Houghton College in Houghton, NY.
Michael recently retired as the senior vice president for public policy and advocacy for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), an Association representing Catholic health systems and hospitals throughout the country. As senior vice president, Mike represented CHA and its members on a broad range of health-related issues before Congress, the White House, and various federal health and human services agencies and departments. During his tenure at CHA, he contributed to the development and implementation of the public policy and advocacy component of the association’s strategic plan and helped lead advocacy efforts for the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining CHA in October 2000, Mike served as senior vice president, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) – currently Leading Age – a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to providing quality health care, housing and services to the nation’s elderly. In that role, he oversaw operations and directed staff functions of the Government Relations Department. During his 14 years with AAHSA, he helped initiate successful legislative strategies, including efforts to restore federal funding for nursing facilities as a result of Medicare reductions in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
In the mid-1980s he was majority staff director, Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests, Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives, where he assisted the chairman on housing, health care and aging policy. Previously, Mike worked as senior professional staff, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging as legislative adviser to the committee’s chairman, Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania. Michael holds a master’s of arts degree in rehabilitation counseling and psychology from the University of Scranton and a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD.
Daniel Look | The Windshadow Group CEO
After completing his education at Ohio Wesleyan University, Dan held positions in senior living as Dining Services Director, Regional Director, Regional Vice President, and Vice President of Marketing and Development. He founded Dining Management Resources in 1984. He built DMR into an industry leader for development of self-directed dining programs, working with over 800 communities. Most recently, Dan was the Chief Strategy Officer for National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) in Rockville, MD. In this role he oversaw the strategic initiatives advancing the mission and vision of the organization. In doing so, he formed non-traditional partnerships to further NLCS' mission and fostered alignment of daily activities supporting those projects. Dan has been a presenter at workshops and seminars nationally. He is a founding faculty member of the National Certification Program for Retirement Housing Professionals (RHP) through the University of North Texas. This work experience and network has prepared Dan to guide The Windshadow Group and develop its associated programs.
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