Mr. Callison was appointed as Enlivant’s new Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director in July 2013, concurrent with TPG’s take private acquisition of the organization. Based in Chicago, Enlivant (www.enlivant.com) is one of the nation’s largest senior living (assisted living and memory care) owners and operators with over 240 communities and a growing presence in 27 states across the U.S. As Enlivant’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Callison is responsible for all aspects of Enlivant’s investment, operations, and financial strategy.
Mr. Callison has over 20 years of senior housing and multifamily leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. From October 2008 to March 2013, Mr. Callison served as Holiday Retirement’s Chief Executive Officer. During this tenure, Holiday Retirement owned and operated approximately 37,000 senior housing units across the United States and Canada and employed over 11,000 employees. Prior to joining Holiday Retirement, Mr. Callison was with Archstone (NYSE: ASN, $22 billion of assets) for 12 years in a variety of senior leadership positions, including President – U.S. Operations. Archstone owned and operated over 70,000 multifamily apartments in the United States and over 10,000 units in Germany. Mr. Callison’s career began at KPMG Peat Marwick as a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”).
Mr. Callison serves on (i) the Medical Center Board of Directors for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (www.luriechildrens.org); (ii) the Board of Directors for The National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care and is a member of the organization’s Governance and Nominating Committee (www.nic.org); (iii) Argentum’s Board of Directors and serves on Argentum’s PAC/Advocacy Committee (www.argentum.org); and (iv) the Executive Board for the American Seniors Housing Association (“ASHA”), (www.seniorshousing.org). Mr. Callison is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago (“ECC”) and The Chicago Club. He is also a past board member of Junior Achievement of Colorado
Mr. Kramer is Founder and Strategic Advisor at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), a non-profit education and resource center that serves debt and equity investors interested in the seniors housing and care industry. NIC is the leading provider of research as well as business and financial performance data on this sector for capital providers. NIC’s focus is to enable access and choice in seniors housing and care by providing data, analytics and connections that bring together investors and care providers. Mr. Kramer, a frequent writer and speaker on trends in seniors housing and long-term care, directed NIC from its inception in 1991 until July, 2017. A former county government official and Maryland state legislator, Mr. Kramer was a leader on health and environmental issues while representing the state capital of Annapolis in the 1980s. Mr. Kramer was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities and also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Mikki Firor, M.S., is a Gerontologist and Dementia Expert. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Services from Stevenson University and a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Gerontology with a minor in Counseling from McDaniel College. After her time at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital in the Neuropsychology Department and Dementia Clinic, Mikki chose to specialize in Dementia.
During her employment at the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter Mikki conducted professional training and spoke to the general public regarding dementia. As the director of a dementia unit in an assisted living facility, Mikki worked with professional caregivers, families, and individuals impacted by dementia through first hand interaction. She implemented best practices in the environment to maximize everyday and Activities of Daily Living independence while adhering to Virginia Assisted Living Facility State Regulations.
After working in nonprofit and for-profit Dementia organizations, she noticed a need that was not being met. With a passion to help everyone impacted by Dementia through the diagnosis, Trovato, LLC was launched.
Using her vast experience, she continues to train professionals, lead support groups, and educate the general public. As a dementia consultant and president of Trovato, LLC, Mikki provides education to professionals and care partners of those with dementia regarding neurological impact, safety, communication, management of behaviors, and best practices. She provides assessments that provide information to minimize challenges and maximize opportunities while improving the quality of life for those with dementia and their care partners.
Mr. Harley E. Flack, II serves as a Partner at Interprise Partners, LLC and has worked with senior leadership for over 200 Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Flack also founded Flack Ventures. He has served in a management capacity with a National Senior Living Organization, where his support of the spending initiatives resulted in procurement cost reduction of over 70% on a corporate wide technology acquisition. Mr. Flack is former Chairman of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. He attended the University of New England, Howard University and the University of Maryland.
Mr. Glover is a Director in PwC International Public Sector practice. He is an experienced strategic leader with over 25 years of international professional experience working for financial institutions and global consulting companies in developing and emerging economies. For the past 20 years he has worked on a range of USAID funded projects focused on institutional development, investment and trade promotion, economic competitiveness, privatization, workforce development, post-conflict economic growth and private sector development. He has successfully led multi-national project teams in multiple countries, has experience coaching senior government officials and implementing learning programs covering such areas as strategic planning, organizational development, change management and communication, process improvement and financial planning. During the course of his international career, he has worked in countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia. He holds a certificate in Public Sector Change Management from Georgetown University; Master of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University; Master of Arts from Northwestern University; and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
Barb Cooke is an operations and communications professional with extensive expertise in nonprofit organizations. She is a mission focused, dynamic visionary and content creation superstar. She has a track record for implementing systems benefiting the organizations she serves.
Barb co-presented on “Aging in Place” at the annual American Society on Aging conference in 2015. She successfully managed a National Council on Aging grant recruiting health professionals volunteering services to support older adults aging in their own homes. Barb serves as chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee for Anne Arundel Women Giving Together. She is a member of the Standards for Excellence review team for Maryland Association of Nonprofits, a graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel, and a proud AmeriCorps Alum.
Her greatest accomplishment so far is homeschooling her two oldest children from kindergarten through 12th grade—they still speak to her! She earned an MA Human Development from University of Maryland and a BA Psychology from Towson State University.