Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, has been elected to a second term on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Assisted Living.
NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The organization is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development and quality initiatives.
“We are proud to welcome this distinguished group of leaders to our respective boards,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “We face many challenges and opportunities in the coming year, and I believe that we can continue to deliver solutions for quality care.”
Adding that he is pleased with the diversity of the assisted living professionals serving on the board, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle said the newly elected directors will help make the association even stronger.
“We are honored they have chosen to share their expertise and leadership to move the assisted living profession forward,” he said.
Burkett has been at the helm of Gardant since the company, formerly BMA Management, Ltd., was founded in 1999. The company manages more than 40 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities in Illinois. Gardant is the largest assisted living provider in Illinois and the 12th largest provider nationwide. Prior to joining Gardant, Burkett spent more than 20 years in the healthcare management fields of public health, home health, medical clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. He is also the past president and a current board member of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition.
“I am looking forward to continuing to serve and bringing my experiences and strengths in the industry to this board,” said Burkett, who will chair NCAL’s Finance and Policy Committee.
For more information about Gardant Management Solutions or the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities the company operates, call 1-877-882-1495.