NIC Announces Five New Board Appointments

by Jeff Shaw

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), an Annapolis-based nonprofit providing data to the seniors housing industry, has appointed five new members to its board of directors:

  • Bre Grubbs, partner and chief strategy officer of Leisure Care, who becomes assistant secretary
  • Vikas Gupta, senior vice president of acquisitions and development at Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.
  • Severine Petras, CEO and co-founder of Priority Life Care
  • Kathy Ryser, senior director of seniors housing underwriting and credit at Freddie Mac
  • Aron Will, vice chairman of CBRE, who becomes assistant treasurer

Susan Barlow (co-founder and managing partner, Blue Moon Capital Partners LP) becomes the new chair of the board of directors. She is joined on the executive committee by Fee Stubblefield (founder and CEO, The Springs Living) who becomes the inaugural vice chair of strategy; and Kenneth Segarnick (chief corporate officer, Brandywine Living) who becomes the inaugural vice chair of communications. Imran Javaid (managing director, BMO Harris Bank) remains treasurer and John Rijos (co-founder and operating partner, Chicago Pacific Founders) remains secretary.

Both Grubbs and Will were previously members of NIC’s Future Leaders Council, a group of promising professionals who are engaged early in their careers to contribute to NIC committees and task forces, develop leadership skills and form relationships with industry leaders.

Outgoing members of NIC’s board of directors include Robert Chapin (CEO and co-chief investment officer, Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager LLC); Steven Insoft (partner, Maple Ridge Partners); Kelsey Mellard (CEO and founder, Sitka); Steven Schmidt (national director, senior housing lending, Freddie Mac); and Chris Taylor (independent agent).

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