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Joel Anderson
, President & CEO

Executive Summary

Joel has over 25 years of experience leading senior living communities in a range of executive capacities. He has built a reputation within the field of aging services as a passionate and values-driven leader and progressive thinker. Repeatedly, Joel has a proven record of building successful teams, orchestrating complex financial and operational turnarounds, and leading new strategic growth.

Policy and Industry Leadership

  • Actively led several public policy initiatives for senior living, such as writing and passing the first legislation in Kentucky for assisted living; helped pass two major legislative reform bills for continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, with members of the Florida Legislature
  • Appointed to the Assisted Living Federation of America’s action team to provide quality-driven guidelines for state governments and associations in regulating assisted living
  • Served on multiple task forces as an expert in continuing care retirement communities and Florida’s laws and regulations involving life plan communities
  • Elected to the board of trustees with LeadingAge Florida; elected board chairman from 2019-2021

Achievements

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Arts in Public Policy, Aging, and Management from the Erickson School, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Licensed Florida Administrator (NHA)

  • Twice appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the state’s Continuing Care Advisory Council, where he served as chair from 2017-2020
  • Spokesperson for AARP in the promotion and growth of assisted living communities across the United States
  • Two-time recipient of a Kentucky Colonel award for his outstanding citizenship and service to senior living
  • LeadingAge Florida, the prestigious Chairman’s Award and Advocate of the Year

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational leadership
  • Blue-sky development
  • Campus repositioning
  • Operations management oversight
  • Community expansion
  • Census improvement

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