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Lois A. Bowers

Lois A. Bowers

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

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Beth Burnham Mace

Meet Beth Burnham Mace, Hall of Honor inductee

Over the past two decades, Beth Burnham Mace’s work has helped turn the senior housing and care sector into a mainstream institutional investment asset class by increasing transparency to a wide range of investors and capital providers.

Meet Katie Potter, Hall of Honor inductee

Katherine “Katie” Potter has played sports for as long as she can remember and carries the lessons learned from that involvement — the power of teamwork, physical activity and healthy competition — into the workplace.

Women of Distinction 2020: JoAnne Reifsnyder

2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor inductee JoAnne Reifsnyder, executive vice president, clinical operations, and chief nursing officer, Genesis HealthCare, Kennett Square, PA, shares why she was drawn to eldercare at a young age. She also discusses her greatest accomplishment, the biggest surprise of her career and where she sees the industry heading post COVID-19.

Meet Vassar Byrd, Hall of Honor inductee

Vassar Byrd didn’t start her professional life in senior living. Holding a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics, she first spent more than 10 years as an economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Advisory Board Company and ECONorthwest.

Meet Wendy Nowokunski, Hall of Honor inductee

Wendy Nowokunski’s more than two decades of senior living experience include leadership roles at Benchmark Senior Living and Newton Senior Living before she co-founded Burlington, MA-based Northbridge Companies, where she is president.

Meet Maribeth Bersani, Hall of Fame inductee

Maribeth Bersani has been a steady presence at Argentum since 2006, joining the national association as senior vice president of public policy when it was known as the Assisted Living Federation of American. For the past five years, she has been chief operating officer.

Women of Distinction 2020: Shilpi Chona

2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction honoree Shilpi Chona, regional administrator at Legacy Healthcare, shares what being named a Rising Star means to her, what she’s most proud of and what she would tell young women looking to have a career in senior living and care.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Pat Mulloy

Pat Mulloy’s 25-year career in senior living and care has included the top post at three organizations — Atria Senior Living (1996 to 2000), LifeTrust America (2001 to 2004) and Elmcroft Senior Living (2006 to 2018).

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