The CEO of Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Boston has been appointed to Massachusset’s recently established Nursing Facility Task Force.

Gov. Charlie Baker named Patrick Stapleton one of 15 members in early October. The Nursing Facility Task Force is charged with evaluating ways to ensure the financial stability of skilled nursing facilities, to enhance their role within the continuum of elder care services and to address workforce challenges.

“There will always be a need for skilled nursing facilities and the level of care that only they can provide, particularly as the aging population continues to increase,” Stapleton said. “ I look forward to fulfilling the mission as laid out by Governor Baker and the Legislature.”

Stapleton has more than 25 years’ experience in the skilled nursing industry and is certified by the American College of Healthcare Administrators. He joined Sherrill House in 2003 and has served as CEO since 2005.