In July 2016, the Board of Directors for the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) selected Martha A. Roherty, Executive Director of ADvancing States, to join its Board. CEAL is a unique collaboration of national provider, consumer, and advocacy organizations committed to enhancing the care provided in these long term care communities. “I am honored to be selected to serve on the board of such an important organization,” said Roherty. “At a time when 10,000 Americans are turning 65 each day, but the funding to support the Older Americans Act is not increasing, our nation needs to focus on innovative, effective, and person-centered ways to serve older adults and individuals with disabilities. CEAL’s emphasis on expanding access to assisted living services for those who need it, while simultaneously promoting high-quality, person-centered services is crucial to our nation’s ability to support individuals who require these supports.” "We are excited to welcome Martha to the CEAL Board of Directors. Her expertise and perspective as a family caregiver will be a valuable addition to CEAL." Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., CEAL Board Chair Roherty has held leadership positions working for governments and their associations for over three decades.
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