Program Support


Our member-driven, mission-directed work requires funding above traditional membership dues. Underwriting funding is directed exclusively toward initiatives prescribed by the Argentum Board of Directors.

Special thanks to Willis Towers Watson for underwriting support of the Senior Living IQ Initiative.

Argentum’s Corporate Partnership with Willis Towers Watson is focused on developing research related to human capital benefits benchmarking in senior living and risk management practices across the industry.

For more information on underwriting, contact Brad Williams at 571-527-2625 or


Recognizing the collective importance of the quality program to senior living, underwriters:
  • Provide financial support needed based upon an outlined plan and expected budget
  • Provide other resources, human capital, and research in an effort to advance the initiative
  • Are an active and proud participant in the initiative

Committees & Work Groups

Argentum’s Senior Living IQ initiative was established as a means of addressing key focus areas related to quality in the senior living industry, identified by Argentum’s Quality Improvement Committee, with support from the Argentum Board of Directors.

The Quality Improvement Task Force is comprised of a diverse group of subject matter experts from across the senior living industry. This group, supported by Argentum staff, develops industry standards, guidelines, and other resources that are used by Argentum members to continually advance quality in senior living communities across the United States.

Quality Improvement Task Force
  • Sarah Bass
    Ops. & Communications Director
    Wisconsin Assisted Living Assoc.
  • JoAnne Carlin
    VP, Clinical Risk Services
    Willis Towers Watson
  • Sue Coppola
    SVP, Resident Care
    Sunrise Senior Living
  • Kathy Green
    SVP, Program & Services
    Silverado Senior Living
  • Gayle Kvenvold
    President & CEO
    LeadingAge Minnesota
  • Maria Nadelstumph
    VP, Org. Dev. & Program Excellence
    Brandywine Living
  • Mary Sue Patchett
    EVP, Community & Field Operations
  • Katherine Potter
    SVP & General Counsel
    Five Star Senior Living
  • Beth Sampath
    Senior Dir. of Quality Resident Services
  • Sheela Stevens
    SVP, Special Projects
    Atria Senior Living
  • Bernard Wheeler-Medley
    SVP, Licensure & Compliance
    Belmont Village Senior Living
  • Maribeth Bersani
    Chief Operating Officer
  • John Schulte
    VP, Quality Improvement

For more information or to participate in Argentum’s quality initiatives, contact John Schulte at 571-527-2623 or