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
  • Lisa Cooney
    General Counsel
    Five Star Senior Living
  • Sue Coppola, RN, BS, CHC
    SVP Resident Care
    Sunrise Senior Living
  • Kathy Greene
    SVP Programs and Services Integration
  • Gayle Kvenvold
    President & CEO
    LeadingAge Minnesota
  • Maria Nadelstumph
    VP Organizational Development & Program Excellence
    Brandywine Living
  • Mary Sue Patchett
    EVP Community & Field Operations
  • Michael Pochowski, MPPA
    Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
  • Beth Sampath
    Senior Director of Quality Resident Services
  • John Schulte (Staff Liaison)
    VP, Quality Improvement
  • Kimberly Severns-Jones
    Director of Quality Outcomes
    Eclipse Senior Living
  • Sheela Stevens
    Stevens Consulting, LLC
  • Bernard Wheeler-Medley
    SVP Licensure & Compliance
    Belmont Village Senior Living

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