industry leader pledges support for global expansion of CARF accreditation
November 21, 2013, Tucson, Arizona -- At its November meeting
in Washington, D.C., the CARF Board of Directors elected senior housing
industry leader Kayda Johnson to serve a third consecutive one-year term as
chair of the board. She will chair the board through December 31, 2014.
"The board will
continue to support CARF's expansion of accreditation services globally to
ensure that persons around the world have access to quality health and human services,"
Johnson is chief
operating officer of Senior Resource Group, LLC, in Solana Beach, California. Senior
Resource Group develops, owns, and operates high quality senior housing
communities that are home to more than 4,000 residents on 17 campuses
throughout Arizona, California, Florida, and Oregon.
Active nationally in
the senior housing industry, Johnson served on the Assisted Living Federation
of America (ALFA) Board of Directors for more than twelve years and is now
engaged in the federation's executive chief operating officers group. She has
participated in committees of the National Investment Center (NIC) for senior
housing and care industries, and she is active in the American Seniors Housing
Johnson is the
current secretary of the Arizona ALFA Board of Directors and is a member of the
Continuing Care/Residential Communities Committee of Aging Services of
California. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and contributing author to
industry journals and publications.
Johnson served on
the faculty of the University of Redlands for twenty years. She holds M.B.A.
and B.S. degrees and RN/AAS designation, and she is a licensed nursing home
administrator and certified residential care administrator.
Before her present
position overseeing operations for Senior Resource Group, Johnson held chief operating
officer positions in large retirement housing companies for ten years.
At the board's
previous meeting in Tucson, Arizona, the directors reelected Kayda Johnson,
Marvin Mashner, and Robert Short to serve three-year terms on the board
beginning January 1, 2014. Mashner is president and chief executive officer of
ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc., in West Point, Pennsylvania. Short is president
of Pinnacle Risk Management Services in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The 11-member board
provides governance of CARF International, a nonprofit accreditor of health and
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