ASHA’s professional staff work diligently on behalf of those who develop, own, operate, and finance the full spectrum of housing and services for older adults. The Association’s five full-time employees collectively have over 50 years of experience serving professionals involved in independent living, assisted living and memory care, and life plan/continuing care communities.
ASHA staff are actively involved in advocacy on Capitol Hill, industry research and communications, consumer education, media relations, and the planning and hosting of top-notch meetings for industry leaders. In addition, staff are available to provide members with general guidance on questions of substance and business opportunity.
David S. Schless has served as ASHA’s President since its creation by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) in 1991. With over 30 years of industry experience, David has an extensive understanding of seniors housing research, policy and regulatory issues, and an intimate knowledge of the seniors housing business. He is currently involved with the Alzheimer’s Association Brain Ball Committee, the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living at Washington State University and serves on the editorial board of the Seniors Housing & Care Journal. David has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by both the University of Connecticut and the University of North Texas for his work on behalf of seniors.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Center for Aging and Human Development at the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Science degree from the Department of Applied Gerontology/Center for Studies in Aging at the University of North Texas.
You can contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 885-5560.
Jeanne McGlynn Delgado, Vice President of Government Affairs, joined ASHA in 2015. She leads ASHA’s public policy efforts on Capitol Hill, before federal agencies and in industry coalitions. She manages a broad portfolio of issues of importance to the senior living industry and the residents with a focus on immigration reform, workforce development, expanding veterans assisted living options, advancing retirement security proposals, and fair tax treatment of the business model as well as ongoing educational efforts to enhance the knowledge of policymakers about senior living.
Prior to ASHA, Jeanne served as Vice President for Business & Risk Management Policy for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and she spent the early part of her career representing the National Association of REALTORS on a range of real estate policy issues.
She earned her B.A. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
You can contact Jeanne at email@example.com or (202) 885-5561.
Doris K. Maultsby, Vice President of Member Services, joined ASHA in 1999. Her roles include management of the Association’s meetings, membership, sponsorship, and operations.
Prior to joining ASHA, Doris held member services and meeting management roles at the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and The Advisory Board Company. She received her B.A. in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
You can contact Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 885-5562.
Meghan “Megs” Bertoni, Director, Member Services, joined ASHA in 2015. Her responsibilities include meeting registrations and on-site event facilitation, assisting with ASHA’s newsletters, coordinating the Where You Live Matters campaign, and supporting ASHA President, David Schless, on the Rising Leaders Program and various other projects.
She is also responsible for maintaining the Association’s website. Additionally, Meghan oversees the ASHA’s annual research projects, the Seniors Housing State Regulatory Handbook, The State of Seniors Housing and the ASHA 50.
Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Maryland.
You can contact Meghan at email@example.com or (202) 885-5571.
Sheffield “Sheff” Richey, Director, Government Affairs, is responsible for coordinating ASHA’s public policy efforts on Capitol Hill and administering the Seniors Housing PAC (SH PAC).
Prior to joining ASHA, Sheff worked as a political fundraiser and advisor for 16 Members of Congress. He started in the field of political fundraising working for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) as a lead fundraiser for his re-election campaign and Leadership Political Action Committee (LPAC). In that role he also advised the Majority Leader on political races around the country. Sheff started working on Capitol Hill in the Majority Leader’s Capitol Leadership Office.
Sheff received his B.A. in Politics from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is from Alexandria, VA.
You can contact Sheff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 885-5563
Camden Raynor, Associate Program Administration, will work with both the Government Affairs and Member Services teams in this newly created role. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in International Politics from the University of Edinburgh.