Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, David began his journey in Long-Term Care over 30 years ago in the dietary department of a skilled nursing community. After high school he worked as a nursing assistant through his sophomore year at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, where he received his degree in business and, subsequently, acquired his Nursing License and worked as a nurse. David has worked with many of the leading providers in the Skilled Nursing Community – from Medicare cost reporting and consumption management, to LTC technology services. David joined Living Care Lifestyles as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in April of 2012 and is now the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
David began his career in Long-Term-Care Institutional Pharmacy Services, and since then has spearheaded both regional and national programs for controlling cost in delivery of medication services. In addition, David has run an independent consulting firm dedicated to helping Assisted Living developers identify potential locations for new construction across the country.
David’s experience includes the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Mercury Pharmacy Services Inc., where his ongoing commitment was to ensuring that patients’ medications were continually monitored by working with the Pharmacy Team on reduction of unnecessary medications to control patient expense and promote safety.
David has been an active part of the Western Washington Aging Community in many ways – from serving as President of the South End Senior Care Coalition for three years, to founding The Puget Sound Healthcare Professionals – both organizations have worked on developing a better communication bridge between LTC Providers and the local community. David has worked with many organizations, from AARP to the Washington Healthcare Association. He has also been involved in the Washington D.C. based Senior’s Coalition on challenges regarding prescription drug coverage and expense. David has had extensive involvement in the Department of Social and Health Services Diversity Affairs Office, and has chaired the DSHS, GLBT Advisory Committee. David was also involved in the Governors Blue Ribbon Commission, as an Advisor for the LTC New Funding Advisory Committee specifically with the goal of ensuring that all wording and practices placed forth from the Commission are sensitive to equal access of services for all residents of Washington State. David continues to do this work as a member of the Governors LTC Advisory Committee.
David has been involved in the following Boards: Department of Social and Health Services Advisory Chair, Hawaii LTC Association- Board Member, Equal Rights Washington Past Board Member and Vice Chair, Verbena- Board Member, Senior Services of Seattle – Board Member, South End Senior Care Coalition Founding Member and Past President, The Puget Sound Health Care Professionals – and Founder, The NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network.
Throughout his career it has been his passion to work for improvement of services and enrichment of life quality for all seniors.