410-992-3134 foundation@paltc.org

About Us

The Foundation for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine is a nonprofit organization that envisions a world in which all post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) patients and residents receive the highest-quality care for optimum health, function, and quality of life.

The Foundation works toward this vision through stewardship, funding and promoting education, training, and provision of clinical resources for PALTC settings. By meeting its goals, the Foundation supports the advancement of a competent PALTC workforce and transformational research that contributes to the innovation in the practice of PALTC medicine.

2021 Board of Directors

Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD

Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD

Chairperson

Multi-facility Medical Director
Geriatric Consultant
Franklin, DE

J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMDR

J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMDR

Secretary/Treasurer

Chief Medical Director
Pennsylvania Dept of Aging
Mount Joy, PA

Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA

Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA

Development Chair

Wassenaar Consulting, LLC
Surprise, AZ

Heidi K. White, MD, MEd, CMD

Heidi K. White, MD, MEd, CMD

Program Chair

Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Durham, NC

Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

Program Chair

Advancing Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Solutions – Affiliate Professor, The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging University of Maryland,
School of Pharmacy
Las Vegas, NV

James E. Lett, II, MD, CMDR

James E. Lett, II, MD, CMDR

Immediate Past Chair

Associate Medical Director, BFCC National Coordinating & Oversight Review Center (NCORC)
Baltimore, MD

Christopher E. Laxton, CAE

Christopher E. Laxton, CAE

Executive Director

The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine
Columbia, MD

Committees

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Development Committee raises funds sufficient to provide financial resources for the programs and services the Foundation Board has identified as aligned with our mission.

  • Chair: Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA
  • J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMDR
  • Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD
  • James E. Lett, II, MD, CMDR
  • Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD
  • Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP
  • David Smith, MD, CMD
  • Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The Program Committee, chaired by Heidi K. White, MD, MEd, CMD provides oversight of specific Foundation programs and advises the Board on the status of the Foundation’s programs.

AWARDS SUBCOMMITTEE
  • Chair: Heidi K. White, MD, MEd, CMD
  • Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN
  • Eric Hasemeier, DO, MBA, CMD
  • Jamyl Walker, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C
FUTURES SUBCOMMITTEE
  • Co-Chair: Heidi K. White, MD, MEd, CMD
  • Co-Chair: Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD
  • Laurent Adler, MD
  • Jade Santiago Kim, BSN, RN
  • Victoria Nalls, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Sandeep Patel, MD, CMD
  • Claire Regan, DNP, BSN
  • Tiffany Rose, NP

Our Foundation Staff

The Foundation’s work is overseen by a board of directors and senior leadership staff who deeply believe in our vision. 

Christopher E. Laxton, CAE

Executive Director
Columbia, MD

Victoria Hann

Victoria Hann, MPA, CFRE

Foundation Director
Columbia, MD