LEI Advisory Council

The LEI Advisory Council

Members of the Long-Term Care Equality Index Advisory Council serve as key advisors in the development and implementation of the Long-Term Care Equality Index. The Advisory Council is made up of a diverse selection of long-term care professionals, aging advocates and LGBTQ advocates from across the country.

Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE
University of Virginia School of Nursing

Loree Cook-Daniels
Policy and Program Director

Joan Devine
Culture Change Expert, Retired

Ben de Guzman
DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Robert Espinoza
Vice President of Policy

Bruce Lederman
Eldercare Executive

Beth Long-Higgins
Executive Director
Ruth Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes

Amity Overall-Laib
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Lindsay Schwartz, Ph.D.
Founder & Principal
Workforce & Quality Innovations, LLC

Ames Simmons
Policy Consultant, Attorney, and Educator

Rabbi Erica Steelman, BCC, MAHL, MPP
Director of LGBTQ+ Initiatives and Chaplain
Horsham Center for Jewish Life

Nate Sweeney, MA, LNHA
Vice President of Skilled Services
St. John's Living

Cornelius Wilson
Board Treasurer

Imani Woody, PhD
President and CEO
Mary's House for Older Adults, Inc.