Advisory Board

The CIHF Advisory Board is composed of senior-level leaders and CIHF’s Founding and Member Organization representatives.  Through CIHF’s activities and research, the Advisory Board connects with students, faculty, and top-level professionals from other industries, exchanging information, and bridging the fields of hospitality, design thinking, and health management/policy to advance service excellence in healthcare, wellness, senior living, and related areas.

Robert AlterRobert Alter, SHA ’73
Seaview Investors, LLC

Kelly AndressKelly Andress
Sage Senior Living

Jeffrey Bokser, MHA '01Jeffrey Bokser, MHA ’01
Vice President Safety, Security & Emergency Services
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

CerialeMelissa Ceriale, P’15, ’16, ’18
Board of Trustees Member
Montefiore Medicine

D Alessandro headshotPaul M. D’Alessandro
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC

Vaibhav GargVaibhav Garg
Area Talent & Culture Maldives & Executive Assistant Manager

Marcello GasdiaMarcello Gasdia
Manager, Center for Industry Insights

Whitney Austin Gray_SquareWhitney Austin Gray
Executive Director of Research and Innovation

HeidelbergerKaren Heidelberger, SHA ’94
Deerfield Management

neil jacobsNeil Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

tom kleinTom Klein
Chief Operating Officer
Canyon Ranch

mary learyMary Leary, CHE ’78
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mather LifeWays

Tom McInerneyTom McInerney
President & CEO

Caitlin McKenna Caitlin McKenna, SHA ‘05
Senior Director, Strategic Innovation Delivery
Hilton Worldwide

Bradford PerkinsBradford Perkins, A&S ’67
Chairman & CEO
Perkins Eastman

Rijos, John_CropJohn Rijos, SHA ’75
Co-Founder & Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders
American Seniors Housing Association

William B. SimsWilliam B. Sims
Managing Principal
HJ Sims

robert ritzRobert Ritz, MHA ’87
Chief Executive Officer
Mercy Health Network

jeff stoufferJeff Stouffer
Executive Vice President; Global Health Director
HKS Inc.

bennett thomasBennett Thomas, MBA ’03
Senior Vice President of Finance and Sustainability
Hersha Hospitality Trust

Jill Vitale-AussemJill Vitale-Aussem, MMH ’96
Vice President of Consulting Services
Cappella Living Solutions

Lindsley WitheyLindsley Withey
Founder and Principal
Percival Health Advisors
MB Real Estate Healthcare

jianhui wuJianhui Wu
Ningbo Lenfon Biotechnology Co.

yesawich-peterPeter Yesawich, SHA ’72, MS ’74, PhD ’76
Chief Growth Officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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