About Us

LifeSpan Network

Lifespan Network is the largest senior care provider association in the Mid-Atlantic, representing more than 250 senior care provider organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia. LifeSpan's membership include not-for-profit and for-profit facilities providing care and services to seniors across the continuum of care, including: independent living, assisted living, nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, subsidized senior housing, community-based and hospital-based programs.

Providers and professionals involved in senior care in Maryland and the District of Columbia turn to LifeSpan Network to learn about the latest legislation and trends in senior care. LifeSpan's Beacon Institute provides education for senior care providers, and offers scholarships as well as many other programs. We also offer a number of great opportunities to save money and run a more efficient community through Lifespan's Products and Services group (LPS).

Getting Involved in LifeSpan

Many opportunities exist for you to become more involved in the LifeSpan Network. As a LifeSpan Network member you and interested members of your staff can participate on communities or tasks forces. Your input will be greatly valued and can help benefit LifeSpan in the future!

Committees

Committies usually meet on a quarterly basis and help set policy on the association's organizational structure, public policy and services. Committees recommend actions to the Board. The following is a list of brief descriptions of the current committees that exist at the LifeSpan Network. For more information about any of these committees, please contact the LifeSpan Network directly.

LifeSpan Network Committees

Nominating Committee | kheffner@lifespan-network.org
Presents a slate of officers and new board members each year

Finance Committee | kheffner@lifespan-network.org
Reviews all financial statements and annual budget for all organizations

Bylaws Committee | kheffner@lifespan-network.org
Provides governance for all organizations

Membership Committee | lfichman@lifespan-network.org
Helps communicate with prospective members and considers issues of importance to Provider and Associate Members

Legislative and Regulatory Committee | dkauffman@lifespan-network.org
Oversees advocacy

Grants Committee | kheffner@lifespan-network.org
Explore opportunities for educational grants

Task Forces

Task Forces are formed and dissolved as needed. There are usually several task forces active throughout the year. Policies, recommendations, or action steps developed by task forces are recommended to the Board or to an appropriate committee for action

The following are examples of current LifeSpan Network Task Force Groups:

Business Strategy Task Force | kheffner@lifespan-network.org

CRISP Task Force | kheffner@lifespan-network.org

Healthcare Info Technology Task Force | kheffner@lifespan-network.org

Assisted Living Public Policy Task Force | dkauffman@lifespan-network.org

If you are interested in learning about or participating on a committee or task force, please email the staff person who oversees that committee.