About Us

LifeSpan Network

Lifespan Network is the largest senior care provider association in the Mid-Atlantic, representing nearly 300 senior care  providers in Maryland and the District of Columbia. LifeSpan's members 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.

The LifeSpan Network is composed of LifeSpan, The Beacon Institute, and LifeSpan Products and Services (LPS).  Providers and professionals involved in senior care in Maryland and the District of Columbia turn to LifeSpan to keep informed of the latest legislation and trends in senior care and to have a dedicated lobbyist representing their interests in Annapolis, as well as to have opportunities to network with colleagues in the field.   LifeSpan's Beacon Institute provides clinical and administrative education and training for senior care providers, both in our Columbia, Maryland classrooms and in your facility via webcast.  Scholarship opportunities are even available for qualified members.  Finally, the opportunity to save money and run a more efficient community through collective buying power is offered through Lifespan's Products and Services group (LPS).   See why hundreds of your colleagues have joined together in Maryland's largest senior care provider association and start enjoying the benefits of membership today!


LifeSpan's Mission Statement:
Through leadership, education and advocacy, we are the voice of all senior care service organizations.


LifeSpan's Vision Statement:
Advancing quality services for seniors.


Meet the Staff


Meet the LifeSpan Board



Lifespan Member Directory

Lifespan Chairman's Award

Mayer Handelman Award

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!


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

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

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

Public Policy Committee | dkauffman@lifespan-network.org
Oversees advocacy

Education Committee | lflaim@lifespan-network.org
Explore opportunities for educational projects and trainings

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.


Conference and meeting space in Columbia and Howard County can sometimes be difficult to locate, and often is expensive, with restrictive food and beverage options and challenging parking options as well. LifeSpan Network, the largest senior service provider association in the Mid-Atlantic, is headquartered in Columbia’s Gateway Business Community, and provides alternatives that can help your business to maximize its conference and meeting budget.  View our brochure for more information and pricing.