Kevin Heffner, President of LifeSpan Network

Kevin Heffner has served in the role of President and CEO of LifeSpan Network since March 2017. 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 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.

Prior to March 2017, Kevin served as Director, External Relations, with UMBC’s Management of Aging Services Program/The Erickson School. Kevin’s responsibilities included development of strategic relationships, and oversight of the school’s IT, marketing and recruitment efforts.

Before joining the Erickson School, Kevin served as Executive Director of The Beacon Institute, the Educational Affiliate of LifeSpan Network, from its founding in 1997. He oversaw the creation of The Beacon Institute's Handelman Learning Center, The Mid-Atlantic Wellspring Program, and The Beacon Institute's scholarships program, among other responsibilities.  In addition, Kevin co-hosted WCBM's weekly radio program, "Focus on Seniors," with more than 15,000 regular listeners, from 2003 to 2006. 

Prior to joining The Beacon Institute, Kevin served as Sr. Director, Development and Member Relations with Special Libraries Association, where he managed a staff of ten research, education, and marketing professionals, and Vice President, Development with the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area.

Kevin’s areas of professional certification include association management (CAE) and fund development (CFRE).  He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Past Recipient of McDaniel College's "Community Service Award," and The Beacon Institute’s Hall of Fame Award. Kevin has a BA in Communications from McDaniel College and an MA in Management of Aging Services from UMBC.