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ASHA Staff & Counsel

David S. Schless has served as President of ASHA since its creation in 1991. With over 20 years of experience in seniors housing, David has an extensive understanding of seniors housing policy and regulatory issues, and an intimate knowledge of the seniors housing business. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Seniors Housing & Care Journal and has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by both the University of Connecticut and the University of North Texas for his work on behalf of seniors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Center for Aging and Human Development at the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Science degree from the Department of Applied Gerontology/Center for Studies in Aging at the University of North Texas

Rachelle Bernstecker has served as Vice President, Government Affairs of ASHA since 2006. Prior to joining ASHA she specialized in legislative and regulatory matters for three of the nation's largest providers of seniors housing and nursing homes, including Sunrise Senior Living, Marriott Senior Living Services, and Manor Care. Rachelle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living, a non-profit collaborative of eleven national consumer and provider organizations. Rachelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University.

Doris Maultsby, Vice President, Member Services, joined ASHA in 1999. Her roles include management of the Association's meetings, membership, and operations. Additionally, Doris oversees a number of the Association's annual research projects, such as the Continuing Care Retirement Community and Assisted Living State Regulatory Handbook. Prior to joining ASHA, Doris worked at the National Multi Housing Council and The Advisory Board Company. Doris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Krystalle Campo, Manager, joined ASHA in 2006. She is responsible for overseeing the expansion and maintenance of ASHA's website and collaborates on a number of research projects and updates, including the ASHA 50. Krystalle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College, Schenectady, NY.

Randolf H. Hardock, ASHA's Chief Legislative Counsel since 1998, is the Managing Partner of the law firm Davis & Harman, LLP. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Benefits Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for all tax issues involving pensions, executive compensation and health insurance. From 1986 to 1993, he was tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, serving as an advisor to Chairman Lloyd Bentsen on a wide variety of issues. Prior to entering public service, Randy practiced law in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Randy is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Paul A. Gordon, ASHA's Legal Counsel since 1999, is a Partner and Chair of the Senior Housing & Care Practice Group in the law firm Hanson Bridgett LLP. Paul has over 25 years experience representing seniors housing and long-term care facilities and is recognized nationally as an expert on the subject. He is author of the book Seniors Housing and Care Facilities: Development, Business and Operations, published by the Urban Land Institute. His practice includes business, tax, regulatory and operational planning for new developments and existing communities, counseling and representation in a wide variety of operational and licensing issues, and litigation of claims by and against providers of senior services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and a law degree from the University of San Francisco.

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