For Immediate Release

June 26, 2019
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WASHINGTON, D.C . – Erika Castile, Executive Director III at Brookdale Carmel Valley in San Diego, CA has been chosen to participate in the prestigious, national Future Leaders program at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

Erika was nominated by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) to participate in the yearlong program, which offers training and guidance for long-term and post-acute care professionals.

"At AHCA/NCAL we are always searching for the future leaders of our profession.  After a thorough national review, we have selected Erika as one of 41 of our future leaders,” said Mark Parkinson, President & CEO AHCA/NCAL.  “She has already made a positive impact on the lives of older people in their community and we are excited to be a part of their future.”

“Erika is a great choice to represent California and has been an active volunteer leader in our association,” said Craig Cornett, CAHF CEO/President.  “With more than 20 years in the long term care profession, Erika brings energy, passion and expertise to her work, having achieved a BA and Master’s degree in Gerontology,” he added.   

Before joining the Brookdale Senior Community in 2016, Erika was employed at Health Care Centre of Fresno, a 155 bed skilled nursing and 70 bed assisted living facility. She has been a licensed administrator for 8 years. 

Erika served as the former president of the CAHF Kern County Chapter and presently serves as the vice chair of the CAHF San Diego Chapter. She is a recent graduate of the CAHF Nursing Home Leader Academy of Excellence.  The California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) recently recognized Erika for developing one of the top five best practices in California – The Pain Management in Short Term Patients project. 

 The future leaders program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The 12-month program kicks off with a three-day symposium, “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America,” held each year in Washington, D.C. This year’s symposium will take place September 24-26.