June 26, 2019
Contact Deborah Pacyna
D.C . – Erika Castile, Executive Director 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).
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
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.