For Immediate Release                                                                                    

June 26, 2018
Contact Deborah Pacyna


WASHINGTON, D.C.Aspen Skilled Healthcare executive Julie Butenko 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).

Julie 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 Julie 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.”

“Julie is devoted to the long term care profession and has been an active volunteer leader in our association,” said Craig Cornett, CAHF CEO/President.  “As a registered nurse and successful executive, Julie has paired her clinical and operational knowledge to achieve quality outcomes throughout her career,” he added.   

Before joining Aspen, Julie was vice president of operations for Kindred Healthcare overseeing a portfolio of more than 20 skilled nursing facilities. Before that, she served as director of operations for Covenant Care, regional administrator for the Pleasant Care Corporation and in a variety of roles as a registered nurse.

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 two-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 26 - 28, 2018.