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Julie Simpkins of Gardant Management Appointed to NCAL Board of Directors

Posted Oct 25, 20223 min Read


Indianapolis – October 25, 2022: The Indiana Health Care Association and the Illinois Health Care Association are pleased to congratulate Julie Simpkins, chief operating officer for Gardant  Management Solutions, on her appointment to the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL) Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. 

Gardant Management Solutions has been a longstanding member of Indiana and the Illinois Health Care Association and we are so pleased to have Julie represent both states at the national level. 

Simpkins has more than 30 years of experience in the senior living industry, extraordinary professional accomplishments and relentless passion for our field. Julie has held several leadership positions including serving on the IHCA/INCAL board, serving as the NCAL State Leader Chair and as a member of NCAL Finance and Regulatory committee. 

“I enjoy working alongside other senior living leaders in an effort to impact and influence positive change and provide access to those in need of assisted living services. Working with the NCAL board of directors will allow me to contribute in a broader aspect.” said Simpkins.  

“We are humbled by Julie’s exceptional commitment to the profession and are thankful for her leadership and tireless advocacy for Indiana’s long-term care providers,” said Paul Peaper, president of IHCA/INCAL. “We’ve been fortunate to benefit from Julie’s leadership at the state level and can’t wait to see her make a strong positive impact at the national level as well.” 

“Julie’s passion and dedication to senior living is remarkable,” said Matt Hartman, executive director of the Illinois Health Care Association. “Her leadership and experience are great assets for the NCAL board as she continues to help move the needle on important issues within the long term care industry.” 

On behalf of the entire team at the IHCA/INCAL and IHCA, we congratulate Julie on her appointment to the NCAL board. 



IHCA/INCAL is the state’s largest trade association and advocacy group representing for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes, as well as assisted living communities and independent living. The association provides education, information, and advocacy for health care providers, consumers, and the workforce on behalf of its more than 480+ member facilities.

About IHCA

The Illinois Health Care Association is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 450 licensed and certified long term care centers and programs throughout the state. Its members are comprised of proprietary and non-proprietary facilities which represent skilled, intermediate, developmentally disabled, skilled pediatric, assisted living, supportive living and sheltered levels of care. IHCA seeks to promote the highest standard of services in facilities and programs for the elderly and physically and mentally challenged. For more information about the Illinois Health Care Association, visit

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