CONTRIBUTORS

Traci Bild

Traci Bild is the Founder and CEO of Bild & Company (Est. 1999), a national healthcare consulting firm with deep roots in senior living. Providing the sales and marketing infrastructure for small to midsize operators, her firm has helped hundreds of organizations close revenue gaps, gain a competitive edge and strengthen their financial operation.

The author of three books, 7 Steps to Successful Selling, industry favorite Zero Lost Revenue Days and Amazon best-seller Get Your Girl Back, Traci has been featured in media from the Today Show and CBS Sunday Morning News to Success Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and the BBC. Her firm landed on the 2013 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company list and Traci is a sought after speaker at industry conferences nationwide.

Traci is married to the love of her life David, has two children, Paris and Noah and lives in beautiful Clearwater, FL. She loves to travel, garden and go boating but her true passion is changing people’s lives through teaching leaders within the senior living space!

James Lee

James Lee has served the senior living industry for 12 years across an array of roles for various organizations across the country. Leveraging successful roles in sales, operations, and learning and development, James has a deep belief in achieving performance through the hard-won efforts of developing amazing cultures. His entrepreneurial spirit drives him to seek, nurture, and advocate for innovation in the way our industry serves seniors and the heroic people who serve them.

James earned an MBA from the University of Texas, is the Corporate Director of Sales for Aventine Senior Living, and lives in San Antonio, Texas.

You can often find him sharing his thoughts and perspectives on the industry through his regular LinkedIn posts as well as through industry forums and associations as a guest speaker.

Meredith Mills

Although a 2019 Price Waterhouse report shared that only 12% of family-owned businesses will make it into the third generation, Country Meadows is proud that several third generation members are now involved and leading the direction for future growth. As the granddaughter of Country Meadows Retirement Communities founders (the late Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader and his wife, Mary Jane), Meredith Mills has Country Meadows in her blood and is delighted to carry on her family’s mission to serve seniors.

In her company role, she oversees all personal care and assisted living operations and works closely with the Vice Presidents of Operations and the Resource Staff. Meredith joined the organization in 2011 and has held positions with increasing responsibility in marketing and operations including Director and Regional Director of Marketing, Executive Director and Vice President of Strategic Planning. Meredith also develops strategic partnerships with hospitals and healthcare organizations in the markets in which Country Meadows and sister non-profit organization, Ecumenical Retirement Community, provide senior living services. She identifies opportunities for better communication between these communities and hospitals and physicians to share internal data and clinical outcomes to coordinate the best care for residents.

Meredith gained operational experience during her five years working with Urban Outfitters at the company's Philadelphia headquarters. She has a master's degree in Health Administration from Penn State University and an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College. She is a board member of Penn State University’s Harrisburg Campus, LifeSong Hospice, and the George M. Leader Family Corporation (GMLFC) board of directors, which oversees operations for Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Ecumenical Retirement Community and sister company Providence Place Retirement Communities.

Meredith resides in Hummelstown, Pa. with her husband and co-worker, Dan Mills, MHA, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and their son, Beckett.

Charles Turner

An innovator in the senior housing space, Charles Turner is currently the CEO of Kare, a digital labor marketplace that is solving the crucial labor shortage in senior care. He is also CEO of Invidia for Seniors, a multi-platform company focused on improving the senior housing and care industry.

Prior to Invidia, Charles was the President of Lifewell Senior Living and PinPoint Senior Living where he led development and operating initiatives for the companies. Invidia invests time, money and resources in technologies and programs that provide improve care and evidence based outcomes for its residents.

Charles has been instrumental in identifying and developing nearly a half billion dollars in Medical and Senior Housing projects including Hospitals, Medical Office Buildings and Assisted Living developments in several states throughout the Sun Belt United States.

 He has also been Vice President of Finance, Planning and Operations for Attachmate (formerly NetIQ), a $400 Million software company, where he was responsible for financial management, strategic planning activities and real estate. Prior to Attachmate, Charles worked at BMC Software where he was responsible for internal strategic planning as well as restructuring the company’s real estate portfolio, saving the company over $30 Million per year in real estate expense from asset sales and lease restructuring.

Charles also has several years’ experience in Big 4 consulting as well as industrial distribution management. He holds a B.A. in History and Politics from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas in Austin.

CW Ep. 23: Innovations in Senior Care with Charles Turner