WHCA Executive Director, Tom Moore has informed the WHCA Board of Directors of his intention to retire early in 2016. Moore first aligned with WHCA (then known as the Wisconsin Nursing Home Association) in 1984 serving as its first in-house Legal Counsel. He was appointed by the Board of Directors to the Executive Director position in January 1986 when the Association’s first Executive Director, George MacKenzie stepped down after 30 years of service.
In his 32 years of service as Executive Director, Moore has advanced and represented the interests of the Association and its membership before the respective administrations of 5 U.S. Presidents and 5 state Governors. In announcing his retirement, Moore expressed that the “given the scope, intensity of the unceasing change the profession and membership have experienced over the past thirty years, my tenure as Executive Director seems to has passed in the blink of any eye. However, I realize that successfully addressing the new and complex challenges that loom on the horizon, will require an enormous commitment of additional time and energy that is difficult to reconcile with the DOB that appears on my driver’s license… It’s a perfect and exciting time for me personally and WHCA/WiCAL professionally to move on.”
“On behalf of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and its membership, I would like to thank Tom Moore for his many years of dedicated service to our association and the state’s long-term care provider community,” said Mike Schanke, President of the WHCA Board of Directors. “Throughout his tenure as Executive Director, Tom has steered WHCA through many complicated problems in the areas of reimbursement, regulatory and legislative affairs. Tom has faithfully and impartially represented the varied interests of our profession these many years and I know I speak for the entire membership in offering Tom our best wishes in his retirement.”