John Brammeier

Vivage CFO, John Brammeier, elected Chairman of the Board for CHCA

On October 7, 2020 the Colorado Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living (CHCA) held its Annual Business Meeting in which they elected members to serve on the Board of Directors.

Both Vivage and WellAge Senior Living are proud to announce that our Chief Financial Officer, John Brammeier, was elected as the Colorado Health Care Association Chairman of the Board. “As a long-time participating member of the Association, I cannot understate the importance of CHCA’s work to support the long-term care profession and I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Board,” said Brammeier.

Election Outcomes

The following members were elected to serve two-year terms on the Board:
Chairman of the Board: John Brammeier, Vivage Senior
First Vice Chairman: Janet Snipes, Holly Heights
Second Vice Chairman: Beth Williams, Life Care Centers of America
Third Vice Chairman: Jerusha Siegel, Accel at Longmont
Secretary: Joyce Humiston, C&G Health Care
Treasurer: Jay Moskowitz, Vivage Senior Living
Vice Chair Colorado Center for Assisted Living: Kevin Putman, WellAge Senior Living
Vice Chair Non-Proprietary Facilities: Kenda Spaulding, Grand River Health

Message from the Chairman to all CHCA members:

As a long-time participating member of the Association, I cannot understate the importance of CHCA’s work to support the long-term care profession and I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Board. I want to personally thank Mark Bedinger for his service and leadership as Chairman over the last 6 years. He did a tremendous job of transitioning the Association’s leadership and has helped us grow through challenging circumstances. I would also like to congratulate all the newly elected and re-elected members of the CHCA Board of Directors. We are fortunate to have such an experienced and selfless group of leaders to help guide our work. I look forward to partnering with each of you as we work through the challenges that we face around Covid and the changing political environment. I’d like to congratulate Sarah Schumann from Brookside Inn for being elected to serve on the American Health Care Association Board of Governors. We are fortunate to have Sarah’s voice on our national affiliate’s Board. And finally, I would like to thank Janet Snipes for her service as a member of the AHCA Board of Governors. On a Board full of national leaders Janet stood out as an outstanding professional, a strong advocate, and a credible voice for change and improvement. Janet, you certainly made Colorado proud! As we look to the future of long-term care, it is clear that we will have to rise to meet a multitude of challenges. I strongly encourage all of our members to participate in CHCA to the fullest. Take part in our committees, participate in our Governmental Policy and Board of Directors meetings, and share your thoughts. Together our joint ideas and our joint commitment will turn these challenging times into opportunity.

Sincerely, John Brammeier

About John Brammeier:

John Brammeier began his career in healthcare after receiving his BS of Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. John gained much of his early experience working for national firms, including Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Medicare auditor and as a consultant/auditor for Deloitte and Touche. His financial leadership experience includes several years in hospitals both as an accountant/business office manager as well as a senior manager in consulting for Hein and Associates. In 2000, John became the CFO for Piñon Management which provided management and consulting services to skilled nursing healthcare and senior housing operations. In 2012, John was instrumental in the merger of both Piñon Management and another local provider, Quality Life Management to form a new company called Vivage Senior Living. John serves as CFO of Vivage and is part owner of the company. Today Vivage Senior Living manages, owns and operates 32 skilled and senior living communities; with 22 of these communities in the Denver Metro area. Vivage has 5 senior living projects in various stages of development along the front range and another 3 on the western slope of Colorado. Vivage owns its own ancillary pharmacy as well as a home health and hospice agency in order to offer a complete care continuum. Vivage has created care coordination with transition specialist(s) managing our patients within our own network with the goal of significantly reducing unnecessary re-admissions to hospital partners and improving the care of our patients. John is a CPA and a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He was past President of the Colorado Chapter in 2000 and currently serves on the American Health Care Association – Finance and Reimbursement Committee. He is actively engaged in developing Medicare and Medicaid policy both locally and nationally. In 2017, John was honored by the Denver Business Journal as a finalist for The Top Financial Executive of the Year in Denver. In 2018, John was awarded the Vesta Bowden Distinguished Service Award by the Colorado Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living.