The Foundation for Health Care Continuums is a nonprofit corporation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from federal income taxation.

The management and direction of the business of the Foundation for Health Care Continuums is vested in its Board of Directors. The terms of office and qualification of the directors are set forth in the organization's Bylaws. The current members of the Board of Directors have worked together for charitable organizations focused on senior living for over twenty years.

Board of Directors

Michael P. Rosen - President

Mr. Rosen has thirty years of professional experience in health care administration, multi-hospital system planning, business development and health care legislation, regulation and reimbursement. Rosen also served fifteen years as President and CEO of the Long Term Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization with over 1,000 nursing home and assisted living beds.

Rosen currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Hospice of New York, a hospice serving New York and Nassau County. Prior to joining Hospice of New York, Rosen was General Partner in American Hospice Management, the first hospice management company in the United States. American Hospice Management provided management services to fifteen hospice organizations.

Rosen spent twelve years as Vice President of Planning and Operations for Methodist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where he conducted all planning and corporate development activities for the health system’s general hospital, substance abuse hospital, skilled nursing facility, hospice, home health agency, reference laboratory, ambulatory surgery center, educational center, occupational medicine clinic, intravenous therapy provider and durable medical equipment company.

Rosen also was Chair of the Licensure and Reimbursement Committee that was involved in the legislative effort which resulted in the passage of Medicare hospice coverage. Rosen has also held other administrative positions in home health agencies.

Rosen attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Berkley before graduating with a Masters of Science in Allied Health – Health Care Administration from the University of North Florida.

Fred T. Brown - Director, Secretary

Fred Brown is Senior Vice President for Managed Facilities for Carolinas HealthCare in Charlotte, NC. Previously, Brown served as managing principal for Pershing, Yoakley and Associates, one of the largest dedicated health care consulting practices in the Southeast. He also served as executive vice president of Novant Health, responsible for supporting growth of the hospital, physician and managed care network, and development of business relationships with hospitals, managed care organizations and other healthcare systems.

Earlier in his career, Brown established a regional office for VHA, a large health care cooperative, and served as president and chief executive officer of the Carolinas-Tennessee Regional Healthcare System for 11 years. Prior to this, he had more than 14 years experience in roles as administrator, executive vice president and chief operating officer of acute care community hospitals, regional referral center hospitals and academic medical centers.

Brown recently retired as Colonel in the North Carolina Air National Guard after 31 years of active duty and reserve military service. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service medal. His professional affiliations include serving as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives; member of the American Hospital Association; secretary of the board of directors of The Long Term Care The Continuums Group; adjunct professor at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and president, board of directors, UNC School of Public Health Foundation.

Felix Fraraccio - Director, Treasurer

Mr. Fraraccio has an extensive background in acute and long term care. Fraraccio served as Executive Vice President, Long Term Care and Mental Health Services for MediCorp Health System in Fredericksburg Virginia until he retired in 2005. As Executive Vice President, Fraraccio was responsible for the development and management of two nursing homes, an assisted living community, a retirement community, a hospice program and two home health agencies, as well as the rehabilitation and senior care programs. Fraraccio also was responsible for the management of a 40 bed psychiatric hospital and a twenty-five member psychiatric practice.

Prior to joining MediCorp, Fraraccio was the Administrator at Abbeville General Hospital in Abbeville, Louisiana, and an Administrator at R.J. Reynolds-Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Virginia. Fraraccio is a past member of the Virginia Hospital Association Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Virginia Hospital Employees Benefits Trust. He is a former Member of the House of Delegates, the Regional Policy Board and Governing Council for Small or Rural Hospitals of the American Hospital Association.

Dr. Paul Sanders - Director

Dr. Sanders recently retired after over forty years in medical practice during which time he served as a family physician and medical administrator. He most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Benedictine Health System providing care across the senior health spectrum in the upper Midwest. He has serves as a long-term care facility medical director, board member and President of the Minnesota Medical Directors Association and Director of Grandview Christian Home and Services.

He served for thirteen years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Medical Association during which time he was the chair of the physician executive section of the Physicians Insurance Association of America and co-founded the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety. Sanders has extensive experience in medical professional liability management and training. He is a founding board member of the Midwest Medical Insurance Company whose risk management department he chaired for over twenty years.

His interest in international medicine has been served by several overseas medical trips to Africa, Euro- Asia and the Philippines. He has been the President of the Shepherd’s Foundation providing medical care in the former Soviet Union. He is a founder and current chairman of READ Ministries providing training and libraries in Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Tajikistan.

He lectures and has taught extensively on professional liability risk management and senior health care. He has been certified and recertified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a former adjunct professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School. He served for many years as board member and chairman of the Board of Regents, Bethel University.

Sanders received his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, Indiana and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained in Family Medicine at Sioux Valley Hospital, South Dakota. He is a Senior Medical Fellow, Bush Medical Foundation. Awards include Minnesota Medicine’s Merit Award and President’s Award and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

In addition to the Continuums board, he serves on the board of the Living Services Foundation. His interest in health care management continues through service as the Executive Director of the North Central Medical Conference

Dr. Sherry Wheaton - Director

Sherry Wheaton practiced medicine in Ohio for twenty years. Graduating from Ohio University Summa Cum Laude, she was in the first graduating class of Wright State University’s School of Medicine. In the mid-1980’s Sherry was on a visiting Fellowship at Duke University for the study of aging and human development, then started Senior Care at Miami Valley Hospital while at the same time starting a private practice in geriatric medicine.

In the early 1990’s Sherry became “Doctor Sherry” on WHIO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, where she educated the consumer public daily on healthcare matters of importance. She continued her geriatric medical practice throughout the 90’s, guiding and caring for older area residents and their families. During this period she was selected as one of the Dayton Daily News’ Top Ten Women, received one of the YWCA Career Women of the Year Awards, and received the Founders Award from the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Recently, Wheaton became an instructor in Nia, a dance practice that encompasses martial arts, dance arts and healing arts; she is a Blue Belt Nia instructor in Santa Fe.

Executive Management

Brian Kelm - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kelm leads our operations and has a degree in Education from St. Cloud State University and received his Long-Term Care Administrators License through the University of Minnesota. He has been employed at the Country Manor since 1988.