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Press Release

Cynthia Morton Named Executive VP of NASL

Peter Clendenin, 7/30/2010

Cynthia Morton Named Executive Vice President of the
National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
Alexandria, VA July 30, 2010  The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is pleased to announce that Cynthia Morton has been named Executive Vice President of the association. NASL is the leading national organization exclusively focused on legislative and regulatory matters that affect ancillary services, products, medical supplies, diagnostic testing, and information systems within the home, long term & post-acute care sector.
Most recently, Ms. Morton was the Vice President of Political Affairs for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), which represents nearly 11,000 non-profit and proprietary assisted living and skilled nursing facility providers who each day care for more than 2.5 million individuals nationwide. A veteran lobbyist and well-known on Capitol Hill, Morton also had served as Senior Director, Congressional Affairs during her 12 years with AHCA. Earlier in her career, Ms. Morton served as the Special Assistant to the Director at the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Medicaid Agency.
“Ms. Morton has more than 20 years of legislative and policy experience in the long term care arena. Her expertise in health care policy and in-depth knowledge of the issues that directly affect our members will be a great asset to NASL,” said Cindy Susienka, President of NASL.
Ms. Morton holds a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from James Madison University.
Ms. Morton replaces Peter Clendenin, who is retiring after 13 years as Executive Vice President of NASL. Ms. Susienka remarked, “NASL sincerely appreciates Mr. Clendenin for his years of service in the public policy arena where he has done an excellent job of representing our members and the patients we care for, as well as the broader long term care community.”