President and CEO of BMA Management to Serve as Panelist at Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing

Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management, will be serving as a panelist at the 2013 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing April 23 and 24 at the UIC Forum in Chicago. BMA is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

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Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) April 20, 2013

Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management, Ltd., will be serving as a panelist at the 2013 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing scheduled for April 23 and 24 at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago, Illinois.

The conference is being hosted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the Illinois Housing Council.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois. The company manages 34 affordable assisted living communities. The communities operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and serve seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

Burkett will be a speaker in a panel discussion on how changes in federal and state health care laws, including the move to managed care, are impacting communities that operate through the Supportive Living program and what the future may hold. He will be joined on the panel by Kelly Cunningham of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and Jerry Finis, President and CEO of Pathway Senior Living.

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is responsible for approving and regulating Supportive Living communities.

Burkett also will be a speaker in a panel discussion on how implementing Evidence-Based Design in affordable housing can help improve the quality of life for residents, reduce turnover, and have a positive impact on the bottom line. He will be joined on the panel by Mark Skender, Executive Vice President of Skender Construction, Larry Pusateri, Vice President with the Lighten-Gale Group, and a speaker from NeighborWorks America.

The conference also will feature the presentation of the Illinois Affordable Housing Champion Awards and a keynote address by Michael Stegman, Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury for Housing Finance Policy.

For more information about the Affordable Housing Conference, call the Illinois Housing Council at 773-609-2757.

BMA Management operates assisted living, senior living and memory care communities in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, the Metro East area of St. Louis, and other geographic locations in northern, central and southern Illinois.

The company ranks as the 16th largest provider of assisted living in the country, according to the most recent survey of largest providers published by Senior Living Executive, a publication of the Assisted Living Federation of America.

For more information about BMA Management or the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that the company operates, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.