COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Canfield long-term care provider and businessman has been elected President of the state's largest long-term care association.
Timothy A. Chesney was elected 2014-2015 President of the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) by the organization's Board of Directors at the OHCA 2014 Annual Convention and Exhibition on April 30 in Columbus, Ohio.
As the CEO of MSTC Development, Inc., Warren, Chesney owns, operates, and provides management to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Northeast Ohio.
A licensed nursing home administrator for twenty years, Chesney began working in the long term care community as a housekeeper and a nurse aide, moving on to administrator before his management and ownership career.
Chesney also serves as a member of the board of directors of Health Cap, a risk retention group and insurance captive providing liability insurance to skilled nursing facilities in 48 states, with assets of nearly $250,000,000.
Within OHCA, Chesney has served on numerous committees within the association throughout his tenure, and has chaired or co-chaired several committees. A member of the Association Board of Trustees since 2001, Chesney serves as Chairman of District 11, representing members in Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull Counties.
During his inaugural speech to the members of the Association, Chesney said that he planned to continue OHCA's focus on quality and challenge its members to look more at what they can contribute to the profession, instead of what the profession can contribute to them.
Chesney is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Ohio Board of Executives of Long-Term Services & Supports (BELTSS), to which he was appointed by Governor Ted Strickland in 2007 and Chaired beginning in 2008. BELTSS is the licensing and disciplinary authority in Ohio for nursing facility and long-term care administrators. Chesney is currently on the advisory board of the Area Agency on Aging District 11, and has served on other boards or advisory boards of many health care, education, and social service organizations.
In addition to his service to his businesses and OHCA, Chesney is also involved in many community and church organizations in his hometown of Canfield, Ohio, where he resides with his wife Jill. They have 2 children, Stephanie (Eric) Moss, of Chandler, Arizona; and Tierney Chesney of Canfield.
The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 850 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing care for 66,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services. OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing facilities providing essential care to one million individuals in over 11,000 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.
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SOURCE Ohio Health Care Association