Donna D. Fraiche , Lead Independent Director

Ms. Fraiche has been a director since 2010. She is chairman of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Fraiche is Senior Counsel of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Ms. Fraiche was previously a shareholder of that firm from 2004 until 2017. She practices law in that firm’s Health Law and Public Policy departments. Among numerous other business and civil leadership positions, Ms. Fraiche serves as Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Real Estate Committee of Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge, LA, a member of the Investment Committee of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, a member of the American Hospital Association Council on Governance and the President of the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, and she previously served as Chair of the Louisiana Health Care Commission and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Loyola University of New Orleans, LA. Ms. Fraiche also serves as an Independent Trustee on the Boards of Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC) and Office Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: OPI).


Bruce M. Gans , MD , Independent Director

Dr. Gans has served as a director since 2001. Dr. Gans is chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee and the Quality of Care Committee. Dr. Gans has been Chief Medical Officer at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation since June 2001. He is also a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gans also serves as an Independent Trustee on the board of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (Nasdaq: ILPT).


Barbara D. Gilmore , Independent Director

Ms. Gilmore has been a director since January 2004. She is chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee. Ms. Gilmore has served as a clerk to Judge Joel B. Rosenthal of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western Division of the District of Massachusetts, since August, 2001. Ms. Gilmore is a Registered Nurse and practiced and taught nursing for several years before attending law school. Ms. Gilmore also serves as an Independent Director of TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA).


Gerard M. Martin , Managing Director

Mr. Martin is a co-founder of Five Star Quality Care and has served as one of the managing directors since 2001. Mr. Martin has also served on the board of several of our affiliated companies, including the RMR Funds. Previously, Mr. Martin was chairman & CEO of Greenery Rehabilitation Group, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed healthcare services company. Mr. Martin has over 35 years of experience in the senior living industry.


Adam D. Portnoy , Managing Director

Mr. Portnoy has served as a Managing Director since 2018 and has served as Chair of the Board since 2019. Mr. Portnoy is the Managing Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR) and President and Chief Executive Officer of The RMR Group LLC. Mr. Portnoy also serves on the boards of other publicly traded companies managed by The RMR Group LLC. Prior to joining RMR in 2003, Mr. Portnoy held various positions in the finance industry and public sector, including working as a banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and ABN AMRO, working in private equity at the International Finance Corporation (a member of The World Bank Group) and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, as well as founding and serving as Chief Executive Officer of a telecommunications company. Mr. Portnoy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Institute, and as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and he was formerly a member of the Board of Trustees of Occidental College and the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Mr. Portnoy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Occidental College in 1993.

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