Springfield, IL – The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) has announced the appointment of three new members to the IHCA Board of Directors. The Board acts as the governing body of the association and is comprised of 11 members that represent IHCA’s varied membership. Jeffrey Amann of HCR ManorCare, Patricia Hubbard of Barry Community Care Center and Greg Wilson of Petersen Health Care were appointed to serve as members of the Board at the 63rd Annual IHCA Convention and Trade Show in September.

Jeffrey Amann is the Regional Director of Operations for HCR ManorCare in East Peoria, IL, overseeing facilities in Illinois and Iowa. He has over 30 years of experience in health care and management, with a focus on financial and operational performance improvement, team-building, and communications. He will serve as the Assisted Living Constituency First Vice President on the IHCA Board of Directors. He has worked for independent facilities and larger corporations with facilities in multiple states and has dealt with various levels of care including, skilled nursing, assisted living, and facilities for the developmentally disabled. Prior to joining HCR ManorCare in March 2012, Mr. Amann was Vice President of Operations for ABHM.

Patricia Hubbard joins the Board of Directors as the Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) representative. LTCNA is affiliated with IHCA and its main purpose is to bring together licensed nurses that have dedicated themselves to the long term care profession. Patricia Hubbard has been an RN for more than 40 years and a member of LTCNA for more than 10. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator and is currently the administrator at Barry Community Care Center in Barry, IL. During her lengthy career she has worked in a variety of settings, including education, acute care and long term care.

Greg Wilson rejoins the IHCA Board of Directors as the Nursing Facility Second Vice President. He previously served on the Board from 2008 to 2011. Wilson has been active in long term care for more than 25 years and has worked in nearly every aspect of the profession, from medical supply sales to facility administration, to corporate management. He has managed nearly every type of long term care facility on the continuum of care including skilled nursing, intermediate care, and assisted and supportive living facilities. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for Petersen Health Care in Peoria, IL.

“We are so pleased to have three such dedicated and knowledgeable individuals joining our Board of Directors,” stated IHCA Executive Director David Voepel. “They will each bring a fresh and unique perspective to the group and we can’t wait for them to jump right in.”


The Illinois Health Care Association is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 375 licensed and certified long term care facilities and programs throughout the state. Its members are comprised of proprietary and non-proprietary facilities which represent skilled, intermediate, developmentally disabled, skilled pediatric, assisted living and sheltered levels of care. IHCA seeks to promote the highest standard of services in facilities and programs for the elderly and physically and mentally challenged.