Elant’s Christine Wise-Vazquez Appointed as President of Empire State Association of Assisted Living

Wise-Vazquez is the first woman to preside over (ESAAL)


GOSHEN, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2013) — Christine Wise-Vazquez, Elant’s Vice President of Placement Management and Marketing Development, has been elected as the new president of the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), the only association that exclusively represents the state’s assisted living industry. Wise-Vazquez is the first woman to preside over the organization.

“I am honored by the great confidence that my board colleagues have given to me,” said Wise-Vazquez. “Under Jim Kane’s leadership, ESAAL has realized significant achievement. The association has advanced meaningful legislation and regulation to bring value to its membership and help ensure access to assisted living for many New Yorkers who have chosen it as a long-term care option. Today we have a tremendous opportunity to continue moving forward by cultivating a greater public awareness of how important assisted living is within the state’s long-term care system. I believe my more than 20 years of experience in health care management will be valuable when guiding ESAAL.”


Wise-Vazquez has extensive knowledge of New York’s Assisted Living Reform Act regulations, and the New York State Department of Health regulatory compliance structure for both skilled nursing and assisted living. Wise-Vazquez brings nearly two decades of senior- and executive-level leadership experience to the ESAAL board.

“Christine is a remarkable professional, and we’re proud of all of her accomplishments,” said Todd Whitney, Elant’s President and CEO. “ESAAL has chosen a leader who is committed to New York’s assisted living industry, and will provide strong leadership and valuable insight as the organization looks to educate lawmakers and the general public about New York’s licensed assisted living options.”




ESAAL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening New York State’s assisted living industry and promoting the best interests of providers and residents. It represents 275 Assisted Living Residences, Adult Homes and Enriched Housing Programs throughout New York State. These member residences are home to more than 25,000 seniors.