Board of Directors



Jonathon Zima, Dockerty Health Services

Vice Chair

Lyle Robinette


Lyle Robinette, Hope Landing

Immediate Past Chair

Michael McElroy, Highland Assisted Living

Chip Anderson, Evergreen Senior Living
Manda Ayoub, Pomeroy Living Management
Michael Damone, Cedarbrook Senior Living
Ralph Mason, Rosewood AFC of Dewitt
Schekesia Meadough, American House Senior Living
Steven Tyshka, Waltonwood Senior Communities
Karryn Walker, Provision Living

Ex-Officio Members

Scott Ganton, Ganton Senior Communities
Kally Goodwin-Ratzloff, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP
Andrew Rothman, Lebenbom & Rothman, P.C.
Linda Lawther, Michigan Center for Assisted Living
Melissa Samuel, Health Care Association of Michigan

Guiding Principles

As Michigan’s premier representative of assisted living settings, the MCAL Board of Directors established a comprehensive set of Guiding Principles to guide policy and procedures for the organization and its members.

  1. Quality of Service should be defined by our members, their residents and the residents’ family members/responsible parties.
  2. Full disclosure of services, self-regulation and market forces are the best ways to ensure quality of service.
  3. Members should be involved in legislative policy and regulatory decisions affecting their communities.
  4. Members should be supported in allowing their residents to choose their services and lifestyles and accept the risks associated with those choices.
  5. Cost-effective quality services should be delivered in a safe residential environment.
  6. Creative and flexible venues, approaches and resources should be used to personalize services for each individual resident.
  7. Visual and procedural characteristics of the assisted living community should emphasize a residential setting.
  8. The assisted living community, while health-care related, should focus on a supportive environment designed to maintain an individual’s ability to function independently for as long as possible.
  9. Services, whether provided or coordinated, should be designed to support and enable the resident to “live with choice.”