Medical Director

DR. STATHIS POULAKIDAS, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Stathis Poulakidas serves as medical director to Fox Valley Developers and is a critical link to the health care community. Dr. Poulakidas is a renowned surgeon who performs 300 – 500 operations annually and serves as a director of burn and wound care for two hospitals. With his direction and insight, an innovative, supportive, inclusive health care center has been proposed for the campus.

Dr. Poulakidas attended Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency at Loyola University in Chicago, and his Fellowship at University of California, Davis. A prominent physician from the Chicago area he is board certified in general surgery/surgical critical care. Dr. Poulakidas is a member of the American Board of Surgery and the American Burn Association, and has been published several times in prominent medical journals.

Neighborhood Health Care

Vituity is a physician-led and physician-owned partnership, that combines clinical excellence with business acumen to help healthcare organizations raise the standard of patient care and improve their performance metrics. Vituity was born over 40 years ago as California Emergency Physicians, a group of emergency department doctors based in Northern California and today operates across 14 states and practices in nine specialties.

Vituity extends its partnership approach to clients, working closely with hospital leadership to identify and execute strategies that impact patient satisfaction and operational efficiency. Their physicians and industry experts believe in taking a flexible approach to each client site, applying best practices from across the country to the unique situations at hand.

Vituity places clinical expertise and patient outcomes at the center of their practice. Acute focus and compassionate care are the driving forces behind Vituity’s ambition to be at the heart of better care.

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Aurora Life – I/DD Housing Strategy & Policy Advisor

Smart Policy Works is a policy and consulting firm based in Chicago, with more than 25 years of expertise in breaking down social and structural barriers to health and well-being. Throughout their history, they’ve focused on shaping and translating public policy and working across sectors to build concrete solutions to complex problems faced by individuals, services providers, and administrators of critical programs and services.

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Aurora Life Advisor

Andy Conovery, MEd, Executive Director – St. Louis Life

Andy Conover has been at the forefront of the Independent Apartment Community  movement since he helped plan, found and build St. Louis Life, in O’Fallon, Missouri. He oversaw the the design and construction of the 22,000 square foot facility that provides residential and programmatic support to residents. In his role he designs program curriculum and oversees the hiring and supervision of staff at St. Louis Life. Based on his record of innovation and success, Andy is frequently asked to serve on Advisory Boards for IAC communities under development across the country.

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Senior Living Manager

For more than 20 years, Gardant Management Solutions has developed and operated senior living, assisted living and memory care communities in urban, sub- urban and rural locations. The firm has grown and is now the tenth largest assisted living provider in the nation. Originally founded as BMA Management, the firm has earned numerous “Best of the Best” awards from Argentum. Gardant communities maintain occupancy rates nearly 10 percent higher than national averages and resident satisfaction ratings rival those of more expensive, “luxury” communities. Gardant’s approach has shown, time and again, that quality communities can be managed in a way that’s affordable for residents, profitable for owners and inventors, and sustainable over the long-term.

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