W. Andrew Adams has been our Chairman of the Board of Directors since our inception in 1991. Mr. Adams served as NHI’s President and CEO until he retired as President of the company in February 2009 and as Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2011. Mr. Adams was President and Chief Executive Officer of National HealthCare Corporation (“NHC”) until he resigned those positions in 2004. He remains on its Board of Directors, and served as Chairman of the Board until 2008. Mr. Adams served as President of National Health Realty, Inc. (“NHR”) from 1997 until November 2004 and served as Chairman of the Board until NHR was acquired by NHC in 2007. Mr. Adams has previously served on the Boards of Assisted Living Concepts, SunTrust Bank, David Lipscomb University and the Boy Scouts of America. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.
James R. Jobe joined NHI as a director on April 29th, 2013. Mr. Jobe is an independent director. Mr. Jobe is a partner in the accounting firm of Jobe, Hastings & Associates, CPA’s, established in 1984 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In that capacity, he has provided accounting and consulting services in the healthcare and long-term care industries for over 27 years. Mr. Jobe previously served as an independent director of National Health Realty, Inc., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, until its merger with National Healthcare Corporation in 2007. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 1984 and became a certified public accountant in 1986
Robert A. McCabe, Jr. (Independent Director) has served as a director of the Company since February 2001. Mr. McCabe has been Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ: PNFP) in Nashville, TN since 2000. Mr. McCabe is currently a director of Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. and vice chairman of Nashville Electric Service, a municipal electric distribution company. Mr. McCabe received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee and completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Robert T. Webb (Independent Director) has served as a director of National Health Investors, Inc. since 1991. Mr. Webb is the owner of commercial buildings and rental properties in the Middle Tennessee area and is a subdivision developer. Additionally, Mr. Webb is the President (retired) and principal owner of Webb’s Refreshments, Inc., which has been in operation serving the Middle Tennessee area since 1976. He attended David Lipscomb College and received a B.A. in business marketing from Middle Tennessee State University in 1969.
Charlotte A. Swafford joined NHI as a director in May 2020 . Ms. Swafford served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of National Healthcare Corporation (“NHC”) from 1985 until her retirement on December 31, 2016. She joined NHC in 1973 and served as Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager and Assistant Treasurer. Ms. Swafford has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University.
Robert G. Adams joined NHI as a director in May 2020. Mr. Adams was with National Healthcare Corporation (“NHC”) for 45 years. He became chairman of the board of NHC on January 1, 2009 and served as chief executive officer of NHC from November 1, 2004 until December 31, 2016. Mr. Robert Adams retired from his position as NHC CEO effective December 31, 2016 but remains non-executive Chairman of the NHC board. He has extensive long-term health care experience, including serving NHC as a healthcare center administrator and Regional Vice President. Mr. Robert Adams has a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He also served on the board of National Health Realty, Inc. from December 1997 through October 2007.
Eric Mendelsohn has more than 20 years of healthcare real estate and financing experience. Previously, Eric was with Emeritus Senior Living for 9 years, most recently as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development where he was responsible for the financing and acquisition of assisted living properties, home health care companies and executing corporate finance strategies. Prior to Emeritus, Eric was with the University of Washington as a Transaction Officer where he worked on the development, acquisition and financing of research, clinic and medical properties. Prior to that, Eric was a practicing transaction attorney, representing lenders and landlords. Eric has a BS from American University in International Relations, a Law Degree from Pepperdine University, and a Masters (LLM) in Banking and Finance from Boston University. Eric is a member of the Florida and Washington State Bar Associations. Eric Mendelsohn joined the NHI Board as a director in February 2021.
Ms. Colden has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and lodging industry and is currently General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary with Playa Hotels & Resorts N. V. (NASDAQ: PLYA), a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Ms. Colden served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Highland Hospitality Corporation and Crestline Capital Corporation. Prior to joining Crestline Capital, Ms. Colden was an Assistant General Counsel at Host Marriott Corporation (now Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.) and was previously in private practice. Ms. Colden received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Colden is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is a member of the District of Columbia, Florida and Michigan (emeritus status) bars.