Ben Atkins, Chairman, Traditions Senior Management. Mr. Atkins earned a Bachelor of Science and Master in Gerontology from the University of South Florida, in addition he has a Certified Master of Business Administration degree. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. He is licensed to practice in both Florida and Virginia. Mr. Atkins began his career as a Regional Accountant, responsible for four Assisted Living Facilities and two Skilled Nursing Homes. Next, Mr. Atkins supervised the operations of a 120 bed Skilled Nursing Home for Angel Care/Meadowbrook Healthcare. Interested in utilizing his entrepreneurial skills, he left this employer and co-founded and co-owned Total Rehab South, (TRS). He supervised operations, growing this company's revenues to more than three million dollars in one year. TRS was sold to In House Rehab, a company that was OTC- listed. After the company buyout, Mr. Atkins served as Vice President for one year. Then, Mr. Atkins opened Key Rehab Inc., Key LTC Management, and Independent Therapy Center. As the majority stockholder of these organizations, he directed operations in five states and held several appointments by the Florida Circuit Court as a Receiver. Prior to becoming Chairman, Mr. Atkins was the CEO of Traditions Management. He is the owner of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities across the United States, and continues to devote his time and professional talents to the advancement of the health care industry.