rntownsendSenior Vice President, Ziegler

Rebecca Townsend is the Chief Strategy Officer of Covenant Health Network. Prior to Covenant, Rebecca was the senior vice president of Ziegler, senior living and post-acute care consulting for the senior living finance practice. There, her main focus was sponsorship structures, including consolidations and affiliations which will lead to additional strategic endeavors. She also sought consulting and advisory opportunities in the integration of healthcare and senior living spaces, especially related to healthcare reform initiatives.

Rebecca has an extensive background in senior living and healthcare. Prior to joining Ziegler, Rebecca served as senior vice president of Covenant Retirement Communities, a multi-site system comprised of twelve CCRCs in nine states. During her more than twenty-five year tenure, she fulfilled her roles in marketing, project development and strategic development. In addition, she oversaw the concept development and feasibility stages for new locations, expanded locations, expanded services and acquisitions. This included the development of two completed green field CCRCs in Colorado and Michigan, an affordable housing project in Oregon, and the soon-to-be developed rental CCRC in Kansas. She also was founding President of Covenant Solutions where she guided the strategic plan for Covenant Ministries of Benevolence to oversee the hospitals; and has served as hospital administrator and operations director.

Rebecca received her Bachelor of Nursing at Seattle Pacific University. She also completed her Masters of Project Development and Masters of Business Administration and additional graduate work in Health Care Management.