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Scott Tittle, Executive Director

Tittle joined NCAL from the Indiana Health Care Association and the Indiana Center for Assisted Living—a state affiliate of AHCA/NCAL—where he served as president from 2010-15.
An attorney by background, Scott is a former member of the Indianapolis law firm of Krieg DeVault, where he practiced in the firm’s health care, governmental affairs, and business practices groups. Prior to that role, Tittle served as Health Policy Director to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels where he was responsible for executing health care initiatives through the legislative process as well as the state’s health-related agencies. Tittle also dealt with policies pertaining to the care of the elderly, including assisted living and other long-term care services.
Scott received his law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and his undergraduate degrees from Vanderbilt University.

​​Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Workforce and Quality Improvement
As Associate Vice President of Workforce and Quality Improvement, Dr. Schwartz develops and implements quality improvement initiatives, including quality measurement development and data collection. She also oversees workforce initiatives for the organization.

Dr. Schwartz earned her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. During graduate school she worked as a research assistant for the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and completed a Health Fellowship in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Aging and Retirement. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Schwartz worked in home and community-based services in different roles including as direct care staff and as a case manager for an Area Agency on Aging.

She serves as current Chair of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) Board of Directors, Co-Convener for the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Assisted Living Interest Group, and as a mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars program.

In 2019, Dr. Schwartz was named a Fellow of GSA, the highest class of membership, as an acknowledgement of outstanding and continued work in the field of gerontology. Dr. Schwartz earned her B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Business from Indiana University.   

Lilly Hummel, JD, MPA, Senior Director of Policy and Program Integrity

As the Senior Director of Policy and Program Integrity, Hummel is responsible for researching and developing policy and political positions on critical issues affecting assisted living, including analysis of federal regulatory and reimbursement laws and rules that affect the profession. She also oversees AHCA/NCAL’s work related to Medicare and Medicaid program integrity. 
Prior to joining AHCA/NCAL, Hummel was a Senior Manager with Avalere Health where she advised providers navigating payment and delivery reforms. Previously, Hummel was also an Analyst with the Government Accountability Office, providing nonpartisan health policy research and analysis to the U.S. Congress. 

Hummel has a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a BA from Carleton College.

Katherine Preede, Senior Director of Membership & Business Development

As Senior Director of Membership and Business Development, Preede is responsible for membership growth, retention, and satisfaction. She also supports NCAL’s state affiliates in their efforts to service their current members, market to potential new members, and evaluate and refine the benefits offered.

Prior to joining NCAL in December 2012, Preede was on the Corporate Marketing & Communications team at Sunrise Senior Living where she managed marketing and communication initiatives. Previously, she served for more than four years as a public affairs manager for AHCA. In this role, she represented the association and its members with local, state and national media outlets as well as assisted state affiliate public relations professionals on numerous projects and special events.

Preede also has worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and in Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Preede is a graduate of American University’s School of Public Affairs with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. 

Rachel Reeves, Director of Communications

As Director of Communications, Reeves develops and implements strategic communications plans to engage members of NCAL, the media and the public. Reeves serves as the spokesperson for NCAL, representing the association and speaking on behalf of the assisted living profession to members of the media. She also implements NCAL’s digital media strategy, coordinates member communications, and develops presentations and speeches for key leadership.

Before joining NCAL, Rachel served for more than three years in the Public Affairs department at AHCA. In this capacity, she enhanced AHCA's communications surrounding its quality efforts, including the launch of the national Quality Initiative, and developed clear Medicare policy solutions. She has also worked in the communications offices for a former member of Congress and a former governor.

Reeves has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Affairs from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.