Raymond J. Lewis has served on our Board of Directors since September 2017. Mr. Lewis was the Chief Executive Officer of Care Capital Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CCP) from the time of its spin-off from Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) in 2015 until its merger with Sabra Healthcare REIT. Prior to joining Care Capital Properties, Mr. Lewis served as President of Ventas from 2010 to 2015, as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from 2006 to 2010 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from 2002 to 2006.
Previously, he was Managing Director of Business Development for GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services, a division of General Electric Capital Corporation (“GECC”), which is a subsidiary of General Electric Corporation, where he led a team focused on mergers and portfolio acquisitions of healthcare assets. Prior to that, Mr. Lewis was Executive Vice President of healthcare finance for Heller Financial, Inc. (acquired by GECC in 2001), where he had primary responsibility for healthcare lending.
He is a member of the Board of Advisors for NAREIT and is Chairman Emeritus of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC). Mr. Lewis is also a former member of the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Association where he served as Vice Chair on the Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.