Past Bush Admin. Official Joins ILS

Independent Living Systems, LLC (ILS), a management services company focused on introducing managed care to populations with chronic care and other special care needs, has appointed former Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell as its senior vice president of long-term care.

In this role, Carbonell will lead the strategic growth of the company’s long-term care division, fortifying its focus and commitment to servicing the growing Florida aging community.

“Carbonell’s federal expertise and stellar track record brings immeasurable value to our organization,” said ILS CEO Nestor Plana, CEO of Independent Living Systems.

A former Bush Administration official serving the elderly and a leader in the private and governmental healthcare sectors, Carbonell brings more than 30 years of experience in community-based long-term care including health, nutrition, transportation and personal care services.

In August of 2001, Carbonell was appointed by President Bush to serve as Assistant Secretary for Aging at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a position she held for more than seven years.

Prior to joining the Bush administration, Carbonell was president and CEO of the largest Hispanic geriatric health and human service organization in the nation – Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers (LHANC) in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

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