Dr. Brune joined American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA) as a graduate student at the University of Missouri – Columbia. I remember that first day in class as a new 30-year old student, father and husband, what was I doing starting a new career in Post-Acute Care! Now, I have thirty plus years of experience in senior executive with experience in the finance, development, construction and operation of ambulatory care, pharmacy and senior housing and care facilities to include independent, assisted, memory care, skilled and sub-acute environments. My extensive corporate experience has been split between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. I started my career in hospital administration focusing on off-site programs to include: sub-acute skilled care unit, senior/adult mental health program, home health and hospice services, rural health clinics, home medical care, assisted living, memory care, adult day care and retail/wholesale pharmacy operations. This life knowledge has served as a foundation for community- development, commercial construction and business development in various healthcare sectors. As a retirement community developer, he has professionally been responsible for the project management of 21 congregate living communities with over $183 million of new healthcare construction. I am a descendant of the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nations and currently serve as a Research Fellow with the Chickasaw Nation, focusing on healthcare issues facing the Nations elders. As I look back now, I would not change anything about choosing this line of business! I hope to continue to serve our senior care industry, my Nation, my Native American families and members of ACHCA to the best of my abilities!


Twenty-five plus years of experience in senior executive capacities in the operation, development and finance of senior housing facilities, including independent, assisted, memory care, skilled and sub-acute care environments.

Professional Experience:

Serve as the CEO, COO, Senior VP and Vice President of Business Development in Post Acute Care Environments. Directly involved with day-to-day operations, development of new levels of care as well as 19 turn-around situations for challenging properties.

Involved with the construction, private/public financing and negotiations totaling $180 million for various senior care communities. Have served as an Adjunct Faculty for AT Still University (School of Health Management) and the University of North Texas (LTC Administration – Center for Public Administration)

Current Projects:

Anthem Care Management

Currently developing a 114 unit skilled, assisted living and memory care facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Tasked with the selection of the architect and general contractor, site development and building plans, creation of financial projections, coordination of financing, selection of a third-party management company and supervision of expert third parties for marketing and feasibility study.

Concurrent development of a 119 unit independent, assisted and memory care campus located in Jacksonville, Florida. Again, responsible for all site and construction plans, financial projections and financial coordination. Selecting a third-party management company and supervision of all third-party professional services. Duties aiding in this endeavor include:

  • Site Selection
  • Zoning Approvals and Entitlements
  • Selection of the Architect
  • Arranging Construction financing
  • Crafting Marketing Plans and Strategies
  • Bidding Construction with general Contractors
  • Approval of /construction Draws
  • Arranging Industrial Revenue and Tax Exempt Bonds

Non Profit Work:

Not-for-Profit Boards to Establish Strategic Mission
Responsible for daily Operational Management of Large Retirement Housing Campuses within a Multi-State Region
Chickasaw Nation – Graduate Research Fellow, University of North Texas

Other Experiences:

Adjunct Professor University of Northern Texas
(Partial List) Administrator- in- training Preceptor
Board Chair – Arbor Health Fund
Board Vice Chair – The Urban Mission
Board Member – A Future Without Poverty
Board Member – Mid-east Area Agency on Aging, Foundation
Board Member, Public Policy – Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis
President – American College of Healthcare Administrators, Missouri
Former Board Member – Leading Age Missouri
Former Board Member – Missouri Best Practice Committee
Former Board Member – The Quietman Foundation, Native American Organization

Alente Consultants

Professional healthcare consulting, operations and development service in cooperation with other housing developer entities. Our focus is to collaborate with minority and indigenous healthcare affiliates to help research and develop and operate healthcare campuses as they engage technology to build healthy sustainable communities.
Serving in the following higher educational capacities:

  • Editorial board member of Educational Gerontology Journal,
  • A NAB Accreditation Board Examiner for Healthcare Administration Programs
  • Executive Board member of an international NGO, Future Without Poverty, that was incubated at the University of North Texas. This organization establishes sustainable business incubator programs in collaboration with local educational entities.

Arbor Health

Executive Management of Mental Health Housing, Out-patient Mental Health Services, Adult Day Care and Medical Management Company.

Professional Standing:

Fellow American College of Health Care Administrators
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (3708-retired)
NAB Accreditation Reviews for the University of Louisiana – Monroe,
Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green and University of Wisconsin Eau Claire


University of North Texas, Ph.D. Candidate, Present
Doctor in Applied Gerontology and Sociology, Public Administration – Sustainable Indigenous Communities

Kennedy Western, August 2006
Doctor in Healthcare Administration – Lost Accreditation 2008

American College of Health Care Administrators, May ‘98 Fellow

William Woods University, May 1995 – Masters of Business Administration

The University of Missouri at Columbia, August 1990 – Bachelor of Health Science – Masters in Hospital Administration: Major focus

National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, 1982 – Master Autobody and Frame Technician – Master Automotive Refinishing Technician – DuPont & Standox