Ashley Lacis, Senior Financial Analyst for Asbury Communities, Inc. has spent her professional career, over 13 years, specializing in financial analyses of continuing care retirement communities. After graduating from UMBC, (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Economics, Ms. Lacis spent the next 8 years working as an actuarial consultant for Continuing Care Actuaries. She prepared population projections, pricing analyses, actuarial cash flow and balance sheet projections, and future service obligation calculations for both continuing care retirement communities and continuing care at home programs.
In January 2011, Ms. Lacis went back to school and joined LarsonAllen (now CliftonLarsonAllen or CLA), a top 10 public accounting firm. Over the past almost 6 years, Ms. Lacis has received an Accounting Certificate from Carroll Community College, become a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland, and obtained her Masters degree in Management of Aging Services from The Erickson School at UMBC, graduating with a 4.0 GPA at both schools. Concurrently, Ms. Lacis served as a senior consultant for the health care group at CLA, working mainly for continuing care retirement communities. Assignments ranged from audits, feasibility studies, and strategic capital planning engagements to market and competitor analyses, along with interviewing key stakeholders.
Ms. Lacis most recently served as the Chief of the Continuing Care Division for the Maryland Department of Aging. During her short tenure in this role, she was responsible for the regulation of the registered continuing care retirement communities and at home programs in Maryland, including annual renewals of certificates of registration, review of disclosure statements, and approval of expansions, renovations, new units, and new community applications.
Throughout her career, Ms. Lacis has maintained relationships with CEOs and CFOs of CCRCs across the country and presented findings at both committee and Board meetings. She has spoken at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Conference in June 2015 and at the National LeadingAge conference on strategic capital planning in October 2014 and on continuing care at home programs in November 2010.