CareTrust REIT Announces Election of New Directors

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTRE) today announced that Careina D. Williams and Anne Olson have been elected as directors at the Company’s annual shareholder meeting held on May 3, 2022. Also re-elected were Executive Chairman Gregory K. Stapley, Lead Independent Director Diana M. Laing, and director Spencer G. Plumb.

On March 16, 2022 the Company announced that Ms. Williams had been appointed by the Board to fill the remaining term of former director Allen C. Barbieri, who retired as a member of the Board of Directors on March 10, 2022. As a recent appointee, Tuesday’s meeting was the first opportunity for CareTrust’s shareholders to vote on Ms. Williams’ candidacy. As the Board’s newest member, Ms. Olson succeeds former director Jon D. Kline, who served with distinction as a member of CareTrust’s Board for nearly eight years.

“We are grateful to Jon for his dedicated service to CareTrust, and thrilled to have a strong candidate like Anne Olson stepping in to fill those shoes,” said Mr. Stapley. “Anne brings a real-world, real-time perspective on REIT operations and other issues affecting public REITs, as she daily faces many of the same issues at Centerspace that we deal with at CareTrust,” he added.

Ms. Olson currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Centerspace (NYSE:CSR), a multifamily real estate investment trust. She has extensive experience in real estate law, investments and transactions, having been as a partner with the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP in its Real Estate Practice Group, and previously with Lindquist & Vennum LLP, where her practice focused on real estate development and investments for REITs, private equity funds, and national developers and owners. She also served as Director of Investment Operations and in-house counsel for Welsh Companies, LLC and its affiliates, and as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for U.S. Bank, N.A. Ms. Olson is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multifamily Housing Council. She holds a B.A. in English from Drake University, and a J.D. from Drake University Law School.

In connection with the personnel changes, the Board also reorganized its various committees and their leadership. Ms. Laing took the reins of the Audit Committee, and Mr. Plumb continued as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Olson was appointed as Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and Ms. Williams was appointed to lead the Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee. Mr. Stapley continues as Executive Chairman, and Ms. Laing was reappointed as Lead Independent Director.

About CareTrustTM

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing, seniors housing and other healthcare-related properties. With a nationwide portfolio of long-term net-leased properties, and a growing portfolio of quality operators leasing them, CareTrust REIT is pursuing both external and organic growth opportunities across the United States. More information about CareTrust REIT is available at

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