Jason Lee is set to begin as HCAOA CEO on Oct. 2.

The Home Care Association of America disclosed today that Jason Lee, JD, will serve as its next chief executive officer. Lee will take the reins from Vicki Hoak who has held the position since November 2019.

Lee comes to HCAOA from the American Dental Education Association where he served as chief of staff and senior adviser to the president, according to a release. He also has worked for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), holding titles of chief advocacy and strategy officer, interim president and CEO, general counsel and director of public relations. Prior to his time at AFP, Lee worked in Washington as a lobbyist for Alcalde & Fay, a legislative assistant for former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and a legislative counsel for congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).

“I am incredibly excited to join the Home Care Association of America and serve its inspiring members,” Lee said in a statement. “The association provides an essential role in ensuring that we have a diverse and robust home care workforce to serve our country’s growing older population and those requiring care, as well as their families.”

Jeff Wiberg, president of HCAOA, expressed enthusiasm for Lee’s appointment.

“We are so pleased to welcome such an accomplished and prepared CEO in Jason Lee,” Wiberg said in a statement. “His experience, expertise and demeanor will be an excellent addition to our team. We look forward to his leadership in this next chapter of the HCAOA, leading our industry at a critical time with unprecedented opportunities.”

Lee is slated to start on Oct. 2. Vicki Hoak, who announced her departure in April, will remain with HCAOA through the end of October to “continue to contribute her expertise as CEO Emeritus,” according to the release.

“We will miss Vicki who was the right leader to take the organization through the pandemic and come out the other side significantly stronger and vibrant,” Wiberg said. “She leaves the organization well-poised for the next chapter under Jason’s leadership.”

“Our voice is louder than it was four years ago,” Hoak said in an interview late Wednesday with McKnight’s Home Care Daily Pulse. “I am very proud of our accomplishments … We’ve done a lot, but there’s so much more to do.”

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