Helen Crunk

Helen Crunk

Executive Director

Helen Crunk is the owner of Helen Crunk Consulting and Leven Senior Healthcare. She specializes in facility management in assisted living and direct care staff education. Prior to starting her own business, Helen worked as an administrator and assisted living consultant in the Omaha metro area for 15 years. She was elected to the National Center for Assisted Living’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Member in September 2011 and in 2019 was named NCAL's Board Chair.

Helen is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience in long term care. She is the only two-time winner of the NCAL Administrator of the Year Award. As an NCAL Board member, she served as Chair of its Finance and Policy Committee and Quality Committee. She currently co-chairs the Independent Owner Council and sits on the AHCA Business Management Committee. In 2012, she was appointed to the American Health Care Associations Clinical Practice Committee and served on AHCA’s Quality Cabinet. In addition to these commitments she has testified as an expert witness in assisted living litigation and spoken to many state associations about quality in assisted living and dementia care best practices. Helen was a previous task force member of the National Association of Board of Examiners for long term care administrators.

Helen is Immediate Past Chair of the Nebraska Assisted Living Association, sits on the Nebraska Health Care Association Executive Board of Directors, and is secretary to the Nebraska Health Care Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In 2011, Helen was named Nebraska Business Woman of the Year and was given an honorable mention as Nebraska’s Nurse of the Year. In December 2011, she was named one of the top 40 professionals under the age of 40 in Omaha, Neb.

Helen was the keynote speaker for the Midlands Chapter Alzheimer’s Association in April 2015. She has presented for many AHCA/NCAL state affiliates on quality in assisted living and dementia related care topics, and served as a keynote speaker for the Iowa Assisted Living Association in 2017.