A Board of Directors that goes
overboard to achieve.

Within the Houston, TX area

The members of our Board of Directors believe in our mission and work hard to give it life. These experienced business executives devote substantially more time and effort than a typical board of directors. They’re proactive people who earn the trust of our residents by their hands-on involvement in making The Buckingham the remarkable community it is.

Joe Anderson
Chairman of the Board

Joe Anderson has served as the Chairman of the Board of SQLC and the SQLC Foundation since 2013. He has spent the past thirty years in the senior housing and health care business. During this period he served Cornerstone as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for American Baptist Homes of the West [ABHOW]; President and founder of Seniority, Inc., management consulting firm; President of the ABHOW Foundation; and as President of Cornerstone Affiliates International, the company’s management consulting business in the Peoples Republic of China.

Mr. Anderson is the former owner of Anderson Fischel Thompson Advertising Agency, Dallas, TX, one of the first marketing companies to specialize in the marketing of lifecare and continuing care retirement communities. He is a sought after speaker at state, national and international associations in senior housing. Mr. Anderson lives in Danville, CA.

Stan Waterhouse
President

Mr. Stan Waterhouse serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, a non-profit corporation that operates upscale continuing care retirement communities in Dallas, Houston, Barton Creek, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Texas, and for the community located in Carmel, Indiana which opened in 2013.

Mr. Waterhouse served as Vice Chairman of the Board prior to his appointment as President and CEO. He has extensive management experience in the housing and hospitality industries. Most recently, Waterhouse served as Chief Operating Officer for the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), where he led 500 employees and managed a $100 million annual budget in the pursuit of positioning the organization as the industry’s leader in customer service and innovative development.

His previous experience includes serving as Vice President for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company spearheading the company’s expansion to include resorts, private residence clubs, lifestyle communities and golf assets throughout Asia, the U.S. and the Caribbean. He also served as Regional Vice President for Club Corporation of America, the world’s largest private club operator, rising to Regional Vice President. He was responsible for 25 properties, producing $65 million annually and stretching throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada.

Mr. Waterhouse holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and is a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Hotel and Lodging Association, and National Golf Course Owners Association.

Bernard Francis
Board of Directors

Mr. Francis has lived in Carrollton, Texas for close to 30 years where he served on his local City Council for three terms. He is owner and CEO of two businesses; Business Control Systems, LP, a technical and professional staffing firm, and First Class Caregivers, Inc., a non-medical care-giving services firm.

As an appointee of then Governor Bush, Mr. Francis has chaired the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents. He also chaired the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a higher-ed system consisting of eight regional Texas colleges and universities. He is currently a member and past chair of the North Central Texas Workforce Board. He is also an Executive Committee member of the distinguished Texas Business Leadership Council and chairs its P-16 Task Force. He is often called upon to serve the governor and/or legislators on special commissions. For fifteen years Mr. Francis has been a volunteer of a not-for-profit board, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, and has built five of the nation’s finest retirement communities for seniors. The policyholder’s of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of worker’s compensation insurance, elected Mr. Francis to serve on its board. And most recently, he joined the advisory board for the Texas Western Governors University, the first state-affiliated online university in Texas.

Dr. Jan van Sant
Board of Directors

Dr. van Sant is a 34-year oil industry veteran with particular experience in the areas of exploration and production research and technology. He began his career with Jersey Production Research Company, an Exxon Corporation predecessor in 1962. In 1964, he organized and lead Exxon’s technical services group in Bordeaux, France, which supported all Exxon exploration groups responsible for the North Sea, Europe and Africa. He transferred to Exxon Production Research Company in 1966, serving in positions of increasing managerial responsibility, including coordinating all technical training for explorationists, and becoming manager of the Exploration Research Division. He joined Pennzoil in 1980 and retired as Senior Vice President Technology & Systems in 1996. Dr. van Sant was responsible for geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling and technical computing in support of oil and gas operating units.

After retiring, Dr. van Sant was the Executive Director of the American Geological Institute Foundation which raised more than $20 million for certain AGI-sponsored educational and other national programs. The AGI is a federation of 52 Earth Science societies in the United States with a combined membership of more than 250,000 geoscientists. He is now Associate Director of the Foundation. Dr. van Sant also served as Assistant to the Vice President for Research at the University of Houston, and was a member of advisory committees at various times including the University of South Carolina, University of Utah, University of Kansas, and Rice University.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of Kansas. Additionally, he graduated from the Harvard University School of Business in Management of Industrial Research. He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant for Special assignments in Korea, Alaska, and elsewhere.

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