Ron Nunziato brings extensive management and advisory experience to advocate for our residents and workers in the skilled nursing industry 

Springfield, Ill. – The Health Care Council of Illinois (HCCI) today announced the hiring of Ron Nunziato as its Senior Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs. 

Before joining HCCI, Nunziato spent nearly three decades in the skilled nursing industry. He most recently served as CEO of Extended Care Consulting, which provides clinical and financial consulting for skilled nursing and rehabilitative facilities in the Midwest. Previously, he was Vice President of Operators for S.I.R. Management, which provides consulting services for skilled nursing, rehabilitative and psychiatric rehabilitation facilities. Nunziato is a licensed nursing home administrator and certified in health care compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association. 

“Ron has long been a trusted advisor to our members, and I’m thrilled he now joins us in an official capacity, bringing his decades of experience leading skilled nursing facilities to help us identify proactive, innovative and lasting policy solutions to the industry’s many challenges,” said HCCI Executive Director Matt Pickering.  

“After almost 30 years on the provider side, I am eager to be joining the dedicated and professional staff of the Health Care Council of Illinois to help craft practical, compassionate solutions to the many complex public policy issues impacting residents, their families and our communities across Illinois,” said Nunziato. “I am honored to continue the work within this caring industry.”   

Nunziato serves on the Board of Advisors for the Illinois Department of Public Health, having been appointed by Gov. Pritzker in 2018. He also is a member of the Regulatory Committee of the American Health Care Association. Previously, he served on the boards for the Center on Halsted, the Mental Health Association and the Howard Brown Health Center.

Nunziato received a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Behavioral Sciences from Lewis University, and he earned his Master’s degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus College.  

About the Health Care Council of Illinois 

The Health Care Council of Illinois (HCCI) strives to bridge the divide between policymakers and nursing home communities across the state. As a non-profit member association, we represent more than 300 licensed skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. Through education and advocacy, we work collaboratively with administrators, lawmakers and other stakeholders to find creative, practical solutions to complex public policy issues impacting our residents and neighbors. For more information, visit

August 8, 2022

Lindsey Hess