Rick Matros has served as Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director since May 2010, and he has served as Board Chair since November 2010. He was Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. from 2001 until Sabra’s inception in November 2010. Mr. Matros founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Bright Now! Dental from 1998 to 2000, and as a Director from 1998 until its sale in December 2010. From 1998 until the sale of its operations in 2006, Mr. Matros also was a member and Management Committee member of CareMeridian, LLC, a health care company that specialized in offering subacute and skilled nursing for patients suffering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic injuries. Previously, from 1994 to 1997, he served Regency Health Services, Inc., a publicly held long-term care operator, holding positions as CEO, President, Director and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that time, from 1988 to 1994, he served Care Enterprises, Inc., holding positions as CEO, President, COO, Director and Executive Vice President—Operations. Mr. Matros currently serves on the nonprofit boards of IsraAID and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and is the Executive Producer of Sabra Films, LLC. Profile
TWST: Please start with a company history, including the decision to spin off from Sun Healthcare and use the REIT structure for ownership of the properties.