George L. Chapman
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President
Mr. Chapman is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Health Care REIT. He was recruited in 1992 to succeed the founders, lead a management transition and execute a strategic repositioning for the company.
Mr. Chapman has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care REIT since 1996. He assumed the additional title of President in 2009. Mr. Chapman previously served as President of the company from 1995 to 2002. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
Prior to joining Health Care REIT, Mr. Chapman was a Senior Partner in charge of the Finance group at the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. He began his legal career in 1976 with the 650-person law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. He earned his JD from the University of Chicago and BA from Cornell University.
Scott A. Estes
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Estes oversees the finance and accounting aspects of Health Care REIT. Since joining the company in 2003, he has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. He assumed the role of CFO in 2006.
Prior to joining Health Care REIT, Mr. Estes held positions as Senior Equity Analyst and Vice President at three major financial firms: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Bank of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities. He began his career as an Equity Research Analyst in 1994.
Mr. Estes earned his BA from the College of William and Mary.
Charles J. Herman, Jr.
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Herman provided consulting services to Health Care REIT before he was recruited to become Vice President of Operations in 2000. He served as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer beginning in 2004 before being named to his current position in 2006.
Active in industry leadership positions, Mr. Herman is on the Executive Boards of Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing Care Industry (NIC) and American Seniors Housing Association(ASHA). Prior to joining Health Care REIT, he was a founder and executive of two health care consulting companies, HTG Consultants, LLC and Capital Valuation Group.
Mr. Herman earned his MBA from Rider University and his BS from Rider College.
Jeffrey H. Miller
Executive Vice President – Operations and General Counsel
Mr. Miller has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Health Care REIT since 2006, and assumed the additional title of Executive Vice President of Operations in 2009. He served as Vice President and General Counsel of the company from 2004 to 2006.
Before joining the company in 2004, Mr. Miller was a partner in the Real Estate Practice group at the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. His practice focused primarily on real estate acquisitions and development.
Mr. Miller received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.
Scott M. Brinker
Executive Vice President – Investments
Mr. Brinker has played an integral role in originating, evaluating, negotiating, structuring, and asset managing the company's portfolio since 2001, as it grew from approximately $1 billion to more than $20 billion of real estate investments.
Mr. Brinker’s transaction experience includes acquisitions, operating leases, loans, equity investments, dispositions, and restructurings. His industry experience spans the continuum of health care real estate, including seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, and hospitals.
Mr. Brinker received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Michael A. Crabtree
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Mr. Crabtree has served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the company since January 2009 and Vice President and Treasurer since March 2006. He served as Treasurer from July 2000 to March 2006 and served as Controller of the company from 1996 to September 2002. From July 1993 to July 1996, Mr. Crabtree was Chief Financial Officer of Westhaven Services Co., a provider of pharmaceutical services to nursing homes. Prior to Westhaven, Mr. Crabtree served as Chief Financial Officer of the Isaac Corporation and spent 10 years in public accounting at Touche Ross.
Mr. Crabtree received his BSBA from Bowling Green State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter.
Erin C. Ibele
Senior Vice President – Administration & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Ibele has served as Senior Vice President – Administration and Corporate Secretary since March 2006. She served as Vice President – Administration and Corporate Secretary of Health Care REIT from January 1993 to March 2006, and worked in various capacities with the company from 1985 until 1993.