Ronald Schaefer



  • Masters Healthcare Administration, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.  1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry/Math, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, Calif.  1987


Ronald Schaefer is the Chief Operating Officer for Episcopal Senior Communities, a multi-site non-profit aging services organization located in Walnut Creek, CA.  His position involves operational and strategic oversight of six market-rate CCRC’s, six affordable senior housing communities, a home care agency, and several other home & community-based services.  These areas of operation serve nearly 2,000 seniors in housing situations and over 10,000 in community-based services annually.  His 26-year experience in the field of aging services spans both single-site communities where he functioned as CEO (reporting directly to a governing board), and single communities within a larger corporate structure.

Schaefer also has been a frequent speaker and presenter at a variety of association and corporate conferences on topics such as leadership development, environmental sustainability in senior housing, construction and development.


Email: rschaefe@usc.edu