Josh Crisp is a senior living executive with more than 16+ years of experience in development, construction, and management of senior living communities across the southeast. Josh is the Founder and CEO of Solinity, a senior living development, management and marketing company designed to reshape the senior living industry to better meet the needs of the aging and create intergenerational communities. He has been a nationally certified senior living administrator (CALA) for 15 years.
He is a native of Dallas, Texas and proudly exhibits nine years of senior living development and management oversight with a publicly traded, vertically integrated Houston-based company where he earned industry training in San Marcos and San Antonio.
Prior to the inception of Solinity, Josh founded TLC Senior Living Management and Consulting which led to his leadership in directing multiple clients. Under Josh’s leadership, multiple client’s visions became reality as his teams directed the design, build, opening, and management of multiple communities in the southeast.
A nationally certified Assisted Living Administrator, Crisp was first appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities beginning January 2014. He now is serving in his eighth year and chairs the Assisted Care Living Facility standing committee. Crisp’s committee promulgates all rules and regulations for licensed assisted living and residential homes for the aged in Tennessee.
The Board is empowered to license and regulate all hospitals, recuperation centers, nursing homes, homes for the aged, home care organizations, assisted living facilities, birthing centers, residential hospices, and ambulatory surgical treatment facilities. The Board is required to promulgate all fire and life safety code regulations and standards for resident and patient care in all licensed healthcare facilities in the state of Tennessee.
Crisp is known as an influencer and thought leader in the industry and has spoken at multiple national senior housing conferences such as HealthTAC, InterFace Seniors Housing and has been a partner to Argentum, National Investment Centers for Senior Housing (NIC), American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Environments for Aging (EFA) and Senior Living Innovation Forum (SLIF).
He has served on a number of civic & professional boards including a strategic committee for the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, steering committee member for HealthTAC, & Secretary for the Board’s Executive Committee & chaired the Public Policy Committee LeadingAge Tennessee. Currently he serves on the board for TSOLife which is a technology based senior living online platform that preserves seniors’ stories.
In 2018, Crisp launched a podcast specifically designed to inform, educate, and influence the seniors housing industry. The passion project is a partnership of several like-minded influencers that formed the brand: Bridge the Gap™. The weekly show launched in March of 2018 on a host of audio and video platforms including iTunes and YouTube. The media network has a tremendous following & contains the largest library of senior living specific content and has international reach. The platform produces content 365 days a year for the senior housing industry and is produced and managed by Solinity Marketing.