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Our Board of Directors.

A thriving passion for excellence in senior living.

The members of our Board of Directors believe in our mission and work hard to give it life. These experienced business executives devote more time and effort than a typical board of directors. They’re proactive people who earn the trust of our residents by their hands-on involvement in making Mirador the alluring place it is.

Scott Collier
Chairman of the Board

Scott Collier, formerly an executive with The Staubach Company, is currently a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has more than 29 years of experience in representing tenants in over 1,000 transactions. He has received numerous accolades during his career, including Office Broker of the Year for Dallas-Fort Worth by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

Mr. Collier serves as a board and executive committee member for the Dallas Summer Musicals and CitySquare, a poverty-fighting organization serving the community of Dallas. As a United States Army veteran, he serves on the Dallas Chapter of the U.S.O.

Bernard Francis

Mr. Francis has lived in Carrollton, Texas for close to 30 years where he served on his local City Council for three terms. He is owner and CEO of two businesses; Business Control Systems, LP, a technical and professional staffing firm, and First Class Caregivers, Inc., a non-medical care-giving services firm.

As an appointee of then Governor Bush, Mr. Francis has chaired the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents. He also chaired the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a higher-ed system consisting of eight regional Texas colleges and universities. He is currently a member and past chair of the North Central Texas Workforce Board. He is also an Executive Committee member of the distinguished Texas Business Leadership Council and chairs its P-16 Task Force. He is often called upon to serve the governor and/or legislators on special commissions. For fifteen years Mr. Francis has been a volunteer of a not-for-profit board, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, and has built five of the nation’s finest retirement communities for seniors. The policyholder’s of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of worker’s compensation insurance, elected Mr. Francis to serve on its board. And most recently, he joined the advisory board for the Texas Western Governors University, the first state-affiliated online university in Texas.

Dr. Jan van Sant

Dr. van Sant is a 34-year oil industry veteran with particular experience in the areas of exploration and production research and technology. He began his career with Jersey Production Research Company, an Exxon Corporation predecessor in 1962. In 1964, he organized and lead Exxon’s technical services group in Bordeaux, France, which supported all Exxon exploration groups responsible for the North Sea, Europe and Africa. He transferred to Exxon Production Research Company in 1966, serving in positions of increasing managerial responsibility, including coordinating all technical training for explorationists, and becoming manager of the Exploration Research Division. He joined Pennzoil in 1980 and retired as Senior Vice President Technology & Systems in 1996. Dr. van Sant was responsible for geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling and technical computing in support of oil and gas operating units.

After retiring, Dr. van Sant was the Executive Director of the American Geological Institute Foundation which raised more than $20 million for certain AGI-sponsored educational and other national programs. The AGI is a federation of 52 Earth Science societies in the United States with a combined membership of more than 250,000 geoscientists. He is now Associate Director of the Foundation. Dr. van Sant also served as Assistant to the Vice President for Research at the University of Houston, and was a member of advisory committees at various times including the University of South Carolina, University of Utah, University of Kansas, and Rice University.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of Kansas. Additionally, he graduated from the Harvard University School of Business in Management of Industrial Research. He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant for Special assignments in Korea, Alaska, and elsewhere.

Mike Gale