SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ADK), today announced the appointment of Boyd P. Gentry and Joshua J. McClellan to its Board of Directors for the coming year. David A. Tenwick, Chairman of the Board, stated that " Boyd Gentry and Josh McClellan are seasoned long-term health care executives, both with significant health care operating and financial experience. Tenwick continued, "with our plans to expand our operations which include potential acquisitions of assisted living facilities and nursing homes as well as new management contracts, it is important to also add talent and strength to our board to keep up with the growth. With the addition of Boyd and Josh as independent directors, I believe the board will be keeping pace with the expansion plans of AdCare." Mr. Gentry was employed by Mariner Health Care, Inc., a former NYSE publicly held long-term health care provider with $2B in annual revenue, from 1995 to 2007, and promoted to CFO subsequent to its 2004 going private transaction sponsored by National Senior Care. He transitioned to an ongoing consulting role for Mariner in September, 2007 when he was recruited to Millennium Pharmacy Systems, Inc. as CFO. He remained with Millennium until 2009. From 1982 until 1995, Mr. Gentry was employed with Bank of America and it predecessors with various financial responsibilities as Senior Vice President. Mr. Gentry received his BA in Economics from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and his MBA in Finance and Accounting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Mr. McClellan spent from 1996 until 2006 as Founder and President of McClellan Health Systems, Inc. Through acquisitions and development, he grew his company from a single, skilled nursing facility to a large regional healthcare provider for over 650 residents which he sold in June, 2006 for $53M. He is now developing and has under construction a large rehab facility which when completed will have the capacity to provide rehabilitation and other medical services to approximately 100 residents. Mr. McClellan received his BS from Ohio State University and his MBA from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.