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LeadingAge Maryland Announces New Executive Director

by Published On: Aug 28, 2012
Jill Schumann
Jill Schumann

Washington—The Board of Directors of LeadingAge Maryland has announced the selection of Jill Schumann, currently a Principal at ParenteBeard, as the new executive director of LeadingAge Maryland.

“We are honored to have such a seasoned professional at the helm of LeadingAge Maryland. Jill Schumann brings a wealth of skills and talents to the position and the board is thrilled to have her as our executive director,” says Geary Milken, chair of the LeadingAge Maryland board of directors.

As a Principal with ParenteBeard, Schumann provides organizational development and management consulting services to nonprofits, private sector, government agencies and foundations. Until recently, Jill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Services in America (LSA) for more than 10 years. 

LSA is one of the largest nonprofit networks in the country, and Schumann mobilized a diverse group of more than 300 Lutheran health and human service organizations. In her role, Schumann: 

  • Crafted and implemented the strategies through which LSA created leadership development programs.
  • Established a federal public policy presence.
  • Developed national-scale initiatives.
  • Gathered CEOs for mutual support and learning.
  • Launched peer affinity networks.
  • Provided technical assistance.
  • Collaborated with a variety of national partners. 

Prior to her work with LSA, she launched Kairos Health Systems, a nonprofit post acute care alliance, and served in executive roles with nonprofit and for-profit health and human service organizations. She has created ground-breaking programs in post acute healthcare, behavioral health and chemical dependency treatment.

In addition, Schumann serves on the boards of directors of: 

  • The National Human Services Assembly.
  • The National Assembly Business Services.
  • Bethel New Life.
  • Portico Benefit Services. 

She recently completed service on: 

  • The White House Council for Community Solutions.
  • The LeadingAge board of directors.
  • The executive committee of Leadership 18.
  • Executive committee of the National Round Table of Faith Based Health and Human Services Organizations.
  • The board of the endowment foundation of Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary. 

For the 9th year in a row in 2011, she was named by the NonProfit Times one of the Top 50 leaders of power and influence in the United States. 

Jill holds an MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University. She has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Valparaiso University and Concordia University Chicago. 

“I am excited and inspired by the vital role that LeadingAge Maryland plays in bringing together people and organizations eager to shape the future of aging in Maryland.  There has never been a more important time to exercise our collective creativity to ensure that Marylanders have opportunities to age well,” says Schumann.  

About LeadingAge Maryland

LeadingAge Maryland is a community of 80 not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients through continuing care retirement communities, senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes and home and community based services. The association represents a strong and undiluted voice for not-for-profits in policy, education and public arenas. LeadingAge Maryland advances policies and promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.

 



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