2015 Action Learning Projects

Witness the passion, desired impact and key learnings of the 2015 Fellows’ Action Learning Projects:

Lori Albsmeier, Pine Haven Christian Communities: Mission and Values-Based Education

Mary Kate Bartley, Presbyterian SeniorCare: A Tale of Two Realities

Candice Brown, Bethesda Meadow: Filling the Toolbox of Emerging Leaders

Sunny Chatagnier, Buckner Retirement Services: Building a Leadership Pipeline

Dan Churchill, The Admiral at the Lake: Cultivating Cultural Competence for the Aging LGBT Community

Linda Coleman, Beacon Communities-an ABHOW Company: Instilling a Team Culture of Health and Wellness

Nick Cooper, Masonic Homes of Kentucky: Joy Story: Sharing Life Together

Alicia Fenstermacher, Presbyterian Senior Living: Human Touch Can Transform Relationships in Person Centered Care

Amy Gorely, Carolina Meadows: Fighting Ageism: Be Bold, Claim Old

Elmer Heiland, Granite Farms Estates, an ACTS Retirement-Life Community: Roadmap to Retirement: The Urgency for Health Planning

Ashley Hill, Elder Care Alliance: Mind the Gap: Engaging People Touched By Dementia

Christopher Hunt, Morningstar Senior Living: Rekindling a Sense of Purpose in Our Elders

Jayne Keller, Christian Living Communities-Holly Creek: The Art and Science of Attracting and Keeping Talent

Nathan Keup, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan: Furious about Ageism

Linda Kolakowski, Jefferson's Ferry: Making Senior Housing & Services Affordable, Available and Accessible

Angela Larson, Montereau, Inc.: Leadership: It's a State of Mind; Not a Title

Cheryl Laughter Justus, Carolina Village: Purpose is Vital

Mario Lemay, Jewish Home of San Francisco: Becoming Superstars' Ambassadors

Nicole Maag, Porter Hills Retirement Communities and Services: Preparing for the Third Thirty: Planning for Aging

Kenya Martin, Wellspring Lutheran Service: The Impact of Geriatric Psychopathology on Aging Services Preparedness

Rob McMonagle, Asbury Communities Inc.: Maximizing Purpose: A New Strategy for Human Resources

Matt McNeill, ECUMEN: Fueling Longevity, Delighting Everyone

Dale Melton, Salemtowne: Hiding or Just Hidden? Intentional Leadership Development

Stephanie Morley, McGregor: Retention vs Turnover: A Key to Quality

Ric Myers, Foulkways at Gwynedd: Living Small in a Big World

Lisa Noonan, The Park Danfort: Building Balance: Mindfulness' Impact on Effective Leadership

Matt Oathout, Luthercare: Technology Integration to Improve Quality of Life

Frank O'Brien, Saint Elizabeth Community: Onboarding through Mentorship

Tanya Odarczenko, Consecra Housing Network: The eXchange 2.0: Online Community Resource Sharing – A Study

Becky Pennick, St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors: Supporting Resident Choice in Senior Living Communities

Amy Powell, Westminster - Canterbury on Cheseapeake Bay: Connecting Aging Services Across the Globe

Scott Richardson, Williamsburg Landing, Inc.: OPEN DOORS - A Comprehensive Dementia Training Program

Melinda Schoen, Masonicare: Language is More than Words: Preserving Identity & Dignity

Heather Stanton, Seabury: Face Forward: Best Practices for Preparing Your Resident Council for the Future

Wilma Sternthal, Village at Heritage Point: Hope at Heritage Point

Sandy Stoll, Franke at Seaside: Growing Leadership in Nursing

Reginald Tarver, Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home: From Isolation to Integration

Donna Taylor, Integrace: Leadership Matters

Julie Thorson, Friendship Haven: Calling All Leaders! Unleash Leadership Potential in Others

Kendra Urdzik, Judson Services, Inc.: Navigating Care Transitions: A Holistic Approach

Christine Van Vessem, Jewish Senior Life: Including Employee Support Systems in Your Community Outreach Strategy

Rob Weisbrodt, United Church Homes: Advocate for Innovation not Regulation

Jenna Weiss, Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut: People Living with Dementia are Speaking, Are we Listening?