Category: Member News
Welcome to the Member News category. These stories are intended for current LeadingAge Minnesota members, profiling aging services professionals, providing new resources, and keeping them informed about the aging services community.
Minnesota Dept. of Vets Affairs Names Eric Meittunen to Deputy Commissioner Role
On June 1, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Eric Meittunen has joined the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs as Deputy Commissioner - Veterans Healthcare. Eric will lead the Healthcare Division with responsibility for our five current and three new Veterans Homes, Adult Day Center, and Veteran Suicide Prevention initiative.
Annette Greely Named CEO of American Baptist Homes of the Midwest
On June 1, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM), an Eden Prairie, Minnesota, based not-for-profit provider of senior living and health care, is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Greely as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
A Day of Golf and Fun in the Sun to Fund Caregiver Scholarships
On May 25, 2023 by Jenny Prosser
The tenth annual LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury. We invite you to play an essential role in this exciting event.
Register Now for June District Meetings
On May 18, 2023 by Barbara Landeen
Register now to attend your local District Meeting in June. Experience interactive and engaging conversations with your peers while you:
- Learn about innovative programs
- Brainstorm to help inform how fines from MDH surveys of care centers and assisted living buildings will be used
- Respond to the newly available results of this year’s member survey to help inform the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors’ work
LeadingAge Minnesota Seeks Director of Membership
On May 11, 2023 by Lori Meyer
LeadingAge Minnesota is looking for a talented, strategic, customer-focused individual to join our team as Director of Membership. Interested candidates can learn more and apply here.
Saint Therese Assumes Ownership of Michigan-Based Ihm Senior Living Community
On May 4, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Saint Therese, a senior living leader in the Twin Cities and a member of LeadingAge Minnesota, announced it has signed a letter of intent to assume ownership of a full continuum of care life plan community from the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Mich., through a proposed transfer of sponsorship agreement between the two nonprofit organizations. The life plan community is IHM Senior Living Community (IHM SLC).
Innovation Panel at June District Meetings, Register Today
On April 20, 2023 by Barbara Landeen
This June’s District Meetings will feature an innovation panel from your local member organizations, an opportunity to discuss the results of the upcoming annual member survey and more. Registration is open.
Members Attend LeadingAge Minnesota Mini Day at the Capitol
On April 13, 2023 by LeadingAge
On Wednesday of this week, a group of LeadingAge Minnesota members attended a “Mini Day at the Capitol” in an effort to continually share our stories and drive legislative action. They had the opportunity to meet with their lawmakers to discuss our long-term care policy priorities and share their stories.
2023 Leadership Academy Fellows Selected
On April 6, 2023 by Barbara Landeen
Fellows for LeadingAge Minnesota’s 2023 Leadership Academy have been selected.
59 leaders will comprise the largest cohort in this program’s history. They represent a wide diversity of professions, service settings, geographic regions, and organizational profiles within our membership. View the 2023 class of fellows.
Gene Gustason Announces Retirement
On March 23, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Gene Gustason, a long-time LeadingAge Minnesota member, has announced his retirement from the Stewartville Care Center effective at the end of March. He completes his career in the sector after 29 years at the skilled nursing setting in Stewartville. The Stewartville Care Center is an 85-bed skilled nursing facility for residential and rehabilitative care.
Vista Prairie’s Jennie Marcus Takes on New Role as Regional Director of Operations
On March 16, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Jennifer Marcus of Vista Prairie Communities has been promoted to the newly created position of Regional Director of Operations within her organization.
HDG CEO Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey Receives Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders Award
On February 23, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO of HDG and LeadingAge Minnesota Board Member, was included in Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders of 2023 list. This award honors female executives from all sectors of the healthcare system who are developing policy, leading change, and guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country.
Leadership Academy Class of 2022 Graduates at Institute
On February 16, 2023 by Barbara Landeen
The 2022 Class of Leadership Academy fellows officially graduated at the Institute & Expo on Thursday, Feb. 9. Forty-five leaders completed the year-long program, along with eight supportive volunteer coaches.
Knute Nelson Announces Senior Leadership Changes
On February 9, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
Knute Nelson leaders Katie Perry and Angie Urman have taken on new positions within the organization’s senior leadership team.
New to Our LeadingAge Minnesota Community
On February 2, 2023 by Luke Jenkins
We continue to grow as an association and want to usher a big welcome to those new communities and organizations returning to LeadingAge Minnesota in the past few months. Please give them all a warm welcome!
New Year, New Discount! Post Your Open Positions at a Reduced Rate
On January 5, 2023 by Anna Mowry
LeadingAge Minnesota is excited to announce that members can post their open positions on the AgingServicesJobs.org job board at a reduced rate – all year long!
LeadingAge Minnesota Welcomes Kayla Khang to the Advocacy Team
On December 8, 2022 by Erin Huppert
Please join LeadingAge Minnesota in giving a warm welcome to Kayla Khang. Kayla joins the staff as the Manager of Government Affairs and Policy. She will support our policy and lobbying efforts in St. Paul, including leading our organization's return to in-person Advocacy Day at the Capitol on March 13, 2023.
2022 Leadership Academy Fellows Complete Year of Development and Growth
On December 8, 2022 by Barbara Landeen
On Dec. 1, the 2022 Leadership Academy Class of Fellows completed their program year of leadership development. The official graduation for the cohort of 45 leaders will be celebrated at the 2023 Institute & Expo.
Save the Date! 2023 District Meetings
On December 8, 2022 by Luke Jenkins
LeadingAge Minnesota has announced the District Meeting dates for all of 2023. Mark your calendars!
This year, we will provide a virtual option for every round of District Meetings. We know that nothing compares to the energy and connection from in-person meetings, but we also respect the busy schedules that many of you have. Thank you for making these critical connections a vital part of your 2023!
Saint Therese Partners with Rasmussen University – Bloomington to Build RN Pipeline
On December 1, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
Saint Therese, a LeadingAge Minnesota member, is partnering with Rasmussen University – Bloomington to help train the next generation of nurses.
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