Meet the 50 for the Next 50

During last week’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum, LeadingAge Minnesota recognized 50 innovative and influential leaders who are charting the course for the next wave of older adult services that will empower Minnesotans to age well and live fully. 

“50 for the Next 50 are pioneers, challenging the status quo to transform and enhance the experience of aging” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota. “These leaders are making forward-looking innovations in service delivery, elevating the profession of caregiving and best preparing Minnesota for the future needs of its aging population. We are energized by what lies ahead with the mix of these experienced and next generation leaders at the helm.” 

In announcing this recognition a few months ago, we asked our members to tell us about the leaders and innovators who are working among us. We received a tremendous response from across the state, with a total 94 excellent nominations representing the very best in our field. The number and quality of the nominations made it very challenging to select just 50 individuals from such a distinguished group. Our independent panel of reviewers carefully evaluated each written nomination using a scoring system based on three criteria – leadership, change agent and collaborator. 

The 50 for the Next 50 reflect the variety of services that our members provide today and include CEOs, administrators, nurses, social workers, educators and more from the entire spectrum of long term services and supports. Our heritage and our future are embodied in this cross section of our dedicated members. 

Meet our 50 for the Next 50.

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