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Ecumen Advances Sanctuary Services Bill at State Capitol

On February 25, 2020 by Libbie Chapuran

Ecumen advanced legislation last week to launch a pilot project that will provide, short-term shelter, safety and advocacy for older adults affected by elder abuse.  

Jennifer Pfeffer, Senior Regional Director of Operations at Ecumen, Receives Leadership Award

On February 25, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Visionary Leader. Consummate professional. Highly skilled operator. Those words define Jennifer Pfeffer, Senior Regional Director of Operations at Ecumen, who was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Kal Michels Outstanding Leadership Award.  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Ecumen Diversity & Inclusion Council

On November 5, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Diversity & Inclusion Council at Ecumen was recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes individuals and staff teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating people with respect and dignity – always.  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Amanda Wik, Ecumen Detroit Lakes

On October 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Amanda Wik, Licensed Social Worker at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating people with respect and dignity – always.  

Morshed Alam to Join Ecumen as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Morshed (Mo) Alam, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ecumen, effective Sept. 30. 

Melanie Sullivan To Join Ecumen as Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Melanie (Mel) Sullivan, Ed.D., has been named Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Ecumen, effective April 1.  

Careers in Aging: LeadingAge MN Members Lead the Way in Raising Awareness, Making Connections

On March 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

It’s Careers in Aging Week! This is the perfect time to highlight three LeadingAge Minnesota members – Augustana Regent, Eventide and Ecumen -- who received Stars Among Us awards last month for their work to proactively address our field’s workforce challenges through innovative partnerships that will expose and recruit people to the rewarding, valued careers in aging services. 

Ecumen Names Shelley Kendrick as Incoming President and CEO

On January 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Shelley Kendrick, currently Ecumen’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to succeed Kathryn Roberts as President and CEO, effective Feb. 4.  

Oelfke, Korzendorfer, Reese Named Lifetime Honorary Members

On September 25, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

John Korzendorfer, Marilyn Oelfke, and Dallas Reese, three distinguished leaders in aging services, were named Lifetime Honorary Members during last week’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum. 

Minnesota State Mankato and Ecumen Team Up to Enhance Nursing Care for Minnesota Seniors

On August 7, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Minnesota State University, Mankato and Ecumen are teaming up to help address the state’s acute shortage of nurses working in long-term geriatric care.   

Important Town Hall Conversation at Annual Meeting, Early Bird Deadline Approaching

On August 7, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

The 2018 Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum is Sept. 18-21 at Madden’s in Brainerd. You won't want to miss an incredible opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking conversation on national public policy at the LeadingAge Town Hall. 

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