What year (years) did you graduate and which program(s) did you complete?
In 1993 I received a bachelor’s of arts degree in Gerontology with a Long Term Care Administration concentration and a minor in Business Management.
What were some of your biggest challenges after graduating that shaped your career?
I was offered an administrator position when I really wasn't looking for a job. I was told that I would be successful if I wasn't afraid to ask a lot of questions. So, I took the position, asked a lot of questions (and still do) and 13 years later I am still with the same company.
What has been your most significant professional accomplishment since
My most significant professional accomplishment was when my nursing home won the Cornerstone of the Year Award in 2011. Forty-five nursing homes were eligible, and in order to be considered, six awards had to be earned. Each award was based upon goals and benchmarks. Only three homes earned all six awards and only one could be chosen for the Cornerstone of the Year Award. I was very proud to accept this award on behalf of my team.
Are you currently employed, and if so, where?
I am employed by Extendicare Health Services Inc. in Stow, Ohio. I am the administrator at Maison Aine, a 150-bed nursing home that specializes in Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.