Colleen Lavelle of Jennings honored by LeadingAge Ohio with Outstanding Executive Award

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Colleen Lavelle, Chief Planning Officer at Jennings

(Columbus, Ohio) – Today, Colleen Lavelle of Jennings was awarded the Outstanding Executive Award by LeadingAge Ohio. The award was presented during the General Session as part of the LeadingAge Ohio 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show.

The award honors a LeadingAge Ohio member employee that demonstrates commitment and leadership to high-quality care, makes a difference in their organization with demonstrated results, and active involvement with professional community organizations, including LeadingAge Ohio.

Since joining Jennings in 1998, Colleen has obtained over $2.5 million in grant funding to support partnerships with Kent State University, Cleveland State University, and the Benjamin Rose Margaret Blenkner Research Institute on workforce as well as other initiatives.

During her tenure, Jennings’ programming has expanded to include assisted living, adult day services, home health, hospice and a child care center.

Colleagues describe Ms. Lavelle as “positive” with a “can-do outlook” and a pleasure to work alongside.

“Colleen Lavelle exemplifies the type of leader the aging services field needs,” said Kathryn Brod, President/CEO of LeadingAge Ohio. “She is a visionary, seeing opportunities where others see roadblocks.”

“Colleen is in a unique position at Jennings,” said Allison Q. Salopeck, President and CEO at Jennings. “She is able to focus on our goals and lead us forward to new projects. It’s wonderful for her to be recognized for these achievements.”

Founded in 1937, LeadingAge Ohio is a member driven organization that represents approximately 400 long-term care facilities located in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities, as well as those providing housing services and ancillary health care across a continuum of settings. Through a recent merger with Midwest Care Alliance, LeadingAge Ohio’s members represent home care and hospice services to an even greater degree than ever before. Member organizations are estimated to serve more than 400,000 elderly Ohioans and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide. Members are sponsored by religious, fraternal, private and government organizations committed to providing quality services for their residents and for older persons in the community at large.

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