Annual Awards

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LeadingAge Ohio Awards Program

2021 Award Nominations will open March 1

The amazing stories of care, compassion and courage continue every day in our member organizations across the state as we continue to navigate the challenges brought to us by this pandemic.  Stay strong and stay safe.  


Eligibility

The LeadingAge Ohio Annual Awards honor individuals and organizations that embody excellence in aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit recognition.

LeadingAge Ohio member organizations and/or individuals associated with them are eligible for consideration. 

Award Criteria and Nomination Forms

How to Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the 2021 LeadingAge Ohio Awards program will open the week of March 1.  Submit award nominations online no later than Friday, April 16, using the applicable entry form below.  

The LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee will review nominations and make selections for awards, notifying nominees of decisions in late May so honorees can make plans to attend the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio, August 4-6, 2021. The awards celebration features a video presentation of award winners, who will be contacted by LeadingAge Ohio staff for photos, news releases and additional elements of the awards program.

Award submissions must be submitted using the online entry forms below.  For questions or issues accessing the online form, please contact Jennifer Taylor at jtaylor@leadingageohio.org or call 614-545-9028.

Entry Form Prep Tips

Click on the criteria for each award category below to view the requirements to help compose your answer.  You may find it helpful to compose your answer offline, then cut and paste into the online form when ready to submit your entry. 

We've simplified the process for this year's submissions and each award category has only one simple question, using the criteria of the award listed below, what do you most want the judges to know about this nominee that compelled you to make this nomination?  In your answer, provide concrete examples of leadership, innovation, achievement and impact, as applicable, that supports your statement about why the nominee merits recognition.  Finally, save a copy of what you have written for your records.  

2021 Award Categories

Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award:

2021 Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award Criteria

Click here to submit nomination for the 2021 Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award.


Emerging Leader Award:

2021 Emerging Leader Award Criteria

Click here to submit nomination for the 2021 Emerging Leader Award.


Excellence in Caring Award: 

2021 Excellence in Caring Award Criteria

Click here to submit nomination for the 2021 Excellence in Caring Award.


Excellence in Volunteer Service Award:

2021 Excellence in Volunteer Service Award Criteria

Click here to submit nomination for the 2021 Excellence in Volunteer Service Award.


Heart of Hospice - Rose and Sam Stein Award:

2021 Heart of Hospice - Rose and Sam Stein Award Criteria

Click here to submit nomination for the 2021 Heart of Hospice- Rose and Sam Stein Award.


Visionary Leadership Award of Honor:

2021 Visionary Leadership Award of Honor Criteria

Click here to submit nomination for the 2021 Visionary Leadership Award of Honor.

Award Selection Process

The LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee will review nominations and make selections for awards, notifying nominees of decisions in late May so honorees can make plans to attend the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio, August 4-6, 2021. The awards celebration features a video presentation of award winners, who will be contacted by LeadingAge Ohio staff for photos, news releases and additional elements of the awards program.

Even though not every entry will receive an award, all nominations are carefully considered and often lead to additional opportunities to “tell the story” of member accomplishments through such avenues as our website, media outreach, education events and other means.

The committee reserves the right to move nominations to different categories to consider them where they best fit.  To celebrate this achievement, those programs/individuals that have been selected will be asked to create a two minute video sharing your thoughts and congratulations around receiving this honor. 

Video Requirement for Award Winners
IF selected
for the award, winners are asked to create a 90-120 second video sharing your thoughts and congratulations around receiving the honor. 

We encourage you to take a moment to review some of the videos that were submitted for past winners to get some ideas. 

2019 Award Winner Videos

Questions
If you have questions about the LeadingAge Ohio Awards Program, please contact Jennifer Taylor, Director of Member Experience at jtaylor@leadingageohio.org or 614-545-9028. 

Awards Program Questions

If you have questions regarding the Awards Program, please contact:

LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee Chair
Michele Engelbach
CEO
Ohio Eastern Star Home Community
Phone: 740-397-1706
Email: mengelbach@oeshome.org

 

     LeadingAge Ohio Contact
     Jennifer Taylor 
     Director of Member Experience 
     LeadingAge Ohio 
     Phone: 614-545-9028
     Email: jtaylor@leadingageohio.org  


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Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod

President/CEO
614-545-9014
kbrod@leadingageohio.org

  • Is the association's primary spokesperson
  • Oversees staff and daily operations
  • Promotes LeadingAge Ohio's position and public policy goals to elected officials; staff liaison to Advocacy Committee
  • Responsible for implementing LeadingAge Ohio's strategic direction
  • Works with LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors
  • Staff liaison to Human Resources Committee

Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications
614-545-9026
pschwartz@leadingageohio.org 

  • Serves as lead member communications and media strategist for key association initiatives
  • Oversees digital strategy, including websites, newsletters and social media channels
  • Provides strategic direction for communicating organizational goals and achievements to members, partners, policy makers and the media
  • Serves as primary contact for media inquiries
  • Staff liaison to Communications/PR committee
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.