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Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod


  • 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

  • Serves as lead member communications and media strategist for key association initiatives
  • Oversees digital strategy, including websites, e-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

Jennifer Taylor, BA, CGS

Jennifer Taylor

Director of Communications & Membership

  • Manages public relations and the overall image of the Association and its members
  • Edits and oversees association publications
  • Responsible for Association communications and website
  • Provider Membership staff liaison
  • Staff liaison to Communications/PR, Awards and Membership committees

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Resident Art and Writing Program 2018 Recipients


LeadingAge Ohio Statewide Art & Writing 2018 writing winners
featuring the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions
from each category.

To read the piece, click on the title.


 1st Place - Our Stories by Willow Brook Christian Village Centrum Creative Writers

 2nd Place - Hello Spring by Woodview Ladies Poetry Club Bethany Village



 1st Place - Wednesdays in Eden by John Brinkerhoff, Willow Brook at Delaware Run

 2nd Place - Lonesome Jack by William Lews Otterbein Lebanon

 3rd Place - The Hornet's Nest by William Chaddock Willow Brook at Delaware Run

 Honorable Mention - Summer Hills by Marilyn Schroeder Willow Brook at Delaware Run



 1st Place - Returning the Favor by Martha Gabhart Brammer Christian Village at Mason

 2nd Place - Phosphorescence by David Bumbaugh Bristol Village

 3rd Place - The Swimming Hole by Alicia Blessing Nordan Laurel Lake Retirement Community

 Honorable Mention - Just Around the Bend by Mary Lu Warstler Copeland Oaks



 1st Place - With You by Alicia Blessing Nordan Laurel Lake Retirement Community

 2nd Place - Generational Shift by Marty Cottrill Bethany Village

 3rd Place - Feral Cat by Rayna Patton Willow Brook at Delaware Run

 Honorable Mention - Tech Mis-Takes by Margaret Fissinger Laurel Lake Retirement Community

 Honorable Mention - The Whistle by David Bumbaugh Bristol Village


Here are some more of the 2018 Art & Writing participants!                  

Old Man by Barbara Mandell Peacock by Bob Johnson
Old Man
Barbara Mandell
Otterbein Lebanon
Leather Tooled Peacock
Bob Johnson
Willow Brook at Delaware Run


My Friend by Mario Alvarez-Perez Knitted Sweater by Rosemary Baley
My Friend
Mario Alvarez-Perez
Carnegie Tower at Fairfax-
National Church Residences
Knitted Sweater Jacket
Rosemary Baley
Canton Christian Home


Noah's Ark by Bob Hewitt Smoky Mountain Christmas by Gene Finnegan
Noah's Ark
Bob Hewitt
Otterbein Lebanon
Smoky Mountain Christmas
Gene Finnegan
Parkvue Community


If you have enjoyed the works of art and writing that we’ve featured, we encourage you to get involved in the program in 2019. LeadingAge Ohio is finalizing dates for the five district shows during the months of May and June, and entry is free to all residents and clients of LeadingAge Ohio members.











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.