Housing Happenings

Housing Happenings

LeadingAge Ohio is proud to partner with LeadingAge Maryland to offer an educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals!  


Housing Happenings

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from **12-1:00 pm EST for this educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals! Short, practical learning sessions for service coordinators, property managers, and other individuals who work with older adults in affordable housing settings.

October Housing Happenings:  **11:30AM-12:30PM EST (Please notice the 30 minute time difference!)

Title:  NaviGuide – A New Way to Support Older Adults and Their Families


Terry Spitznagel – Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer

In 2020, Terry Spitznagel joined United Church Homes in her current capacity, bringing with her a wealth of expertise as an accomplished healthcare executive. Terry possesses a diverse range of qualifications that greatly benefit the intricate and ever-changing field of housing and healthcare. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University.

With her deep understanding of healthcare policies, regulations, and best practices Terry actively contributes her skills to Radiant Alliance. Over the course of her impressive 30-year career, she has accumulated extensive hands-on experience through leadership positions in both housing and healthcare organizations. This invaluable experience showcases her adeptness at navigating the complexities of the industry.

Terry's strategic thinking and exceptional decision-making skills enable her to identify opportunities for growth, streamline operations, and optimize patient care, not only for United Church Homes, but also for Radiant Alliance. She brings a strong financial acumen to the table, effectively managing budgets, forecasting, and implementing cost-effective solutions without compromising the quality of care.

Additionally, Terry's commitment to innovation allows her to leverage cutting-edge solutions to drive organizational transformation and stay ahead in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. She serves as a Board Member of LeadingAge Ohio, highlighting her dedication to industry leadership. Moreover, Terry is a member of the American Health Care Association and received the prestigious 2018 Health Equity Award from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, recognizing her outstanding work in population health.


Dan Fagan – Vice President of Care and Housing

Dan Fagan, MPA, LSW, serves as the Vice President of Care and Housing, bringing over 30 years of invaluable expertise in housing with services and healthcare operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration from Ohio University.

In his role, Dan assumes the responsibility of managing and expanding the portfolio of all owned and managed affordable housing communities. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role in leading and developing UCH's home and community-based service initiatives, which encompass UCH Cares, UCH Engage, and NaviGuide. His extensive experience and knowledge contribute to the success and growth of these crucial programs.

Dan's passion lies in creating and maintaining thriving housing communities while providing comprehensive care to residents. With his profound understanding of the industry and dedication to excellence, he plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being and satisfaction of individuals within UCH's housing communities.

Through his strategic leadership and expertise, Dan continues to drive positive outcomes, enriching the lives of those served by UCH and furthering the organization's mission in the realm of care and housing.


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Recordings of Previous Sessions


2023 Recordings

If you missed a previous month's webinar, click here for 2023 Housing Happenings recordings click here.



2022 Recordings

Wednesday, February 17

Boundaries & Burnout, Dr. Eric Berko


2021 Recordings

Wednesday, June 16

Disaster Preparedness

Wednesday, May 19

Gardening & Engagement

Wednesday, April 21

Fair Housing & VAWA in the time of COVID

Lisa Tunick, JD, Reno & Cavanaugh & Sydney Kopp-Richardson, Director, National LGBT Elder Housing Initiatives. SAGE

Wednesday, February 19

Navigating Grief – The Long Strange Journey

Maren Simon, LSW, MSW Bereavement Counselor, Hospice of Northwest Ohio


2020 Resources

COVID-19 Update and Discussions for Affordable Housing Call Notes [Members Only]

September 1  | August 19 | August 5 |July 1 | June 24 |  June 17 | June 10 |  June 3 | May 27 | May 20 | May 13 | May 6 April 22 | April 8 | April 1 | March 18


2019 Recordings

Wednesday, October 16

Death, Dying and Bereavement

Jan Pennington, Service Coordinator, Catholic Charities Senior Communities

Wednesday, September 18

Building Collaborative Relationships with Home Health Providers

Tina Poffenberger, Executive Director, St. John's Towers and St. John's Commons, and Sandy Nalewajko, Care Transitions Coordinator, Amedisys

Wednesday, August 21

Managing Expectations and Boundaries

Bette McNee, Senior Clinical Risk Consultant, The Graham Company

Wednesday July 17

Fair Housing and Disabilities

Colleen Bloom, Director for Housing Operations, LeadingAge

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Wednesday June 19 

Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

Presented by Matin Modarre, Investigator, Economic Crimes Unit, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Wednesday May 15

Hoarding, Decluttering, and Organization: Approaches and Resources

Presented by Heather Murphy, The Abilities Networ




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Debbie Boggs, RN

Debbie Boggs

Education Specialist

  • Manages all aspects of education for the association
  • Ensures all aspects of the Continuing Education (CE) process are followed
  • Assists with the planning and development of all the association sponsored/co-sponsored educational programs
  • Works with internal and external customers and members to ensure professional development functions    

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Home Health/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
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.