Foundation Testimonials

“Thank you so much for the honor of receiving the General Scholarship.  The money went directly to my graduate school to help me move towards my Masters in Music Therapy.  I appreciate it so very much and am so thankful for this blessing” 

 ~ Jessica Josefczyk, Music Therapist - Bethany Village, Centervillei, Ohio


Img 0838“…Thank you to the Leading Age Ohio Foundation for my scholarship [received in 2016]! I successfully completed my first semester of the nursing school  and absolutely loved it.  I had so many new things to learn and can’t  wait to become a  registered nurse. The world of learning is very exciting: I had one of the best clinical instructors, a brilliant nurse practitioner at VA Hospital.  Labs were so much fun, and some of my classmates have already become my good friends. As my background is art and philosophy, I have to challenge myself every day, learning anatomy and biology, but  I love it.  I try to get as much information as I can from more experienced nurses, and listen to the doctors when able to master my skills and learn new ones. The world of healthcare is always changing, and there is so much to do in this field. I keep working full time at Montefiore as life enrichment manager and go to school in the evenings and on the weekends. I love what I do and try to enrich residents’ lives every day, and hopefully will be able to make a difference in the future after I join the world of nursing as well.”

~ Iuliia Marshall (below), Life Enrichment Manager - Montefiore - Beachwood, Ohio

“It’s so wonderful being a part of an organization that cares so much about its employees!  As a student who has used loans to pay for my college education, this scholarship means so much to me.  I am forever grateful!” 

 ~ Tarrah Pickard, Life Enrichment and Activities Director - Deupree House, Cincinnati, Ohio


"To me this scholarship is a benchmark of my accomplishments as a nurse and student, and has been a huge help toward my goal of becoming a better nurse for myself, my family and my patients."

~ Kira Pilar, LPN/Charge Nurse- Regina Health Center, Richfield, Ohio


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Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe

Education and Special Projects Coordinator

  • Assists with coordination of all professional education events, including planning, development, and implementation
  • Assists with coordination of special projects and initiatives, including Leadership Academy, Employer of Choice and ltcGAIN
  • Assists with all Continuing Education credentialing requirements and processes

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Professional Development & HH/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
  • Responsible for overseeing all educational offerings provided by LeadingAge Ohio
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