2021 Leadership Academy Fellows

LeadingAge is pleased to announce to 2021 Leadership Academy Fellows.

This group of Fellows will meet throughout the year to explore diverse perspectives from aging services leaders, learn from innovative care and service models, enhance their leadership skills and core competencies and advance person-centered programming in aging services.

Congratulations to all the individuals selected and their organizations for supporting their journey! 


  • Todd Andrews, Asbury Communities, MD
  • Megan Barbour, Collington – A Kendal Affiliate, MD
  • Christopher Blair, Covenant Living Communities and Services, IL
  • Belinda Bonaby, CenterLight Health Care Centers, NY
  • Cathy Neece Brown, James L. West Presbyterian Special Care Center, TX
  • Josh Carr, Galloway Ridge, Inc., NC
  • Melissa Cordell, Wesley Woods of Athens, GA
  • Derek Culbertson, Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, PA
  • Andrea Doherty, Fuller Village, MA
  • Robert Etchells, Windy Hill Village, PA
  • Joseph A. Frias, North Hill, MA
  • Linda Gutierrez, Good Shepherd Home, OH
  • Tighe Hammam, Eskaton, CA
  • Chanel Jenkins, Sharon Towers, NC
  • Holly Kazim, Grand Traverse Pavilions, MI
  • Amy Kotterman, United Church Homes, OH
  • Crystal Laza, LeadingAge Texas, TX
  • Gavin Locklear, Carol Woods Retirement Community, NC
  • Milton McGowian, Sharon Towers, NC
  • Bethany Mercer, Mary Ann Morse Healthcare, MA
  • McKenzie Millis, Shell Point Retirement Community, FL
  • Kelli Mills, Messiah Lifeways, PA
  • Joseph Pichler, Cedar Community, WI
  • Julia Shi, Kin On Health Care Center, WA
  • Prithika Stern, Eaton Senior Communities, CO
  • Timothy Thate, LeadingAge New York, NY
  • Jen Drake Van Vechten, Cascade Park Communities, WA
  • Emily Weikert, Otterbein SeniorLife, OH
  • Ilana Xuman, LeadingAge DC, DC
  • Patricia Yannotta, Fellowship Senior Living, NJ