Jarrod Leo

Jarrod Leo, CPA, joined the Messiah Lifeways Executive Team in March 2023 overseeing the fiscal and information services teams. He was most recently a Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, with Diakon Lutheran Ministries, a role to which he was appointed in January 2021. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance. Having joined the organization the fall of 2014, Mr. Leo was Vice President of Consulting with Mennonite Health Services, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Also, a former principal of the senior living consulting practice at ParenteBeard, Mr. Leo has more than 20 years' experience in the health-care and aging services fields with a focus on financial, strategic and operational functions. His experience includes work with both non-profit and for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities, health systems, home health and hospice care, assisted living/personal care communities, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Having consulted with more than half of the country's top 20 non-profit aging services providers, Mr. Leo has overseen operational performance-improvement initiatives, the provision of financial intelligence to support expansion and repositioning efforts, facilitation of collaborative relationships between non-profit organizations, the design of market and consumer research to support long-range planning, and development of strategic initiatives to address the impact of health-care reform and changes in the care-delivery model.

Mr. Leo holds a bachelor's degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He serves as vice chair of the board for Paxton Ministries, a faith-based, non-profit organization providing safe and affordable homes for adults who may be challenged with social, mental, or emotional needs, and has taken part in a mission trip to assist a Navajo congregation in New Mexico.