Distinguished Service Awards

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The LeadingAge PA Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) program was created in 1973 to spotlight the amazing work of our members. We are so proud of their many successes in support of our shared mission of improving senior services in Pennsylvania!

Our members set the new standard for excellence in senior services throughout Pennsylvania!

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Paul P. Haas Lifetime Achievement Award

LeadingAge PA's most prestigious award is presented to an individual member who demonstrates excellence in leadership; playing a pivotal role in the overall operations leading to organizational success.  

Congratulations to the 2022 winner, John R. Dickson IV,  president and CEO of Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare!

Sue Drabic DSA winner
Leader of the Year

This LeadingAge PA award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in leadership; playing a pivotal role in the overall operations leading to organizational success.

Acts Retirement-Life Communities' Vice President of Community Operations, Jeremy Neely, is the 2022 winner. Congratulations! 

Jeremy Neely 2018
Manager of the Year

The Manager of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding manager who has coached, counseled and encouraged others in personal and professional development. 

Congratulations to Kate Ponto, Director of Rehabilitation Services  for Lima Estates, the 2022 award recipient!

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Volunteer of the Year - Individual or Group

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual or group that enhances the quality of life for older adults through volunteer work.  

Congratulations to our 2022 winner, Shirley Walton, a dedicated volunteer of Tel Hai Retirement Community!

Shirley Walton
Licensed Caregiver of the Year

The Licensed Caregiver of the Year Award recognizes a licensed staff member who provides excellent clinical care, while also demonstrating professionalism and leadership.  

Congrats to our 2022 winner, Lourdes Toro, LPN, for Bretheren Village!

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Direct Caregiver of the Year

The Direct Caregiver of the Year Award recognizes an individual who provides excellent clinical care and services, serving as a model of commitment to compassionate care.

We are pleased to honor Janet Bross, Personal Care Aide, at United Zion Retirement Community, with the 2022 award. Congratulations!

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Staff Member of the Year

The Staff Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited excellence within their role and enhanced their member community through exceptional service to staff, residents/clients, and families served. 

Congratulations to the 2022 winner, Roland Maust, Life Services Administrator at Brethren Village Retirement Community!

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Outstanding Business Partner of the Year

The Outstanding Business Partner of the Year recognizes a business partner that delivers valuable service and significant impact to the mission of our Provider Members.  

Congratulations to our 2022 winner, LifeAire Systems!

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