Press Releases

  • LeadingAge PA awards $40,000 in Professional Development Scholarships to members

    May 17, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, the leading voice for senior services across Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce it recently awarded 33 scholarships totaling $40,000 to members through the 2022 Professional Development Scholarship program.
  • LeadingAge PA welcomes Garry Pezzano as President and CEO

    March 24, 2022

    LeadingAge PA today announced, EMBA, MS/CCC-SLP, FNAP, has been appointed the association’s new president and CEO. Pezzano comes to the association as a highly experienced clinical operations executive and post-acute care leader.
  • LeadingAge PA responds to President Biden's statement on nursing home reforms

    March 3, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, the leading voice for senior services across Pennsylvania, today commented on the White House statement on improving safety and quality of care in the nation’s nursing homes.
  • Report finds PA nursing homes Medical Assistance underfunded by nearly $1.2B

    March 1, 2022

    LeadingAge PA today announced that Pennsylvania’s nursing homes were underfunded by nearly $1.2 billion in Medicaid in 2019-2020, according to a report commissioned by the Association. To begin helping address this inequity, LeadingAge PA is calling for state lawmakers to approve a $294 million increase in funding for the 2022-23 state budget.
  • LeadingAge PA issues statement on Wolf 2022-23 budget proposal

    February 8, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, an association representing more than 370 providers of services for seniors, today issued a statement from Interim President and CEO Bob Bertolette on the 2022-23 state budget proposal from Gov. Tom Wolf
  • LeadingAge PA commends $250 million ARPA funding for long-term care

    February 2, 2022

    LeadingAge PA, the voice for senior services in Pennsylvania, today lauds Gov. Tom Wolf for his American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding proposal outlined in a press conference, which includes $250 million for long-term care.
  • LeadingAge PA welcomes new SVP & Government Affairs Chief

    January 12, 2022

    LeadingAge PA announced today that Charles “Chuck” Quinnan will join the team as senior vice president and chief of government affairs. Quinnan will succeed Anne Henry and assume responsibilities on Jan. 31 in coordination with Henry’s planned retirement.
  • New Learning Portal offers on-demand training

    December 1, 2021

    LeadingAge PA is excited to announce the launching of our new Learning Management System that includes recorded webinars for both continuing education credit and training! Members can take advantage of free access to many trainings and webinars on hot topics in senior services today, as well as accredited webinars for a nominal fee. Non-members can also access both the on-demand sessions at a low cost.
  • LeadingAge PA welcomes interim president & CEO

    November 1, 2021

    LeadingAge PA today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert Bertolette, recently retired president and CEO of Riddle Village retirement community, as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 1. This appointment follows Adam Marles’ decision to step down and the LeadingAge PA Board of Directors commenced a search for a permanent CEO.
  • LeadingAge PA awards $98,000 in workforce grants

    October 13, 2021

    LeadingAge PA is excited to award $98,000 to members through workforce grants this year. The Association is committed to supporting its members’ efforts to attract and retain quality employees, while introducing potential staff to the many rewards a career in senior services offers.