LeadingAge PA awards $27,000 in education scholarships to members

July 6, 2020

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 6, 2020) - LeadingAge PA, the voice for nonprofit senior care in Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce $27,000 in education scholarships has been awarded to members through the 2020 Education Scholarship program.

The Association is dedicated to the education and workforce enhancement efforts of member communities, and commits $100,000 annually to scholarship and internship programs. LeadingAge PA awards scholarships that enhance opportunities to pursue or continue a career in senior services.

"Our members go above and beyond to provide care and support their communities, this year in particular, and we are thrilled to award scholarships to deserving staff members dedicated to growing and expanding their professional opportunities in the senior living field," said Adam Marles, LeadingAge PA president and CEO.

The LeadingAge PA Educational Scholarship program is part of the Association's ongoing efforts to address the workforce challenges faced by its members and serves to benefit member staff pursuing further education, training, and certification--both within and outside the field of nursing.

The LeadingAge PA team congratulates the following recipients on their scholarships and commitment to furthering their education and professional development!

Nursing Scholarships:
Jennifer Chamberlain - Little Flower Manor Nursing Home; Jennifer Drouin - Southmont, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network; Jasmine Evans - The Easton Home, Presbyterian Senior Living; Jewo Fahnbulleh - Mercy LIFE, Trinity Health System; Leslie Kasse - The Shook Home; Rebecca Kranger - Fellowship Community; Bethann Lizzi - Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of PA; Ana Logan - Kendal at Longwood, Kendal-Crosslands Communities; Emil Lukusa - Ephrata Manor, United Church of Christ Homes; Rolande Ngassam - Christ's Home Retirement Community; Beverly Nonnemaker - Frederick Living; Courtney Runk - Westminster Woods at Huntingdon, Presbyterian Senior Living; Alan Rush - The Village at Sprenkle Drive, SpiriTrust Lutheran; Maria Vasco - Pennswood Village; Geraldine Woods - Mercy LIFE, Trinity Health System; and Mary Zamora - Moravian Hall Square, Morningstar Living

Non-Nursing Scholarships:
Gina Bakey - White Horse Village; Nicole Deneen - Laurel View Village; Katherine Diaz - St. Joseph's Manor; Emily Gavin - Mercy LIFE West Philadelphia, Trinity Health System; Aime Harrison, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network; Emily Jones - Gwynedd Estates, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.; Amy Langer - Homewood at Martinsburg, Homewood Retirement Centers; Emily Leaman - White Horse Village; Ashley Mest - The Highlands at Wyomissing; Zachary Polzer - Phoebe Ministries; and Charles Shockley - Lima Estates, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.


About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 360 nonprofit senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania's seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org.

Media Contact:
Christina Carden
Senior Director, Communications