Oct 27 2021
White Horse Village CEO and Board Chair present at LeadingAge Annual Meeting
White Horse Village CEO & President Len Weiser and Chair of the Board of Directors Shirley Weaver were selected as thought leaders for the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO. LeadingAge represents more than 5,000 nonprofit aging services providers and other mission-minded organizations.
Weiser and Weaver joined panelists Jennifer Schwalm of Baker Tilly and James Bodine of HJ Sims for the presentation titled Cultivating Board Innovation and Strategic Thinking on October 24, 2021.
The presentation defined board member responsibilities outlined ways to foster innovation and strategic thinking at the board level, and presented strategies to help boards remain effective while adapting to change and disruption. The panelists also featured tools that boards can use to remain focused on their organization’s mission, respond to unexpected changes, and carry out strategic planning.
“This was a great opportunity to demonstrate how fortunate White Horse Village is to have a board of directors that is strategically focused on fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility and collaborates with management to achieve our mission of intentionally creating opportunities for extraordinary living,” comments Weiser.
Len Weiser is an experienced professional in the nursing and senior living industries, holding leadership positions that include Director of Nursing, Administrator, Executive Director, Regional Operations Leader, and Corporate Resident Life Director. He received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a master’s degree in Nursing Executive Leadership, and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Business Administration.
Shirley Weaver brings over 30 years of experience in both acute and post-acute health care and community services to her role as board chair. She served as Vice President for Genesis Rehabilitation Services, developed a division for Catholic Health Care Services focused on community-based services for seniors, and currently serves as an Area Director for the Bayada Joint Ventures Solutions team.
Jennifer Schwalm is a partner in Baker Tilly’s healthcare group and leads the senior services practice. She has more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience with a focus on the senior services sector.
James Bodine has an impressive 30 years of investment banking experience with a focus on nonprofit mission-based senior living and healthcare organizations. He believes that the large-scale impact that nonprofit providers have in providing vital residential, social, and healthcare services is significant.
LeadingAge represents more than 5,000 nonprofit aging services providers and other mission-minded organizations that touch millions of lives every day. Alongside our members and 38 state partners, we use applied research, advocacy, education, and community-building to make America a better place to grow old. Our membership, which now includes the providers of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, encompasses the continuum of services for people as they age, including those with disabilities. We bring together the most inventive minds in the field to lead and innovate solutions that support older adults wherever they call home. For more information visit leadingage.org.