LeadingAge Ohio Leadership & Staff

LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors Officers

Kristi Strawser - Chair

Kristi Strawser - Chair

EverHeart Hospice Chief Executive Officer

1350 North Broadway Street
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 548-2999

Jimmy Wilson - Secretary

Jimmy Wilson - Secretary

Episcopal Retirement Services Vice President, Affordable Living

3870 Virginia Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 271-9610

Ann Conn - Treasurer

Ann Conn - Treasurer

McGregor President & CEO

14900 Private Drive
Cleveland, OH 44112
(216) 851-8200

Allison Salopeck - Immediate Past Chair

Allison Salopeck - Immediate Past Chair

Jennings President/CEO

10204 Granger Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
(216) 581-2900

Rick Marshall - Vice Chair

Rick Marshall - Vice Chair

Genacross Lutheran Services President & CEO

2021 North McCord Road
Toledo, OH 43615
(419) 861-4990

 

Current Board Members

Salli Bollin - First Term

Salli Bollin - First Term

MemoryLane Care Services Executive Director

2500 North Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43615

Rich Boyson, Jr. - First Term

Rich Boyson, Jr. - First Term

Eliza Jennings President and Chief Executive Officer

26376 John Road
Olmsted Township, OH 44138
(216) 325-1247

Scott A. Buchanan - First Term

Scott A. Buchanan - First Term

The Ohio Masonic Home Chief Executive Officer

2655 West National Road
Springfield, OH 45504
(937) 525-4975

Brett Kirkpatrick - First Term

Brett Kirkpatrick - First Term

Community First Solutions President & CEO

230 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 785-4750

Rich Limongi - First Term

Rich Limongi - First Term

President/CEO Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services

5525 Silica Road
Austintown, OH 44515

Gayle Mattson - First Term

Gayle Mattson - First Term

Hospice of Cincinnati President & CEO

4360 Cooper Road, Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 246-9227

Eric Murray - First Term

Eric Murray - First Term

Heritage Manor - Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Executive Director of Senior Services

584 Granada Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505
(330) 746-1076

Terry Spitznagel - First Term

Terry Spitznagel - First Term

United Church Homes SVP, Chief Growth Officer

170 East Center Street
P.O. Box 1806
Marion, OH 43301-1806
(866) 277-9027

Chris Widman - First Term

Chris Widman - First Term

Good Shepherd Home Executive Director

725 Columbus Avenue
Fostoria, OH 44830
(419) 937-4801

 

Committees

Participation on a LeadingAge Ohio committee is one of the most significant ways members can have a direct impact on the future of our association. It’s also one of the most meaningful and rewarding ways to develop relationships with fellow leaders in the field of aging services. Through our Committees, members direct the association's work on the key questions facing the aging services field.

Advocacy Committee

Awards Committee

Budget & Finance Committee

Communications/PR Committee

Human Resources Committee

Membership Committee

Nominating Committee

PAC Committee

Professional Development Committee

LeadingAge Ohio Staff & Advisors

LeadingAge Ohio has assembled a knowledgeable and dedicated team to assist members, the public, elected officials and the media with questions, concerns and inquiries on aging services for older Ohioans. For assistance, please use the following list to directly contact the proper LeadingAge Ohio team member. 

Susan Wallace, MSW, LSW

Susan Wallace, MSW, LSW

President / CEO

614-545-9024
swallace@leadingageohio.org 

 

  • Staff oversight, fiscal & operations of organization
  • Primary contact for policy priority development & advocacy 
  • Staff liaison to Advocacy Committee, Nursing Facility/Assisted Living Reimbursement, Billing/eligibility and Clinical/ Operations Subcommittees
Debbie Boggs, RN

Debbie Boggs, RN

Education Specialist

614-545-9017

 

  • Manages all aspects of education for the association
  • Ensures all aspects of the Continuing Education (CE) process are followed
  • Assists with the planning and development of all the association sponsored/co-sponsored educational programs
  • Works with internal and external customers and members to ensure professional development functions    
Tiffany Bukoffsky, MHA, BSN, RN

Tiffany Bukoffsky, MHA, BSN, RN

Policy Director

614-545-9033

 

 

 

  • Monitors and works with the Ohio legislature and state agencies to direct policy and regulatory efforts
  • Leads advocacy efforts and supports member advocacy visits as needed
  • Supports consistent communication messaging and policy positions to public, members and policymakers
  • Serves as staff liaison to Clinical/Operations Subcommittee, Affordable Housing Subcommittee, and supports additional committee/subcommittee work as needed 
Lindsey Buzzard, MBA, LNHA

Lindsey Buzzard, MBA, LNHA

Director of Home Health and Hospice

614-545-9040

 

 

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
Stephanie DeWees, HSE, LNHA, LPN, IP, RAC-CT, BS-Health Services

Stephanie DeWees, HSE, LNHA, LPN, IP, RAC-CT, BS-Health Services

Quality & Regulatory Specialist - Long Term Care

614-545-9034

 

  • Supports planning and execution of the association's education initiatives for long term care
  • Provides resources for quality and regulatory strategies
    • Offers 911 survey support
    • Facilitates networking opportunities through regional events
    • Provides training on state and national trends, initiatives and enforcement
  • Staff liaison to Professional Development Committee and SNF/AL Subcommittee
Bobbi Dolan

Bobbi Dolan

Program Associate

614-545-9025

 

  • Primary designer for professional development and communication related materials
  • Oversees administrative office
  • Staff liaison for Hospice Veterans Partnership of Ohio
  • Staff liaison for Art & Writing Program
  • Staff liaison for STARS Award Program
Randi Hamill, MSW

Randi Hamill, MSW

Workforce Director

614-545-9026



  • Focus on developing and implementing programs that help members address workforce needs
  • Works with membership to create pathways to employment for in-demand jobs
  • Develops policy/practices to enhance recruitment/retention efforts in the aging services sector
Molly Homan

Molly Homan

Director of Strategic Communications

614-545-9017

 

  • Oversees communication and media strategy and association branding
  • Point of contact for media relations
  • Supports grassroots and other association initiatives through communication channels
Corey Markham

Corey Markham

Director of Corporate Relations and Initiatives

614-545-9015 (office) 614-805-9663 (cell)

 

  • Oversees database and meeting registry
  • Manages office technology systems
  • Oversees maintenance of office operations and production
  • Associate Membership/Partner Program staff liaison
  • Point of contact for Trade Show
Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Director of Home Health/Hospice Regulatory Relations

614-545-9030

 

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker

Education and Special Events Coordinator

614-545-9038



  • Ensures all aspects of the Continuing Education (CE) process are followed according to rules and regulations adhered to by the CE bodies
  • Coordinates the planning and development of all the association sponsored/co-sponsored educational programs that support identified member needs in alignment with the strategic plan.  
  • Interface with internal and external customers and members and who support professional development functions.
David Paragas

David Paragas

Advocacy Consultant

(614) 628-1407



  • Partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Columbus office, serves as LeadingAge Ohio’s lead legislative and regulatory representative and grassroots coordinator
  • Primary liaison to the LeadingAge Ohio Advocacy Committee
Bridget McAuliffe

Bridget McAuliffe

Advocacy Consultant

(614) 628-1415

 

  • Lobbyist within Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Columbus office, serves as LeadingAge Ohio’s lead legislative and regulatory representative and grassroots coordinator
  • Primary liaison to the LeadingAge Ohio Advocacy Committee
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.