Arizona LeadingAge

2017 Awards Winners


Award of Honor  

This award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has exhibited an exemplary career of outstanding service in the field of aging.

Award Criteria:

  • Holds the position of CEO, Healthcare/Housing Administrator or Executive Director
  • Has a minimum of seven years of service in the not for profit community
  • Has enhanced the concept of professionalism by virtue of his/her leadership



Kendra Eberhart  -  Royal Oaks

2017 Award of Honor 

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Emerging Leader of the Year Award  

This award recognizes an individual in an administrative, managerial, supervisory or leadership position. 

Award Criteria:

  • Has developed and implemented a best practice in programs and/or services
  • Has been instrumental in the achievement of positive measurable outcomes that have made a significant impact to the organization.
  • Has inspired and motivated staff, volunteers, residents and others through his/her actions, ideas and example


Nina Louis

LifeStream Complete Senior Living

2017 Emerging Leader of the Year Award

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Volunteer of the Year Award  

This award is presented to a resident, individual or a group from a LeadingAge Arizona member organization. 

Award Criteria:

  • Has performed a minimum of 200 hours per year of significant volunteer service
  • Demonstrated exceptional commitment to preserve the dignity, well-being and independence of residents in their community



Ken Pierick  -  Royal Oaks

2017 Volunteer of the Year Award 

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Excellence in Service Award

This award recognizes an individual within an organization in a non-management position.

Award Criteria:

  • Holds a front line staff position, included, but not limited to, CNA, caregiver, diet aide, grounds crew, driver, etc.
  • Is seen to enhance the lives of residents or staff by the exceptional quality and passion of his/her work and through acts of kindness, giving and selfless care and support



Katherine Guenther

Bethesda Gardens

2017 Excellence in Service Award 

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Excellence in Service Award

This award recognizes an individual within an organization in a non-management position.

Award Criteria:

  • Holds a front line staff position, included, but not limited to, CNA, caregiver, diet aide, grounds crew, driver, etc.
  • Is seen to enhance the lives of residents or staff by the exceptional quality and passion of his/her work and through acts of kindness, giving and selfless care and support




Windy Hadley  -  La Loma

2017 Excellence in Service Award 

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Excellence in Service Award 

This award recognizes an individual within an organization in a non-management position.

Award Criteria:

  • Holds a front line staff position, included, but not limited to, CNA, caregiver, diet aide, grounds crew, driver, etc.
  • Is seen to enhance the lives of residents or staff by the exceptional quality and passion of his/her work and through acts of kindness, giving and selfless care and support



Gary Miles, Jr.

Glencroft Senior Living

2017 Excellence in Service Award 

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Innovation in Technology Award  

This award recognizes an organization for an innovative technological advancement. 

Award Criteria:

  • Has successfully implemented an innovative technology that enhances the lives of residents  
OR
  • Improves efficiency in the delivery of care and services to the residents and staff of the organization.




Connect by Posada Life

La Posada

2017 Innovation in Technology Award

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Best Practices Award  

This award recognizes a "best practice" program or service that promotes and enhances quality of life for residents, staff and/or the surrounding community. 

Award Criteria:

  • Has developed a specific "best practice" within the organization
  • Has effectively led the change by acquiring collaboration and support from those involved to use the best practice during the implementation phase
  • Can demonstrate the metrics, improvements or success of using the best practice




Best of the Best Fitness Program -The Terraces of Phoenix

2017 Best Practices Award  

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Innovative Health and Wellness Program  

This award recognizes the achievements of an organization to create a positive impact in the workplace that is noteworthy and significant.

Award Criteria:

  • Demonstrate a positive change within the organization in advancing the health and wellness of residents, staff and/or volunteers
  • Provides multi-faceted opportunities for each individual to participate at a level that addresses specific needs
  • The change is designed with positive reinforcement strategies to motivate individuals to continue participation over time




Success Matters - Beatitudes Campus

2017 Innovative Health and Wellness Program

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Innovation in Environmental Design  

This award recognizes an organization that demonstrates innovation in the areas of building design, construction, energy conservation and/ sustainable green design.

Award Criteria:

  • Design can be completed or approved-not yet completed
  • Design demonstrates innovative features of sustainability
  • Design includes significant energy conservation features
  • Design includes ideas of researched best practices for use of the spaces



Patty's Garden - Beatitudes Campus

2017 Innovation in Environmental Design

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