Annual Awards

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LeadingAge Ohio Awards Program

Additional information on the entire award application process is accessible for your planning.

2021 Award Nominations Process Now Closed

The amazing stories of care, compassion and courage continue every day in our member organizations across the state as we continue to navigate the challenges brought to us by this pandemic.  We look forward to honoring this year's LeadingAge Ohio Award Winners at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference & Trade Show (August 4 - 6) and the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

2021 Award Categories

Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award:

Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award Criteria

Emerging Leader Award:

Emerging Leader Award Criteria

Excellence in Caring Award: 

Excellence in Caring Award Criteria

Excellence in Volunteer Service Award:

Excellence in Volunteer Service Award Criteria

Heart of Hospice - Rose and Sam Stein Award:

Heart of Hospice - Rose and Sam Stein Award Criteria

Visionary Leadership Award:

Visionary Leadership Award Criteria


Awards Program Questions

If you have questions regarding the Awards Program, please contact:

LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee Chair
Michele Engelbach
Ohio Eastern Star Home Community
Phone: 740-397-1706




LeadingAge Ohio Contact
     Kathryn Brod
     LeadingAge Ohio 
     Phone: 614-545-9014




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Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod


  • Is the association's primary spokesperson
  • Oversees staff and daily operations
  • Promotes LeadingAge Ohio's position and public policy goals to elected officials; staff liaison to Advocacy Committee
  • Responsible for implementing LeadingAge Ohio's strategic direction
  • Works with LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors
  • Staff liaison to Human Resources Committee

Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications

  • Serves as lead member communications and media strategist for key association initiatives
  • Oversees digital strategy, including websites, newsletters and social media channels
  • Provides strategic direction for communicating organizational goals and achievements to members, partners, policy makers and the media
  • Serves as primary contact for media inquiries
  • Staff liaison to Communications/PR 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.