Annual Awards Winners

LeadingAge Ohio proudly honors outstanding members each year in a number of categories, recognizing organizational excellence and individual leadership across our membership.  Typically video tributes are created to help honor each year's award recipients.  2020 recognitions were virtual and individual video tributes were not able to be completed as of yet.  Read the press release below for the 2020 award winners.

LeadingAge Ohio announces full 2020 awards slate

To learn more about past award winners and see their video tributes, check out the LeadingAge Ohio

YouTube channel.

Want to learn more about the 2019 Award Winners?

In addition to the video tributes highlighted below of each of the 2019 Award winners, LeadingAge Ohio produced an award program highlighting the accomplishments of this year's winners and what made each so special.

 Read more on the 2019 LeadingAge Ohio Award Winners 

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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.