Ask The Experts

LeadingAge Ohio staff and partners welcome the opportunity to come to our members’ board meetings
or staff events to present on a variety of topics to offer education and support in this ever changing
aging service environment. Additionally, if there are topics that you believe LeadingAge Ohio could
address that are not listed, please contact Jennifer Taylor at 614-545-9028.


Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod


  • A Cut Above: LeadingAge Ohio's Employer of Choice Program
  • Trends in Today's Aging Services Providers: In Ohio and Beyond

Stephanie DeWees

Stephanie DeWees

Quality & Regulatory Specialist - Long Term Care 


  • Nursing Facility 5 Star Rating - How Quality is Defined
  • How the IMPACT Act Impacts Strategic Planning
  • Person Centered Care leads to Employee, Resident and Family Satisfaction
  • Become a Preferred Provider for Referral Sources
  • Provides training on state and national trends, initiatives and enforcement
    • Offers 911 survey support to LeadingAge Ohio members

Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications

  • Social Media Strategy

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Professional Development & HH/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Advanced Principles of Hospice Management
  • Clinical Hospice Bootcamp
  • Hospice Non-cancer Length of Stay Documentation
  • Provides education for home health, hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
    • Provides training on state and national trends, initiatives and enforcement
    • Provides mock survey review for providers

Susan Wallace, MSW

Susan Wallace

Chief Policy Officer

  • Grassroots Advocacy: Your Voice Matters
  • Tell Them What You Want: the Ins and Outs of Ohio's Advance Directives
  • Ohio Legislative Update: the Latest Policies Affecting Aging Services
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.