Kathryn Roberts heads LeadingAge Board of Directors
Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.
Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D., president and CEO of Ecumen, assumed the chairwomanship of the LeadingAge Board of Directors on Jan. 1, having served as a board member for seven years.
“I'm excited for this next phase of my relationship with LeadingAge,” she said in a statement. “I am proud of the collective work the board does to support the leadership and members of LeadingAge, and I look forward to transitioning into this role along with our new president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan.”
Roberts has been leading the Minnesota-based Ecumen since 2003 and has guided the company's transformation from being a nursing home provider to a diversified senior housing and services company. The organization has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal for eight consecutive years.
Roberts succeeds David Gehm, president and CEO of WellSpring Lutheran Services, who served as board chairman for two years.
“Kathryn is a strong, visionary leader and she is the right person to take LeadingAge into 2016 and beyond,” Sloan said in a statement, adding that Gehm “has done a fantastic job of chairing our board and helping LeadingAge members thrive.”