Brookdale President and CEO
Lucinda Cindy” Baier is a panelist
in a session on diversity and

On the heels of Tuesday night’s celebration of 52 Women of Distinction honorees, McKnight’s will offer three continuing education-accredited webinars today on the theme of success. Several of the panelists are current and past Women of Distinction.

The first Women of Distinction Forum session will be “Addressing pandemic challenges with success.” It will showcase industry leaders in senior living and skilled nursing who have successfully dealt with COVID-19-related challenges. The 11 a.m. ET webinar will offer best practices and tips. 

Speakers will be Covenant Living Communities and Services CEO Terri Cunliffe, RiverSpring Living Chief Operating Officer David Pomeranz, Life Plan Communities Senior Vice President/Senior Director Allison Pendroy, and Goodman Group Vice President Kim Te Brugge. Cunliffe and Te Brugge were inducted into the McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor on Tuesday.

“Finding success in increasing diversity and inclusion” is the second session. It will start at 12:15 p.m. ET and feature Christian Living Communities President and CEO Jill-Vitale Aussem, Brookdale Senior Living President and CEO Lucinda “Cindy” Baier, A.G. Rhodes CEO Deke Cateau, and Eclipse Senior Living CEO Kai Hsiao. Baier is a 2020 McKnight’s Hall of Honor inductee.

The third session, “Secrets to career success,” will start at 1:30 p.m. ET and lead with Ousley, who is chief strategy officer for PruittHealth. Five 2021 Hall of Honor inductees will fill out the dais: Allure Group Chief Operating Officer Melissa Powell, Green House Project Senior Director Susan Ryan, LeadingAge Senior Vice President of Research Robyn Stone, DrPH, Belmont Village Senior Living founder and CEO Patricia Will, and Birmingham Green CEO Denise Chadwick Wright.

Those who tune in to the webinars are eligible to receive one continuing education credit per session. McKnight’s Home Care’s sister brands McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News are holding the Women of Distinction event.

For more information or to register for the Forum, visit Please note that the McKnight’s Women of Distinction ceremony is available to watch on demand.

The McKnight’s Women of Distinction program is jointly administered by McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. The program’s Diamond sponsor is PointClickCare, and the Roundtable Sponsor is Paycor.