Annual Awards Program

Photos from The Boathouse at Mercer Lake

LeadingAge New Jersey 2019 Annual Awards Program

Wednesday – December 4, 2019


The Boathouse at Mercer Lake




Through outstanding leadership, personal commitment, and innovation in services and program delivery, LeadingAge New Jersey members are leading the way in providing outstanding care and services to New Jersey’s seniors.

The LeadingAge New Jersey Awards Program is a great opportunity to recognize the people in our communities who are making a difference in the lives of residents, colleagues, and their local community.

Thank you to all of our members that joined us on Wednesday, December 4th at The Boat House at Mercer Lake and for making the event such a success.

Congrats again to all the award winners and special thanks to the continued support of our business partners! Images from the event are now available, so please enjoy viewing the photo gallery and feel free to share on your social media accounts.

We hope to see you at the LeadingAge New Jersey 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo on June 2 – 4 at Caesars in Atlantic City.

2019 LeadingAge New Jersey Award Winners

Excellence in Care – Direct Care

  • Julianne Duraz – The Evergreens
  • Rosemane Charles – Daughters of Israel
  • Donna Bingenheimer – Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

Excellence in Care – Support Services

  • Burnell Farrish –The Evergreens
  • Wilson Santiago – Reformed Church Home
  • Tsegai Ghebreyohannes – Preakness Healthcare Center

Excellence in Community Service

  • Candice Pietrzak – New Jersey Alliance for Culture Change (Parker)

Excellence in Innovation

  • ParkerLife @ Parker at Stonegate
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council, Christian Health Care Center

Excellence in Leadership

  • Maureen Donohue – Peace Care, Inc.
  • Anna Simmons – Stein Assisted Living at the Wilf Campus for Senior Living

Professional Advancement

  • Laura Sharp – Fellowship Senior Living
  • Robert Zierold – Christian Health Care Center

President’s Award

  • Brian Lawrence – President and CEO, Fellowship Senior Living

We look forward to seeing you and your staff join us on December 4th as we celebrate this year’s Award Winners. If you have any questions please call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.