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Annual Awards Ceremony

January 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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

The LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Awards Ceremony is a great opportunity to recognize all the ways that our members are making a difference in the lives of residents, colleagues, and their local community.

Congratulations to our 2023 Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating the 2023 LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Awards Ceremony Recipients! The Ceremony will be held on January 25th from 9:00 am – noon at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake.

President’s Award

Cindy Shemansky & MVB Team

Assistant Executive Director & Administrator, Masonic Village at Burlington

The President’s Award is our most prestigious honor.  This highly coveted award recognizes a distinguished career of service and achievement in the field of aging and is only bestowed periodically.

Excellence in Care

  • Darlene Datil, Lead Social Worker, Fair Share Support Services
  • Elzbieta (Ella) Zala, LPN, N.J. Eastern Star Home
  • Etan Hindin, Director of Spiritual Care, Daughters of Israel
  • Euis Diah Sugirin, Assistant Director of Nursing, Parker Health

This award category recognizes individuals from LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware member communities who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents.

Excellence in Community Service

  • Asia Saxton, Supportive Service Coordinator, UMC at Bishop Taylor
  • Beth Gebhart, Director of Community Relations & Volunteers, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ
  • Martha Soto, Store Manager, Westfield Senior Citizens Housing

This category recognizes member achievements that contribute to neighboring communities by providing outstanding services, programs, and opportunities for engagement.

Excellence in Professional Advancement

  • Keenan Masterson, Food & Beverage Director, Harrogate
  • Suzanne Ransehousen, Nurse Practitioner, Cokesbury Village, an Acts Retirement-Life Community
  • Tatina Carr, Director of Nursing, Lions Gate CCRC

This category celebrates individuals who have assumed progressive leadership responsibilities within a LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware member organization, and have worked to build a shared vision, develop robust relationships, and enhance organizational capacity.

Excellence in Innovation

  • Recruitment and Retention Task Force, United Methodist Communities

This category recognizes innovative best practice programs or services that promote and enhance quality of life for senior residents, staff, and/or the surrounding community.

Excellence in Leadership

  • Jeanette Edghill, Corporate Manager of Housing, United Methodist Communities
  • Lauren Levant, Vice President of Human Resources, The Jewish Home Family & The Jewish Home at Rockleigh
  • Mary Mariconda, Director, Hillcrest & Evergreen Court, Christian Health
  • Rich Mercado, Senior Director of Culinary & Catering Services, Fellowship Senior Living

This category recognizes people from member organizations who have exhibited an exemplary career of outstanding service in the field of aging services, and who have enhanced the concept of professionalism by virtue of their leadership.


January 25, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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