Annual Awards

Check out 2021 winner tributes here!


LeadingAge Ohio Awards Program

The 2022 award application guide will be released soon. The 2021 award application process is accessible for review. 

2022 Award Nominations Open Soon

The amazing stories of care, compassion and courage continue every day in our member organizations across the state as we continue to navigate the challenges brought to us by this pandemic.  We look forward to honoring the 2022 LeadingAge Ohio Award Winners at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference & Trade Show (August 30 - September 1) at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

Awards Program Questions

If you have questions regarding the Awards Program, please contact:

LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee Chair
Michele Engelbach
Ohio Eastern Star Home Community
Phone: 740-397-1706




LeadingAge Ohio Contact
     Kathryn Brod
     LeadingAge Ohio 
     Phone: 614-545-9014




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Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod


  • Is the association's primary spokesperson
  • Oversees staff and daily operations
  • Promotes LeadingAge Ohio's position and public policy goals to elected officials; staff liaison to Advocacy Committee
  • Responsible for implementing LeadingAge Ohio's strategic direction
  • Works with LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors
  • Staff liaison to Human Resources Committee

Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications

  • Serves as lead member communications and media strategist for key association initiatives
  • Oversees digital strategy, including websites, newsletters and social media channels
  • Provides strategic direction for communicating organizational goals and achievements to members, partners, policy makers and the media
  • Serves as primary contact for media inquiries
  • Staff liaison to Communications/PR committee
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.