CEO Events

CEO Events


Join your peers for an exclusive networking, lunch and learning event specifically for LeadingAge multisite CEOs. The CEMO Leadership Forum will take place at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, where attendees will be immersed in Atlanta’s rich history of perseverance and justice and invited to expand their perspective regarding who we serve and how.

General session speaker Glenn Harris will lead a lunch discussion on the importance of being proactively inclusive and innovative in our approach to serving the underserved. What questions should we be asking ourselves, our boards, and our staff? Following lunch, we’ll hear from multisite CEOs and their home health and hospice partners who helped them expand into the community to meet elder needs in new ways and settings.

To wrap up our day, we’ll receive an in-depth overview from Ziegler about the state of senior living markets from a multisite perspective. View full agenda


When: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

Who’s invited? LeadingAge provider member multisite CEOs. A multisite organization is defined as two or more geographically separate sites that report to a corporate office.



12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Arrival and Welcome

12:45 - 1:55 p.m.

Lunch Discussion with Glenn Harris: Serving the Underserved

1:55 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Expanding Reach through Home Health & Hospice Partnerships
Deke Cateau, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Dorothy Davis, Visiting Nurse Health System, Inc.
Rev. Kenneth Daniel, United Church Homes
Kent Anderson, Ohio’s Hospice
Katie Smith Sloan, LeadingAge (moderator)

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

State of Senior Living Markets
Dan Hermann & Lisa McCracken, Ziegler

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Wrap up & Reception


 *Note: No CE credit is available for the CEMO or CEO events. 


LeadingAge will host a New CEO & ED Breakfast in Atlanta to help new CEOs and Executive Directors build and tap into a network of peers. The breakfast will provide opportunities to engage around issues unique and relevant to your experience and role.


The program will include remarks from Cheryl Wilson, CEO of St. Paul’s Senior Services for over 30 years. Cheryl will share key insights from her long leadership tenure in the field of aging, including serving as board member for LeadingAge California and the Global Ageing Network, and invite you to engage with other new leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of adjusting to the lead role in an aging services organization. LeadingAge staff, including CEO Katie Smith Sloan, look forward to meeting you at this breakfast gathering.


When: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

Who’s invited? LeadingAge member CEOs and Executive Directors who have been in their role up to four years.

  *Note: No CE credit is available for the CEMO or CEO events.