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Ecumen President & CEO Shelley Kendrick Named to YMCA Twin Cities Board of Directors


Shelley Kendrick, President and CEO of Ecumen, has been named to the YMCA Twin Cities Board of Directors. "I greatly admire the work of the YMCA and am very proud to join the thought leaders on this Board, supporting the important goals of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility." 

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Shelley Kendrick Joins Select Thought Leaders on the International Council on Active Aging's COVID-19 Senior Living Task Force

Shelley Kendrick joins select thought leaders and prominent industry associations from across North America on the International Council on Active Aging's (ICAA) COVID-19 Senior Living Task Force. With a focus on the health, safety, and quality of life of residents and staff, the Task Force will develop, in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), guidance for senior living organizations as they plan when and how they will safely reopen. Shelley said, "I was honored to be asked to join this task force and help find solutions to assist those we serve during and after COVID." 

Click here to learn more about the International Council on Active Aging.

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Ecumen Named Among 6 Senior Living Providers to Watch in 2020

Ecumen: Leading the way in nonprofit innovation

February 3, 2020 | Published by Senior Housing News | Article by Chuck Sudo


Although nonprofit senior living providers have shown an appetite for growth through affiliation in recent years, they have lost market share to their for-profit counterparts, who have greater willingness to assume risk for the sake of growth and innovation.

One exception to the rule is Ecumen, which has embraced several of the strategies for-profits have used to build scale. The Shoreview, Minnesota-based provider has a portfolio of 30 communities in eight states totaling 2,109 units and ranked 33rd on the 2019 LZ 200 list of top nonprofit providers. More important, Ecumen has transformed .... [Click here to view the full article]


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Zvago St. Anthony Park Wins Top Real Estate Development Honor




Zvago St. Anthony Park Wins Top Real Estate Development Honor

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Morshed Alam Named Ecumen Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Morshed (Mo) Alam, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ecumen.Read more

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Ecumen CEO Emeritus Kathryn Roberts Receives Top Career Achievement Award

Ecumen CEO Emeritus Kathryn Roberts received the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2019 Career Achievement Award at the 2019 Women in Business luncheon and expo May 23, 2019.

Kathryn accepted the award before the more than 900 attendees, saying, “I am especially proud to be rounding out my career at a time when so many more women – a room full of them here today – are leading, succeeding and, most importantly, making this world a better place – because we care deeply about what comes after us.”

The May 24 edition of the Business Journal featured Kathryn on the cover, and the newspaper produced a tribute video from her friends and colleagues talking about her stellar career. You can click on the video below, or go to this link.

Congratulations Kathryn, and thank you for your leadership at Ecumen!

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Melanie Sullivan To Join Ecumen as Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Melanie (Mel) Sullivan, Ed.D., has been named Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Ecumen, effective April 1. 

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Ecumen Among Top 5 Senior Living Operators in the Twin Cities

Ecumen is recognized as one of Twin Cities' top five Largest Senior Living Operators by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. 


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Ecumen CEO Emeritus Kathryn Roberts Among McKnight's 2019 Women of Distinction Winners

Kathryn Roberts, Ecumen CEO Emeritus, has been recognized as a top leader in the field of long-term care and senior care. Roberts was named to the Hall of Honor in the nationwide 2019 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards.

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