Shelley Kendrick has been named Ecumen’s incoming President and CEO, effective Feb. 4. Currently Ecumen’s SVP of Operations and COO, Shelley succeeds Kathryn Roberts, who has led the organization since 2003. Kathryn will continue to serve as CEO Emeritus, leading Ecumen Philanthropy.
Diversity & Inclusion
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Ecumen’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Ecumen we believe in diversity and inclusion and proudly embrace the differences among people. We welcome all people as customers, employees and vendors, regardless of race, color, age, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, marital status, political beliefs, economic status – and all the many other ways people can be different from one another.
We strive to uphold a culture where everyone is included and treated with dignity and respect. By giving all people the opportunity to contribute their skills, experience, passion and perspectives, we are a stronger company. Honoring diversity and inclusion inspires people to engage, create, innovate and help drive our organizational success.
Diversity & Inclusion Policy Statement
Ecumen is an organization committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We believe diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values, achieving our business goals, and building a stronger Ecumen.
This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining and delivering the best service to our customers and the best workplace for our employees. These values are recognized and supported fully by the Ecumen leadership at all levels. Further we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at Ecumen.
Ecumen is committed to imbedding diversity and inclusion best practices into the company’s everyday way of doing business.
Ecumen is committed to ensuring that the value of diversity is upheld in everything that we do for our residents, families, and visitors. Ecumen will ensure that resident care, service delivery, and a culturally competent caring environment is designed in a way that respects the individuality of all our residents and their families.
We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of employees and creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect, and are in a position to contribute to our future success.
Employees learn and work better when their work environment occurs in a setting where they are interacting with others who are unlike themselves. There is the expectation that every employee of Ecumen embrace the underlying values of this vision and are willing to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting all employees who reflect the diversity of our larger society.
- Ecumen is committed to establishing and growing relationships with outside vendors and business partners that share our values of diversity and inclusion. We strive to strengthen the diversity of those with whom we do business and in all our relationships we look to those partners who are committed to diversity and inclusion.