Shelley Kendrick became Ecumen President and CEO in 2019, after serving as Ecumen’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations since 2015.
Shelley has extensive leadership and operations experience in senior housing and services. She joined Ecumen in 2012 and has led the management of the organization’s housing and care center communities, including strategic development, quality of care, operations, community relations, financial performance and innovation. Shelley has also led the ongoing expansion of Ecumen Hospice, which has grown to four regional offices, serving ten times the number of people daily than it did in 2015.
Prior to joining Ecumen, Shelley led the Minneapolis Veteran’s Home, where she advanced the quality of care for Minnesota veterans in need of housing and health care, overseeing a skilled nursing care center and memory care. Previously, she managed operations for several health care facilities in Ohio and Minnesota for more than 15 years.
As a member of the Board of Directors for LeadingAge Minnesota, she actively advocates for the interests of older adults at the state and federal level and works to improve care across Minnesota. Shelley also serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA, and is a member of the International Council on Active Aging. Shelley has also served on the University of Minnesota’s Health Services Management Advisory Board, encouraging students to choose careers in senior care.
Shelley holds a Masters in Nonprofit Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in English Language and Literature from Eastern Michigan University.