Passavant Community's Executive Director Wins Prestigious Award

Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

 Laura Roy, executive director of Passavant Community in Zelienople, has been selected to receive LeadingAge PA's Distinguished Service Award for 2017 Leader of the Year.

The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in management, governance and accountability, are proactive in quality of care to residents, and play a pivotal role in overall operations leading to organizational success.

“I am very humbled to be receiving this award,” Roy said. “It is a reflection of the phenomenal people that I get to work with every day. I am blessed to have the incredible privilege to work with some of the best. But it is the residents that make this job so worthwhile.”

Laura will receive her award at CONNECT17, LeadingAge PA’s annual conference, in Hershey, PA June 21-23.

“At Lutheran SeniorLife, we know Laura for her many accomplishments at Passavant Community, for which we are grateful,” said David Fenoglietto, president and CEO of Lutheran SeniorLife. Throughout her service, she has enhanced Lutheran SeniorLife’s mission through her involvement, innovation, leadership and advocacy. She recently served as Board President of the former Pennsylvania Culture Change Coalition where she led the board on a new path to re-brand the state-wide association, arriving at its new name, VOICE! (Voice Of Inspired Change for Elders) in Pennsylvania.

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing Pennsylvania not-for-profit organizations that provide housing, healthcare and community services primarily to the elderly. It was established to provide education and a voice of advocacy for non-profit long term care providers. All of the organizations involved strive to meet the social, physical and spiritual needs of older persons – much the same as Lutheran SeniorLife’s mission of providing an Abundant Life® to those we serve. 

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