Ask The Experts

LeadingAge Ohio staff and partners welcome the opportunity to come to our members’ board meetings
or staff events to present on a variety of topics to offer education and support in this ever changing
aging service environment. 

Stephanie DeWees

Stephanie DeWees

Quality & Regulatory Specialist - Long Term Care 



  • Nursing Facility 5 Star Rating - How Quality is Defined
  • How the IMPACT Act Impacts Strategic Planning
  • Person Centered Care leads to Employee, Resident and Family Satisfaction
  • Become a Preferred Provider for Referral Sources
  • Provides training on state and national trends, initiatives and enforcement
    • Offers 911 survey support to LeadingAge Ohio members
Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications



  • Social Media Strategy
  • Political Giving
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Communications Campaigns
  • Dealing with the Media
Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Director of Professional Development & HH/Hospice Regulatory Relations



  • Home Health & Hospice Technical and Regulatory Trends and Hot Topics
  • Home Health & Hospice State and National Trends, Initiatives and Enforcement
  • Hospice Management Training
  • Frontline Hospice Staff Training
  • Hospice Non-cancer Length of Stay Documentation
Susan Wallace, MSW

Susan Wallace, MSW

Chief Policy Officer



  • Grassroots Advocacy: Your Voice Matters
  • Tell Them What You Want: the Ins and Outs of Ohio's Advance Directives
  • Ohio Legislative Update: the Latest Policies Affecting Aging Services
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.