Leadership Academy


LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy

This 7-month leadership program is designed to supplement and enhance member efforts in developing strong, effective leaders in aging services. 

Members take advantage of this LeadingAge Ohio benefit to grow staff who are rising in their careers, teaching them how to tap into their existing strengths, arming them to navigate complex team dynamics, and challenging them to seek innovative solutions to meet the demands of an uncertain future.

Past fellows of Leadership Academy comprise a venerable “who’s who” in Ohio non-profit aging service, and many of our Academy alumni are now serving in VP and other senior leadership positions. Academy fellows build strong relationships along the way that serve them—and your organization—for years to come.

Graduates have credited the multi-month Academy with empowering them to lead meaningful change in their organizations. Hear from 2023 Academy graduates, Molly Good and Kimberly Hernandez as they give advice to incoming Academy fellows.

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Thank you to Link-age Solutions for their continued sponsorship of the LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy


How to Apply

LeadingAge Ohio member employees interested in being part of the next Leadership Academy Class must submit the online application, resume, a sponsorship commitment, and two letters of reference for consideration by the review committee. Applications are due by December 8, 2023. Deadline extended to December 15 at 12pm!  Please be certain to review the application guidelines, eligibility requirements and FAQ sections below.  

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Debbie Boggs, RN

Debbie Boggs

Education Specialist

  • Manages all aspects of education for the association
  • Ensures all aspects of the Continuing Education (CE) process are followed
  • Assists with the planning and development of all the association sponsored/co-sponsored educational programs
  • Works with internal and external customers and members to ensure professional development functions    

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Home Health/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
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.