Did you miss our 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow coverage? We've collected all the winners and their profiles here. The selection committee found each one of them to be inspirational proof that hard work, creative thinking and a passion for teamwork can solve problems, energaize staff and improve the lives of residents. We hope you'll be inspired by the impact their leadership has made in their own workplaces and maybe find a few take-homes to apply at yours.
Debra Gallimore is Director of Nursing at Skyline Health and Rehabilitation Center in Floyd, Va. She may be one of the youngest DONs the community has had, but you'll have a difficult time finding someone who knows more about her staff's job roles—she's done most of them herself.
Bruce Williams is senior services coordinator with The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Fla. As an openly gay older adult and former CCRC administrator with more than 25 years in long-term care, he sees the importance of outreach and the need for inclusion.
Rachel Pankratz, PT, WCC, director of therapy at Larksfield Place, Wichita, Kans., shows what can be done when physical therapy and clinical teams combine efforts in the mission of proactive resident care.
Awa Diouf is leading the culture change in resident engagement and memory care activities programming at The Residence at Watertown in Watertown, Mass.
Tanner Mitchell, administrator and president of Brentwood Health Care Center in Santa Monica, Calif., has rolled up his sleeves to start multiple initiatives, partner with phsycians and build a culture of customer service—all in under three years.