October 12, 2013, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina -- The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) announces the winners of its 2013 National Awards recognizing excellence in the support and delivery of adult day services. Awards recognize program staff, organizations, programs, media representatives, legislators, and advocates who support adult day services.
NADSA is proud to present the 2013 Administrator/Director Award to Shannon Ross, director of center operations for SarahCare Adult Day Care Centers, Inc., in Canton, Ohio. Shannon has worked for SarahCare for almost ten years. She started working as activities director, was promoted to executive director and then to her current position as director of center operations. These promotions speak to Shannon's ability to lead a smaller number of staff to a much larger staff.
Shannon has shown strong leadership in managing two centers, handling matters in a timely and discreet manner. She works continually to meet the needs of the participants, bringing new ideas to stimulate participation. She works with the staff to involve each one in the decision process, encouraging and supporting their efforts. Her enthusiasm and respect for seniors influence greatly the support her staff gives to each individual because she leads by example. The support and encouragement she gives to the caregiver families are one of compassion through good communication and a willingness to problem solve to bring about a result that is fair and equitable for all parties involved. "I have great respect and admiration for Shannon as well as thinking of her as a friend," said co-worker Julie Martin. "I have learned a great deal from her over the years I have known her and expect to learn much more."
Shannon's dedication to community service is exemplified in her various volunteer activities. From leading a community support group, to work with the Alzheimer's Association, to co-chairing the NADSA annual conference for the past few years, she is passionate about giving her administrative gifts for the advancement of adult day care. A great leader is someone who brings the best potential out in an individual to achieve a greater common good without worrying about who gets the credit. Shannon Ross is that kind of administrator.
The National Adult Day Services Association (www.nadsa.org) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services industry in the United States. NADSA is an independent national organization dedicated to public and government awareness of the value of adult day services. Adult day services provide community-based care for frail elders as well as persons of all ages with multiple and special needs associated with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, mental illness, vision and hearing impairments, and more. NADSA advances the development, recognition, and use of adult day services across the United States.
10/15/2013 12:05:00 AM