LeadingAge Florida, the state’s only association that serves the entire continuum of care for seniors, elected Bruce Jones as its new Board Chair during the association’s convention in Orlando.
Mr. Jones is the CEO of Vicar’s Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach. In addition to serving in multiple leadership roles for the association, Mr. Jones also serves on the Board of Directors of the St. John’s County Council on Aging and is Chair-Elect of the Brooks College of Health Dean’s Council at the University of North Florida. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Health Care Administrators and the LeadingAge National Leadership Academy.
“Bruce’s influence and leadership in serving older adults extend across Florida and nationwide,” said Steve Bahmer, President and CEO of LeadingAge Florida. “He has been an engaged, committed leader in our association, and LeadingAge Florida is fortunate to benefit from his vision for aging services for the next two years.”
In addition to Jones’ election, senior living leaders from Central and South Florida were also elected to the LeadingAge Florida Board of Trustees at its convention. The board is responsible for LeadingAge Florida’s mission, goals, resources and objectives, and comprises leaders from the state’s premier senior living organizations that serve more than 80,000 of Florida’s older adults. Newly elected board members include:
- Terry Rogers, CEO of Westminster Communities of Florida, Orlando
- Andrew Dujon, President and CEO of Waterman Village, Mount Dora
- Alex Maliwacki, Health Center Administrator at Sunnyside Village, Sarasota
- Angela Rohr, Executive Director at Freedom Plaza, Sun City Center
- Jennifer Stevens, Executive Director, Abbey Delray South, Delray Beach
“LeadingAge Florida’s position as a highly respected and effective association is in excellent hands due to the hard work and dedication of our board members,” Bahmer said. “Our new trustees bring with them years of knowledge, experience and dedication that will prove invaluable as we work to expand the high-quality senior living options in Florida. I also want to thank our outgoing board members for their leadership and commitment to our association.”
For more than 58 years, LeadingAge Florida has been the state’s leading advocate for high-quality senior living, aging services and care. We are the only statewide association representing the full continuum of care for seniors. The Association provides up-to-date regulatory information, a wide variety of educational opportunities, representation before the Legislature and government agencies, group purchasing services, and opportunities for networking with peers to help member communities best serve the needs of Florida’s senior population.