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A Unique Call to Lead

Nursing homes rarely garner positive attention, particularly from the media, and especially since COVID-19. Susan Ryan, Senior Director of The Green House Project, wants to change that. Through the “Elevate Eldercare” podcast, Susan meets each week with leaders who offer diverse perspectives aimed at elevating eldercare. Susan and her guests explore the opportunities and challenges to actualizing a vision for dignified eldercare through the lens of the Green House model of long-term care.

This week Susan sits down with Steve Nash, president and CEO of the Stoddard Baptist Home, which has a legacy of caring for elders in the Washington, D.C., metro area since 1902.

Nash has held leadership roles in a number of long-term care organizations, including as president of the District of Columbia Health Care Association, chair of D.C.’s Board of Long-Term Care Administration, a member of the LeadingAge National Finance Committee, and chair of LeadingAge D.C. In addition, he was a recipient of a national grant for training nursing home administrators by the National Caucus on Black Aging.

Nash begins the conversation by sharing his unique call to the profession and ultimately to Stoddard Baptist. His leadership skills were on full display as he led his team through the COVID crisis praised them for their tenacity and courage in spite of immense challenges.

Nash examines the barriers to innovation and what he’s doing to push through the obstacles to catalyze reform that offers quality of life experiences for all people.

Listen to the full postcast