LeadingAge Maryland Announces New Executive Director

Aug 28, 2012, 10:13 ET from LeadingAge

Jill Schumann Brings Years of Nonprofit Leadership and Consulting Experience to the Role

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of LeadingAge Maryland has announced the selection of Jill Schumann as the new executive director of LeadingAge Maryland.

"We are honored to have such a seasoned professional at the helm of LeadingAge Maryland. Jill Schumann brings a wealth of skills and talents to the position and the board is thrilled to have her as our Executive Director," says Geary Milken, chair of the LeadingAge Maryland board of directors.

Currently a Principal with ParenteBeard, Schumann provides organizational development and management consulting services to nonprofits, private sector, government agencies and foundations. Until recently, Jill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Services in America (LSA) for more than 10 years. As such, Schumann mobilized a diverse group of more than 300 Lutheran health and human service organizations. Prior to her work with LSA, she launched Kairos Health Systems, a nonprofit post acute care alliance, and has served in executive roles with nonprofit and for-profit health and human service organizations.

In addition, Schumann serves on the boards of directors of the National Human Services Assembly, National Assembly Business Services, Bethel New Life, and Portico Benefit Services and has served on numerous other boards in the past, including the board of LeadingAge. For the ninth year in a row in 2011, she was named by the NonProfit Times one of the Top 50 leaders of power and influence in the United States. Jill holds an MBA from Mount St. Mary's University and has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Valparaiso University and Concordia University Chicago.

"I am excited and inspired by the vital role that LeadingAge Maryland plays in bringing together people and organizations eager to shape the future of aging in Maryland. There has never been a more important time to exercise our collective creativity to ensure that Marylanders have opportunities to age well," says Schumann.

Maryland is one of 39 state affiliates of LeadingAge, representing more than 43 states, which join the LeadingAge community to expand the world of possibilities for aging. For more information, visit www.LeadingAge.org

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