Every ERS Board member believes in serving older adults in a loving, caring and supportive way. That’s why they volunteer their time and talents.
In searching for members for our non-profit organization’s board, we try to identify leaders from diverse professional backgrounds, who can lead committees and advise on organizational decisions. Last year, we welcomed W. Thomas Cooper from our new partner organization, Louisville’s Episcopal Church Home.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to three other ERS Board members: the Rev. John Fritschner, Marge Malone and Randy Young.
Rev. John Fritschner
Rev. Fritschner is the Chair of Episcopal Church Home’s Affordable Living Committee. A Louisville native, he has served as an ordained priest for over 30 years.
Since 2015, he has been a part-time associate priest at his hometown’s Church of the Advent (where his parents were married long ago!). He assists with Sunday morning worship, pastoral care, stewardship and other ministries.
He also serves as a chaplain for the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), which cares for the personal, professional, and spiritual needs of mariners around the world. Father John is attached to SCI’s Ministry on the Rivers and Gulf.
As a member of the ERS Board, Fritschner has helped to locate facilities and properties in the Louisville area that could, in the future, be developed or re-developed into viable senior communities.
“Louisville is in dire need of senior affordable housing,” he said. “I enjoy associating with other Board members and carrying on the ERS ministry.”
Prior to serving in his current roles, Father John was the rector for several churches in Alabama, South Carolina and Kentucky. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood.
Marge Malone knew a thing or two about quality senior care before she and her husband moved into Hyde Park’s Marjorie P. Lee community in June, 2015. She is a retired healthcare administrator who worked at Cincinnati’s Good Samaritan Hospital.
Malone is an alumna of Leadership Cincinnati, a competitive Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber development program “designed to help participants understand the assets and challenges of the region, elevate their leadership and further engage in the community,” which annually accepts only 54 participants. She also received a certificate in Executive Management from the Wharton School of Business.
Prior to volunteering on the ERS Board, Malone served on the boards of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Women Helping Women and the Mathis Foundation for Children. Now, she lends us her invaluable insights and extensive expertise in strategic planning, marketing, development and healthcare management.
“I believe in the ERS mission and want to represent Marjorie P. Lee residents’ interests,” she said.
If you’re a Cincinnatian who loves sweet treats, you’re already familiar with Randy Young’s line of work: he’s the president of the Aglamesis Brothers ice cream company — a Tristate favorite. Now, he employs his knowledge about business management, finance and strategic planning on local seniors’ behalf.
Having previously held leadership positions within the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, Young assists the ERS Board as Chair of the Leadership Committee.
Young said he values the personal and professional growth his time serving on the ERS Board has afforded him.
“The Board members give me insight into my own leadership roles,” he noted.
“I’ve always had a passion for serving seniors,” said Young. “I fondly remember the outstanding care my grandmother received as a resident for many years at Marjorie P. Lee.”
As if being the leader of an ice cream company weren’t fascinating enough, Young is a multi-instrumentalist. He plays the piano, pipe organ, tuba, ukulele and percussion instruments. And he’s held a lifelong interest in herpetology — the study of reptiles and amphibians.
Welcome to Rev. Fritschner, Marge Malone and Randy Young. We’re looking forward to working with you!