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“When you love what you do, it shows.”

It's not just a saying — it’s a reality for many at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Perhaps that’s why so many of our team members have such a long tenure with our organization. 

One such team member is Beverly Edwards, EMBA, LNHA. Beverly has been with ERS since 2016, serving as the Executive Director of the Episcopal Church Home (ECH) in Louisville, KY, and then Senior Executive Director.

We are thrilled to announce that Beverly has been promoted to Vice President of Residential Healthcare. Let’s take a look back at her storied career and look ahead at what’s to come. 

Looking Back at Beverly’s Career 

Beverly joined the ERS family as the Executive Director of ECH, where she was instrumental in the financial turnaround of the community and the master planning of that campus.

“I love being Executive Director at ECH because I can directly impact the quality of care and services our residents receive,” Beverly said of the role in a 2019 interview. “[We] ultimately help put our community member’s minds at ease knowing that their loved ones are a part of a community that truly cares for their wellbeing.”   

In more recent years, Beverly has worked more with our premier Cincinnati retirement communities, Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree House, and expanded her operational expertise as Senior Executive Director. She also became a member of the ERS Next Generation Leadership Program, an initiative she says prepared her to serve as a candidate for a vice president role. 

As the VP of Residential Healthcare, Beverly will oversee the operations and direction of all three of our residential healthcare retirement communities. She will provide strategic and operational leadership to the organization in residential healthcare and serve as an ERS corporate risk manager. 

In her new role, Beverly now serves as a member of ERS’s Servant Leadership Team and reports directly to President and CEO Laura Lamb. Her promotion became effective on December 20, 2021, following the former VP of Residential Healthcare Ginny Uehlin’s retirement after 20 years of service with ERS.

“I am very excited to expand my role and accept this promotion with Episcopal Retirement Services,” said Beverly Edwards. “ERS is an innovative and inclusive senior living and aging services nonprofit, and I will play an active role in helping shape the future of the communities we serve.”

Beverly graduated from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration; and later received an Executive Master of Business Administration from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY.

“We welcome Beverly to our Servant Leadership team and her new role leading residential healthcare,” said Laura Lamb, President and CEO of ERS. “Her wealth of experience helping older adults and demonstrated leadership in overseeing person-centered healthcare communities will strengthen our capability to serve better seniors living in the Tri-State area.”

Looking Ahead 

ERS is thrilled to have Beverly Edwards on our Servant Leadership team, and we’re looking forward to seeing her grow in her new role. We do not doubt that she will continue to shape our residential healthcare communities positively.  

Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Services has enriched the lives of older adults in a person-centered, innovative, and spiritually based way. But we couldn’t do it without the guidance of our Servant Leadership team or the dedication of our entire staff. 

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Kristin Davenport
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January 31, 2022
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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