Our board is run by dynamic volunteers who are dedicated to the ERH mission to enrich senior living in a person-centered, innovative, and spiritually-based way. They provide us with the knowledgeable and enthusiastic leadership that drives us forward.
Vice Chair of Strategy; Member of the Next Generation Leadership Development and Personnel Committees
Keith Lawrence is a driving force for change at Episcopal Retirement Homes. And he is an expert on business success.
Following a successful career as a Procter & Gamble executive, Lawrence has authored a must-read best-seller on fulfilling retirement living and established two private consulting firms, Sustaining Success Solutions and LifeScape Solutions.
Lawrence offers ERH four decades of expertise in leadership and strategy development, as well as practical experience in organizational design, that has helped us achieve our business and ministry aspirations. He enjoys the opportunity serving on the ERH board has given him to continue learning while giving back to the community.
“I… learn a lot about different fields, such as health care reform,” Lawrence says, and “working alongside very talented, passionate employees of ERH that are deeply committed to helping improve the lives of others and seeing how ERH practices Person-Centered Care in all it does… is truly inspiring.”
Dr. Mark Meyers
Member of the Board of Directors
As Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health and Education at Xavier University, Dr. Mark Meyers brings a multidisciplinary perspective on health care to the Episcopal Retirement Homes Board of Directors.
Service is a cornerstone of Dr. Meyers’ life and work, he also serves on the board at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Being able to bring meaningful change to the community and ERH residents has been a singularly rewarding experience.
“On boards, it is often easy to focus on the numbers, reports, and the ‘stuff’ of running an enterprise as complex as ERH,” he says. “But the presentations to the board, the discussions by residents themselves and the interaction with residents make it clear what we do is important. And that means serving the individual.”
Dr. Meyer’s experience in both healthcare and collegiate leadership has helped him breathe life into a number of effective collaborations at ERH. And his university connections have been of great assistance in our ongoing efforts to promote lifelong learning.
Member of the Board of Directors
Linda Stetson provides our board with valuable knowledge of both senior living and healthcare.
She joined our board as a volunteer member after serving for five years as the Chapter President the Ohio Valley National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her experience in driving local and national awareness as a leader in this dynamic nonprofit has married well with her expertise in senior care, accumulated from a career spent in the health services industry, to further the ERH mission to enrich the lives of older.
Stetson has relished the opportunity to continue serving the community after retiring from the National MS Society.
“The nonprofit agencies I’ve worked for depended on committed and energetic volunteers to fulfill their missions. My interests and experiences have been largely devoted to seniors, so the ERH board was a great fit for me to give back,” she says.
Bringing dignity, respect, and independence to the overlooked and forgotten has been a hallmark of Stetson’s career, and it is a driving force in her service on the board.
“Being a part of an organization that respects and values seniors and working every day to support them in a way that honors their dignity,” says Linda. “Too often, seniors become invisible and irrelevant, but ERH strives to celebrate each resident’s uniqueness, gifts and contributions.”
Stetson truly has a heart for service.
When she isn’t out serving the community, Stetson loves to cook for and entertain friends and family at home. She has also brought home her spirit of ministry for older adults, acting as the senior care manager for her 80-year-old mother and 82-year-old mother-in-law.