Mather LifeWays, a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating Ways to Age WellSM and celebrating its 70th anniversary, will add a valuable new member to its executive team. On June 20, Kathryn L. Brod will join the company as Vice President, Senior Living Strategic Initiatives.
Brod will focus on creating innovative new housing models to serve the next generation of older adults through collaboration with Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Senior Living, and Community Initiatives staff. Brod will also assist in pursuing strategic collaborations, partnerships, and affiliations with other organizations, including the establishment of a network of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) that wish to partner on a range of innovative services and programs. These affinity networks may resemble the Café Plus Network that serves more than 30 organizations that have implemented Mather’s More Than a Café concepts.
“Kathryn brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise that will benefit and further enhance Mather LifeWays offerings. In this crucial new role, she will continue to serve older adults and the sector through the development of partnerships and collaborations,” said Mary Leary, president and CEO of Mather LifeWays.
“I am honored to join Mather LifeWays, a recognized leader in the senior living sector for innovative programs and cutting edge research and implementation. I look forward to developing strategic partnerships that will enhance the organization’s offerings.” said Brod.
Brod brings more than twenty years experience in the senior housing sector, including financial management, research, marketing, human resources management, and systems consulting. Prior to joining Mather LifeWays, she served as Senior Vice President/Director of Research at Ziegler for thirteen years. There, she was responsible for conducting all applied research activities for one of the nation’s leading investment banking firms for non-profit senior living providers. She also directed the firm’s extensive educational efforts and led board facilitation for not-for-profit clients. Brod has served as Director of Continuing Care at the American Association of Homes and Services to the Aging (now Leading Age) and Chief Financial Officer of Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, Inc. Brod earned an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
About Mather LifeWays
Based in Evanston, Illinois, Mather LifeWays (matherlifeways.com) is a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization that has served older adults for 70 years. Dedicated to developing and implementing Ways to Age Well, we create programs, places, and residences for today’s young-at-heart older adults. These include providing continuum of living and care; making neighborhoods better places for older adults to live, work, learn, contribute, and play; and identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices for wellness programs, aging-in-the-workplace issues, emergency preparedness, staff development, and online education and programs empowering working family caregivers. To learn more about our senior living residences, Community Initiatives, and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, call (847) 492.7500 or visit the website.