The Eden Alternative Names Interim CEO, Elects New Board Chair
The Eden Alternative Board of Directors has appointed Kathy Hagen, MBA, interim CEO for The Eden Alternative. Kathy has been with The Eden Alternative since January 2011 and has served as Operations Manager, Project Administrator, and since 2021, Head of Business Operations. Kathy’s involvement in all aspects of the organization makes her uniquely qualified for the interim CEO position. She brings diverse experience inside and outside of the aging sector and leads with passion and commitment through her work at The Eden Alternative.
“It’s an honor to take on the role of interim CEO at The Eden Alternative. We have a brilliant team. Because of our passion and dedication to the empowerment of people who partner in care, we continue to disrupt the future of aging services by promoting person-directed and relationship-centered care. We are excited about Eden Membership opportunities for organizations and individuals, unlocking new ways to collaborate with communities, and forging strategic partnerships to further our mission.”
Angie McAllister, NHA, is the newly elected Board Chair for The Eden Alternative. Angie, a culture and community builder, writer, and speaker, is currently the Spark Performance League Commissioner at Lifespark. Angie has over 27 years of experience in healthcare, proudly having started her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Angie led Quality of Life & Culture Change for Signature HealthCARE for over a decade. In this position, she worked closely with over 100 Signature HealthCARE communities to facilitate cultural transformation, assisting over 40 of them in joining the Eden Alternative Registry.
Angie has been an Eden Educator & Mentor since 2011. Angie was named the 2016 recipient of the Nancy J. Fox Leadership Award and the 2018 recipient of the Eden Alternative Champion Award.
"I couldn’t be more excited than to be offered the opportunity to serve The Eden Alternative in the capacity of Board Chair. Since its beginning, The Eden Alternative has led the way in showing the world that Elders everywhere should have the opportunity to live a life full of purpose, autonomy, and possibility regardless of their age or abilities. I’ve seen many lives impacted, including my own, due to the continued work of the organization to empower individuals to create communities that nurture relationships and growth.'
The organization would like to express gratitude to the outgoing Board Chair, Chris Cheek, MBA, NHA. Chris, Founder and President of SentryCare, has served on the board in various capacities for 9 years. Since 2018, he served as the Eden Alternative Board Chair. Chris has been a valuable resource to the organization, giving freely of his time and talent and helping to operationalize many of our strategies.
“It has been a pleasure to serve with Chris over the years on The Eden Alternative Board. Chris has shown great dedication in advancing the mission and vision of The Eden Alternative through his wise leadership and we are thankful to have had his volunteer service on our board.” -Angie McAllister, Eden Alternative Board Chair
The Eden Alternative provides the “how to” for personal and organizational transformation through education, consultation, and Eden Membership. Dedicated to creating quality of life for people who partner in care, wherever they live and work, we create revolutionary shifts toward well-being for all.