2020-2021 Board of Directors



2020-21 Board of Directors

Date:               June 10, 2020

To:                   Arizona LeadingAge Members

From:              Steven Kolnacki, Arizona LeadingAge Nominating Committee Chair

Subject:          Call for Arizona LeadingAge Board and Officer Nominations

On behalf of the Arizona LeadingAge Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, I invite you to submit the name or names of any Arizona LeadingAge colleague that you believe meets the qualifications to serve on the Arizona LeadingAge Board of Directors for the 2020 - 2021 term beginning in July 2020. 

Arizona LeadingAge has grown and matured as an organization since its founding in the mid-1980s.  The Association’s achievements are firmly grounded in the commitment of our member organizations and the leadership they demonstrate.  We are proud of this member involvement and feel strongly that all member organizations should have an opportunity to be active in the Association and serve in leadership roles.  The intent of the Nominating Committee is to solicit the names of all interested candidates, including non-profit facility members AND business, proprietary, general and individual members; to consider all nominations received; and to create a slate that is representative of the Arizona LeadingAge membership.

This Nomination "Packet" includes:


All nominees to the Arizona LeadingAge Board of Directors should have the personal commitment to serve, and the support of their sponsoring organizations.  The Nominating Committee will make special effort to consider each candidate's history of service and commitment to Arizona LeadingAge when determining the slate to be presented for election at Arizona LeadingAge's Annual Meeting LIVE via ZOOM on July 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm


Please complete the online nomination form and provide supporting comments outlining the qualifications of any nominee. 

Go here to Call for Nominations Online Form
  • Please feel free to share the link to this page with others in your organization.  
  • All nominations must be received by Friday, June 19, 2020.

I look forward to your participation in this important process as we strive to elect responsible leadership for Arizona LeadingAge in the year ahead!




Steven Kolnacki

Arizona LeadingAge

Nominating Committee Chair


  • Arizona LeadingAge Board Members attend:
    • regularly scheduled Board of Directors,
    • membership meetings,
    • and the Annual Board Retreat. 
  • Board members may be asked to serve on various Arizona LeadingAge:
    • committees, 
    • workgroups,
    • and special task forces.  
  • From time to time, a Board Member may be asked to:
    • represent Arizona LeadingAge at a local event, 
    • or to provide testimony at public hearings on behalf of Arizona LeadingAge.  
  • Board Members actively take part in:
    • welcoming new members, 
    • and assist in member recruitment and retention efforts.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                              JOB DESCRIPTION:  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Arizona LeadingAge Board Members serve as the Association’s legal and fiduciary representatives - the body for conducting Arizona LeadingAge business.  The Board represents the membership and exercises leadership in establishing a strategic plan that sets the goals and objectives for Arizona LeadingAge.  Arizona LeadingAge Board Members are responsible for monitoring and evaluating overall Association performance and effectiveness.

Key Duties of the Board Include:

  • Establishes the Association’s strategic plan and assures that the goals and objectives are implemented through the appropriate committee or staff;

  • Establishes and periodically reviews all policies necessary to complete Association business;

  • Assesses and interprets membership needs in order to develop services and programs that meet those needs;

  • Receives, acts on, and is the final authority for all recommendations from the committees within Arizona LeadingAge for advocacy positions, policies, procedures,  programs, and

  • Establishes an annual budget with program priorities for each fiscal year, monitors the Association’s financial performance and compliance with budget guidelines.


 Officers  Directors / Members at Large

  President: Michelle Just, Beatitudes Campus

 1)  Shannon Brown, Sierra Winds

  President-Elect:  Bhakti Gosalia, Grandview Terrace

 2)   Tom EganFSL (Foundation for Senior Living)

Donna Taylor, Lifestream Complete Senior Living
 3)   Shannon Brown, Sierra Winds

  Immediate Past President: Steve Kolnacki, La Posada at Park Centre

 4)  Mary MuñozZiegler

  Treasurer:  Tom Winkleman, Westminster Village

 5)  Jenna Meyer, 
Christian Care Nursing Center, Inc


                                 ELIGIBILITY FOR RE-ELECTION



  • Bhakti Gosalia has served two years as President-Elect and automatically assumes the position of President
  • Donna Taylor has served two years as Secretary and is eligible for re-election as Treasurer or President-Elect
  • Tom Winkleman has served two years as Treasurer and is eligible for re-election as Secretary or President-Elect
  • Michelle Just has served two years as President and automatically assumes the position of Immediate Past President 
  • Steven Kolnacki has served two terms as Immediate Past President and is NOT eligible for re-election.



  • Shannon Brown has served three terms and is eligible for re-election as Secretary or Treasurer only
  • Mary Muñoz has served two terms and is eligible for re-election.
  • Jenna Meyer has served two terms and is eligible for re-election.
  • Tom Egan has served one term and is eligible for re-election.
  • Emily Garba has served one term and is eligible for re-election.



OFFICERS (one year term):

  • President:  Bhakti Gosilia         
  • President-Elect: ________
  • Treasurer:  ___________
  • Secretary:  ___________
  • Immediate Past President:  Michelle Just

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE (one year term):

  • Mary MuñozZiegler
  • Jenna Meyer, Christian Care Nursing Center, Inc
  • Tom Egan, FSL
  • Emily Garba, Friendship Village of Tempe
  • ____________ (Open)
  • ____________ (Open)

Arizona LeadingAge is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. 

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