Lead Facilitator, IAHSA Global Ageing Leadership Retreat (Consultant)
Ms. Kallander began her career as a national and international registered nurse. Her career in long term care began as a Director of Nursing at Plymouth Village, one of ABHOW’s CCRCs located in Redlands, Calif. Advancing to Assistant Administrator and then Executive Director prepared her for work in the corporate office. Five years as Chief Operations Manager for CCRCs were followed by her service as Senior Vice President at American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) with a focus on strategic planning, governance, communications and accreditation. During Ms. Kallander tenure with ABHOW, the ABHOW strategic planning process was awarded the 2002 and 2008 Best Practices Award from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. When obtaining her masters in business administration, she developed The Grove project to serve residents within CCRCs with mid-stage dementia care. The model is now being replicated in all the ABHOW CCRCs and has been showcased both nationally and internationally. Kay has been instrumental in leadership development efforts at the local, state and national level in the creation and facilitation of Leading Age Academy, EMERGE, Leadership ABHOW and the IAHSA Leadership program. After thirty years of service to ABHOW, Kay retired in June 2015 and now consults.