Leaders in Serving
Two Receive PANPHA Awards
June 20, 2011
Two team members of Landis Homes received state awards at the PANPHA annual meetings in Hershey in June. Corrina Burkholder, was selected as Caregiver of the Year-Non-Licensed Nursing and Stu Landis was selected for the Professional Advancement Award.
PANPHA, an association of nonprofit senior services, is the state’s largest trade association, representing more than 350 nonprofit private, fraternal, religious and government-sponsored providers of housing and health-related service options to Pennsylvania’s elderly.
The Caregiver of the Year – Non-Licensed award is given to the individual who best serves as a model of commitment to compassionate care. Burkholder was recognized for her work as a certified nursing assistant and as a medication technician.
“As a team leader for the Cedar household she is an example to the rest of her team on how to put the residents’ needs first, always thinking of ways to keep them active, happy and fulfilled,” read the comments about Corrina at the awards presentation.
Upon receiving the award, Corrina shared, “I work with an inspirational team of dedicated co-workers who consistently enrich and honor the lives of seniors..….Therefore, I was surprised and honored to be chosen from this team as the recipient of PANPHA’s award.
The Professional Advancement is given to an individual who has assumed progressive leadership responsibilities within a member organization and has worked to build a shared vision, develop robust relationships and organizational capability.
Stu Landis began his journey at Landis Homes 20 years ago when he joined the Maintenance department as a general handyman. Over time he used his interest and continued education in technology to become the Director of Information Technology a departments that did not exist at Landis Homes until a few years ago.
According to the nomination material, “…Stu’s contributions to Landis Homes have been invaluable. Inquisitive and always eager to move on to the next opportunity, Stu quickly moved through the ranks from Assistant Maintenance Supervisor and on to comprise the organization’s sole Information Technology department.”
Stu and Corrina attended the Awards presentation and brunch with family members and co-workers.
In reflecting on the award Stu said, “I felt receiving the service award was an incredible honor and reflects much about the opportunity that Landis Homes gives to its team members to grow and develop. This award would not happen without a fine IT team. I’m appreciative of the tremendous talent and insight contributed by the others on the team.”
Editor’s Note: On July 1, 2011, following this event, PANPHA changed its name to Leading Age PA. Information can be found at www.leadingagepa.org
Photos show Stu Landis and Corrina Burkholder each receiving awards from the PANPHA Board Chair, Phil DeBaun.