2020 Individual Project Summaries

One requirement of the Leading4Life Leadership Fellowship Program is an individual project. Each fellow conceives, proposes, plans, and executes a project intended to benefit the employer and community that sent them to this program. These projects also represent opportunities to apply leadership lessons and to stretch emerging leadership capabilities. Click on each individual's project name below to view summaries of the projects.

Danika Anastasi
Converting assisted living rooms into memory care rooms*
by Danika Anastasi, Executive Director
New Perspective Senior Living of Eagan

Bridget Bittner
Team enhancement project
by Bridget Bittner, Executive Director
New Perspective Senior Living of Prior Lake

Paula Bromenschenkel
Revised process manual for skilled nursing staff
by Paula Bromenschenkel, Scheduling Assistant
Alternative Senior Care–Sauk Centre

Rebecca Brown
Providing additional assistance in a memory care unit
by Rebecca Brown, Executive Director
New Perspective Senior Living of Roseville

Rebecca Cieslewicz
Creating a more effective angel group
by Rebecca Cieslewicz, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Good Samaritan Society–Waconia

Asia Glaze
Staff retention and appreciation
by Asia Glaze, Administrator
Suite Living–North St. Paul

Anastasia Larson
Dining enhancement through resident choice in TCU
by Anastasia Larson, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
Good Samaritan Society–Specialty Care Community (Robbinsdale)

Ashley Linkert
COVID-19 pandemic emergency preparedness*
by Ashley Linkert, Executive Director
Brookview, a Villa Center (Golden Valley)

Jenna Lopez
Facility onboarding and orientation overhaul*
by Jenna Lopez, Administrator
Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center (Mankato)
View this video about Jenna's project

Katie Pelofske
Nurse onboarding program
by Katie Pelofske, Infection Preventionist
Minnesota Masonic Home Care Center

Stephanie Quam
Decreasing amount of agency hours
by Stephanie Quam, Executive Director
Galtier, a Villa Center (St. Paul)

Courtney Sedgwick
Improving employee engagement and retention with stay interviews
by Courtney Sedgwick, Human Resources Director
Andrew Residence (Minneapolis)

Kendra Snyder
Infection control: Reducing UTIs and increasing antibiotic stewardship
by Kendra Snyder, Director of Nursing
Good Samaritan Society–Battle Lake

Bridget Staberg
COVID-19 isolation unit
by Bridget Staberg, Director of Senior Living
Minnehaha Senior Living (Minneapolis)

Jennifer VanSickle
Better utilization of phone system to improve customer service
by Jennifer VanSickle, HIM / QAPI Coordinator
Good Samaritan Society–Inver Grove Heights