LifeSpire of Virginia Executive Completes Leadership Academy

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Lakewood at Home’s Executive Director, Tammy Mackey, recently completed LeadingAge’s Leadership Academy.

The LeadingAge D.C., Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership program designed to enhance the leadership skills of nonprofit aging services leaders. Mackey is one of 15 fellows for the 2020 academy.

Throughout the year, fellows are guided through graduate level curriculum which examines the traits of successful leaders, develops leadership competencies and expands knowledge in the field of aging services, while establishing strong bonds with peers from other LeadingAge members.

As a relative newcomer to the arena of senior living, I was able to broaden my perspective of the industry. The site visits and interactions with established leaders included valuable insights into challenges facing our industry, as well as innovative approaches and attitudes used in successfully rising to those challenges. I gained an appreciation for the advocacy done by LeadingAge for senior living nonprofits and the people we serve. Always seeking to grow and develop, I appreciated the opportunity to evaluate my leadership characteristics and style, and to develop new skills.

Tammy Mackey
Lakewood at Home Executive Director