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Congratulations to the following educators for this extraordinary achievement.

2018 Educator of the Year

Jennifer Krupa

Jennifer Krupa, NCCDP 2018 Educator of the Year
The Northeast Ohio Association of Activity Professionals were on hand to celebrate Krupa’s accomplishment.

The Northeast Ohio Association of Activity Professionals were on hand to celebrate Krupa’s accomplishment.

Jen Krupa’s family was there to help her celebrate.

Jen Krupa’s family was there to help her celebrate.

From left:  Lynn Biot Gordon, COO of the NCCDP, Hope Moon, Dean of Health and Wellness Sciences, Lorain County Community College, Jennifer Krupa, NCCDP’s Educator of the Year, and Sandra Stimson, CEO of the NCCDP

From left: Lynn Biot Gordon, COO of the NCCDP, Hope Moon, Dean of Health and Wellness Sciences, Lorain County Community College, Jennifer Krupa, NCCDP’s Educator of the Year, and Sandra Stimson, CEO of the NCCDP

Lynn, Jennifer and Sandra (front center) with the staff from The Normandy Senior Living.  From left: David Orlean, President of The Orlean Company, Owner Normandy Senior Living Campus, Lori Presser, Co-President of NOAAP, Ken Lurie, Principal of the Orlean Company, Mathew Shula, Administrator of Normandy Care Center, Kelly Coury, Administrator for the Breakwater Apartments of Normandy Senior Living Campus, Kim Zdanowicz, Marketing Director of Normandy Senior Living, Tammy Danilovic, Education Chair of NOAAP & Activities Director of Normandy Care Center

Lynn, Jennifer and Sandra (front center) with the staff from The Normandy Senior Living. From left: David Orlean, President of The Orlean Company, Owner Normandy Senior Living Campus, Lori Presser, Co-President of NOAAP, Ken Lurie, Principal of the Orlean Company, Mathew Shula, Administrator of Normandy Care Center, Kelly Coury, Administrator for the Breakwater Apartments of Normandy Senior Living Campus, Kim Zdanowicz, Marketing Director of Normandy Senior Living, Tammy Danilovic, Education Chair of NOAAP & Activities Director of Normandy Care Center 

From left: Lori Presser, Lynn Biot –Gordon, Jennifer Krupa, Sandra Stimson, and Tammy Danilovic

From left: Lori Presser, Lynn Biot-Gordon, Jennifer Krupa, Sandra Stimson, and Tammy Danilovic 

 

 

Congratulations to the NCCDP's 2018 Educator of the Year: Jennifer Krupa, CDP®, CADDCT®
The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) would like to thank everyone for the many nominations we received for our Educator of the Year Award. Established in 2003, the NCCDP's Educator of the Year Awards Program honors Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainers (CADDCTs) for their achievements and hard work. The program was created to recognize individuals whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet the challenges associated with providing up-to-date and comprehensive dementia education. The nominees are all health care professionals who work in: nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospice agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric facilities, adult day care facilities/programs, government agencies, home care agencies, health care associations, and learning institutions.

Jennifer Krupa at Times SquareThe NCCDP's Educator of the Year Award is recognized as one of the nation's most prestigious awards in the field of dementia education. The winner of this award has the proven ability to exceed the state and federal regulations regarding dementia education. The educator is an inspirational individual who engages students, and instills in them a passion for their continued growth in the field of patient care.

After much deliberation, we are happy to announce that Jennifer Krupa, ACC/EDC, AC-BC, CDP, CADDCT, is the NCCDP's 2018 Educator of the Year!

Krupa is the director of lifelong living at the Center for Lifelong Learning at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, OH. She has been with the organization for 18 years. "She is a natural as an educator," says former student Tammy Danilovic, activities director at the Normandy Care Center in Rocky River, OH. "Her students look up to her as a student and a mentor." Krupa's experience is vast. Lori Presser, president of the Northeast Ohio Association of Activity Professionals (NOAAP), tells us that Krupa consistently seeks out "educational programs, such as NCCDP, to provide to Ohio healthcare professionals." Presser notes that Krupa's instruction reaches a wide range of professionals including fire departments, police departments, senior living communities, hospitals and other medical professionals."

Krupa was awarded the Educator of the Year award on April 23. Lynn Biot Gordon, Chief Operations Officer, and Sandra Stimson, Chief Executive Officer personally flew to Ohio to present the award to Krupa. Stimson stated, "It is very important to the NCCDP that the award is presented in person. We want the CADDCT award recipient to know we take this nationally recognized award seriously and that the winner is valued. This is the highlight of the year and its one I look forward to every year"

The presentation took place at The Normandy Senior Living Community located in Rocky River, Ohio. The awards ceremony and luncheon was organized as a complete surprise by Tammy Danilovic, activity director, and with the support of Matt Shula, her administrator. The amazing luncheon was prepared by Colleen Merella, dietary manager.

The NCCDP would also like to congratulate the following CADDCTs for earning our Distinguished Educator of the Year Awards:

Gina Saunders, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CFRDT, ADC-MC, Corporate Director of Memory Care and Programming, Maplewood Senior Living, Westport, CT.

Melanie Perry, M.S., CDP, CADDCT, Director of Memory Care Support Services, American Senior Communities, Indianapolis, IN.

Michael Pane, ADC, CDP, CADDCT, SNF Activities, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Asheville, NC.

Roxanne Galloway, CNHA, CAS, CALA, CDP, CADDCT, Vice President of Humanities, Ethica Health and Retirement Communities, Newnan, GA.