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Connections - 01.31.23

Comings & Goings: January 2023

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Comings & Goings is an occasional feature of Connections in which we highlight promotions, retirements, transitions and more from ANCOR’s provider agency and state association members.

Katie Slade Named Executive Director of Iowa-Based Exceptional Persons, Inc.

WATERLOO, IOWA – Katie Slade was named Executive Director of Waterloo, Iowa-based Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) on December 22, 2022. Slade has been with EPI for more than 14 years, serving most recently in the role of Interim Executive Director since April 2022, when her predecessor, Chris Sparks, left the organization after 24 years. Sparks is a former Director and Past President of ANCOR’s Board of Directors.

Slade’s tenure at EPI has included a number of critical roles in the organization, spanning communications, IT and organizational development. In addition to her work at EPI, Slade is a member of the ANCOR Foundation Leadership Academy’s Class of 2024.

In newsletter article announcing her new post, Slade wrote, “As I start my journey in a new role as Executive Director, I can feel the way in which I view the world sharpening. A new energy, determination…as if a fire has been flamed.” Slade acknowledges that this new energy is the cause and consequence of both challenge and opportunity. Nevertheless, she says she is “incredibly honored and humbled to serve alongside our teams who are determined to make our little corner of the world a little better, a little brighter for the people we serve.”

Gold Partner MediSked Joins Forces with CaseWorthy, Inc., Following Acquisition

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – ANCOR Gold Partner MediSked, which develops software that enables I/DD providers to manage the delivery of services, announced earlier this month that it has been acquired by Salt Lake City-based CaseWorthy, Inc. CaseWorthy is a private equity-backed software company offering solutions that enable health and human services organizations to successfully capture and manage data related to the people they support in a single secure location.

MediSked’s new joint venture marks an important achievement not only for the company, but also its President and Co-Founder, Doug Golub. In addition to supporting ANCOR through MediSked’s Gold Partnership, Golub is Co-Chair of ANCOR’s National Partners Roundtable and serves as Treasurer of the ANCOR Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In reflecting on the opportunities presented by MediSked’s new partnership with CaseWorthy, Golub shared how this exciting new development “accelerates [MediSked’s] ability to deliver on [our] vision by combining resources and market strength […]. This is great news for our customers and for the human services experience within our communities.”

Lori Kress, Vice President of ANCOR Board of Directors, Named President & CEO of Dungarvin

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINN. – Lori Kress, who has served as Vice President of ANCOR’s Board of Directors since October 2022, has been promoted to the role of President & CEO of Dungarvin. Dungarvin is a nationally recognized provider of community-based intellectual and developmental disabilities services, headquartered in the Twin Cities area and delivering supports in 15 states.

Kress has been with Dungarvin for nearly 30 years, starting her career as an Area Director in Wisconsin in 1995. After several promotions, she became Chief Operations Officer, the role that she will hold until her promotion to President & CEO becomes effective on February 1. Kress will succeed Tim Madden, who will continue in his role as Executive Chair of Dungarvin’s Board of Directors.

You can learn more about Kress by reading her profile on ANCOR’s website or by reading Dungarvin’s recent press release.

Sean Luechtefeld is Vice President, Communications at ANCOR. To submit an item for inclusion in an upcoming edition of Comings & Goings, send Sean an email.