Dorothea Ferguson-Bell was recently selected by Leading Age, an aging services organization, to participate in its Leadership Academy 2014 Fellowship program. Ferguson-Bell, a New Rochelle resident, is an executive at Mt. Vernon-based Wartburg, a provider of senior care services.
The Leadership Academy is designed to address the shortage of new leaders in aging-services organizations, and according to a release from the organization, a yearlong series of programs will encourage innovation, emphasize a person-centered approach to care and foster diversity among aging-services leaders.
“Dorothea’s appointment into the Academy comes at an opportune time as we are moving from a campus-based provider to a home and community-based provider of care and services,” said David Gentner, President and CEO of Wartburg in the release. “Her appointment ensures the growth of our leadership capabilities during this exciting time of transition.”
The Leadership Academy will convene this November at the Leading Age Annual Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, TX. Following the annual gathering, the Leadership Academy Class of 2014 will meet four times during the year. Each fellow will receive classroom instruction from leaders in the field of aging and will be paired with experienced mentors.
Ms. Ferguson-Bell is a member of the Senior Management Team at Wartburg and is responsible for overseeing all Human Resources initiatives and activities. She joined The Wartburg in September of 2011 as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
Wartburg was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State." The not-for-profit Lutheran ministry serves people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families.