This is an exciting time for NADSA with conference planning at full tilt and growth in membership; however, it is also time of transition. Teresa Johnson submitted her resignation as Managing Director of NADSA effective December 15, 2015. Under Teresa’s guidance, NADSA is financially stable, has a strong membership base, a successful annual conference and much more to celebrate.
The Board recognized Teresa at the 2015 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, with an engraved blue crystal vase. Teresa has worked with the National Adult Day Services Association since 2008. She has worked in Adult Day Services since 1988. She began her work in the service sector “in the trenches” of an adult day center upon graduating from Campbell University with an undergraduate degree in Social Work. She earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University, as well as additional certification in Health Care Administration.
Having managed multiple adult day centers, state associations and the National Adult Day Services Association, Teresa is very familiar with the daily tasks, routines, challenges and victories that are associated with adult day services. She published the nationally recognized newsletter The Information Source for Adult Day Centers® until its retirement in December 2006. Teresa’s experience and leadership help address and favorably shape the social and economic implications of healthcare worldwide. Although she is scaling back her work at the national level, she plans to focus more on strengthening adult day services at the state level.
The board recognizes this opportunity for NADSA to build on the foundation Teresa has helped create and looks at this as a chance to take the organization to the next level. The NADSA Executive Committee has formed a Transition Committee that will be focused on determining our path forward as it relates to staff leadership. We will provide additional updates in the near future.
Now is an important time as ever for you, as NADSA members, to roll up your sleeves, become involved in the essential work of our committees and continue to support NADSA’s advancement.