Christian Care Communities Announces Mary Lynn Spalding President and CEO

Spalding becomes the first woman to be named President of Christian Care Communities since its founding

Date Published: 7/15/2016


Spalding becomes the first woman to be named President of Christian Care Communities since its founding

LOUISVILLE,  KENTUCKY (July 15, 2016) – Christian Care Communities Board of Directors today announced the selection and appointment of Mary Lynn Spalding as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 16.  Spalding becomes the first woman to be named President of Christian Care Communities, Kentucky’s largest faith inspired non-profit providing senior living, home health and dementia support services.

With more than 25 years of experience in older adult services, Spalding brings an impressive and extensive track record in operational management, business development, performance improvement, customer service, legislative advocacy, financial and accounts receivable management to her new role.

Spalding joined Christian Care Communities in 2009 as Director of Home and Community Based Services where she led the significant growth of the organization’s in-home health care services throughout Kentucky.  Most recently, she has served as Vice President of Innovation and Growth and Chief Operating Officer.

“Mary Lynn’s special combination of professional experiences and familiarity with Christian Care’s history and current operations brings a distinct advantage as we continue to carry out our strategic initiatives to enhance the journey of life for older adults,” said Frank Farris, Chair of Christian Care’s Board of Directors.  “Her commitment to our mission, vision and values has been demonstrated throughout her tenure, and we are confident that Mary Lynn is the right leader at the right time.”

Prior to joining Christian Care, Spalding held executive leadership positions in the home-and-community-based services field with the Visiting Nurse Association, Trilogy Health Services, American Home Patient and Olsten Services. She also was elected by her professional peers to chair the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Home Care Association.

Spalding succeeds Dr. Keith Knapp who will be joining the faculty of Bellarmine University to establish a new academic program in health services and senior living leadership.

Founded in 1884, Christian Care Communities is Kentucky’s largest faith inspired non-profit provider of senior living and long-term care with communities in Bowling Green, Corbin, Grayson, Hartford, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Midway, Nicholasville, Owensboro and Taylorsville.

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