Tel Hai senior staff member honored

Sue Verdegem receives LA Award.

Honey Brook Twp.—On June 18 the state-wide association of not-for-profit senior services providers, LeadingAge PA, presented their 2014 Professional Advancement Award to Sue Verdegem, Tel Hai’s Senior Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. The annual conference and exposition was held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.

Mrs. Verdegem was recognized for her dedicated service to the Tel Hai community over a period of 38 years during which the retirement campus and Sue personally experienced growth and the development of increasingly diverse skills. As the campus expanded services and housing options, Verdegem was credited with having a vision of the “big picture” as well as the fine attention to detail required of a chief financial officer. Her commitment to Tel Hai’s mission has been expressed in her commitment to maintain the organization’s fiscal strength and her dedication to the people of Tel Hai—from mentoring staff to spending time with residents, leading groups, and reading to children in the child care center on site.

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing over 360 not-for-profit providers of senior housing, healthcare and community services across the Commonwealth.