American Senior Communities is proud to announce that CEO Donna Kelsey has been inducted into the 2023 Hall of Honor by McKnight’s Senior Living, in their annual Women of Distinction award initiative.
McKnight’s is the preeminent national media outlet focused on the senior living profession. The Hall of Honor category celebrates female leaders in long-term care who have made significant impact on their organizations or vocations. Donna will be recognized in May 2023 in Chicago at McKnight’s Women of Distinction Forum.
“This award is testimony of her passion and commitment to ensuring the highest level of care for our residents and extraordinary support for employees, while positioning the company for a strong and successful future,” said Steve Van Camp, ASC Chief Financial Officer.
Currently in her seventh year at the Indiana-based senior healthcare company, Donna oversees more than 100 communities with over 10,000 employees. ASC has emerged stronger under her leadership, adding new benefits and technology to support employees, achieving a CMS Quality score above state and national averages and attaining high levels of customer satisfaction.
A veteran leader in senior healthcare, Donna excels at nurturing continuous operational improvement. Prior to joining ASC, Donna was president of the U.S. division of a Canadian long-term care company. She was also Executive Vice President of Operations for Kindred, and she is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve, where she achieved the rank of captain. Donna was honored as one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Influence, and under her leadership, ASC was recognized as one of Central Indiana’s top workplaces in 2020 by the Indianapolis Star.
The 2023 McKnight’s Women of Distinction award initiative was judged by a national, independent panel of judges. Honorees will be celebrated Monday, May 22 during an awards presentation at the JW Marriott in Chicago.