Pioneer Networking and the Culture Change Movement

We are glad you are interested in staying up to date with the latest news and events in the culture change movement.  Check back here regularly to read blog posts from both Pioneer Network staff and other culture change and person-directed care experts.

Running, Thinking, Dreaming, Hoping, Living

Sonya Barsness, Revisionary Gerontologist Sonya Barsness Consulting, LLC I like to run. I’m pretty sure that, when I am running, people around me think I am one of those workaholic types who can’t put the phone down for a second…. Read more

An Inspirational Moment from an Inspirational Conference

Jack York Founder/President IN2L, Board Member, Pioneer Network My own journey, and the journey of our company (It’s Never 2 Late… has very much shadowed Pioneer Network. Eleven or twelve years ago, as we were trying to find our way,… Read more

Stuck in the Middle

Elizabeth Bemis Vice President of Marketing, Promotions and Assisted Living Operations for United Methodist Homes   If you are in a leadership position, how long has it been since you were on the front-line as a supervisor? If you’ve forgotten what… Read more

Engagements and Long Term Relationships in Healthcare

Tammy L Marshall Chief Experience Officer The New Jewish Home When we hear the word “engagement” our minds often conjure up images of diamond rings and marriage proposals.  At the heart of the proposal is a request for commitment. In the West,… Read more

Old Age Appreciated: The Positive Aging Movement

Ruth Mutzner, PhD 2017 President of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the New York State Psychological Association It’s funny. Old age means endurance, continuity, survival. Things to appreciate, right? But popular culture seems to focus more on the negative… Read more

You Are The Hope

Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services “to get the best out of a man you must look for the best in him” — Bernard Haldane Louie DePalma would never earn the Boss of the Year Award.  Louie was the… Read more

Undercover Boss

Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services  “If you really want people to respond to your leadership, you have to have a personal relationship with them.  They need to know you’re dependable and that you’ll be there if they have… Read more

Three Keys to Influencing People

“The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without ‘playing up’ to anyone — even to himself” Andre Malraux, French Author   Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services   There… Read more