golden Kennedy, Partner-CEO, joined Bob and Judy as a Franchise Owner in mid-2011. She oversees the business and provides strategic leadership in the development of new service products and programs. Also, as Senior Vice President of Operations for the national GHSC Franchise, she oversees Corporate operations and assists new Franchisees to establish strong Agencies based on quality, compassion, and sound business principles. Golden brings 30 years of Eldercare expertise to Golden Heart, with 25 years in executive leadership with a focus on Strategic Planning, Business Development, Human Resources and Financial Management. She has managed Assisted Living Facilities in the U.S. and Australia. In Australia, she piloted five community elder care programs, implemented Aging-in-Place that converted Assisted Living Facilities into Golden has received the US Secretary of State Distinguished Service AwardSkilled Nursing Facilities, and spearheaded the conversion of 28 Assisted Living beds into Memory Care facilities. She developed several community care programs serving over 5000 clients. Golden also has worked with professional educators to facilitate the establishment of curriculum to develop care staff from non-trained to CNA Level. As a guest of their respective governments, she has taught eldercare in China and Japan. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors for Arizona In-Home Care Association (2012-2015) and for Adelante Healthcare of Arizona (2012-2015); is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International, and, has received the US Secretary of State Distinguished Service Award. Golden is a visionary, a woman of faith, and is passionate about building this company where seniors will be treated with the greatest of care and staff will be developed to their greatest potential.
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