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Louisville-based nonprofit Elderserve names Patty Belden to succeed retiring CEO Julie Guenther

ElderServe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving senior citizens in the Louisville area, has announced that its board of directors has selected Patty Belden as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. On November 16, Belden, who currently serves as the organization’s Chief Development Officer, will succeed current CEO, Julie Guenthner.

Following a thorough review and comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume the leadership of ElderServe and its mission. Patty has already made a considerable positive impact on the organization and in our community through her executive contribution. This success and her passion for the populations served make Patty uniquely qualified to lead ElderServe going forward.

The selection of Belden caps a search process facilitated by H2R Consulting LLC, an HR consulting firm, based in Louisville, which specializes in placing executives to maximize the organization’s performance. A large prospect pool was narrowed by assessments and interviews conducted with the consulting firm and further with the board’s executive committee. Unanimous support was received by the board.

“I’m absolutely inspired by the mission of ElderServe and the team of people who serve this organization,” said Belden. “It’s an honor and privilege to step into this role and build upon the great foundation that has been built by Julie and the board of directors.”

Belden holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington. She joined ElderServe in 2018. Prior to her time with the organization, she served Metro United Way as Vice President of Community Giving. Patty is a resident of New Albany, IN with her husband Jonathan of 10 years, and 3 children, Phoebe, George, and Patrick.

Guenthner, CEO since 2013, expressed confidence in the board’s choice.

“Patty is a remarkable leader who has been responsible for a great portion of our success over the past year,” said Guenthner. “I’m very happy with the board’s decision, and I’m confident Patty will ensure that ElderServe continues to lead the way in serving our communities’ Elder population.”

Elderserve works to address growing needs of the community’s older adults, helping them live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Programs provided include:

• Adult Day Health Center
• Care Management
• Crime Victim Services
• Financial Management & Guardianship
• Friendly Visitor Program
• HomeCare
• Senior Center at Oak & Acorn
• Senior Companions
• TeleCare
• Wellness Programs

Details about Elderserve’s history and programs may be found at www.elderserveinc.org.

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