Movers & Shakers: LeadingAge, Allied Skilled Nursing

Fleming Steps Up to Chairman Role at LeadingAge

Washington, D.C.-based LeadingAge has appointed Stephen P. Fleming as chairman of the board.

LeadingAge is a national senior care industry association, which represents more than 6,000 non-profit senior care providers.


As board chairman, Fleming — president and CEO of Greensboro, N.C.-based The Well•Spring Group — will oversee 15 directors who provide strategic direction and fiduciary oversight, as well as guidance on policy positions to LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan and her executive team.

“It is a tremendous honor … to be elected to lead the governing board of LeadingAge,” Fleming said. “These are, to say the least, critical times for those of us in the field of aging services. I look forward to encouraging and helping LeadingAge continue its determined efforts to advocate for the needs of older adults.”

In addition to leading The Well•Spring Group, Fleming has served as chair-elect and secretary during his six years of service on the LeadingAge board. He is a past chair of LeadingAge North Carolina, one of the non-profit’s 38 state partners.


He is also an active member of numerous aging services and health care-focused groups, including the North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. Further, he serves in advisory roles for Appalachian State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in their health science and nursing programs.

Fleming succeeds Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Minnesota-based Ecumen, who moves to the board role of past chair.

Fratzke Appointed President, CEO of Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside

Verity Health System, a Daly City, Calif.-based non-profit healthcare organization, has appointed Mark S. Fratzke, DNP, as president and CEO of the system’s Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside.

The dual health care centers serve patients and communities in San Francisco and northern San Mateo Country; Seton Coastside is a 116-bed skilled nursing facility (SNF).

“Fratzke brings a deep background in both academic and community medicine, along with extensive administrative, clinical, and operational experience to Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside,” Rich Adcock, CEO of Verity Health System, said in a statement. “Mark’s contributions will advance Seton’s growth and progress and steer it on a trajectory towards more innovative approaches that will offer better care of the communities which Seton serves.”

Fratzke was named interim president and CEO of Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside in November, following his appointment as COO earlier this fall. Prior to joining Seton, Fratzke worked at health care system Kaiser Permanente as senior vice president and area manager for the East Bay service area, and was chief operating officer for Alameda Health System.

In addition, Fratzke worked in several roles at the Mayo Clinic, including COO and chief nursing officer for its southwest Minnesota region. At this post, he supervised all regional clinical operations and clinical support services.

Juniper Village at Bucks County Names New Executive Director

Bloomfield, N.J.-based Juniper Communities has appointed Peter A. Farewege, Jr. as the new executive director of Juniper Village at Bucks County in Bensalem, Pa., a life plan community.

Farewege brings more than 13 years of experience in senior care and executive leadership to his role.

Jaditz Assumes Medical Director Role For Allied Skilled Nursing

Stephen Jaditz, D.O., was named medical director of Allied Services’ Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, a 371-bed facility providing care for patients in Scranton, Pa.

He graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo., and has been practicing family medicine in his hometown of Clarks Summit, Pa. since 1991.

Jaditz is board-certified in family practice and geriatrics by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Lackawanna County Medical Society.

Written by Carlo Calma

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