Jill A. Schumann
President and CEO
Jill Schumann serves as President and CEO of LeadingAge Maryland, one of 39 state affiliates of LeadingAge joining together to expand the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge Maryland mobilizes not-for-profit organizations and a host of other partners to shape the future of aging in Maryland.
She was a principal in the consulting services of ParenteBeard, and for more than ten years, Schumann served as President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America (LSA). LSA is one of the largest nonprofit networks in the country, connecting over 300 health and human service organizations. Together they serve one in 50 Americans each year and have aggregated annual incomes of over $21 billion. Prior to her work with LSA, she launched Kairos Health Systems, a post-acute managed care alliance and was a senior executive with Tressler Lutheran Services. She has served in executive roles with health and human service organizations and has created ground-breaking programs in post-acute healthcare and behavioral health.
Schumann currently serves on the boards of directors of the National Human Services Assembly, Bethel New Life and Portico Benefit Services and has served on many other boards, including the board of LeadingAge. She was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions. For the ninth year in a row in 2011, she was named by the NonProfit Times one of the top 50 leaders of power and influence in the United States. She holds an MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University and has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Valparaiso University and Concordia University Chicago.
Director of Member Relations
Deborah Adler serves as the Director of Member Relations for LeadingAge Maryland. LeadingAge Maryland is one of 39 state affiliates of LeadingAge joining together to expand the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge Maryland mobilizes not-for-profit organizations and a host of other partners to shape the future of aging in Maryland.
For the past fifteen years, she has held leadership positions with a variety of aging services- organizations in Maryland including Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, The Erickson School at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Coventry CareLink and Home Innovation Research Labs. Most recently she served as Director of Admissions and Community Relations at Integrace Copper Ridge, a not-for-profit community in Carroll County, exclusively dedicated to caring for individuals living with dementia and those who love them.
Deborah has extensive experience in management & operations, sales & marketing, community outreach, education & training, and event planning & facilitation. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Gerontological Association, and previously served as the Chair of the Howard County Commission on Aging. She holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and an MA from Georgetown University.