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Executive Director Leadership change at Pathstone Living

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Shelly Cornish Named Executive Director at Ecumen Pathstone Living

MANKATO, MN (Feb. 20, 2018) – Shelly Cornish has been named Executive Director at Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato, effective April 1, 2018.

Cornish will be in charge of the Pathstone campus, a position previously held by Jennifer Pfeffer, who is now an Ecumen Senior Regional Director of Operations.

Cornish has been at Pathstone for 10 years and with Ecumen for more than 13 years. She started her career as Housing Director at Ecumen Oaks & Pines in Hutchinson in 2005, became Housing Manager at Ecumen Le Center in 2007, and joined Pathstone as Housing Director in 2008. In 2016, she was promoted to Campus Director.  

Cornish is a graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master of Science in Gerontology and is a licensed nursing home administrator. She also is a graduate of the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute, the Ecumen Velocity Leadership Development Program and is a member of Greater Mankato Rotary.

“We’re so pleased to recognize Shelly’s outstanding contributions to Pathstone with this promotion,” said Pfeffer. “Shelly brings proven leadership qualities to the Executive Director position. Her commitment to customer care and employee engagement is already well established during her tenure within our organization.”  

Ecumen Pathstone Living has consistently received the highest possible overall quality rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), has been voted best senior living community in Mankato by readers of Mankato Magazine, and received Ecumen’s Gold Standard Award for Excellence and Leadership, which is based on consistently exceeding financial goals, being consistently high in customer service and being consistently high in employee satisfaction.

Ecumen Pathstone Living is located at 718 Mound Avenue, Mankato, MN, 56001.  For more information call 507-345-4576 or go to ecumenpathstoneliving.org.

About Ecumen

Ecumen is one of the nation’s top 25 largest non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. Based in Shoreview, Minn., Ecumen operates 36 communities in 8 states — Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Idaho, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.  Ecumen provides a variety of senior housing options and services including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities as well as at-home and community-based services including home care and hospice. Dedicated to empowering individuals to lead richer, fuller lives, Ecumen prides itself on innovation and radically changing the way aging is viewed and understood.  Ecumen, founded more than 150 years ago, was named “Best Places to Work” 10 times by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and one of Minnesota’s Top Workplaces by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly Magazine. To stay up-to-date on the latest news, find us on Facebook or visit www.ecumen.org.


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