Business leader named chair of state association

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Lebanon native Wanda Abell Meade, regional vice president of Advocat/Diversicare Manage-ment Services, has been elected chair of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities Board of Directors.
After serving as administrator of facilities in Winchester, Lebanon and Ashland, Meade joined Advocat/Diversicare Management Services in 1996. She currently oversees the operations of nine facilities in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia including construction of a 10th center in West Virginia. The six Kentucky facilities are Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Elliott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
“We are fortunate to have an individual with Wanda’s knowledge and experience serve as the Board chair,” said Ruby Jo Lubarsky, Association Presi-dent. “Her leadership and talents will be very helpful as our board serves our membership.”
“I am honored to serve as chair of the Association’s board,” Meade said. “I am looking forward to working on behalf of our membership on the important issues they face daily in our pursuit to provide quality care every day to our residents and their families.”
Established in 1954, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is a trade association that represents proprietary and nonproprietary long-term care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.