Samantha Felice Graduates From IGNITE Leadership Academy

We are thrilled to announce that Samantha Felice, MSW, Kendal at Ithaca’s Director of Social Work, has successfully graduated from LeadingAge New York’s IGNITE Leadership Academy! This significant achievement marks a milestone in Samantha’s professional journey and underscores our commitment to nurturing and developing our staff.

IGNITE is a year-long professional development program designed to cultivate and grow senior living leaders across New York. Unlike typical MBA programs, IGNITE emphasizes personal values and self-awareness, equipping participants with the tools they need to become exceptional leaders. The program also focuses on building successful teams and fostering collaboration, skills that are vital in the dynamic environment of senior living communities.

Samantha’s participation in this program reflects our core values at Kendal at Ithaca, where we prioritize continuous learning and professional development for our staff. By investing in programs like IGNITE, we ensure that our team members are well-equipped to lead with compassion, innovation, and excellence.

Here’s what Samantha had to say about her experience:

The LeadingAge NY IGNITE Leadership Academy was a transformative experience, both personally and professionally. Each session was centered around a specific theme: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership, Collaboration and Partnership Building, Change and Innovation, and Creating a mindset of well-being. The camaraderie that developed among the leadership fellows was remarkable and emerged naturally from the very first session. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have partici-pated in this exceptional program and will forever treasure the meaningful relationships I have formed as a result of this enriching experience.

Samantha Felice, MSW, Kendal at Ithaca’s Director of Social Work

At Kendal at Ithaca, we believe that nurturing talent and fostering leadership not only benefits our staff but also enhances the quality of care and service we provide to our residents. Samantha’s accomplishment is a testament to this belief, and we are very proud of her.

Please join us in celebrating Samantha’s outstanding achievement and her continued contributions to our community. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of her leadership and the inspiration she will undoubtedly bring to her colleagues.