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Jerald Cosey

Jerald Cosey is a senior healthcare leader and professional speaker.  He currently serves as executive director of Greenwood Meadows, a skilled nursing facility operated by American Senior Communities. His facility earned the 2019 American Health Care Association’s Silver Quality Award.

As a professional speaker, Jerald enjoys traveling the country for talks to staff of hospitals, hospice and home health businesses, senior living organizations and health care associations serving the senior care industry. Jerald believes that emotional engagement is the key to minimizing resident isolation and increasing employee connectivity.

Jerald began his professional career in sales, joining Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 1996.  He quickly advanced to the leadership role of district sales manager, a position he held for over 15 years. He worked in this industry at various companies before transitioning to the senior care profession in 2013.

Jerald is founder of Graceful Moments, an outreach ministry focused on reducing isolation among seniors. This ministry began at an American Senior Communities facility, with Jerald visiting two men every week to shoot the breeze and enjoy each other’s company.  This ministry expanded to volunteers from his church, Grace Church in Indianapolis. The volunteers made monthly visits to love on seniors.

This outreach kindled a desire in Jerald to serve others professionally and in 2013, he resigned from an 18-year pharmaceutical sales career to become an Administrator in Training.  Jerald considers himself a professional servant and is a patient advocate for people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He is committed to advancing senior care as a speaker and senior health facility operator.

Jerald received his Certified Nurse Aide and Health Facility Administrator licenses in 2013. He is enjoying 25 years of marriage to his college sweetheart, Dianne, and is the father of three children.

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