GREENSBORO, N.C – Stephen P. Fleming, president and CEO of The Well•Spring Group, this month becomes chairman of the national board of LeadingAge, the trusted voice for aging that represents over 6,000 members,
As board chairman for the next two years, Fleming now oversees 15 directors who provide strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and guidance on policy positions to LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan and her executive team.
“It is a tremendous honor – professionally and personally – to be elected to lead the governing board of LeadingAge,” Mr. Fleming said. “These are, to say the least, critical times for those of us in the field of aging services. I look forward to encouraging and helping LeadingAge continue its determined efforts to advocate for the needs of older adults.”
Fleming brings a wealth of experience to the role. In addition to leading The Well•Spring Group, over his six years of service on the LeadingAge board Fleming has served as chair-elect and secretary. He is a past chair of LeadingAge North Carolina, one of the nonprofit’s 38 state partners. He also is an active member of numerous aging services and healthcare focused organizations, including the North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. Fleming serves in advisory capacities to Appalachian State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in their health science and nursing programs.
“Steve understands the mission of our organization, the power and the potential of LeadingAge’s members,” said Katie Smith Sloan. “As we redouble our efforts in advocacy, we welcome his enthusiasm and commitment.”
He succeeds Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Minnesota-based Ecumen, who moves to the board role of past chair.
Fleming is a native of Mt. Airy, N.C. He received a BS degree in Public Health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Appalachian State University and a Graduate Fellowship in Strategic and Financial Planning from Harvard University.
He and his wife, Anne, have two daughters.