Meet Us

LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving older adults in Illinois. Committed to advancing excellence, we advocate for quality services, promote innovative practices, and foster collaboration. We serve the full spectrum of providers including home and community based services (HCBS), senior housing, life plan communities (LPC)/continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers.

Our Mission

Our Partners


Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote best practices and conduct research that supports, enables, and empowers people to live fully as they age.

We’re also the state affiliate of Argentum, the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities in the United States. We partner with Argentum to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans seeking assistance with senior living.

LeadingAge Illinois enjoys an exceptionally effective, member driven governance structure, which is comprised of a corporate board, committees, cabinets and a variety of member task forces.

Our Cabinets and Committees

Cabinets represent each LeadingAge Illinois member type and set program and public policy goals, provide support, and guidance to meet these goals – achieving results in their specialty areas. LeadingAge Illinois’ six industry cabinets represent the following member types:

  • Assisted Living Cabinet
  • LPC (Life Plan Community)/CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) Cabinet
  • Home and Community Based Services Cabinet
  • Housing Cabinet
  • Nursing Facilities Cabinet
  • Workforce Cabinet

The Finance Committee is responsible for recommending an annual budget to the Board of Directors; review of Association investments and investment policy; review and recommendation of quarterly financial statements to the Board of the Directors, and other financial oversight as appropriate. The Finance Committee reports its actions to the next meeting of the Board of Directors.

Become a LeadingAge Illinois Member Volunteer Leader

If you’re interested in moving the needle in aging services, consider submitting a volunteer application to become a member of a LeadingAge Illinois cabinet, select committee or At-Large member of the board. In these roles, members provide leadership, support and guidance to meet the overall mission, services, policies, programs and goals of LeadingAge Illinois. They serve as representatives of their provider-type member constituents – achieving results in their specialty areas and in support of the Board of Directors.

The call for applications is now closed. Calls for cabinet and committee applications are issued at least once annually and open throughout the year as needed to ensure a full representation and number of members on each cabinet and committee as outlined in the LeadingAge Illinois bylaws.

Submit a Nomination form: Volunteer Application

Learn more about our cabinets and committees:  Roles and Responsibilities Guide

LeadingAge Illinois has now expanded the number of people that can serve from the same multi-site company. We now allow up to two people per location to serve regardless of their affiliation with a corporate parent.


Our Board of Directors

Our current Board of Directors 

Our Board of Directors is the governing body, overseeing the organization’s vision and mission, and assists in the development, establishment and monitoring of policies and programs, as well as providing fiscal oversight within the organization.  Board of Director members actively represent the interests of the LeadingAge Illinois membership and demonstrate commitment to LeadingAge Illinois and its mission by participating in the planning, development, and use of LeadingAge Illinois member programs, services and benefits that have been designed to help the organization and all LeadingAge Illinois members remain viable and effective within the community at large. Board members serve as ambassadors for LeadingAge Illinois’ mission, inside and outside of organizational commitments.

All Directors serve terms of three years, with the exception of the appointed At-Large Directors and Lay Board Members, who serve terms of one year, and Officers, who each serve terms of two years coinciding with their terms as Officers of the Corporation.