Evanston, IL (May 21, 2019) – Mary Leary, CEO and President of Mather LifeWays, has been recognized as a top leader in the field of senior living. Leary was named to the Hall of Honor in the nationwide 2019 McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards and was selected from hundreds of nominations by an independent panel of judges comprising industry professionals and editors of the trade publications McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living.
In June, Leary will celebrate her 17th anniversary with Mather LifeWays, an award-winning, nearly 80- year-old, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. Under her leadership, Mather LifeWays has grown into a highly regarded international leader with a reputation for successful business models, innovation, and wellness, that has garnered more than 250 awards and honors. During her tenure, the number of older adults served has grown from 8,400 to more than 61,000.