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Joyce & Jim Ebmeier and Tabitha leaders

Joined by her husband, Jim, Ebmeier (center) is celebrated by Tabitha leaders.

Tabitha’s Ebmeier Honored for Commitment to Senior Care

Tabitha Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Joyce Ebmeier, was honored with LeadingAge Nebraska’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual fall conference in Lincoln. Dedicating her life’s work to serving as a senior care expert, inspiring leader and mentor at nonprofit Tabitha, Ebmeier also serves as secretary on LeadingAge Nebraska’s board of directors.

Tabitha President and CEO, Christie Hinrichs calls Ebmeier, “The epitome of a servant leader. I’ve learned so much from Joyce. Her can-do attitude—even in the toughest of times—has been instrumental in moving Tabitha and senior care to the next level.” Hinrichs added, “Good is not good enough for Joyce when it comes to providing solutions and support for seniors. She has worked tirelessly to prove it. We’re inspired by her passion and lifetime commitment and most proud to call her friend, colleague and mentor.”

In her 37+ years at Tabitha, Ebmeier has held a variety of leadership positions including 14 years as administrator of Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. She was instrumental in introducing in Lincoln residential-style, long-term, skilled nursing communities—the first of their kind in Nebraska and only the second in the nation. She has worked to optimize the model by expanding availability of these Tabitha Residences beyond Tabitha’s main campus into south Lincoln’s Williamsburg neighborhood and the unique rural setting of Crete, Neb.

Throughout her career, Ebmeier has ensured the evolving needs of Nebraska seniors are met. She has served as an advocate for older adults, monitoring how both state and national legislation impact senior services throughout the communities Tabitha is honored to serve.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a LeadingAge Nebraska member who has demonstrated long-term dedication and service to long-term care in Nebraska and has led with outstanding vision and commitment in their field.

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