By Tara Cugelman-McMahon / Posted on March 20th, 2014
Congratulations to Jean Probst, a long time board member of Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, a Green House adopter, for being honored with Trustee of the Year! Jean was honored at this year’s Aging Services of Minnesota Institute and Expo.
Marvin Plakut, the CEO of Episcopal Homes, nominated Jean for this award while recalling a meeting he had with her; “A petite and soft-spoken woman in her 70s, Jean opened the meeting with the comment…, ‘I’m troubled by how small your thinking is, Marvin.’”
Jean challenged Episcopal Homes of Minnesota’s plan for a $2 million renovation of their Alzheimer’s unit with a successful $10 million campaign because “the program and space needed to be totally transformed.”
In a letter congratulating Jean, Larry Minnix, the President of LeadingAge, expands upon the concept of small thinking versus big thinking, and “invite[s] all of us to hear Jeans Probst’s challenge that we are thinking too small.”
To read more about the difference between small thinking and big thinking, click here.
Congratulations Jean! Green House is honored to be associated with transformative thinkers like you!