Back in 1976 the Tall Ships and fireworks celebrated the country’s bicentennial, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Chris Evert and Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon and a gal by the name of Molly Bogen joined The Senior Source. Some might have wondered what a 20-something knew about the older crowd and their needs. They were soon to learn that Molly not only recognized the problems facing the Greatest Generation, but she also rolled up her sleeves and tackled them … the problems, that is.
After “40 years at the helm of the 55-year-old organization,” Molly officially retired yesterday.
And, like any great leader, Molly wasn’t about to walk away from her 40-year-old baby unless the right person was in place to take over. That person is Cortney Nicolato, who assumes the role of The Senior Source president/CEO today.
According to The Senior Source Chairman of the Board Gregg Ballew, “The Senior Source has a long and proven history of maintaining the highest of professional standards while adapting to meet the needs of an ever-expanding adult population. We believe Cortney’s background and experience in the business and nonprofit sectors make her a natural fit to lead the organization’s life-changing work.”
Cortney’s resume reflects Gregg’s statement with her 16 years of professional experience in marketing and business strategy. Before joining The Senior Source, she was most recently the senior advisor and director of New Business Initiatives at the National Center of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. She has also written about patient engagement and health technology trends.
A DFW resident, Cortney said, “I am so thrilled to be joining The Senior Source. The programs that The Senior Source offers seniors impact lives significantly each and every day. I am proud to lead such an amazing party of our community.”
As the baby boomers swamp the resources and services in the years ahead, The Senior Source will become even more important.
And if history repeats itself, Cortney’s retirement party will be in 2056.
For a full rundown of Cortney’s resume, follow the jump!
* Photo provided by The Senior Source
The Senior Source Hires New President & CEO
Appointee Cortney M. Nicolato to assume role held by predecessor for 40 years
Dallas, TX — After an extensive and thorough committee search and vetting process, The Senior Source has appointed Cortney M. Nicolato, CPHIT, to the position of president & CEO of the North Texas-based nonprofit organization. Ms. Nicolato assumes her responsibilities on January 19. She succeeds Molly H. Bogen, LMSW, who is retiring after 40 years at the helm of the 55-year-old organization.
“The Senior Source has a long and proven history of maintaining the highest of professional standards while adapting to meet the needs of an ever-expanding adult population,” says Gregg Ballew, board chairman of The Senior Source. “We believe Cortney’s background and experience in the business and nonprofit sectors make her a natural fit to lead the organization’s life-changing work.”
An executive leader with more than 16 years of professional experience in marketing and business strategy, Ms. Nicolato most recently served as senior advisor and director, New Business Initiatives at the National Center of the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA). In this role, she directed the AHA/ASA’s transformational programming, focused on accelerating the time it takes to disseminate new and emerging science into practice.
Prior to this role, she was vice president, marketing & strategy for the consumer engagement technology start-up, Get Real Health. Her areas of expertise helped the company successfully distribute the award-winning product InstantPHR® in six countries to dozens of hospitals and health authorities. Ms. Nicolato was also instrumental in securing Get Real Health’s first venture capital series of funding, as well as setting the strategic plan and vision for the company.
“I am so thrilled to be joining The Senior Source,” says Ms. Nicolato. “The programs that The Senior Source offers seniors impact lives significantly each and every day. I am proud to lead such an amazing part of our community.”
Ms. Nicolato is also a noted author of thought leading content on patient engagement and health technology trends, has created, launched and managed many multi-national programs and products and has managed strategic partnerships for more than 100 health organizations worldwide.
She lives in the DFW Metroplex with husband, David, and sons, Jacob (8) and Ian (5).
The Senior Source, a United Way service provider, serves greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services. The organization assists older adults at all income levels from the most active to the very frail. Since 1961, people have turned to The Senior Source for help with job searches, nursing home advocacy, financial security, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue.