As a Girl Scouts leader, PTO President, wife, mother of two and friend to many, Jenny Hamilton is more than deserving of the 2012 Falls School of Business MBA Program’s Distinguished Servant Leader award. She graduated with her MBA from Anderson University in 2003 because she wanted to understand and learn more about the components of the business industry. As the Director of LifeStream Services’ Aging and Disability Resource Center, Jenny works with hospitals in LifeStream’s seven county service areas improving service coordination for Medicare beneficiaries. In November 2007, she earned the Indiana Family Champion Leader Award from Family and Social Services Administration for her work with the V-Can Medicaid system. We aren’t the only one’s who think she is deserving, read what Jim Allbaugh, the Vice President of Operations at LifeStream Services has to say about Jenny’s success.
For nearly 13 years now, Jenny has tirelessly served older adults and individuals with disabilities in East Central Indiana in various roles she has held at LifeStream from Case Manager, to Supervisor, and now department Director of LifeStream’s Aging & Disability Resource Center. Jenny has been recognized in the past for her work with the Medicaid changes in an effort to assure positive impact to individuals in East Central Indiana. In addition, and related to those efforts, Jenny has worked hard to assure LifeStream’s Chronic Disease Self-Management program is promoted and implemented to improve the health of East Central Indiana Hoosiers dealing with chronic illness. Jenny is respected internally with LifeStream staff, and that respect extends to external stakeholders as well. Jenny exhibits Anderson University’s values of servant leadership without a thought.
In other roles that showcase her passion for service, Jenny serves as the PTO President, Girl Scout leader, and chair for a statewide committee through the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “As a mother of two children, and wife, Jenny surely exhibits servant leadership at home as she does in the community,” states Allbaugh. Jenny’s heart and dedication to making her community a better place is deserving of the 2012 Falls School of Business Distinguished Servant Leader award.
— Jim Allbaugh graduated in 1995 with an undergraduate degree in social work and a MBA in 2002, both from Anderson University.