FiftyForward welcomes Jodi Theobald as new center director of the FiftyForward Martin Center
Brentwood, Tenn. — Jodi Theobald recently joined nonprofit FiftyForward as the new center director of the FiftyForward Martin Center in Brentwood, Tennessee.
“We are thrilled Jodi has joined our team,” said FiftyForward Associate Executive Director of Active Aging Jocelyn Briddell. “Jodi brings with her a rich history of advocating for others and a distinct passion for serving older adults. We are excited to have her build on the rich legacy initiated by her predecessor, Joyce Keistler, who will be retiring at year’s end.”
Theobald earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri – Columbia (Columbia, Missouri) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Illinois) with a major in Psychology.
Most recently, Theobald worked as a program manager with Ascend Management Innovations in Nashville where she managed overall operations and performance of pre-admission screening and resident review program contracts for three states. She has more than ten years of professional experience and a passion for working with older adults having served in a number of roles including marketing home health services and account management — including referral sources for physician practices, assisted living facilities, and senior centers — as well as serving as a geriatric specialist where she was responsible for program planning, development, and evaluation of geriatric-psychiatric and caregiver programs.
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Established in 1956, FiftyForward supports, champions and enhances life for those 50 and older. As a nonprofit operating seven lifelong learning centers –- two in Williamson and five in Davidson County -– FiftyForward offers educational, health and wellness, arts and volunteer programs to engage older adults. Five of the FiftyForward centers are among the elite one percent of centers accredited in the U.S. by the National Institute of Senior Centers. FiftyForward also provides access to resources and comprehensive supportive services including FiftyForward Adult Day Services, FiftyForward Meals on Wheels as well as the FiftyForward Care Team that provides care assessment and services for older adults. FiftyForward Travel offers adventures (regional and international) and the Senior Center for the Arts and The Larry Keeton Theatre, a subsidiary of FiftyForward, feature performing arts for all ages. In 2017, FiftyForward was awarded the prestigious Sage Award from the Nashville Council on Aging for organizational effectiveness. Learn more about FiftyForward resources, programs and opportunities at: www.fiftyforward.org.