COA Business Intelligence Team receives OAGE Practitioner of the Year award

Friday, April 26, 2013

BI Award
COA`s BI Team receives the Practitioner of the Year award at the 2013 OAGE conference.  COA`s BI team, from left: Rose Holland, Abbe Lackmeyer, Lorrie Hayes, and Fred Neurohr, with Ohio Department of Aging Manager, Marc Molea.  Not pictured from COA`s BI team, Beverly Wallrauch.

Council on Aging`s Business Intelligence Team (BI) has been honored with the Practitioner of the Year award from the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education. This is the first time that the award has been given to a team of professionals. It was presented at the 2013 OAGE conference in Mansfield on April 26.

The BI team is led by Sharon Fusco, COA`s Director of Business Results and Innovation, and Business Intelligence Manager Lorrie Hayes. Team members include Abbe Lackmeyer, Beverly Wallrauch, and Fred Neurohr. The award honors excellence in gerontology research and partnerships. It recognizes individuals and organizations that either have improved services to older adults through research and evaluation or have developed noteworthy partnerships with institutions of higher learning for the betterment of Ohio`s elders.

The BI team was recognized for delivering meaningful, accurate, and timely information, analysis, and tools to support data-driven decision making at COA. The team plays a key role in many projects and initiatives such as: 

  • Providing data and analysis to help COA achieve outcomes defined by our funders.
  • Supporting projects which focus on quality improvement, operational efficiencies, and maximizing resources
  • Developing "data stories" which protect COA funding and support advocacy efforts.

OAGE is an association of educators, researchers, professionals and students dedicated to gerontological education, research, and practice. It is a resource for Ohio`s aging network and provides professional development for students, faculty and professionals.