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Steve Proctor

Chief Executive Officer and President of Presbyterian Senior Living. Mr. Proctor has been employed by Presbyterian Senior Living since 1971. He is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with a BS degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College. He also holds a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of North Texas. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Proctor was Chief Operating Officer for 16 years. In addition, he has served as a Board member and is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (“PANPHA”). In November of 1995, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (“AAHSA”), now known as LeadingAge, recognized Mr. Proctor’s proven leadership and accomplishments by electing him to serve as Chair of its national board of directors. He served as Chair-elect in 1996 and 1997, as Chair in 1998 and 1999, and as past-Chair in 2000 and 2001. He has also served as chair of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership- Faith Based, Leadership Driven

By: Steve Proctor
April 10th, 2019

As a teenager I began working as an orderly on a medical surgical floor in a Sister’s of Mercy Hospital in Port Huron Michigan. At that time I knew nothing about the corporate structure of organizations and the difference between working in a for profit or not-for-profit environment.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Under Observation

By: Steve Proctor
March 6th, 2019

In my youth it was not uncommon for me to do something a few blocks from my home (like riding my bicycle in traffic) only to discover that someone had called my mom to report my misbehavior in a matter of minutes.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Finding a Portable Passion

By: Steve Proctor
February 20th, 2019

As I write this Reflection it is 4 degrees outside my home in Central Pennsylvania.  In this frigid environment my thoughts return to my childhood in Port Huron, Michigan where these temperatures were more common.  It is still cold there, but not as cold as I remember it to be as a child.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership- Happy New Year

By: Steve Proctor
January 10th, 2019

“Happy New Year!” is the standard greeting that is exchanged in the first few days of January. We all wish the best for our friends and family in the months ahead – that they will experience happiness and good health.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Search for Humility

By: Steve Proctor
December 13th, 2018

Of all of the virtues associated with leadership, humility is the most underappreciated. Books are written about courageous leaders throughout history. Great intellect is cited as essential for visionary leadership in uncertain times. Honesty and integrity, both fundamental to effective leadership, take center stage whenever there is an ethical collapse in the corporate, religious, and governmental arenas. Creativity and innovation are both exciting leadership characteristics that are highly desired. Stories of compassionate and sensitive leaders warm our hearts. 

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Miscellaneous

Thoughts on Thankfulness

By: Steve Proctor
November 19th, 2018

This is the time of year when we pause to reflect on the blessings of life, and thank God for what we enjoy throughout the year. It is also a time for us to take stock and reset our thought process about how we see ourselves and those around us.  I have a few thoughts I would like to share about how being thankful is beneficial to us as well as others.

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