Leslie Pedtke

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Leslie Pedtke, L.N.H.A., is Educator for Quality Improvement for King Management Company. She worked as Administrator of Aviston Countryside Manor from 1994 until 2017. Through her experience of more than 20 years, she has built a foundation of person-directed care at Aviston as well as at King Management’s other long-term care and assisted living communities.

During her time as administrator, Aviston Countryside Manor was featured in the 2013 spring/summer LTC Today (“Aviston Staff Walk in the Residents’ Shoes”); the March 2012 issue of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News (“You’re Hired”); the spring 2011 LTC Today (“Consistent Assignments”); the April 2010 issue of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News (“Empathy Crash Course”); and the Health Care Cost Insitute’s (HCCI) Members Only newsletter for the intergenerational program Bringing Residents’ Stories to Life. She was named one of HCCI’s 2010 Heroes in Long-Term Care.

Leslie is currently Board President of the Illinois Pioneer Coalition, a Professional Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter, and national presenter on the topics of learning empathy, best hiring practices, eliminating restraints, and decreasing falls. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.A. in Speech Communication.