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Accreditation News
Commission News
EAGLE Recognizes
Dr. Carol McKinley
Peer Reviewer News
The Path to EAGLE
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Spring 2019

"Well done is better than well said."
- Benjamin Franklin

Accreditaton News

EAGLE Recognized as an Approved Accreditor for QRTP under the
Family First Prevention Services Act

EAGLE Accreditation
has been recognized by the Federal Government as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP) under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). To download the press release, please click here.

The recent recognition has generated considerable interest in the EAGLE Accreditation process.

For more information on EAGLE accreditation, please visit the EAGLE website or email

EAGLE Commission News

Seven Organizations Recognized for Reaccreditation at UMA Annual Meeting
Seven Organizations Recognized for Reaccreditation at UMA Annual Meeting
Pictured left to right: Mary Kemper CEO UMA; Debbie Reed CEO Chaddock and UMA Board Chair; Daryl Altic Director of Quality Assurance Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services; Sean McCrindle COO Bashor Children's Home; Jason Miller COO Otterbein Senior Life; Brian Nageotte CEO Wesbury United Methodist Community; Rev. Daniel Drew Board Treasurer Flat Rock Homes; Gary Wagner CEO Rainbow Acres; Carol McKinley VP Operations United Methodist Communities and Chair of the EAGLE Commission.

Welcome New Commissioner
We welcome Lori Furr, Director of Risk Management at Aldersgate in Charlotte, North Carolina. Approved as an EAGLE Commissioner by the UMA Board of Directors this May, she will begin her first three-year term at the July Commission meeting.

Flat Rock Homes Reaccreditation
Congratulations to our most recent reaccreditation and "Accreditation with Commendation" Flat Rock Homes, Flat Rock, Ohio. Board Treasurer, Reverend Daniel Drew, accepted the EAGLE Plaque on behalf of Flat Rock Homes at the UMA Annual Meeting in Fort Myers. Their site visit took place this past February and was confirmed by the EAGLE Commission in March.

   The CEO Karen Kilgo shared her EAGLE experience:
"The EAGLE self-study process was enlightening and helpful to me as a recently hired CEO. We approached the process as a team, with all senior leaders contributing to the whole EAGLE submission as experts for their areas. EAGLE served as a spotlight to help us see where we needed to improve our operations. While it was a large project, there were many positives for our organization. We are grateful for the help provided by UMA and EAGLE staff as well as by our peer review team."

The Peer Review Team was led by John Bellini, Chief Development and Strategy Officer at Hillcrest Family Services, and included Emily Robbearts, Director of Performance Excellence at Chaddock, and Sharon Anderson, Senior Living Counselor at Asbury Communities Springhill.

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EAGLE Recognizes Dr. Carol McKinley

   UMA presented its revered Mission Award to Dr. Carol McKinley, Vice President of Operations at United Methodist Communities of New Jersey for her outstanding contributions to UMA and EAGLE.

Dr. Carol McKinley has dedicated herself to the EAGLE Accreditation Commission and the UMA Board of Directors for many years, selflessly giving many hundreds of hours to further the mission of UMA and EAGLE.

Carol served as the Chair of the EAGLE Accreditation Commission for the past five years and was a critical, driving force, working behind the scenes, to update EAGLE standards and processes to position EAGLE as a respected, viable accreditation body.

In addition to serving as EAGLE chair and UMA board member, Carol contributed tremendous amounts of time and energy as an EAGLE Peer Reviewer and Team Leader. She also has served as an educator and mentor for new Peer Reviewers and organizations considering EAGLE. Carol's passion for data led her to establish an EAGLE
task force dedicated to finding ways to benchmark key performance indicators and new approaches for sharing best practices among members.

On behalf of UMA and EAGLE, she has encouraged the sharing of strong best practices among our UMA and EAGLE Members. This is part of her dedicated commitment to helping organizations provide the very best care and services to those we serve.

Through her dedicated advocacy for EAGLE, Carol has worked to ensure that organizations are truly living out their faith-based mission, vision and values every day. With an unshakable commitment to quality, Dr. Carol McKinley has worked to help all of us take the best steps we can to demonstrate that we are moving and rising towards excellence.


Bayview Celebrates Reaccreditation
Bayview Retirement Community proudly celebrated their reaccreditation earlier this year. Emphasizing the value of EAGLE, they shared that EAGLE helped them reinforce the importance of community engagement to the Bayview Community. Bayview leaders report that this true sense of community among residents also extends to their employees. They enjoy the high degree of resident involvement in designing and implementing new and innovative programs. Bayview's most exciting example of community engagement is the relationship with their Intergenerational Children's Center, which serves up to 44 children and prioritizes enrollment to grandchildren of residents and employees.

How do you celebrate your EAGLE accomplishments? We would like to hear from you, please contact Sara Charbonneau ( to share your news.

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EAGLE Marketing Task Force
EAGLE has created a task force to explore ways to support accredited communities in making the most of their accreditation with internal and external constituents. Our next meeting will take place in mid-July. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Sara Charbonneau at

Peer Reviewer News

EAGLE Announces New Peer Reviewers
The UMA Annual Meeting concluded with an EAGLE Peer Reviewer Training. This training was led by David Glenn, Vice President of Human Resources at United Methodist Communities and EAGLE Commissioner and Jill Myers, Director of EAGLE. It was attended by current Peer Reviewers Drew Allen (Otterbein SeniorLife), Marlin Livingston (Cunningham Children's Home), Lisa McGee (Florida United Methodist Children's Home) and Gary Wagner (Rainbow Acres) and others interested in becoming new Peer Reviewers.

Review Opportunities for 2019 and 2020
We are pleased to announce that all site visits for 2019 have been scheduled with confirmed teams. See calendar for details. If you are a new Peer Reviewer, please consider becoming an alternate for one of these teams. Serving as an alternate will provide you with a unique opportunity to be part of the planning process of a site visit and/or be prepared to step in in the event of a last minute illness or emergency that may lead to the absence of a scheduled Peer Reviewer.

The schedule for 2019 includes:
     •  Wesley Willows, Illinois (joint accreditation with CARF): June 19-21
     •  United Methodist Communities, Neptune, New Jersey: November 11-14
     •  Chaddock, Quincy, Illinois (joint accreditation with COA): November 3-6
     •  Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac, Illinois: December 8-10

If you are interested in reviews for 2020, please contact us. Cities of site visits include:
     •  Normal, Illinois
     •  Burlington, West Virginia
     •  Enterprise, Florida
     •  Chelsea, Michigan
     •  Charlotte, North Carolina
     •  Sebring, Ohio
     •  Macon, Georgia

Please contact Jill Myers at or at 301-556-1344 for more details.

Training Opportunities
EAGLE Peer Reviewers are dedicated professionals with experience working with nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Serving as an EAGLE Peer Reviewer offers professionals a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the EAGLE process and principles. At the same time, reviewers have a chance to take back innovative solutions and best practices they learn from other organizations.

EAGLE Peer Reviewer Training is available throughout the year. If you are interested in EAGLE Peer Reviewer Training or learning more about the EAGLE process, please contact Jill Myers at or at 301-556-1344.

The Path to EAGLE

Mark Your Calendar for next year's UMA Annual Meeting.

Registration for this event will begin in early 2020.
Please visit the UMA website and stay tuned to the UMA newsletters for more details.

Call for Proposals for 2020 UMA Annual Meeting

UMA is seeking high-quality education proposals for the 2020 Annual Meeting, April 28-30
at Frasier in Boulder, Colorado.

All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDT July 26, 2019.

Details and the online submission form are available here.

If you have questions, please contact us at


June 19-21   Wesley Willows, Illinois (joint accreditation with CARF)
July 17-18   EAGLE Accreditation Commission Meeting, UMA Headquarters, Frederick, Maryland
November 3-6   Chaddock, Quincy, Illinois (joint accreditation with COA)
November 11-14   United Methodist Communities, Neptune, New Jersey
December 8-10   Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac, Illinois