Cultural and Special Events Category Winners

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This webinar will feature the NISC Program of Excellence 2020 Winner in the Cultural and Special Events category.

This webinar will feature the following programs: 

  • Cultural – Winner

Festival of the Arts, City of Calabasas Senior Center, Calabasas, CA

Speaker: Kimberly Post


  • Cultural -- Honorable Mention

An Afternoon with Mr. Branch Morgan III: Entertainment Today, but Survival of Yesterday. A Cultural Look from the Past, Essex Senior Center, Baltimore, MD

Speaker: Mike Hager


  • Special Events – Winner

From Parking Lot to Party Lot! Enriching the Well-Being of Older Adults, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, Santa Clarita, CA

Speaker: Kevin MacDonald 


  • Special Events –Honorable Mention

You’ve Been Flocked, Pikesville Senior Center, Pikesville, MD

Speaker: Nancy Schwartz

Nancy Schwartz

Regional Director

Pikesville Senior Center

I have been with the Baltimore County Department of Aging for 13 years. I started out as a Center Connection Specialist, working with senior center members who required extra assistance in making the most of their senior center experience. I have been the Director of the Pikesville Senior Center for nearly five years. Pikesville is one of nine Regional Centers within the Department of Aging’s twenty senior centers. I am passionate about serving the senior citizen population and regard it a privilege to work for the Baltimore County Department of Aging.

Cydnee Sims (Moderator)

Programs and Operations Manager

Robert and Pearl Seymour Center

Cydnee Sims, is the Programs and Operations Manager of the National Accredited Robert and Pearl Seymour Center located in Chapel Hill, NC. She is a 2018 NISC Program of Excellence winner and 2017 NC Senior Center Alliance Senior Center of the Year recipient. She shares 20 years of mature adult programming and has great interest in promoting and highlighting senior center programs on the local, state and national level. She currently serves as a member of the NISC Best Practice Committee assisting with program submissions and judging.   

Mike Hager

Center Director

Essex Senior Center

Mike Hager is currently the Center Director of the Essex Senior Center, a position he has held for the past 5 years. He has been working for the Baltimore County Department of Aging for 15 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University Maryland Baltimore County.

Kimberly Post

Senior Center Supervisor

Calabasas Senior Center

Kimberly Post oversees the daily operation of the Calabasas Senior Center, coordinating all the events and activities, supervising the staff, and ensuring the comfort and safety of seniors as they enjoy classes. Kimberly has been with the City of Calabasas since 2006 and became Supervisor of the Calabasas Senior Center when it opened in 2016. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from California State University, Fresno.

Kevin MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center

Kevin MacDonald was hired as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in July 2016 and has led the organization through a major expansion of services including the construction and opening of a new Senior Center in 2019 and through the Covid pandemic.  The Center provides Meals on Wheels for both Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.

MacDonald started his career serving people with developmental disabilities with The Arc organization when he was 18 years old.  He became CEO for The Arc of Los Angeles County at 27 years old where he served for 24 years.

Kevin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio and an MBA with a concentration in Public/Nonprofit Management from the University of California at Berkeley.


Cultural and Special Events Category Winners
11/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/17/2021
11/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/17/2021
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