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Message from the CEO

ElderServe CEO
Julie Guenthner, CEO

Our fee-based HomeCare program gives family caregivers a break – and maybe even lets them continue to work outside of the home.

Much has been written about aging Baby Boomers straining resources in the coming decades, including the “sandwich generation” spread thin by caring for teenagers and parents.

But with people living longer lives, more boomers find themselves retired and not traveling the world, but instead caring for mom and dad.

At ElderServe, we empower older adults to live independently with dignity. Sometimes that means supporting families, in addition to direct services for older adults.

Several of our programs play key roles in this effort. For overwhelmed family members, our care managers provide calming, expert guidance and excellent referrals at no cost. Our fee-based HomeCare program gives family caregivers a break – and maybe even lets them continue to work outside of the home.

One of our goals this year is to strengthen our fee-based Adult Day Health Center in west Louisville through strategic communications and marketing. ADHC relieves family members and provides older adults with social and recreational activities under medical supervision. We expect the need for this service to grow as Gen X’ers care for Baby Boomer parents.

The burgeoning population of older adults certainly presents challenges, but at ElderServe, we see opportunities. We could not have made it this far without a strong team of employees, partners, donors and volunteers. Thanks to your help, we know we’re well-positioned to be a life raft for so many in the “silver tsunami.”


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For much of a career spanning more than 30 years, Julie Guenthner has held management roles in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  She has successfully served ElderServe, Inc., for the past 10 years – five of those as Chief Financial Officer – and stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer in April of 2013.

Julie is proud to be a part of ElderServe, a 50-year-old social service agency that works to help older adults sustain their quality of life and maintain their independence. With Kentuckians 65 and older predicted to grow to more than 30 percent of the state’s population by the year 2020, the charitable organization expects an ever-increasing demand for its services, and Julie’s background has prepared her for the challenge.

While at ElderServe, Julie has led the accounting and administrative staff, prepared and maintained a budget of more than $2 million, and managed human resources.  She has been instrumental in developing the agency’s strategic plan and has been a leader in establishing company policy and procedure.

Before joining ElderServe, Julie served in positions at Vencor Louisville, Dant Clayton Corporation and PGA of America where she strengthened her skills in volunteer and staff management and in payroll and accounting procedures.

The foundation of her career was formed in her 17 years in various accounting and finance roles at Humana, a Louisville, Kentucky based health insurer.  Her last position with the company was as Payroll and Tax Manager, where she was responsible for the processing of weekly payrolls for 35,000 employees and the filing of payroll tax returns.

She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Bellarmine University and is working toward a Masters of Business Communication with a concentration in nonprofit administration from Spalding University.  Julie was named by the Bellarmine University Alumni Association to its 2016 Gallery of Distinguished Graduates.  This honor is bestowed upon alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishment, community service, and demonstration of attitudes consistent with Bellarmine’s Catholic identity.  The Louisville native is married to Pat Guenthner and is the proud parent of son, Jimmy, and daughter, Kristi.