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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SASI Welcomes New Executive Director

Alexa Hand

Evanston, IL (June 19, 2013)- Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)in Evanston recently welcomed Jeanie Ramsey of Evanston as its new executive director.

Ramsey is an accomplished administrator who brings a wealth of experience and a passion for providing nonprofit home services to her new position. She joined SASI's staff in 2010 as an administrative assistant, and later served as program and services supervisor, a position which requires working closely with clients and caregivers, among other esponsibilities. Ramsey's resume includes successful tenures as office manager at the Urban Libraries Council, Literacy Project coordinator in Evanston Township High School's Adult Education Department, and administrative positions in several other local nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the American Society on Aging.

"I am honored to lead SASI," Ramsey said. "It is a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to the life of this agency which [former Executive Director] Marie O'Connor led with such care and conviction. SASI takes seriously its nonprofit mission, and I look forward to partnering with our staff, caregivers, volunteers and Board to advance our shared goal of providing exceptional and affordable home care services that enable older adults to 'age in place' safely and with dignity."

"Jeanie's expertise in the field of home care services and her devotion to our mission make her the ideal individual to guide SASI as the agency continues to grow its programs and client base," SASI Board of Directors President Bill Gifford of Evanston said. "Her intellect, energy and vision will tap the enthusiasm and commitment of all of SASI's constituencies."

Ramsey has replaced Marie O'Connor of Evanston, who served with distinction as SASI's executive director for nearly seven years. Under O'Connor's leadership, SASI became a licensed direct provider of home care services, more than doubled its caregiver service hours, and launched several communications and program initiatives, including a new website and unique single fee home care programs. SASI's board of directors has established a fund in O'Connor's honor to benefit SASI's technology development.

Established in 1975, SASI is a community nonprofit agency that helps older adults who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance at home. Based in Evanston and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, SASI serves communities in the north and northwest suburbs, Chicago and Lake County.

For more information, call 847-864-7274, or visit SASI's website at

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