Insightsthe blog of Porter Hills
Remembering Ingrid Weaver
(Updated: Friday, February 19, 2016, 1:35 p.m. )
It is with heavy hearts today that we share news of the passing of a colleague and friend to all in the Porter Hills family. On Wednesday, February 17th, Ingrid Weaver, 51, our Vice President of Business Development, died due to complications from a pulmonary embolism. Our thoughts are with Ingrid’s husband Matt, daughters Olivia and Maddie, mother Tieke, and extended family, as we grieve her loss and celebrate the gift of her life, including many important contributions to Porter Hills.
Ingrid was a remarkable leader, playing a guiding role within Porter Hills for most of her 29 years with our organization. Since she joined us in 1987, Ingrid continuously moved Porter Hills forward by establishing new and creative approaches to address the needs of seniors. She provided strategic planning and oversight to all programs and services of Porter Hills, and much of her career has been focused on new initiatives and business development, partnerships, and program quality and enhancement.
Most recently, Ingrid has been the lead manager for two significant projects; the realignment of the assisted living environment and programming at Porter Hills Village, a project designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s seniors through innovation, technology, and industry best practices and a new assisted living residence at Cook Valley Estates. She was also currently leading the expansion plans at Meadowlark Retirement Village that include a new memory care wing – an effort very dear to her heart.
She managed the development, transformation and/or expansion of a number of signature projects, including Meadowlark Retirement Village, Cook Valley Estates, our six affordable housing communities, the Martindill Wellness Center, the Porter Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Green House Homes, LifeCircles Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and the Marywood Health Center.
Prior to her role as Vice President of Business Development, Ingrid was Senior Vice President of Operations. She has served as Acting President/CEO of Porter Hills and also served on the Board of Directors of Leading Age of Michigan.
Ingrid was a devoted partner, collaborator, and mentor, a passionate advocate for seniors and women, an expert in the field of elder care, and a kind, compassionate and devoted friend. She truly delighted in the growth and success of others. We will remember and cherish her in so many ways, and seek to honor her memory by continuing her good work. Her example will forever be a shining light.
We invite those who knew her to share your thoughts and memories of Ingrid in the comments section below.
It took but a minute to find this beautiful woman 30 years ago; a day to learn to appreciate her, and a very short time to love her. It will take two lifetimes and we still shall never forget her.
Thank you, Ingrid, for showing us what it means to live a life full of grace.
The family will greet friends on
Sunday, February 21, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home
4291 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI
A Celebration of Life will be held on
Monday, February 22, 2016
St. Nicholas Cultural Center
2250 East Paris Ave, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Charitable donations may be made to:
Lupus Foundation of America
2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 410,
Washington, DC 20036
Porter Hills Foundation
Ingrid Weaver Tribute Fund
4450 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Note: Comments are moderated and will appear after being approved by Porter Hills staff.