Debbie WeigandDirector of Operations
The Greenhouse Project
“Debbie Wiegand joined The Green House Project team in 2012 as a Project Guide and now serves as Director of Operations. She collaborates with adopters/sponsors who partner with The Green House Project to build Green House homes and create elder-directed, transformational environments. The Green House team utilizes a comprehensive approach to assess, align, equip and sustain organizations in fully living out the Green House Core Values known as Meaningful Life, Empowered Staff and Real Home.
Debbie has spent more than 25 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator serving elders and families in skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, independent living and CCRC communities. Her journey into culture change began early in her career, providing leadership to organizations in moving elder directed principles forward. That journey led to opportunities engaging in creative and inspirational encounters related to education, design, organizational change, and regulatory partnerships. Debbie strives to create real home where regulations are exceeded in an environment that no longer looks or feels like an institution, but instead is considered “Home” by elders and families. Her passion is sharing and collaborating about person-centered practices to ensure the next iteration of communities across the nation and the globe focus on creating an age friendly world where meaningful lives are a natural part of each day for elders. ”