The months of April and May were memorable for Eden Township Healthcare District CEO Dev Mahadevan.
On May 5, 2015, Dev Mahadevan, CEO of Eden Township Healthcare District (ETHD), received the “Trustee of the Year Award” from LeadingAge California, the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care. And in April, Mahadevan was bestowed the “Life Fellow Award” from the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.
The LeadingAge California honor is awarded annually to an outstanding governing board member of a LeadingAge California member organization. LeadingAge California represents Castro Valley’s Baywood Court and more than 400 other nonprofit providers, business partners and residents. Criteria considered for the selection of awardees include: years of service, positions filled, service “beyond the call of duty,” financial contribution, evidence of personal preparation to enhance enlightened governance and other community involvement.
In 2008, Mahadevan joined the Baywood Court Board of Directors and has since served two terms as Board President. His tenure has seen a number of accomplishments at the senior community, including the conversion of the health center from a hospital-based entity to a Baywood Court-based unit serving its residents. He supported and worked on the development of a Resident Assistance Program and was a key figure in a major refinance effort that allowed Baywood Court to significantly expand its services.
“We’re so proud of Dev for receiving this honor,” said Bruce Udelf, Executive Director at Baywood Court. “He is incredibly committed to Baywood Court, and puts forth extra effort to push projects through to completion. It is amazing that he has been unwavering in his support for over 30 years.” Dev’s business and financial acumen has helped assure Baywood Court’s financial health, even during the 2008 economic downturn. It would seem fitting to recognize him at this time, which coincides with Baywood Court’s 25th year anniversary.
Mahadevan joined ETHD in 1975 as the CFO. After being named CEO in the 1980s, he led ETHD in conceptualizing, promoting, and developing Baywood Court. Today, Dev continues as CEO of ETHD, whose mission is “To improve the health of the people in our community by investing resources in local health and wellness programs.”
“I accept this award on behalf of all the people who made Baywood Court the success that it is today; the ETHD board members, Bill Pomeranz, who got the project built and Anne Burns Johnson, the first Executive Director of Baywood, and the current Baywood Court Board and Executive Director, Bruce Udelf,” said Mahadevan. “I’m proud to say we’ve been able to maintain a financially sound, reasonably priced, vibrant community, since its inception.”