Eyster Inducted into McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards Hall of Honor

Sharon Eyster

Sharon Eyster, COO and vice president of operations for United Church of Christ Homes in Camp Hill, Pa., has been inducted into the Hall of Honor in the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards, a joint program of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care.

The program, in its sixth year, recognizes women who have made a significant impact on their organization or in the industry. Hall of Honor inductees are senior-level professionals in the C-suite or at a level equivalent to vice president or higher.

Nominations were judged by an external panel of industry experts. All winners will be honored at an in-person celebration on May 14 in Chicago.

Eyster has been working in long-term care for more than 30 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work/welfare with a minor in psychology from Bloomsburg University and earned her master’s degree in health law and policy from Hofstra University.

Prior to coming to UCC Homes, Eyster served as director of operations for Wilmac Corporation for 13 years and as a regional vice president of operations for CHR Consulting Services, Inc. She is a certified licensed Nursing Home Administrator and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA). 

Eyster also is a licensed bachelor’s level social worker in Pennsylvania and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers. She served as an advisory board member for the York County Area Agency on Aging from 2014 to 2023. Serving on the board of the National ACHCA since 2019, Eyster currently holds the office of Treasurer. She is actively involved with the Pennsylvania Chapter ACHCA, serving as president from 2007 to 2019 and treasurer since 2019. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College for the 120-hour nursing home administrator course.

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