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Who is a Future Leader?

Innovative talent drives the aging industry forward, forging a path to the future with limitless potential and transformative thinking. The future leaders of healthcare are already within our ranks, and the companies at the forefront of success are the ones retaining them at all levels.

A Future Leader is:

  • A high-performing employee, age 40 years or younger, shaping the next decade of care delivery
  • A passionate worker who knows how to put their vision into action for the good of seniors and aging industry professionals
  • An advocate for seniors and the committed professionals who ensure their well being

Behavioral Health Future Leaders 2023

Sponsored by

Behavioral health future leaders are helping stakeholders unlock holistic, patient-centered care in the behavioral health, mental health, substance use disorder and addiction recovery fields, among many others. They are spearheading the transformation of one of the fastest-growing segments in the health care continuum, and they are driving outcomes as demand skyrockets across the country.

View the Future Leaders Class of 2023 here.


Home Health and Home Care Future Leaders 2023

Sponsored by

Home health and home care future leaders are helping organizations meet the increasing demand for in-home care delivery. They are tirelessly managing an industry-wide transformation, steering home health and home care businesses toward a new era in health care. As both in-home service providers and vendors, these individuals have embraced a new suite of technology, tools, and training techniques to deliver top-level care for seniors in the comfort of their homes.

View the Future Leaders Class of 2023 here.


Hospice and Palliative Care Future Leaders 2023

Sponsored by

Hospice and palliative care future leaders are leading organizations through unprecedented change, redefining the standard of hospice and palliative care and creating new partnerships that help keep recipients comfortable during care transitions. These leaders are dedicated to patient care. By embracing innovative business, technology and care strategies that give peace of mind to everyone involved, hospice and palliative care future leaders are single handedly transforming the hospice experience as we know it.

View the Future Leaders Class of 2023 here.


Senior Housing Future Leaders 2023

Sponsored by

Senior housing future leaders are guiding organizations through the reinvention of their industry. These individuals include owners and operators, technology vendors, and other service providers in finance, construction and beyond. The aging industry’s demographic boom has created new opportunities for future leaders to drive the industry forward.

View the Future Leaders Class of 2023 here.


Skilled Nursing Future Leaders 2023

Sponsored by

Skilled nursing future leaders demonstrate innovation, technological prowess and leadership within the dynamic skilled nursing industry. These individuals may be directly or indirectly involved in the business of skilled nursing, such as owners and operators, vendors, technology leaders, construction professionals, clinical operations staff, and care delivery team members. Skilled nursing future leaders are raising the bar for patient care in homes and health care facilities across the country.

View the Future Leaders Class of 2023 here.

Important Dates for 2023

  • 02/01
    Nominations Open
  • 04/30
    Early Bird Entries Close
  • 05/31
    Nominations Close
  • 07/18
    Class of 2023 Announced

What do members of the Future Leaders Class of 2023 receive?

  • Recognition on each of the respective AMN verticals and globally on Aging Media Network
  • Complimentary ticket to one event of their choosing
  • Digital badge & social assets
      • Ability to order physical plaque here


The Future Leaders Awards program is open to those under 40 years old in the following categories:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Home Health and Home Care
  • Hospice and Palliative care
  • Senior Living and Senior Housing
  • Skilled Nursing


When will you announce the 2024 Future Leaders Awards?

The 2024 Future Leaders Awards will kick off in February 2024, so mark your calendars!

Who are the Future Leaders Awards meant to showcase?

The Future Leaders Awards showcase leaders with the potential to rise in the ranks and take on a greater role as an industry thought leader or influencer. The nominees should be those who have not previously received many, if any, industry accolades.

Who is eligible for a Future Leaders award?

We are seeking submissions from leaders under 40 years old, with a minimum of three years experience in a given industry, who are innovating and providing leadership within their organizations — leaders who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to the business of elder care.

How much does it cost to enter the awards program?

Early bird entries cost $525 USD through April 30, 2023. Entries submitted from May 1 to May 31, 2023 are priced at $625 USD.

Payment method is by credit card only. Failure to pay the entry fee will prohibit consideration for the application to the Future Leaders Awards program.

I’m not an owner, operator, agency, provider or health system. Can I still enter?

Yes, we will accept vendor nominations in the various categories outlined. If you have further questions on what category is most appropriate for you, please email us at [email protected].

I work for a large organization or a franchise. Will you accept more than one entry for our organization?

Yes, we will accept a maximum of four (4) nominations for individuals from any organization. Once the limit is achieved, any nominations received will be notified that the maximum number of submissions has already been reached for the annual program.

What information is required with my submission?

All requirements can be found in the Competition Details. All information provided may be published or used as part of the awards program. Do not submit private information or any information that you do not have permission to share publicly.

Are these awards for individuals working in the ‘for-profit’ sector only?

No, we encourage those working in either non-profit or public / governmental agencies to apply as well.

Can a group of individuals be nominated together?

No. We are looking to highlight individual contributions.

Can I enter if I’ve received other industry recognition and honors for work in my field?

Yes, but we encourage submissions for individuals who may not have previously received other awards or accolades.

Do I need to be a company founder or “entrepreneurial“ to apply?

No. We encourage everyone to participate who has demonstrable leadership experience, and who meets the overall criteria to apply for the awards.

We are a startup/small business. Can we nominate someone from our C-suite?

Yes, as long as the individual fits the criteria.

How do I nominate a Future Leader?

To nominate a Future Leader, please fill out the entry form for the appropriate category:

Can someone who has won a Future Leaders award in the past be nominated again?

We kindly ask that anyone who has previously won a Future Leaders award not be nominated again.

Am I eligible even if I work at an organization outside the United States?

Yes, we accept submissions from those working at organizations outside of the United States.

Who makes the final selection of the members of the Future Leaders Class of 2023?

The editorial team for each appropriate Aging Media Network vertical — Behavioral Health Business, Home Health Care News, Hospice News, Senior Housing News, and Skilled Nursing News — reviews and determines the Future Leaders class for each respective industry.

Will I know who evaluated and voted for each nomination?

No. The evaluation process is confidential.

Can I review the submissions and scores of the entire applicant pool?

No. All submissions are confidential and submission data is not shared.

Is the 500 word statement to be written by the nominee or by the person submitting the nomination?

Typically the statement is written by the person submitting the nomination.

What do I receive as a member of the Future Leaders Class of 2023?

Members of the Class will receive:

  • Recognition on each of the respective AMN verticals and globally on Aging Media Network.
  • Complimentary ticket to one event of their choosing
  • Digital badge & social assets
  • Ability to order a physical plaque here.

Where are the official rules?

See terms and conditions

Who do I contact with additional questions?

[email protected]