National Association of Professional Women Inducts Irene Taylor into its 2015-2016 VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Irene Taylor, Volunteer Executive Director at National Coalition of Activity Professionals, M.S., ACC, CDP, is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Irene Taylor, Volunteer Executive Director of National Coalition of Activity Professionals (NCOAP), as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters.

"I'm pleased to recognize Irene with this important honor," said NAPW President Star Jones. "Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women."

In addition to holding a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration, Irene Taylor worked as an L.P.N. Nurse until becoming an Activity Director. She was past Executive Director with the National Association of Activities Professionals (NAAP), and now holds the position of Volunteer Executive Director of the National Coalition of Activity Professionals. Its mission is to raise the standards of the activity profession, to assist individuals in achieving professional goals and national certification, to offer cost-effective and quality education opportunities both on regional and national levels and to provide networking opportunities and peer support for all members.

Ms. Taylor possesses the unique combination of experience, intelligence, personality and entrepreneurship needed to ensure a results-oriented approach when it comes to advancing the important initiative of the Quality of Life Foundation. She brings the vast resources and contacts necessary in entrenching the revolutionary vision and mission of the programs on local, state and national levels.

In 1990, Ms. Taylor received her certification as an Activity Consultant through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. She earned her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2000 from Belford University, receiving a 3.5 GPA (Cum Laude). She was awarded the Award of Excellence in Healthcare Administration with a Certificate of Distinction of Financial Decision Making. In 2014, Ms. Taylor received her Certified Dementia Practitioners degree through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Ms. Taylor’s goal is to cultivate and facilitate the Activity and Community Directors, providing leadership, management and spirituality to best meet the needs of the profession and continue supporting the effectiveness of its already strong foundation.

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