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Independence House & Birchaven Administrator Earns National Certification


Independence House and Birchaven Administrator Bridgett Mundy has successfully completed the Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) program offered through the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL), and has passed the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Examination to earn the CEAL designation.

CEAL is a comprehensive certification program designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of assisted living administrators in Ohio by providing a national certification along with Ohio's most comprehensive state-specific training. The CEAL training is a combination of interactive classroom training, guided self-study and hands-on clinical learning.

Following the four-day CEAL Training Course, candidates must complete the NAB Examination to be awarded the CEAL designation. The Ohio CEAL is awarded to candidates based on 100% class participation including completion of in-class quizzes, testing and successful passage of the NAB Examination.

Mundy is the past chairman of the Board of the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, serves as vice-chair of the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, is a board member of The Macklin Intergenerational Institute and a board member of Fostoria Early Childhood Center. She is involved with Fostoria Rotary, Fostoria Chamber of Commerce and is a youth coach for Arcadia Soccer. Mundy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Findlay and is an Ohio Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Bridgett and her husband, Jason, live on a small farm in rural Fostoria with their three children, Isabelle (12), Lilianne (9), and Samuel (2). She has worked in nursing home administration for nearly 20 years.

About OCAL

The Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL) represents more than 180 residential care communities, caring for nearly 9,500 Ohioans. OCAL is an affiliate of the Ohio Health Care Association, the largest Ohio non-profit association representing assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. OCAL members are also represented by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), an affiliate of the American Health Care Association.

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