Nancy Fox is a nationally recognized elder care operations and culture change consultant. Living in Austin, she consults as Chief Innovation Officer for Vivage Senior Living in Lakewood, Colorado, overseeing a person-directed philosophy of care. Her career in long-term care began in the 1980s, serving at both the facility and regional levels and joining many courageous and passionate people on a journey to seek a better world for our elders and those who care for them.
Serving on the Leadership Team at Vivage, she encourages and informs future planning in innovative models of care, programs, and services. In 2014, she led a project in partnership with the Loveland Housing Authority to develop the first Green Houses in Colorado. Prior to her current position, Fox served as the first Executive Director of Eden Alternative®, an international not-for-profit person-centered care organization.
In 2014, the Governor of Colorado appointed Fox to serve on the Colorado Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board. She is also a past Board Member of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition. In 2015, the Colorado Health Care Association awarded Fox the Vest Bowden Award, its highest honor.
A national and international speaker and educator, Fox regularly conducts training on The Eden Alternative, culture change, and leadership, and has presented at several major conferences. She is also the author of The Journey of a Lifetime: Leadership Pathways to Culture Change in Long-Term Care (2007) and Lesson in Leadership for Person-Centered Elder Care (2017).