The founder and CEO of W Lawson talks about his initiatives on the board of Leading Age and the Green House Project, the move to resident-directed supports and services, and his work breaking down barriers in the not-for-profit space.
Marvell Adams Jr. has known since high school that he would serve older adults as a part of his life’s work. He has been a project manager, nursing home administrator, CEO, facilitator, international speaker, coach, and educator. As Founder & CEO of W Lawson, he is continuing two decades of committed service to older adults with a focus on inclusion, belonging and creating communities for older adults that authentically welcomes them and their chosen family and friends.
In contributing to the next generation of aging services professionals, Marvell lectures to hundreds to high school and college students and currently serves as founding co-chair of the LeadingAge Cultural Competency Advisory Group. He is a founding member of the design team for the LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program, which focuses on exposing BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) undergraduate and graduate students to the field of aging services.