Washington Park Cares Names Community Leader

Dr. Paul Leon Ramsey Executive Director

Denver – November 1, 2011 – Washington Park Cares, a nonprofit membership organization that empowers adults in South Central Denver to live in their homes as they age and promotes an intergenerational community of neighbors helping neighbors, announced today the appointment of Dr. Paul Leon Ramsey as executive director.

“Paul’s experience as an inspirational leader, combined with his enthusiastic community involvement, will be instrumental in growing Washington Park Cares from grass roots start-up to an established thriving organization in the top tier of the nationwide Village network,” said Board of Directors president Bill Eichelberger.

Raised in Historic Baker and East Washington Park, Dr. Ramsey believes wholeheartedly in the intergenerational commitment of the organization.  His passion for building community and promoting positive social change make him an excellent choice to lead Washington Park Cares in realizing its mission of helping people 55 and over connect with services and resources to continue life on their own terms, with dignity and independence, in their own homes.   “I am excited about the challenges and opportunities that being the new executive director of Washington Park Cares presents for me,” Ramsey said.  “I love the mission of the organization and the neighborhoods it serves. Community is a basic human need and knowing the people we live near begins the building of community.  Washington Park Cares pairs volunteers with their aging-in-place neighbors to help them stay and thrive in their homes for life.  The idea that we can help one another, young and old, makes our neighborhoods great places to live.”

He currently serves as Pastor of Mayflower Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Englewood and is the President of the Baker Historic Neighborhood Association.  He was the President of the former Broadway Merchants Association, and is a member of the Lincoln Elementary Parent Teacher Association.  Dr. Ramsey holds a doctorate from the Iliff School of Theology.  He earned a Masters of Divinity from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor’s from Abilene Christian University.  He is a proud graduate of Denver South High School.