BG executive earns one of Ohio’s first professional certifications

Michelle Ruehl, executive director at Sterling House of Bowling Green, has successfully completed the new
Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) certification program. She also has passed the NAB
(National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards) 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 assisted living specific training.
The Ohio CEAL is awarded to candidates based on 100 percent class participation including completion of
in-class quizzes, testing, and successful passage of the NAB Examination.
Although Ohio does not currently require certification for assisted living administrators, CEAL has
aligned its program curriculum with the NAB Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Licensing
Examination so that credentialed assisted living executives in Ohio meet national competency standards
and are well positioned for any future changes to Ohio’s RCF administrator requirements. For more
information about CEAL, please contact the OCAL at 614-436-4154.
Ruehl has worked at Sterling House of Bowling Green for the past 10 years. She is a 1981 graduate of
Bowling Green State University.
Sterling House has facilities for assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care at 121 N.
Wintergarden Road.