October’s Team Member Highlight is the KP Directors! At our community, experience is equal to excellence. “The strength of this community lies in our team’s exceptional tenure within the industry,” says our Executive Director Mary, whose entire 30-year career has been dedicated to caring for aging adults and their families. “Not only do they have years of expertise, but they each have their why: their own personal commitment to serve. That makes the difference.”
Their backgrounds span the senior care spectrum, from skilled nursing, group homes and therapy to advocacy, volunteering, and family caregiving, providing a diversity of approach, but one common goal, embodied in Our Promise “to love and care for our residents as we do our own families.” Some have longstanding professional and personal relationships; Mary and Olive Grey-Coker, RN, first worked together in 2003. Many recognized an inner calling early on, growing their passion and skillset through after-school jobs at local homes or degrees in gerontology. A few followed in their parents’ footsteps, having had meaningful exposure growing up, while others were inspired by their aging parents’ care journeys. And several began as concierges, housekeepers or care managers and proudly worked to become supervisors, executive directors and founders of their own businesses.
With close to 40 decades of combined experience, a deep camaraderie and a collective wisdom, our Directors are best in class. “Our shared history, our shared love for seniors – and for each other – compels us to give the best of ourselves to our residents and families every day,” shares Mary.