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Horizons Health Care & Retirement Community welcomes new director

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John Norris

Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of John Norris as the new executive director for Horizons Health Care & Retirement Community.

Norris said he applied for the management position because he identified with the mission-based organizational structure of Volunteers of America, where resident care is a first priority. His previous employment was with Denton Village, a Good Samaritan Society non-profit, continuing care retirement community in Denton, Texas.

Norris graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a bachelor of science in clinical services management in 2015. Originally, he was employed as a relationship manager by JP Morgan Chase and a retirement planner for Fidelity Investments.

"I went back to school so that I could choose a more fulfilling career in health care," Norris said. "I chose to apply for my current position because it is exactly what I have been working towards for the last five years."

Volunteers of America regional director of operations Craig Ammermann said, "John is a passionate leader who comes to us with a desire to transform resident and employee experiences while prudently managing operations and driving organizational objectives. His professional leadership experience includes operations and personnel management, sales and asset management, relationship management, and customer service."

"My goals for Horizons include making our facility the employer of choice as well as the provider of choice," Norris said. "Horizons is already excelling at a variety of care services and I aim to increase the recognition and awareness of these in the surrounding communities."

Norris grew up in and around Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from high school in Euless, Texas. He said the choice to move to Colorado was easy since it is both beautiful and very community oriented. Norris is looking forward to spending time outdoors here with his family.

"It's been a while but my favorite hobby was road racing motorcycles and I hope to get back into that in some capacity. I married my wife three years ago and inherited two amazing children and I just really enjoy every day that I spend with them, whether it's at a soccer game or just hanging out. We are really looking forward to hiking, biking and skiing here in Colorado," he said.

Join the Horizons staff for a professional meet and greet to welcome the new executive director Friday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Horizons main lobby, 11411 Highway 65 in Eckert.

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