Horizons Health Care and Retirement Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyn Lawhead as social services director, Ashley Krebs as admissions and marketing director and Amy Bryant as memory support director.
Lawhead has a master's in social work and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has been working in the field for over 20 years and has always had a passion for helping others. Lawhead previously served as clinical director of a large counseling agency, has owned her own private practice and most recently was a clinical social worker with HopeWest Hospice. She enjoys the mountains and snow and likes playing golf, river rafting and camping.
"I applied for the position with Volunteers of America due to the quality of resident care," Lawhead said. "My goals are to implement effective systems to ensure quality control and to improve our residents' emotional and social health."
Ashley Krebs was serving as the Volunteers of America float team coordinator when she shifted into the role of admissions and marketing director at Horizons. Krebs is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources.
"I already felt like a member of the Horizons team as I worked so closely with the staff and it was an easy transition into my current role," Krebs said. "Volunteers of America is a great organization to work for. The mission is to uplift all people and I feel honored to be a part of that mission. As admissions and marketing director, I work closely with area hospitals, agencies and families to assist people with both short- and long-term placement in our facility."
Krebs is also an ambassador for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Delta County Senior Resource Council and the Cedaredge Rotary. She is a member of the Silver Star Chapter 40 of the Order of the Eastern Star and loves to read and go to the movies with friends.
Amy Bryant has been in the health care field since 1987 when she became a CNA and QMAP in Indiana. She also has an associate degree in Bible study and a bachelor of arts degree. Previously, she served as a CNA at Horizons. Bryant enjoys being a pastor's wife and spending time with her family.
"I chose to apply for the memory support director position because I love to work with elderly people and I enjoy the area of memory support. I want to make a difference in their lives," Bryant said.
"My goal is to make sure that the residents get the best care possible in all areas of their life -- physical, emotional, spiritual and social. We will be doing hands-on activities that will engage each resident in a manner that supports them. I want it to be an environment that will ensure that each resident will feel like they are home in a safe and happy environment."