Volunteers of America and Horizons Care Center are pleased to announce Sadie Williams as new executive director. Williams' goals are to provide a framework for residents to achieve their highest quality of life and to encourage staff to embrace a healthy work life balance.
"Empathy, follow through and compassion are the traits a good long term care center leader should possess," she said. "Successful leaders also collaborate with others to improve outcomes for the residents served and with the goal providing the best resident centered care."
Prior to accepting the position at Horizons Care Center, Williams served as the Senior Comm-Unity Care PACE (SCC-PACE) Center supervisor and prior to that role, as a social worker for the program. She has been employed with SCC-PACE for approximately 10 years. SCC-PACE is also a program of Volunteers of America. She holds a master's degree in social work with clinical licensure in long term care administration.
"I am a believer in ongoing initiatives to maintain a homelike and comfortable environment for the residents of Horizons," Williams said. "I plan to further staff development in geriatric training as well as develop methods for improved employee retention and recognition as well as focus on the development of community partnerships."
Williams refers to the mission statement of Volunteers of America when describing her affinity for aging services.
"I love to fulfill the goal of uplifting all people and aim to proceed with the vision and mission of our founders Maud and Ballington Booth," she said.
Volunteers of America was founded by Christian social reformers, the Booths, in 1896 as a movement to "reach and uplift" the American people. The early organization nursed the sick, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and visited those in prison.
Regional director of operations Craig Ammermann said, "We are very pleased to have Sadie as our newest nursing home administrator. She has been a long-term, trusted source of leadership within the organization and feel she will be a positive force in shaping the direction of services at Horizons Care Center and the region."
Williams is a Colorado native and enjoys the strong sense of community connectedness in Delta County. She has two adult children, Austin and Sierra Williams, and one granddaughter, Vayda. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, yoga and overall fitness.
The public is welcome to attend a meet-and-greet to welcome Williams to her position on Wednesday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Horizons Care Center, 11411 Highway 65, Eckert. Refreshments will be served.