Ashley Pointe's Susan Jones Named Radiant Senior Living's Administrator of the Year
Susan Jones, Executive Director
Ashley Pointe Assisted and Independent Living Executive Director, Susan Jones, has been named Radiant Senior Living's 2013 Administrator of the Year.
The Radiant Senior Living Administrator of the Year award is given to one administrator that has gone above and beyond in his or her position throughout the year. The winner is chosen based on a variety of qualities including leadership skills, passion for care, and commitment to the Radiant Senior Living mission and values.
Susan came to the company with a diverse and extensive background in marketing and senior living. She spent 25 years in the advertising and marketing industry, working for clients such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Food and J.B. Hunt Transport.
About nine years ago Susan moved to Washington to help care for her mother. The move helped to decide her new career path.
"I believed then, and still do, that if you want to be a manager, you'd best know how to do all the jobs that you will manage," Susan explains.
She started as an In-Home Caregiver; moved to Assisted Activities Director, Activities Director, RCC and finally to Executive Director. In doing so, she had the opportunity to experience Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Assisted and Independent Living.
She also had a passion for senior care that has been burning for half a century.
"I began volunteering with seniors when I was 17," said Susan of her interest in working with seniors, "I am 67 now... you do the math! I always figure that they have wisdom to share, and I can always use wisdom."
Susan was chosen from 15 exemplary Executive Directors for this award. The award was presented at the Radiant Senior Living Summer conference earlier this summer.