Morning Pointe Senior Living announces the promotion of Shona Chandler to the vice president of associate engagement. She will be responsible for the areas of recruitment, training, and human resources management.
Chandler has worked with Morning Pointe Senior Living for the past two years. She started as director of operational support and then became the senior director of associate engagement.
“Shona continues to exceed in all of her responsibilities at Morning Pointe Senior Living,” said Scott Edens, vice president of professional development at Morning Pointe. “We are lucky to have her on board and couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments. I know she will continue to excel in her new role.”
For 13 years, Chandler has enjoyed a successful career as an executive director in the senior living industry. She started early in her career in 1996 with Hamilton Ryker, Complete Human Resource Company where she was area HR manager for 6 years. Chandler obtained her HR management designation in 1998 at Belmont College in Nashville. She continued her HR and recruitment career at Life Care Centers of America corporate headquarters, supporting the Heartland and Southwest Divisions, with over 60 skilled nursing facilities. As a former tenured executive director, Chandler enjoys supporting all Morning Pointe communities in her role and understands their daily operations.
“I am both excited and honored to have this opportunity and work for an amazing company that invests in training and development for our team members,” shared Chandler.
“Morning Pointe has a long history of growing and promoting strong associates,” said Greg A. Vital, co-founder and president of Morning Pointe Senior Living. “I believe Shona will continue to do great things for associates and residents at Morning Pointe.”
Founded in 1996 by Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living operates assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. In the greater Chattanooga area, Morning Pointe operates assisted living and memory care communities in Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Hamilton, Hixson, Athens and Calhoun. The 38th Morning Pointe community, Morning Pointe at Happy Valley, is slated to open in Walker County, Georgia, in late 2023.
The philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living is the Morning Pointe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to provide nursing scholarships and caregiver support.