Westminster Village has appointed Colleen Matthews to the role of Executive Director and Shannon Williams to serve as Health Care Administrator. The two key appointees will offer leadership and operations expertise to the Life Plan Community, serving senior residents and their families in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.
“I’m delighted to join our long-tenured, skilled, talented and compassionate team at Westminster Village,” says Matthews. “This retirement community has always been driven to offer the best service to residents. I’m committed to building on that promise. We’ll be retaining top employees, retraining as needed and reinforcing our hospitality-driven culture at Westminster Village.”
Matthews has more than 32 years of experience in senior living, including 30 years in long-term care as a licensed health facility administrator and several years’ experience in independent living and assisted living. She is a graduate of Indiana State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Sociology, along with a master’s degree in Gerontology.
At an early age, Matthews demonstrated an interest in working with seniors. “I began volunteering in a nursing home at the age of 13, and continued intermittently through my high school years,” says Matthews. “Even though I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do growing up, I knew that I wanted to serve seniors.”
Joining Matthews among the top leadership ranks at Westminster Village is Administrator Shannon Williams in health and rehab. She is charged with overseeing operations of the Life Plan community’s long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation.
Williams began her career in long-term senior care as a certified nursing assistant 30 years ago and earned her health facility administrator license more than 10 years ago.
”I have always had a love for the senior population. I was blessed to have great grandparents as well as grandparents invest in my life,” says Williams. “Many senior men and women in my church, whose love and life stories have always been a positive part of my life, I also consider a tremendous blessing.”
Since joining Westminster Village, both Mathews and Williams have been focused on filling any open positions with top candidates through a program aptly named the Westminster Difference.
According to Williams, “We’re working to make Westminster Village the provider of choice for anyone in need of a skilled nursing and rehab community. Our top priority is to ensure residents continue to receive excellent customer service and positive clinical outcomes.”
Williams sums up her goals this way: “My job is to make Westminster Health and Rehab a great place to work, so it’s a great place for our residents to live. If our residents are happy and as healthy as possible, and enjoying a high quality of life, I am doing my job.”
Mathews has a similar mission. “Even though we diligently continue to follow all CDC health guidelines at Westminster Village, we’re also committed to bringing that gusto for life back to all who work and live here. We pride ourselves on offering an active, thriving lifestyle for seniors and want to get back to our roots of empowering and inspiring residents to live life to the fullest—safely and responsibly.”