Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. – Walt Disney
John Lawson is no stranger to the “wonderful world of senior healthcare.” With more than 20 years in the industry, he has expertise in regulatory compliance, strategic visioning, sales/marketing, and financial analysis.
“I have a true understanding of the Sarah Chudnow Community’s campus, and it being a full continuum of care. I know that my past success in building census and initiating new programs will benefit SCC,” states John.
His familiarity with SCC is not from afar. In early 2016, John took on the understudy role as Sarah Chudnow Community’s interim executive director; he accepted the permanent role at the end of February. His previous professional roles include being a consultant with Pathway Health and COO at Three Pillars Senior Living Communities. Preparation for these roles consisted of a BA in Sociology from Indiana University and a Master of Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Maine.
Michael Sattell, president and CEO said, “We are so fortunate that John has joined our team. His intelligence, experience, and warmth endeared him to our whole community.”
His warmth is also evident in his adventures outside the SCC grounds. Among his favorites are camping with his son, volunteering with the Boy Scouts in Delafield and frequent excursions to Disney World, so much so that he can’t even put a number to the number of visits. In fact, before starting full time as the executive director at Sarah Chudnow Community, John and his wife had one more adventure visiting Mickey, Minnie and the cast of characters at Disney World.
He hopes to bring some of the Disney vision to SCC, including setting a high standard of excellence and maintaining that high standard; commitment to positive, inclusive ideas about family; and dedication to honor and decency. *
“Having previous work experience in other faith-based organizations, I find it important to be part of a mission driven organization,” says John. “I am honored to join the Sarah Chudnow Community.
It is an organization with an excellent vision, and most importantly, it has the resources to accomplish that vision.”
Photo: John Lawson chats with residents in Posner Town Square