Milestones: New President and CEO
Mesquite, Texas — The board of directors of Christian Care Centers, Inc., has named Sabrina R. Porter as the company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 20, 2018. Porter has been the president and CEO of Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas since 2012.
“Christian Care Centers has selected a very strong leader that knows the industry well,” said Harold Tidwell, chairman of Christian Care Trustees. “We believe she will move our ministry forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. As president and CEO, Mrs. Porter’s priority will be to use her vision and strategically plan for the growth and the future of senior living for Christian Care Centers, Inc.”
In her 39 years in healthcare, Porter has served in numerous roles ranging from certified nurse aide to administrator, and from executive director to vice president of resident and community relations. As a Stephen Minister leader, she has also served as spiritual life director.
Porter is a graduate of Northwood University. She is a member of The Women’s Foundation of Texas and serves on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Leadership Southwest, National Benevolent Association and Best Southwest Chamber.
She is a founding board member of Transformation Vision Cedar Hill and Hope Mansion, a girls in crisis pregnancy home. Sabrina’s leadership culminated in being named LeadingAge of Texas’ 2017 Dr. Herbert Shore Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award. Sabrina is married to Joel Porter, and they have three children. Their family are members of the Cedar Hill Church of Christ.
Founded in 1947, Christian Care Centers, Inc. is a family of faith-based, not-for-profit, Life Plan Senior Living Communities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Christian Care Centers, Inc. consists of three campuses: Christian Care Senior Living Community in Allen, Christian Care Senior Living Community in Fort Worth and Christian Care Senior Living Community Mesquite, serving approximately 1,500 seniors annually.
Porter succeeds Phil Elmore, who joined Christian Care Centers, Inc. as president and CEO in February 2004. Elmore transformed Christian Care into a sustainable model for the future of senior living. He will serve as Chief Operating Officer during this time of transition until his retirement. Elmore has been a colleague and friend of Porter and was part of the succession committee in her selection process.
Porter shares: “A vision often starts with a simple decision, to care. The Bible tells us the story of Esther. My story is very similar. We were girls who lost loved ones and/or missed out on our childhood at a young age, didn’t start off with wealth, influence or vision and had a quality of compassion. We care deeply for others. God puts people around us to help, teach and guide us to our destiny and I believe like Esther that God placed me here to guide, inspire, influence and impact many lives.”
With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. — Matthew 19:26
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