Lake Oswego, Oregon (September 21, 2021) — Kayla Harris has been promoted to executive director of The Springs at Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego, Ore. In this role, Harris oversees all aspects of the senior living community, which provides roughly 100 local jobs.
“Kayla has proven she is not only well-equipped to lead the Carman Oaks team and community, but that she also has the passion and commitment to be a servant leader to staff and residents,” said Brenda Connelly, chief operating officer of The Springs Living. “That commitment, along with her pursuit of excellence, unwavering integrity, and positive attitude will only help elevate the high standards that make The Springs at Carman Oaks a special place.”
Harris’ appointment follows her completion of the company’s Executive Director in Training (EDiT) program. As one example of the company’s commitment to helping its employees grow their careers, EDiT prepares high-potential employees for the responsibilities of an executive director, including upholding the company’s high standards for serving its residents and exemplifying its values-based culture.
Harris joined The Springs Living in 2015 as a community services coordinator at The Springs at Tanasbourne in Hillsboro, Oregon. She held the positions of resident relations manager and business office manager at The Springs at Carman Oaks before becoming interim executive director in December 2020. Harris graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in health services administration.
Founded 25 years ago, The Springs Living is a senior living company based in McMinnville, Oregon, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services within its 18 senior communities in Oregon and Montana. The company has two additional communities under development in Happy Valley, Ore. and Vancouver, Washington.