New Marketing Director Lori Sears hasn’t been at Presbyterian Manor long, but she brings with her 20 years of experience in the education and healthcare fields.
She began her career in Keflavic, Iceland, where she was a supervisor at the Base Youth Center for two years, managing after school programs and summer camps during that time. She’s also worked in elementary special education as a para, then at Prairie Mission Retirement Village as a CNA/RA.
She then worked at Rescare (service provider for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities), where she started as a day service site manager and moved on to training coordinator, case manager, area director and finally as a program manager where she supervised day-to-day operation for 12 residential sites, two day service sites and the service center site.
“Part of my day-to-day duties included ensuring compliance in all sites, oversight of staff with hiring, training, scheduling, budget reporting and overall running of operations. My last position was with Class LTD, a service provider for I/DD clients where I was a case manager. I have worked in the I/DD field for over 15 years and have enjoyed every minute of my time,” said Lori.
“I’m looking forward to my work at Presbyterian Manor, especially getting to know the residents and being able to market this wonderful company. I’ll be learning new skills in admissions and sales/marketing, while making a difference to those I serve.”
When Lori isn’t at work, you’ll find her spending time with her daughters and grandkids, shopping at flea markets for antiques, gardening, riding horses or drawing. She also has volunteered as an ambulance driver for eight years, and has served as a guardian for persons with intellectual disabilities.