Two members of Twin Lakes’ staff garnered prestigious statewide awards at the LeadingAge North Carolina annual conference. LeadingAge North Carolina is the state association of not-for-profit providers dedicated to providing quality care, housing, health, community and related services to seniors.
Twin Lakes CFO Chan Chandler received the top honor of Career Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement. LeadingAge North Carolina describes this as the highest award presented to a distinguished employee of a member facility who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in aging services and whose long-term commitment to learning, leadership, and the not for profit mission has elevated the greater work of LeadingAge North Carolina. Excerpts from the nomination letter submitted by Twin Lakes CEO Pam Fox and the Board of Directors states Chan has served the residents and staff of Twin Lakes for nearly 34 years. His dedication to the work of Twin Lakes, the wellbeing of our residents and the success of our staff is implicit in everything he does. Under his careful guidance and leadership, our community has grown into one of the largest in the state and was recently given an A-bond rating by the Fitch rating agency. Chan is a man of great integrity, humor and humility. His devotion to both the organization and the people of Twin Lakes is evident in the quiet influence and leadership he has given to us for more than half of his life. He has decided to retire near the end of this year, and is richly deserving of recognition by his peers in the field he has served so capably for so long.
Twin Lakes transportation driver Steve Lineberry received the Service Excellence award. Criteria for the award as defined by LeadingAge states this award honors those in direct service, either as employees or volunteers, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents. Steve’s supervisor Amanda Hobbs writes in her nomination letter, During Steve’s three-year tenure with us his impact has been tremendous. He is a volunteer with the local EMS agency in Alamance County and the skills he has acquired on that job enhance his service to our residents. His dedication to service outside Twin Lakes is a prime example of enriching the lives of others especially in a time of crisis. His desire for service and to help make each day the best it can be for others is a blessed thing.
Twin Lakes Community is grateful for Chan and Steve’s dedication and service to our community and the broader community, and proud of their well-deserved statewide recognition.
Chan and Steve are pictured center with Dale Melton of Salemtowne (l) and Tom Akins President/CEO LeadingAge North Carolina (r).