FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (April 22, 2014) — The Peaks, a premier senior living and health care community, today announced the appointment of Valerie James Hunter as executive director for the skilled nursing facility, effective immediately. The appointment was announced by Craig Edinger, vice president of senior living & health care, The Goodman Group, who manages The Peaks, A Senior Living Community. As executive director for the skilled nursing facility, Hunter plays a key role in overseeing the management of all departments and processes, and skilled nursing care for the residents.
“Valerie has extensive experience in public health administration and is a proven leader in all aspects of managing and overseeing skilled nursing facilities and long-term care administration, while maintaining a positive work culture and achieving excellence in customer service,” said Edinger.
Hunter brings 20 years of experience in Public Health Administration and teaching to her new position. She started her career as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Arizona and served as a program manager for Arizona Department of Health Services. She has demonstrated great leadership and is passionate about the well-being of seniors and others among vulnerable populations. She has served in several key administrative management roles within several public health projects, and was an advocate/senior support services provider and consultant for more than seven years.
Most recently, she worked at Aidan Health Services, Inc., a skilled nursing facility in a rural critical care access hospital in Oregon. She has presented information in Oregon to the Governor’s Commission on Seniors on rural health care delivery and challenges.