We’re pleased to announce Katie Earnest has joined our community as our new executive director. Katie brings eight years of experience in senior care, first in the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and most recently as an administrator at an assisted living community in Tennessee.
“I feel blessed to be in a position where I can serve a faith-based community that upholds my personal values, while making a difference in the lives of individuals and families,” she said. “The thing I love most about Bethesda Gardens Frisco is being able to serve our residents while being part of a great team of caregivers and staff.”
Rick Summers, Vice President of Operations for Bethesda Senior Living Communities, said, “We knew when we first interviewed Katie that she had the right concern for families and team members, expertise, and a heart that aligned with our company’s SERVANT values.”
As a faith-based community, everyone at Bethesda Gardens Frisco strives to embody the ideals of selfless service—working in faith to do everything we can for our residents. It’s a powerful calling, and Katie said she feels right at home. Raised in Garland, she got into a career in senior living thanks to the positive influence of her grandparents during her childhood.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and a master’s in long-term care, senior housing and aging services from the University of North Texas.
She was glad to return to her Texas roots recently when her husband accepted a teaching and football coaching position in Frisco. They currently have one son, and Katie is looking forward to growing her family at home and growing with Bethesda Gardens Frisco.