"Civitas Employee of the Year"
Ashlee Simmons, Regional Director of Wellness Integrations
Since her journey with Civitas Senior Living started in August of 2014, Ashlee Simmons has held seven different titles: Housekeeper, Caregiver, Medication Aide, Assistant Wellness Director, Wellness Director, Wellness Liaison, Senior Wellness Specialist, and –currently–Regional Director of Wellness Initiatives. Due to her expertise and her ability to operate effectively and efficiently within every role of the Wellness department, Ashlee has become affectionately known as “The Wellness Guru” here at Civitas.During her tenure, Ashlee has proven her ability to successfully transition acquisitions and start-up communities seamlessly into the Civitas Culture, so it was only fitting that she would be promoted to Regional Director of Wellness Initiatives, her fifthleadership promotion in a relatively short period of time. The primary responsibility of her current role is to oversee company-wide implementation of all wellness programming for every new community that opens. She alsospearheadswhat we call “Civitizing” existing communities that join the Civitas Senior Living family, ensuring that all Civitas policies, procedures, and standards are put into everyday practice. This is no small feat andcan only happen when a leader embraces the Civitas Culture in such a way that it is almost contagious to the rest of the community–and Ashlee certainly accomplishes that. “Ashlee has become affectionately known as “The Wellness Guru” here at Civitas.”