Newton, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
United Church Homes and Services(UCHS) announced that Lee B. Syria, Senior Vice President of Operations, has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for United Church Homes and Services. Her new responsibilities began October 1, 2012. UCHS, based in Newton, NC, is a not-for-profit organization providing senior living opportunities, healthcare and community outreach across North Carolina and Virginia.
Syria has been a vital member of the UCHS management team for more than 15 years and has served admirably as its Chief Operating Officer since 2008. For the past seven months, she has led UCHS as Interim President and CEO.
"Lee's experience and outstanding abilities have singled her out as the ideal candidate to guide our ministry forward through the ever-evolving field of senior services," shared Jeff Gilliam, UCHS Board Chairman.
Syria has been with United Church Homes and Services since 1997 when she was hired as the Personnel Manager for Abernethy Laurels. She holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Health Care Management, from Appalachian State University. Syria is a licensed nursing home administrator in both the State of North Carolina and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is an consecrated Diakonal Minister through the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries and holds a professional designation from the Society of Human Resource Management.
United Church Homes & Services, a not-for-profit corporation, operates three continuing care retirement communities, a PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) Center, and six affordable senior housing communities across North Carolina and Virginia. For additional information, contact Joy Cline at 465-8014 or visit our website at http://www.uchas.org.