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Highland Springs welcomes new associate executive director

Andréa McCarther brings more than 15 years of health care experience to role

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June 14th, 2018
Andréa McCarther is the new associate executive director at Highland Springs.

Andréa McCarther is the new associate executive director at Highland Springs.

Erickson Living recently named Andréa McCarther the associate executive director at Highland Springs in Dallas, Texas.

McCarther joined the North Dallas community in December 2017, bringing over 15 years of health care experience to her new role.

“I knew this Highland Springs was special the first time I visited,” says McCarther. “The residents are warm and engaging, and the staff is committed to living out the company’s mission every day.”

The Erickson Living mission statement, “We share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life,” caught McCarther’s eye when she was considering a career change.

“I previously worked for DaVita [Kidney Care], and appreciated the company’s emphasis on community first, company second,” says McCarther. “I’ve found that same culture at Erickson Living.”

Wide-ranging experiences

McCarther graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002 with two master’s degrees, one in business administration and the other in health care administration.

She went to work for Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Mo., as a director of operations.

“At that time, my career goal was to be the chief operating officer at a hospital,” says McCarther. “After nearly five years at Saint Luke’s, I decided to branch out and explore a variety of career options.”

McCarther moved to Dallas to work as a manager for Vizient, Inc., before transitioning to DaVita as director of business development and then to HCA Healthcare as market operations manager.

“Over the course of my career, I realized that my passion is to serve, to jump in and use my gifts to help others,” McCarther continues. “When I first learned of Erickson Living, it didn’t take long to recognize how well my passion aligned with the company’s mission.”

In her new role as associate executive director, McCarther works alongside Executive Director Matt Neville and the rest of the leadership team to oversee the community’s day-to-day operations, assist with long-range strategic planning, and ensure compliance and safety goals are met.

“I’m gradually taking on more responsibilities as I become familiar with the community and its processes,” says McCarther. “It’s been such a positive experience working for and with our residents. They have a wealth of life experience to share.”

When she’s not at Highland Springs, McCarther enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, working out (she prefers barre, Pilates, and yoga), and volunteering with the Junior League of Dallas.

“I’ve lived in Dallas more consecutive years than anywhere else,” says McCarther, who was born in Kansas City and raised in Cincinnati. “This is home, and I’m thankful for a wonderful network of support here, both personally and professionally.”