Jessica McCollum, Vice President of Operations at Baptist Retirement Homes, recently graduated from the 2022 Larry Minnix Leadership Academy program through LeadingAge, a national organization in aging services that supports and enables people to live fully as they age.

The Larry Minnix Leadership Academy program focuses on providing a leadership foundation rooted in reflective practice—uncovering one’s unique leadership attributes. The program teaches learning how to stretch and leverage those capacities to have the most impact as leaders.

“The Leadership Academy has taught me new skills that have made me a more effective leader. It has allowed me experiences I would not have been able to participate in without the Leadership Academy. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this program.”

Jessica joined Brookridge—Winston-Salem’s premier Life Plan Community—as the Administrator in August 2019. Soon after, she was promoted to Vice President of Operations of Baptist Retirement Homes in June 2020. Jessica’s unique perspective serves her well in an ever-changing industry and makes her an integral part of the leadership team. Her days consist of troubleshooting projects, motivating team members, and aligning resources to ensure every job gets done. Outside the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, her six-year-old son, reading a good book, and traveling to new and exciting places.

Baptist Retirement Homes has been committed to quality care and a meaningful way of life at each of our beautiful retirement communities in North Carolina since 1951. Learn more about our senior living communities and schedule a tour today to learn more about our four locations throughout North Carolina and see what makes us different from other retirement communities.