Meet the Staff at Oaks at Ashton Hills
The Oaks Senior Living communities are staffed with professionally trained caregivers, selected for their knowledge, compassion and understanding of residents’ needs.
Jacinda Williams Executive Director
I grew up in a small, rural town in South Alabama. While attending high school, I was introduced to seniors in a community setting as part of a requirement for the CPP (College Prep Program) of which I was a part. The requirement was to visit the community once each month to sing, play games, or just engage the residents in conversation. I enjoyed and looked forward each month to spend time with the seniors. They had such vivid and interesting stories to tell about their lives.
After high school, I went to college at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I was so eager to get out of school and begin “living” that I graduated in 2 years, 9 months with a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Imaging. After college, I moved from Alabama to Georgia to pursue a career in Radiology. I worked for an Occupational Medicine Company for many years in varies positions and ended my career as a Physician Practice Manager in 2007.
In 2007, I decided to do work that was more rewarding and fun. I reverted to my love of seniors and hearing their life stories. While working for a Private Home Care Company, I had the honor and privilege of working with and interacting with seniors again. This made my heart soar. I have been working with seniors now for over 12 years. Seniors with dementia are near and dear to my heart. I have received several certifications over the course of my time working in the Assisted Living Industry. A few of these Certifications are Master Trainer from Best Friends Institute taught by renowned Dementia Expert David Troxel and Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) train the trainer Certification by Second Wind Dreams.
I have lived in Covington for the past 14 years. As the community was being built, I remember being so excited and thinking I would love to work at this community. As fate would have it, I joined the Oaks at Ashton Hills team in April 2019. When I first came to the community, it felt like home. Now, the Oaks as Ashton Hills allows me to do what I love on a daily basis which is serve the residents, their families, and this community.