Our staff of professionals is trained in everything from the latest medical care and therapies to healthy and delicious meal preparation. Yet we make room for compassionate connection with residents to take precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions.
We are skilled professionals, yes. And we are here to connect with you in the spontaneous moments that make your life (and ours) more meaningful.
THE ASHTONGROVE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Executive Director: Davonna Saier
Davonna earned her BA in Communications from Georgetown College and her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. She serves on the Board of Directors for Women Leading Kentucky, the Lexington Forum and is a graduate and steering committee member of Leadership Lexington. Davonna has also co-chaired an Adult Children of Aging Parents support group for a large Lexington hospital and founded a geriatric care consulting business called Eldercare Ease. She was previously the Community Relations Director for Highgrove at Tates Creek, a nearby Traditions community.
“I began my career as a Patient Advocate for a large hospital and that’s when I realized I could make a difference for patients and families, especially those facing the challenges of aging. I consider it an honor to support seniors and their families in any way I can.” Davonna loves living in Central Kentucky with her husband, David and two cats.
Community Relations Director: Melissa Hauke
Melissa earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky. She is a lifelong learner and her 10+ years working in education has allowed her to become very experienced in navigating through difficult decisions with families. She also has a Master of Literacy and Master of Educational Leadership. She was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky and is an avid UK football and basketball fan. She brings a lot of passion and energy to our team!
“I love getting to visit with seniors. Learning about their lives, hearing stories from their past, meeting their families, and cultivating friendships is the best part of my day,” she says. Melissa lives in Georgetown with her husband, Aaron. Together they enjoy spending time with family and friends, completing home improvement projects, and finding fun events around Kentucky to attend, including plenty of UK basketball!