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Allegro’s Executive Director Awarded 2016 Administrator of the Year

Tarpon Springs, Fla. - Dawn Winder, Executive Director at Allegro, was recently recognized as the 2016 Administrator of the Year by the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA) at their annual conference in Orlando, Florida. This award recognizes top leaders in the senior living industry who excel in supporting seniors and families in their community.

Allegro is honored to have Winder as part of the Allegro family. She is innovative in creating every aspect from resident programs to the culture of her community, and executes everything with a positive attitude and a caring heart.  Her compassion extends to the little moments that truly enrich the lives of her residents and families.

“This award is well deserved,” says Joe Ruggeri, President/Director of Operations of Allegro. “Dawn truly has passion when it comes to seniors and their care. She has been in the senior living industry for many years, and she understands what an integral role the senior care industry plays in a senior’s life. She takes an active role in the wellbeing of our residents here at Allegro.”

Her career and desire to serve seniors started at the young age of 17 when she took her first job at a senior community. Since then she has gained more than 35 years of experience as a registered nurse working with older adults.  Also, she has worked at Allegro as the Executive Director since 2007.

Not only does Winder foster a positive environment for residents, but she has created a culture of excellence for her associates. She sees strengths in everyone and can mentor associates based on these strengths and weaknesses. She makes every associate feel valued and confident. This attitude allows her to address employee situations with respect and create a positive outcome.

“Every day when I walk across the parking lot, I say thank you for the privilege to serve seniors.” says Winder.

On behalf of the entire Allegro family, we want to congratulate and thank Winder for her commitment and dedication to the residents, families and associates at Allegro.

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