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News - January 12, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2024
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Alexandria, Va. – Today, Goodwin Living™, a not-for-profit, faith-based, senior living and health care services organization in the National Capital Region, announced that Yasamin Al-Askari has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Ms. Al-Askari is a former Senior Vice President at Truist, where she provided 23 years of service before retiring this year. Her term on the Goodwin Living board started on January 1, 2024.
“As a not-for-profit, faith-based organization, Goodwin Living is charged with maintaining and growing financial strength in support of our mission,” said Goodwin Living Board Chair Cyrillene “C.C.” Clark. “We are honored and grateful to welcome someone with as much financial acumen and expertise as Yasamin Al-Askari to the Board of Trustees and to benefit from her career in Senior Care Banking and her volunteer commitment as a director and advisor to multiple nonprofit organizations in the National Capital Region.”
“I am excited to work with the talented team at Goodwin Living and look forward to contributing to their ongoing success as they provide first-class care to our most vulnerable population,” said Al-Askari.
For the past seven years, Ms. Al-Askari has served as the Truist relationship manager for Goodwin Living. During her career at Truist, she worked in the Senior Care Banking, Senior Care Finance and Not-for-Profit divisions. She holds a Master of Business Administration, International Finance degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from New York University.
The Board of Trustees also extended gratitude to Mary Lewis Hix, who completed 16 years of service to Goodwin Living. Under her leadership as board chair, Goodwin Living navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, serving and supporting thousands of residents, members and team members. Ms. Hix also enacted significant bylaw amendments, prioritizing board and organizational diversity. During her tenure as chair, Goodwin Living grew its mission by purchasing land in Loudoun County for a future senior living campus and by welcoming another senior living community, Hermitage Northern Virginia, into the Goodwin Living family.
During her board service, Ms. Hix also provided steadfast leadership on the Board Finance Committee during the construction of the Pointe at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, the development of the Small Houses at Goodwin House Alexandria, the introduction of Goodwin Living At Home and the acquisition of Virginian Home Health.
As a not-for-profit, faith-based organization, Goodwin Living has been led by a volunteer Board of Trustees since it opened its first senior living community in 1967. The Goodwin Living Board of Trustees guides the governance and strategic directions of the organization. Today, nearly 2,500 older adults are served daily by three Goodwin Living senior living communities, a federally-assisted nonprofit senior living community – Lewinsville Retirement Residence – and a growing portfolio of health care services supporting older adults who are aging in place in their homes throughout the National Capital Region.
For more information on Goodwin Living, please visit GoodwinLiving.org.
About Goodwin Living™ (goodwinliving.org): Goodwin Living™ touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its range of senior living communities, specialized healthcare services, community partnerships and philanthropic endeavors. With a mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of others (specifically older adults and those who care for them), Goodwin Living leads the way in expanding the places and ways we can all thrive and find purpose as we age. Older adults will discover options that meet them where they want to be, and those options are managed and provided by team members who represent more than 65 countries. Goodwin Living has been a Washington Post Top Workplace for five consecutive years and was named the #1 Top Workplace for 2023. Get more information at GoodwinLiving.org or by following Goodwin Living on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.