Kayla Meek joined Thrive in March 2017 as the Program Coordinator, primarily focusing on Memory Care, her true passion. Kayla stumbled into the Senior Living profession by mere chance, accepting her first position out of her undergraduate degree as an Engagement Coordinator where she planned and implemented activities for a memory care community. Since then, Kayla has fallen in love with serving the older adult population and has been dedicated to becoming a professional in the Senior Living field having worked in several environments including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and hospice. In Kayla’s most recent position, prior to coming to Thrive, she was the Director of a Memory Care community.
Kayla received her undergraduate degree from North Georgia College and State University majoring in Health and Physical Education and minoring in Leadership. After working a short time in the field, Kayla was inspired to continue to learn more about the amazing residents she served. Kayla received her Master in Public Health and a Graduate Certificate of Gerontology from the University of Georgia in May of 2015. Kayla is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing through the Clinical Nurse Leadership program at the University of Augusta.
Kayla is a true Athenian, having lived in the Athens, Georgia area throughout her life. Outside of work and school, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband of 5 years, Will, their two dogs, Sophia and Theo, and their cat, Oliver.