WASI ANNOUNCES NEW CEO
Wasilla, AK: September 8, 2021, – Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce James Drayton as the new WASI CEO. He is replacing Chuck Foster who is retiring from WASI after seven years at its helm. James joined WASI on August 30th, providing sufficient time to complete an orderly handover. Mr. Drayton is a highly experienced, successful, and well-regarded leader in Alaska Senior care. In the past 12 years he has worked as the Chief Operating Officer for a senior care service organization providing Home and Community Based Waiver services in both Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, a State of Alaska Senior and Disabilities Services Division Compliance Investigator and as a Behavioral Health Services Administrator for Southcentral Foundation. During his tenure at LifeWorks as COO, he successfully expanded the membership by 85% while tripling operational reach, enabling previously unserved seniors to be connected to services. As a Compliance Investigator for SOS he closed over 275 cases with 20+ of them resulting in major felony fraud convictions and amassing over $9 million USO in fines and over payment judgments. With his business education, experience in program expansion and a strong compliance background; the Board is confident that Mr. Drayton is uniquely qualified to navigate and execute our strategic plan. Board President, John Weaver said, “the combination of his experience, proven ability and drive makes him an ideal fit for our company’s next stages of growth. James’ level of confidence and work ethic is complimented by his deeply ingrained sense of humility and pragmatic leadership style. Please join us in welcoming James Drayton, our new CEO. “
At WASI, we believe Seniors deserve dignity and respect; and serving Seniors is our passion. All our efforts focus on helping Seniors achieve the quality of life they need, so they can remain in the home and community they choose.
We are always eager to meet like-minded people who want to improve our community. Please consider joining our staff, or volunteering, or simply support our mission with a tax-deductible contribution through our secure website at wasillaseniors.com.
Non-Denominational Christian Worship
A traditional Christian worship service is held each Sunday in the Meeting Room at the WASI Senior Center at 11:30 am. Everyone is welcome to join this service of praise, teaching and celebration. WASI appreciates Rev. Priscilla Fulford, a WASI Lifetime member, who makes this worship service possible.