By Rachel Scher McLean / Posted on August 9th, 2013
A recent profile in McKnight’s Long Term Care News, features Steve McAlilly, CEO of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, the first Green House homes. “Thanks to McAlilly’s nurturing, the Green House model has grown from concept to phenomenon.”
The article profiles Steve’s upbringing, and the winding path that brought him to the helm of Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, MS. It has been 10 years since the first Green House homes opened, and it is astounding to look back at all the factors that aligned to make this dream a reality. McAlilly says the “great adventure” of the Green House taught him how to “move forward without knowing all the answers.”
Chief Operating Officer, Susan Frazier, decribes the leadership gifts that have contributed to the success of Steve’s organization and The Green House model, “He demonstrated you can work through the regulatory challenges, the capital challenges,” Frazier says. She calls him a “profound leader” who is warm and gracious, and known by all the direct care staff.