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Christian Care Centers, Inc. Names Sabrina R. Porter as New President and CEO

Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julianna Ems
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Mesquite, Texas— July 12, 2018 — Christian Care Centers, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors named Sabrina R. Porter as the company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 20, 2018. Mrs. Porter has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas, Texas since 2012.

Mr. Harold Tidwell, Chairman of the Christian Care Trustees states, “Christian Care Centers has selected a very strong leader that knows the industry well. We believe she will move our ministry forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. As President and CEO, Mrs. Porter’s priority will be to use her vision and strategically plan for the growth and the future of senior living for Christian Care Centers, Inc.”

In her 39 years in healthcare, Mrs. Porter has served in numerous roles ranging from certified nurse aide to administrator; from executive director to vice president of resident and community relations. As a Stephen Minister leader, she has also served as spiritual life director.
Sabrina R. Porter is a graduate of Northwood University. She is a member of The Women’s Foundation of Texas and serves on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Leadership Southwest, National Benevolent Association and Best Southwest Chamber. She is a founding board member of Transformation Vision Cedar Hill and Hope Mansion, a girls in crisis pregnancy home. Sabrina’s leadership culminated in being named LeadingAge of Texas’ 2017 Dr. Herbert Shore Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award. Sabrina is married to Joel Porter and they have three children. Their family are members of Cedar Hill Church of Christ.

Founded in 1947, Christian Care Centers, Inc. is a family of faith-based, not for profit, Life Plan Senior Living Communities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro-plex. Christian Care Centers, Inc. consists of three campuses: Christian Care Senior Living Community – Allen, Texas; Christian Care Senior Living Community – Fort Worth, Texas; and Christian Care Senior Living Community – Mesquite, Texas, serving approximately 1500 seniors annually. Service areas include Retirement Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Nursing and Rehabilitation. Additional services included outside of the communities are Christian Care Outpatient Therapy, Christian Care Home2Stay and Christian Care Hospice.

Sabrina R. Porter succeeds Phil Elmore, who joined Christian Care Centers, Inc. as President and CEO in February 2004. Mr. Elmore has transformed Christian Care into a sustainable model for the future of Senior Living. He will serve as Chief Operating Officer during this time of transition until his retirement. Mr. Elmore has been a colleague and friend of Mrs. Porter and was part of the succession committee in her selection process.

Sabrina R. Porter shares, “a vision often starts with a simple decision, to care. The Bible tells us a story of Esther. My story is very similar, we were girls who lost loved ones and or missed out on our childhood at a young age, didn't start off with wealth, influence or vision and had a quality of compassion. We care deeply for others. God puts people around us to help, teach and guide us to our destiny and I believe like Esther that God placed me here, to guide, inspire, influence and impact many lives.”

“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 WMB)

Sabrina R. Porter will be based at the Corporate Offices in Mesquite Texas.


Teresa Scott, Sr. VP