LEISA CAWTHON

LEISA CAWTHON,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – NEWNAN, GA

Leisa’s start in healthcare began 25 years ago with an interest in Rehab Therapy after a personal accident. She went on to Southern Crescent Tech. to earn her degree in nursing in 1995. When growing up, Leisa spent a lot of time with her grandmother, whom she was very close to. This led her to an interest in Geriatrics, obtaining a Certification in Long Term Care. After spending several years in geriatrics after college she left to explore other areas in the medical field including Occupational Health and 4 years in Pediatric Neurology.

In 2009, Leisa was recruited as a Wellness Director for a Senior Living company to open a new property in Newnan, GA. She was not familiar with Assisted Living, but dove in with both feet! Soon after, Leisa was promoted to operations as the Executive Director for a Personal Care community near Atlanta. Throughout the next few years, Leisa held roles as Executive Director, regional support including start up communities. Leisa loves educating, training, mentoring, business development, community operations, working with seniors and assisting families to provide for their loved ones.

Empathy, kindness, humility, compassion and integrity are core values that Leisa believes in and incorporate in her daily work and personal life.

Originally from GA, Leisa currently lives in Newnan just south of Atlanta with her cat, Sophie, and her daughter, Natalie, who graduated high school in 2018 and is pursuing a healthcare degree. Together they enjoy hiking, movies, horseback riding, Mexican food, shopping and spend as much time together as they can.