2021 Leader Under 40 Awarded to North Woods Village Executive Director

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, a Michiana assisted living memory care community, is celebrating its rising star Executive Director, Deejra Lee. Mrs. Lee was recently honored at the Indiana Assisted Living Association (“INALA”) annual conference as the 2021 Leader Under 40. 

Mrs. Lee is a natural-born leader and outstanding citizen. Deejra has gained a vast amount of experience working her way from the ground up within healthcare, more specifically, the long-term care arena.  Having previously held several diverse positions, and currently Executive Director, Mrs. Lee is always looking to use her experience to help build those around her to be successful also. “With her wide breadth of experience, Deejra is an extremely diverse leader.  She has demonstrated dedication to North Woods Village Memory Care’s mission of guiding, caring, and inspiring,” said Dane Slabaugh, Founder of North Woods Village.

Mrs. Lee’s passion is culture changing in communities, going above and beyond for families and residents, and simultaneously being a positive influence in her community as well.  “She exemplifies the mission of INALA to enhance the quality of life of those we serve through advocacy, public policy, and education,” said Dan Kenyon, Executive Director of INALA.

Mrs. Lee is now focused on getting her preceptor license to help other young and upcoming leaders become Executive Directors. “It has always been a dream of mine to help make others successful and make an impact in my surroundings. I am surrounded by many great inspirations and leaders that have made me who I am today. My goal is to keep pushing and helping young leaders want to make a change in the world.”  Mrs. Lee exudes knowledge and understanding and is a true role model. 

North Woods Village works to provide the highest quality care possible while ensuring each resident the ability to live their life to the fullest.  Staff keeps residents’ personal preferences and wellbeing the focus of their care. Their dedication to individualized, compassionate care is what makes their community a family. North Wood Village’s approach to memory care is designed around their “New Directions”® resident-centered program, knowing a resident’s life story and integrating individualized attention.

For more information on North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, please visit www.NorthWoodsMemoryCare.com or contact Jessica Substanley at 574-247-1866.