Buckner Retirement Services named David Sims as Executive Director of Buckner Westminster Place, effective March 7.
David comes to Westminster Place from Christian Care in Mesquite where he served as Health Care Center Administrator. His tenure with Buckner, however, began four years ago when he served as Administrator for Elsie Gayer Healthcare Center at Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo from 2014 to early 2017.
As Executive Director of Westminster Place, he’ll be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and future direction of the Longview nonprofit senior living community.
“David’s wealth of experience in senior living and his commitment to the mission and values of Buckner make him an excellent fit to lead Buckner Westminster Place,” said Charlie Wilson, Senior Vice President of Buckner Retirement Services. “We are pleased to have David join our leadership team and look forward to the ways his skills will help us continue to build this great organization.”
Opened in 1996, Westminster Place is a thriving faith-based senior living community offering a full continuum of living and care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term and skilled nursing.
David comes to his role as Executive Director with extensive senior living and health care management experience. He’s worked with various senior living communities across Texas—from Waco to Abilene to San Angelo—since 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
David thanked leadership from Buckner International and Buckner Retirement Services for the opportunity to continue serving senior adults through life-enriching programs and expert health care.
“Serving senior adults is my passion and calling,” David said. “Getting to live out that calling as part of this outstanding Buckner team is a true honor, and I look forward to furthering Buckner Westminster Place as a leading provider of East Texas senior living.”