Members and potential members look to the CALA Board of Directors for representation and leadership. To have a better vision of all that these Assisted Living leaders do for their companies and CALA members, we asked them a series of questions. Their answers illuminate their ideas on work, community, and caring for seniors, and show the breadth and variety of companies represented on the CALA Board of Directors. To celebrate these thoughtful, dedicated people working on our members’ behalf, we will feature weekly interviews with each board member, available here and on the CALA Board of Directors webpage.
As the California division vice president of operations for Emeritus Senior Living, Dale Boyles oversees 56 communities throughout the state.
1. Why do you work in Assisted Living?
For the opportunity to make a difference in so many people’s lives every day. It is also one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs I could imagine.
2. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt, and why?
Hotel management, to run a beautiful beach-side resort.
3. What are the most important things we should know about your company?
We are a passionate group of people dedicated to making a difference in seniors’ lives.
4. How would you describe your experience on the CALA board?
Exceptional. It is an amazing group of dedicated professionals who are committed to the industry as a whole.
5. What advice was given to you that you feel elevated your performance in life?
Never be afraid of hard work and always be a student of leadership.
6. If you could trade places with any other person, with whom would it be, and why?
The president of the United States…a mind-boggling scope of responsibility and influence.
7. If you could bring three items with you to a deserted island, what would you pack, and why?
Surfboard (and wax), fishing pole, and a signal gun. At some point, I would get tired of surfing and fishing and would want to be rescued.