Kent Herring

Kent Herring
  • Name

    Kent Herring
  • Title

    CEO
  • Organization Name

    Family Eldercare
  • Number of Years as Executive Director

    I have been with Family Eldercare for just over 1 year but have been associated with senior services for over 20 years.
  • What does your organization do?

    Family Eldercare provides essential services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them.
  • How did you become interested in this work?

    In a transition time from being a chef to working in a retirement community, the rich blessings I received from seniors I knew a career change was in order. The stories and life experiences of these residents were all based on serving others regardless of circumstances in life.
  • What drives your passion?

    The Golden Rule, a simple reminder that I should treat everyone the way I want to be treated.
  • Did you have a mentor or a role model?

    A great mentor and friend is Mike Sims. He still provides a listening ear and tactful advice and knows when to use both.
  • What's the biggest challenge in your work?

    Finding a balance between serving our clients and working on ways to raise funds to provide more services to those in need.
  • What's the best advice that you have ever received?

    Do what you love and live what you do.
  • What are your top tips for new Executive Directors?

    1. Hire great people not good people
    2. Look through the window and not the mirror
    3. Ask for help, as it is a sign of vision not weakness