Dawn Willert Named 2019 PLC Executive Director of the Year

September 23, 2019

Lamplight Inn of West Allis Captures the Mission of “Lighting the Way in Senior Care

September 23, 2019, Fort Wayne, IN  – We are pleased to announce that Dawn Willert, Executive Director of Lamplight Inn of West Allis in West Allis, Wisconsin, was named Executive Director of the Year at the Priority Life Care Executive Director Symposium on Thursday, September 19th, at the Fort Wayne Convention Center.

The annual award, also known as the “Ken Hook” award, is based on Priority Life Care’s delivery on a culture of C.A.R.E. (compassion, accountability, respect, and experience) as well as how the executive director responds and overcomes challenges.

“The Lamplight Inn and Dawn have been with Priority Life Care for almost 7 years and is almost consistently full with a waiting list,” says CEO Sevy Petras. “She has truly captured our mission in Lighting the Way in senior care!”.

And if you ask Dawn, she didn’t win the award, it was her management staff that won the award. But it is Dawn’s years of experience and management skills that has led her team to truly embrace the mission of Lighting the Way in Senior Care. The Lamplight Inn is one of very few communities, in the nation, who is successfully able to offer an affordable option to seniors. 

About Lamplight Inn of West Allis

The Lamplight Inn of West Allis is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community committed to providing an affordable, healthy lifestyle for seniors. The Lamplight Inn also serves as a resource in helping seniors and their families find an appropriate program that will help make senior living affordable.

About Priority Life Care

Priority Life Care owns and operates Senior Living. Its mission is to support independence. Priority Life Care believes everyone deserves dignity, compassion, and respect. With an intentional focus on healthy choices and an active lifestyle, our residents live their retirement life to their fullest. For more information, visit

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