2021 Supernova Winner

Christina Hooks

– The Stratford’s 2021 Supernova Winner –

The Supernova Award is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year. One individual on the leadership team at The Stratford is voted by their colleagues as the community’s Supernova based on an assortment of criteria. Each year during the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting, the winner is revealed and given a customized crystal award at the company’s formal Supernova Awards Evening. The criteria for voting is based on upholding our company’s mission to be caring professionals dedicated to quality services. Additionally, this individual will consistently deliver excellent customer service (to Members, families, and colleagues), lead positively with integrity, take accountability, put the team before themselves, and embody the company’s vision to create communities where people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This year, we are proud to congratulate our Human Resources Director, Christina Hooks as the recipient of The Stratford’s 2021 Supernova Award. This honor was bestowed at the Senior Living Communities Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 5th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida. As the Human Resources Director, Christina is the heartbeat of the community. She welcomes new Team Members with open arms, is dedicated to all Team Members’ career paths, benefits management and work health.

“My goodness, what a Supernova star in my mind because she is someone who has had great growth in the last 18 months. Last year, 2020 was not an easy year, but it was the year that she grew the most. I am so proud of her, we love her and have no doubt that she will be a shining star in her role.”

– Sam Carrillo, Executive Director at The Stratford

During her time with The Stratford, Christina has held the roles of Wellness Associate, Wellness Director, and is currently the community’s Human Resources Director / Business Manager.

Outside of work, she’s a loving wife and mother of two. In her free time, Christina enjoys sports, good food, and spending time with her family.

Interview with 2021 Director of the Year, Christina Hooks

What’s a quote or inspirational words that influence/impact you?

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”

Congratulations on being chosen as a Supernova! How do you feel?

I am thankful and honored to be chosen as The Stratford’s Supernova.

What’s your favorite part about your position?

Helping our Members.

What do you want people to know about working in a retirement community?

To be able to care for and add to our Member’s lives is truly a blessing.

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Care Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Resident Care Director, Lifestyle Advisor, Lifestyle Advisor – Care Services, Move-In Coordinator, Social Director, Activity Director, Wellness Director, Director of Facility Services, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Client Services Manager (Live Long Well Care).