Horizon House is thrilled to welcome Erica Thrash-Sall as our new CEO, succeeding Mike Ostrem who retires July 31 after 10 years of outstanding service. In its 62nd year as a First Hill senior living community serving adults 62-plus, Erica brings deep experience with senior living communities, most recently as executive director at Presbyterian Villages Michigan. “Erica brings over 15 years of strategic leadership with a dedication to improving the lives and independence of senior adults. She is well-positioned to lead Horizon House into the future” says Horizon House Board of Trustees President, Mike Mecham. A leader in the effort to diversify the field of aging services, Erica was the 2021 recipient of the Robert Woods Johnson Award for Health Equity. She is a JEDI practitioner (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) who establishes a vision that inspires staff and residents through engagement and empowerment.
About her new role, Erica says, “I believe that it’s a senior community’s purpose to help residents actualize whatever living their best lives means to them. I see so much evidence of that at Horizon House.”
Erica holds a BA in history from the University of South Carolina, and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University.