It was Saturday morning, the day after we learned that senior living communities across the country were being asked to close their doors to nonessential visitors. Phones at the 26 communities we manage were ringing nonstop. Residents were fearful. Families were frustrated. And employees were doing their best to hold things together.
Amanda Tweten is chief operating officer at Arrow Senior Living. She joined parent company Turnaround Solutions in 2007 as director of marketing and outreach and later was named to her current role, where she is known as chief recruiter and team builder. She is responsible for day-to-day operations and leads financial and business operations. Before joining Turnaround Solutions, Tweten specialized in healthcare marketing and print media. She spent almost a decade with the Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, MO; Freeman Health Services, Joplin, MO; the Joplin Globe; and her hometown newspaper and radio station in Nevada, MO. She is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, where she studied communications and political science.