Daylee Greene is the founder and CEO of Kennedi Senior Services.
Daylee's background is in long term care and higher education. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Alabama, and her PhD from Utah State University. While the traditional path for graduates of PhD programs is usually teaching and research, she decided early in her doctoral program that a less traditional path where she could blend teaching and community work would be the best fit for her personal and career goals.
Because her PhD is in adult development and aging, the majority of her coursework and research centered around the aging population. Having worked with older adults in several different clinical settings, including as a nursing assistant at nursing homes, hospitals, hospice programs, and private duty, it was important to her to conduct research, and be involved in a field, that focused on issues often seen in late life. Once finished with her doctoral program at Utah State, she accepted a position as the social services director, and then admissions and marketing director, of a 140-bed skilled nursing facility in McMinnville, Tennessee. Upon moving to the Seattle area, Daylee was hired on at a local company that helped seniors find appropriate long-term care housing. This experience introduced her to the concept of adult family homes, which she quickly realized were an amazing option for seniors, but with no centralized location to provide information or data on these homes, families are often left searching for homes in an unorganized and haphazard fashion. Daylee identified a need in the industry for professionals and family members alike to have easy access to basic information about these homes, and thus the idea for Kennedi Senior Services was born.
In addition to managing the database for Kennedi Senior Services, Daylee also teaches online classes for the University of Alabama and University of Maryland University College. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, baking, and traveling.