Healthcare professional Heather Tussing has been named executive vice president of operations for Morning Pointe Senior Living. In her new role, Ms. Tussing will be responsible for operations management of all Morning Pointe communities.
With more than a decade of experience in the senior living industry, Ms. Tussing will continue Morning Pointe’s tradition of excellence, officials said.
“Heather is an industry veteran with a wealth of knowledge, front line experience and
compassion,” said Greg A. Vital, president of Morning Pointe Senior Living. “I know she will
use her passion for others and the senior living skills she has acquired over years of experience to
ensure Morning Pointe continues to provide seniors with excellent care and the highest quality of
Morning Pointe Senior Living, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based senior healthcare services
company, is the developer, owner and manager of 35 Morning Pointe Assisted Living and The
Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence communities in five
"Prior to joining Morning Pointe, Ms. Tussing served as vice president of assisted living
operations for a national senior living company," officials said. "She started her career in senior living as an executive director, and has held senior leadership roles in compliance, quality improvement,
healthcare sales and marketing through the years—making her well-suited to lead a strong
commitment to quality care at Morning Pointe."
Ms. Tussing is an assisted living preceptor and holds certifications as an assisted living administrator in multiple states as well as dementia certifications including CDP, CADDCT and Virtual Dementia Tour facilitator. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kentucky.
“My passion is people; I love finding ways to improve daily life for residents and associates,”
Ms. Tussing said. “It is an honor to be chosen to lead operations for such a talented group of
associates here at Morning Pointe.”
A long-time resident of Florida, the Tussing family has relocated to the Chattanooga area.
When not at work, Ms. Tussing enjoys spending time with her family, as well as host of pastime
activities like yoga, spin class, reading, hiking, traveling and the beach.