Buckner Retirement Services Promotes Danica McGuire to Executive Director of Ventana by Buckner

by Jeff Shaw

DALLAS — Buckner Retirement Services has promoted Danica McGuire to executive director of Ventana by Buckner, a high-rise continuing care retirement community in Dallas. McGuire previously served as the community’s associate executive director.

Ventana’s previous executive director, Chuck Childress, is now the director of operations for Buckner Retirement Services, the faith-based, nonprofit senior living provider that operates Ventana.

McGuire began her career in aging services as a social work intern. She then worked in various leadership roles including assisted living director, activity director, marketing director and assistant administrator. In 2010, McGuire took on the role of administrator with the Bivins Foundation in Amarillo, Texas.

A Texas native, McGuire earned a bachelor’s degree in social work/sociology from West Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in long-term care, seniors housing and aging services from University of North Texas. She obtained her Nursing Facility Administrator license in 2011.

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