CEO Mike Moore to Retire, Drahota Named New CEO

December 6, 2017

Washington, IA (December 6, 2017) – After 41 years working devotedly at United Presbyterian Home, CEO Mike Moore is set to retire on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Moore started his journey at the UP Home in 1976 working first as the Associate CEO/Administrator for 14 years before becoming the CEO and President in 1990. During his time at the UP Home, he has been part of many changes on campus including the addition of the following buildings on campus: Kerr Hall, the Main Dining Room and now the Garrett Health & Wellness Center. Not only did the UP Home see building additions during Moore’s time, they also saw quite a few new programs and services being offered both to residents and employees.

“The day of retirement and the end of my journey at the UP Home is coming fast. No matter what my future brings, I will always be thankful and proud to say I was part of the United Presbyterian Home family,” said CEO Mike Moore about his upcoming retirement. “Coming from a profession I have served so long and the family of residents I have loved so much, it fills me with an emotion I cannot express other than to say, I thank all of you for allowing me the privilege of being a part of your family and this great organization.”

Moore has been preparing for this day for a while and as part of his succession plan, mentoring the next CEO. The board has appointed Erin Drahota as the fifth CEO of the United Presbyterian Home, effective December 23, 2017. Drahota is a native of Washington and has worked at the UP Home in various roles since she returned to Washington in 2008.

“Mike has prepared for his retirement by updating all financial systems, by updating the facilities with the new expansion project, selected and mentored Erin as his replacement and has established the credibility of the Home with the local community as well as the retirement home industry statewide,” said Board of Directors member David Maupin. “Mike will be missed but we have the privilege to have him as a board member after retirement.”

An Open House honoring Mike’s dedicated years of service at the UP Home will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10th, in the Main Dining Room at the UP Home. All friends, coworkers and well-wishers are welcome to attend.