Tony Morris has been appointed Executive Director of the Rona Barrett Foundation, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and wellness services for low-income senior citizens. Rona Barrett, founder and CEO of the organization, made the announcement after the most recent meeting of its Board of Trustees.
In his capacity as Executive Director, Morris will be responsible for day-to-day operations, marketing development, donor relations and overall management of the organization. Prior to assuming the position, Morris served as a board member for nearly seven years and was involved in the development of the nonprofit’s signature project, the award-winning Golden Inn & Village, an affordable housing campus for low-income seniors located in the Santa Ynez Valley. In addition, he has been instrumental in securing grants to fund the Foundation’s senior wellness initiatives.
“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, the Rona Barrett Foundation is excited to have Tony Morris leading our nonprofit into our next chapter of serving seniors,” said Rona Barrett, founder and CEO. “I met Tony shortly after launching the Foundation in 2000 when he was still working in the corporate world and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. I’m confident that his previous business background will be an asset in managing the Foundation in an efficient and forward-thinking manner.”
Morris’ earlier business career includes more than 27 years of senior management experience, where he led marketing communication departments for Fortune 500 firms such as Coca-Cola, MCI Telecommunications and Brown-Forman. A resident of Montecito, Morris also serves on the Board of Directors of the Montecito Trails Foundation and is the President-elect of the Rotary Club of Montecito. He is originally from Enterprise, Alabama.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of seniors in their time of need,” Morris said. “I’m honored to be entrusted with Rona Barrett’s longtime vision of providing affordable housing and wellness services for seniors.”
The Foundation recently celebrated the groundbreaking for Harry’s House, which will complete the Golden Inn & Village campus as a model community that can be replicated in communities around the country.
The Rona Barrett Foundation
The Rona Barrett Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing and supportive services for seniors-in-need. We do this by developing, expanding, and continuing operation of care homes such as the Golden Inn & Village in Santa Ynez, California. Residents benefit from a wide range of essential care services. With dignity, respect and love, the Rona Barrett Foundation presents residents with a broad variety of programs that meets their needs and enhances their lives. Learn more at www.ronabarrettfoundation.org.