Jon Scott Williams, Certified Aging Services Professional (C.A.S.P.) is the Executive Director for Fellowship Square-Mesa a wholly owned organization of “Christian Care Companies-AZ.”
Christian Care is the 29th largest not-for-profit senior housing organization in the nation according to the LeadingAge/Ziegler100 (2014) and is the only not-for-profit senior living system based in Arizona. He is a Certified Assisted Living Facility Manager who has 37+ years of experience collaborating with Senior’s in independent living, assisted living, and long-term care. He has overseen Fellowship Square-Mesa 236 units +32 bed memory support and Christian Care Manor IV 65 units all in Mesa, AZ since 06/01/1997.
In Recognition of his innovative approach to improving the quality of service in Long-Term Care and Senior Housing Services by incorporating Medicaid approved Assisted Living Services within HUD housing AZ-LeadingAge awarded “Jon Scott” the Best Practices Award in 2003. The innovation was adopted into three other not-for-profit affordable retirement communities in the Phoenix area. In 2014 and 2022 “Jon Scott” received the “Award of Honor” the highest professional designation awarded by AZ-LeadingAge. He is the only person in the Senior Living Sector to receive the prestigious award twice. In June of 2016, he was honored to receive the Innovation in Technology from AZ-LeadingAge. Fellowship Square-Mesa has consistently listed in the top ten in Arizona.
He was the lead member of Christian Care’s effort to provide smart choices for consumers seeking senior living solutions with the launching of the “Senior Transition Guide” co-sponsored by AZ-LeadingAge, LeadingAge-Indiana, and other not-for-profit senior living organizations. He was one of five people in the nation nominated to the White House Conference on Aging 2015 by LeadingAge a national organization of 5,000 senior communities. In 2018 his senior living community was voted “Best of Mesa 2018 and 2019” by the Mesa Tribune.
Salt River Project named Fellowship Square-Mesa an “Excellence in Innovation Champion of Energy Efficiency for 2020” for the innovative use of “Alexa Artificial Intelligence” to improve the quality of their residents’ lives by connecting 411 voice-activated EcoBee Thermostats to the HVAC heating and cooling systems. In 2019 the community sought to reduce their energy usage and researched ways to adjust their heating and cooling needs in unused spaces. SRP Business Solutions team recommended the installation of smart thermostats in residential and common spaces. This option not only provided customizable scheduling options, but it offered enterprise control for management and voice control for residents many of whom have low vision. The Smart Thermostat Upgrades save Fellowship Square-Mesa annually 413,700 kWh in electricity. Other LED lighting improvements save another 192,960 kWh. The total saved annually is 606,660kWh. Fellowship Square-Mesa competed directly with submittals by Albertson’s, Amazon.com Services, Banner Health, Dignity Health, QuikTrip Corporation, and Verizon Communications, Inc.
Prior to his employment as the Executive Director of Fellowship Square-Mesa Jon Scott volunteered as a board member beginning in 1986, he served as a Director, Officer, and Chairman of Christian Care Companies’ 32 interlocking not-for-profit corporations. He has a strong business, accounting, and management background. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in mathematics from Arizona State University class of 1972.
He is active in many organizations being a member of the National Society of Public Accountants, American College of Healthcare Executives, Past Chair/AZ-LeadingAge, Past member LeadingAge (national committee) Budget and Finance committee, Director AzALFA, Past-President/COPA Health, Inc. formerly MARC Community Resources Mesa, AZ., Past-Director and presently Secretary of the Mesa Rotary Club, President/Board of Governors National Christian Churches Pension Plan, and Past-Chair/Elder Central Christian Church of Mesa and is Past-Chair of Mesa’s Housing Advisory Board. He is an Eagle Scout with Vigil Honor.