Employee of the Month

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"Employee of the Month"

March 27, 2024

Katy Holzer has achieved recognition from Westview as the organization’s March 2024 Employee of the Month. Katy is the Director of Westview Child Care Center: the newest member of Westview’s family of services. Joining the team at their Dayville, CT location in April of 2019, Katy has been and continues to be a visionary leader for the child care program and an integral member of the continuum of services offered at Westview. She was instrumental in building the activities and educational programs before Westview Child Care Center opened as well as being considerably connected in discussions and developments of the physical structure of this space for care, learning, and fun alongside leadership and colleagues from Westview. Since Westview Child Care Center opened in September 2023, Katy has cultivated a culture of growth through play for children aged 6 months to 12 years old. The troupe of highly-qualified child care associates working at the center are proud and confident in her as a leader, and the families of the client children are embraced and engaged through Katy’s thoughtfulness and communications. She refers to the children entrusted to her care as her “students,” and observations of their daily activities convey classrooms full of ear-to-ear smiles and cheer.

embraced and engaged through Katy’s thoughtfulness and communications...

Katy grew up in Northeast Connecticut; coming of age amidst the woodlands, hills, and pastures of Pomfret, CT. She is the daughter of Dr. Marjorie Holzer and Dr. Neri Holzer—who had over 50 years of combined service on Day Kimball Hospital’s medical staff as a pediatrician and an ear, nose, and throat specialist, respectively. After graduating from The Woodstock Academy, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Katy went on to attain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Graduate School at Nichols College. When Katy and her husband Alex Williams welcomed their son Zachary to the world in 2020, she achieved another degree of knowledge through motherhood. Zachary was among the first class of students upon Westview Child Care Center’s opening, and he provided some key moments as a model in the early marketing of Westview’s new offering. He remains “happily enrolled to this day” according to Katy.

Throughout her life Katy has been an equestrian enthusiast; riding horses since she was very young. She still rides competitively in a series of hunter-class and jumper-class horse contests. In addition to nurturing family bonds and all of her professional accolades, Katy devotes loving care to her horses. Her stable includes her son Zachary’s pony, Merlin: a pearly-white unicorn who may just make his way to Westview Child Care Center for a magical visit this summer! Fitness is important to Katy and her husband Alex (as he is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and sports medicine specialist). She likes to take family walks and hikes around the Quiet Corner, and she gets even more physical activity as an avid tennis player.

Receiving Westview’s company-wide distinction of Employee of the Month provided Katy with a powerful compliment. Ever the deft, deferential leader, she was stirred to acknowledge all of her allies in Westview Child Care Center’s passionate pursuit. “I am deeply grateful for the support and encouragement of the entire Westview team. In particular, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to our Executive Vice President, David T. Panteleakos. His invaluable guidance has been a driving force behind this new facility’s achievements,” Katy remarked. “I am inspired to state that this recognition is also a reflection of the amazing work performed by Westview Child Care Center’s entire team. Being surrounded by this amount of talent and passion for healthcare and early child education is so rewarding! Each day, I arrive here with immense joy as a contributor to our team’s mission.”

“I am deeply grateful for the support and encouragement of the entire Westview team..."

Westview’s Executive Vice President David T. Panteleakos stated, “Katy is such a welcomed addition to our leadership team! She has been so instrumental in the creation, development, and continued success of this latest addition to our Westview family, Westview Child Care Center. Every day, Katy brings a level of commitment and professionalism to her work that is impressive. Her consistent demeanor and outstanding dedication are attributes to which everyone may aspire towards. Congratulations to Katy on this well-deserved selection and recognition!”

Country Living at Westview Commons is a 75-unit independent and assisted living community conveniently located in picturesque Northeastern Connecticut. Affiliated with Westview Health Care Center, a nationally-ranked nursing facility according to CMS and U.S. News and World Report for the past years, Westview Commons is a 115,000 square foot catered living facility dedicated to a genuine 5-star experience including outstanding service, culinary expertise and professional in-house entertainment. Located in Dayville, CT, Westview Commons combines convenience, tranquility and comfort; providing a lifestyle that seniors deserve.