Person of the Month: Tina To

Tina To is the administrator at Salem Place Nursing and Rehab in Conway. “Growing up, I had always had a desire to help people; specifically, in the health care setting,” she said. “It wasn’t until my junior year at Mount Saint Mary Academy that I realized my true calling. I had taken a class where community service outreach was part of the class. I was assigned to a nursing home in Little Rock and fell in love with working with the elderly. I quickly found my passion and was determined to go into this field.” (Donna Spears photo)

City: Sherwood.

Work: Administrator at Salem Place Nursing and Rehab in Conway.

Education: Bachelor of science degree in healthcare administration from the University of Central Arkansas, 2017.

What do you enjoy most about your work: Working with the geriatric population can be very enlightening. I enjoy hearing their stories, advice and their perspective on life. I appreciate them sharing their stories. They are full of knowledge. 

Most cherished possession: My very first trip to visit my family was when I was 5 years old, and before I left, my grandmother gave me a small, hand-carved jewelry box. Since my grandmother lives overseas I don’t get to see her very often which is why this jewelry box is special to me. It is something that I will definitely cherish and hopefully pass down to my kids one day. 

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time with friends and family; fishing with my dad; hiking and exploring more of Arkansas.

No. 1 vacation spot: Anywhere on the beach or somewhere tropical. My ideal vacation spot would be Bora Bora.

Favorite Quote: “If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.”- Tony Robbins

What do you love about living in the 501: I was born and raised in Arkansas and this is home. There are always friendly faces and people willing to help one another. This is home and feels like home.