Keysha Dale is a healthcare executive and an influencer who uses her business acumen and professional prowess to help other women succeed in the workplace and in life. She does so much more than play her role at work, she actively seeks ways to improve the profession through service. Dale is the District of Columbia (DC) Long-Term Care Administration Board Chairperson and the National Association of Long-Term Administrator Board (NAB) State Governance and Regulatory past Forum Facilitator. Currently residing in the Washington, DC area, the wife and mother tours the country sharing pearls of wisdom from her book Rock Bottom Success. Keysha is committed to equipping women for career success through authentic mentorship.
What helped you get where you are today and what steps did you take?
A network of Mentors. I would not be the successful business woman today without them in my life. The steps I took were simple. I became a good listener, I humbled myself and became a great student!
What’s the best part about your job?
Ensuring that the frail, elderly and sick receive quality care services within the healthcare delivery system.
How long have you been the District of Columbia (DC) Long-Term Care Administration Board Chairperson?
I have been serving the constituents of Washington, D.C. in the capacity as Chairman for approximately three years. It gives me such joy to be an active participant for our providers, constituents and healthcare profession.
Give us an interesting fun fact about your book.
I travel to South Africa and have an amazing life changing experience.
What is the strangest or funniest incident you have experienced in your career or business?
Falling down on my bottom in front of staff while in the workplace. Although the employee made sure I was alright, my ego was a little was hurt verses my body.
What’s one of your proudest moments in your career?
Helping other students from my Alma Mater Howard University and giving back to the School of Allied Health Services-Health Management Division student internship placement. Part of my role as a Preceptor and Healthcare Executive I would provide the students with a departmental rotation of the healthcare facility allowing them to see up close and personal what goes into administering the day to day operations of a healthcare facility.
What would your dream vacation consist of if money wasn’t a factor?
Traveling to Israel for a month learning the culture and religion.
Disney World or the beach?
Definitely the beach, I love the water! I feel so relaxed at the beach while admiring and listening to God’s creation of animals and the ocean.
Concert or Broadway Play?
Both, although I love music and dancing. I am always down for a great Broadway Play, “The Color Purple” and “Lion King” are still my favorites.
What was the biggest letdown of your life?
No real let downs in my life for the most part, they always turned out to be blessings in disguise.
What do you want to be remembered for?
Being a gracious woman, an inspirational woman, a care free woman and a woman who taught by being.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
On all social media platforms @KeyshaDale or http://www.keyshadale.com