Our Management Team
Elishia Smith, president
Our President, Elishia Smith, is a Boise native and a dedicated, compassionate person that thrives in her career. Elishia’s venture into Assisted Living began as a necessity for her young family. Her son was born 10 weeks premature and she was told that due to medical issues he would have to most likely live in an assisted living situation for his entire life. Elishia’s strong sense of motherhood and dedication to her family drove her to acquire her first facility; and named it after her sweet daughter, Trinity. Elishia ran the facility by herself and just 2 other employees with the goal of making a family atmosphere so she could personally take care of her son. As time passed, Elishia’s son defied all doctors’ expectations and he had grown to be a healthy young boy.
During that time, Elishia’s passion for her resident’s well being grew to a point to where she considered each and every one of them as part of her family. Elishia ensured that on a daily basis that her residents had a safe, secure and comfortable home that they could call their own. And so from her humble and small beginnings in the big world of assisted living, Elishia had unknowingly formed the foundation and philosophy of Trinity Assisted Living of Idaho, Inc...
Elishia continues to be a driving force in the Residential Assisted Living Facilities by being part of several different organizations that have over sight or are advocates for residents. Elishia has held different positions with the Community Care Advisory Council for Idaho including being the Vice Chairman. With her busy schedule, Elishia still continues to visit each of her facilities and personally get to know the clients. When people feel they have a supportive ‘family’ blood relation or not, lives are enhanced. She strives to reassure that this is a home ‘where your family becomes part of ours’. Trinity Assisted Living of Idaho is a direct reflection of what Elishia embodies as compassion and integrity.
Daythun cole, chief executive officer
Daythun began working for Trinity Assisted Living in 2006. Working part time, to help make ends meet as a single father of 3; and to help his sister Elishia, in her company’s infancy. Within a very short period of time, he found a knack for the corporate world!
He quickly had a vast understanding of the State requirements and easily made his mark by taking the reins in showing how he could help make Trinity a better company. Stepping in to manage employees and ensuring the residents were cared for with our expected high standard.
Daythun persevered on the fast track to climb the corporate ladder; being Administrator over 3 facilities and tech support for the entire company. He also served 2 years on the Community Care Advisory Committee. Born and Raised in Boise, served our country as a proud US Marine and continues his service with our fragile population, thriving each day with his responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer. Trinity Assisted Living is far more than a job for Daythun, he has accomplished a lifetime CEO Career for one of the top companies in Idaho!
Hayley Herring, ADMINISTRATOR-Trinity home living & crestwood serenity
Hayley was born in Council Idaho and enjoyed traveling many states during her young adulthood before she settled back into Idaho in 2011. Upon her return “home”, and through her love of caring for others in need, she discovered an opportunity to pursue a career that she never imagined possible for herself; an Assisted Living Administrator!
She worked diligently learning all she could to become an Administrator. Through her training and broadened knowledge of the business, she recognized the sincere love she had for the people she was helping and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Hayley has been an administrator since 2012 and we are proud to say that she is now running our very first facility, Lewis & Clark.
Hayley has a strong sense of leadership and her contagious smile is welcoming to anyone! We feel she is a precious asset to Trinity, and look forward to many years together! Hayley says she “feels very blessed to stumble upon an opportunity to work for Trinity Assisted Living. I am beyond excited to be a part of this family and strive to provide the best care to our residents that I possibly can. I get to come to work every day and see smiles and know that I am a part of making that happen. It doesn’t get any better than that!”
Athina abel, administrator - trinity at lewis & clark
Athina was born and raised in Idaho. Growing up she spent a lot of time with her Grandmother who was the family caregiver. Athina learned a lot from her grandmother and discovered she had a passion for taking care of people. At the age of 18 she obtained a job at a large assisted living facility. After 2 years she decided to pursue a job in a memory care unit. Working with Alzheimer’s patients in a smaller environment became her passion. As challenging as memory care can be, she adored the bond she developed with each of her residents. After being a caregiver for 12 years she became employed by Trinity Assisted Living. Her love of the elderly and passion for helping others, made her decide to take her career another direction and she became an Administrator. Every day she comes to work with a positive attitude and the desire to help the residents and the staff. Being a natural born caregiver, she loves working in a smaller environment where she can leave her desk to visit with or assist residents. She also feels blessed to be able to share the love of helping others with her caregivers. She enjoys being able to pass on some of her knowledge to the care staff to make them the very best they can be!
Jennifer Heil, administrator - trinity at 1st street
Jennifer began working for Trinity Assisted Living as a part time caregiver in early 2014 shortly after the opening of our third facility. Jennifer quickly proved to be a major asset and dedicated staff member. Eventually Jennifer came on board full time at Trinity Assisted Living to build a career. One of the many attributes of Jennifer that stood out to management was her unwavering dedication to make time in her day, to show each resident that they were valued.
If the day was too busy during her shift for Jennifer to sit with any resident, she had no problem donating her time after her shift, to give that one on one time for any resident she was unable to get to. After seeing this for over a year, it became very clear who the logical choice was for our new Activities Director. We were so pleased and excited to have Jennifer pioneer this new aspect of Trinity Assisted Living. We were fully confident, that with her passion and full dedication to enhancing our resident’s quality of life, Jennifer would elevate the activities program for Trinity Assisted Living of Idaho, Inc.
With Jennifer's success as the Activities Director, she soon decided to make the big step in obtaining her Administrators License. She has stepped into the role of Administrator with a seamless transition and we look forward to working with her for many years.