on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Congratulations go to Tray Wade, MHA, MA, who has been named president and CEO of HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa! Tray has been serving as interim president and CEO since May, and previously served as chief operating officer and senior vice president of patient and family care. This summer, our Board of Directors conducted a CEO search and found that Tray has the best combination of expertise, experience and passion for our mission to lead the organization forward.
Tray recently celebrated his 12th anniversary with our organization. He started as a hospice director for our Knoxville, Boone and Perry teams in 2004. Over the years, he has held numerous leadership roles, including senior vice president and chief operating officer. Tray has provided leadership to the organization and its programs through both challenging and exciting times. In recent years, Tray has played an instrumental role in helping the organization develop key partnerships, form alliances and expand its ability to grow and meet the needs of vulnerable Iowans.
Tray currently serves on the Des Moines University Master of Healthcare Administration Advisory Board, the Dallas County Hospital Board of Trustees, the Dallas County Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and is the facilitator of the VNAA Hospice Roundtable. Tray has served as past chair of the Amanda the Panda Board of Directors and has also served on the HPCAI Advocacy Committee, the VNAA Public Policy Committee and the VNAA Rural Hospice Committee. In 2012, Tray was named to the Business Record’s Forty Under 40 list. The annual list, chosen by past award winners, honors business leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement.
Tray has an MHA in Healthcare Administration from Des Moines University, a Master of Art’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Iowa; and he earned his Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa.
Tray and his wife Stacey, a nurse, have two daughters: Hallye, age 13 and Norah, 10. His personal interests include playing ice hockey, traveling, bicycle riding, and serving as an assistant coach on his daughter’s ice hockey teams.