Nikki Benford founded Dignity Place Home Care Charity of Georgia in February 2006 as VP of Development and became the organizations President & CFO in September 2006. Under her leadership, GA Medicaid, GA Veterans Aide and Attendance, pledged revenues have increased from $105,000 thousand to $1.1 million.
She has held numerous leadership positions both locally and nationally while with Community Health Charities including serving as the peer elected Chair of Faith Outreach Community Center (REACH), and Developing Hope Ministries as Affiliate Executives, serving on the Board of Directors, and participating as a member.
Ms. Benford served as Board Chair of Dignity Express, 2016-2107, Dignity Nursing School 2018-2020, and advocates for the Area Agency on Aging, the Division of Aging, and also the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ARCD). She serves as a Liaison for community healthcare needs and changes with the Support Foundation.
Benford’s non-profit career officially started in 2006, when she discovered the need for adequate Senior Housing. Determined to erect Dignity Place Assisted Living Home in 2008, she pursued community service work with HUD for a 202 Grant which was approved for $2.5 million in 2008 in Hiram, GA. After several promotions including the recognition and dedication to community service, March 9, 2009, she was awarded the Outstanding Performance and Dedication as a Community Care Service Program Provider of the year.
Benford is an avid multitasking leader, who also found Dignity Nursing School (DNS) in 2018. In her passion to provide quality caretakers, she expanded DNS where Compassionate Certified Nursing Assistants are groomed. The school also instructs Basic Life Support, Electrocardiogram Techs, and Phlebotomy to individuals with little education looking to start a career.
She is a graduate of Nicholls State University of South Louisiana with a Bachelor of General Studies and holds a Master of Business Administration, from American InterContinental University, in addition to Project Management accreditation credits.
She is married and has four children, ages 22, 21, 18 and 17. Her only son, is a member of North Paulding Baseball where they are slated to be name State Champion 2021. As a mother of multi-generation children she brings a unique perspective to the juggling act women face balancing motherhood and professional lives along with best friend and husband, Willian Benford. William has been her devoted and supportive husband of 20 years.
As a nonprofit organization we provide distinctive Home Health Care Services. These services are provided by Dignity’s Nursing School Students. These students undergo and extensive Certified Nursing Assistant training program. After completion of this state certification selected students are employed through Dignity Place Home Health Agency to provide Competent Compassionate In-Home Caregiving services (CCC).