Sonya Brown

Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Activity Director Certified through National Council of Activity Professionals for 27 years


Mrs. Sonya Brown was born May 27, 1970 in San Bernardino County, California. Her family moved to DeFuniak Springs, Florida the summer of 1982. Sonya graduated from Walton High School in 1988, received her C.N.A certification and became employed as a C.N.A at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center shortly after high school graduation. She then married her high school sweet heart, Kent Brown, the following month. She completed a year and a half of Junior College at Okaloosa Walton Junior College before having her first child. Sonya has three children and one grandchild.
After three years of working as a C.N.A at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, she accepted a position as an Activity Assistant and two years later became the Activities Director while earning her National Certification of Activity Professionals. Sonya has been employed at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for 29 years and holds the Activities Director position under the title of Quality of Life Director.
Through Signature Health Care, the Corporation which owns Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Sonya is a Regional Mentor for other Quality of Life Directors and has received the Signature Health Care 2017 Quality of Life Champion Award.
Sonya’s favorite past time is spending time well involved with her family. Her children are the apple of her eye and her and her husband’s life revolves around them. Sonya and her family can always be found at one of their children’s baseball or softball games. If you can’t find them there, then head to the woods, they’re probably hunting or fishing. Sonya is active within her church, volunteering where needed, whether it’s singing in the choir, cooking or serving Sunday dinner on the grounds. On Sunday’s, that’s the Lords day and her family honors the Lord they serve through faithful service to Him. (Mathew 22:37) “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart, all thy soul and all thy mind” Although every day is the Lord’s day, Sonya believes that if you train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old, he shall not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 )

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