Our Home Care Agency Team
Rita Wasson, Operations Manager
After a forty-year career in the telecommunication industry, Rita went back to school to become a CNA. The administrative and CNA backgrounds are truly a plus as she serves as the Operations Manager at the East Atlanta office. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Rita enjoys her work at Right at Home because she believes in serving our clients with the dignity and respect they so greatly deserve.
LaSha Thomas, Administrative Specialist
LaShá Thomas began her career with Right at Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After three years as a CNA, LaShá was promoted to Administrative Specialist in the office of the East Atlanta location. With over 15 years of experience in both fields, as a CNA and in the administrative role, she is able to speak as an advocate for the caregivers servicing our clients as well as utilizing her administrative skills on a daily basis. In her time away from the office, LaShá enjoys being an Event and Interior Designer. She has even coordinated an event for Right at Home. LaShá enjoys working for Right at Home because of her passion for caring for clients in their homes as well as administratively.
Leana White, HR Coordinator
Leana is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College. She has an associates degree in Mortuary Science. She started her career in funeral services, assisting families in their time of need. Later she moved on to roles in hospitality management. As a teenager, she watched her own family struggle to care for her aunt when she became ill. At the time they did not have the resources or knowledge to know that they could find professional caregivers who could help them. She is inspired to help others in the same situation, and now has the resources and education herself to help them get the additional assistance they need to care for their loved ones. Her favorite part of the home care business is interacting with coworkers and meeting great caregivers. In her free time, Leana enjoys crocheting, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Shakira Blanding, Care Coordinator
Shakira recently moved from Maryland to Georgia with 15+yrs of experience as a CNA. She really enjoys the challenges of scheduling and creating solutions for families daily. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, decorating and spending time with her family. She is enjoying her time at Right at Home. We are one big family who is dedicated to serving and helping others.
Grace Castro, Care Coordinator
Grace is one of our care coordinators. She works with families to schedule the ideal caregiver to take care of their loved ones. In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with her family, travel and go to the beach. She’s been a scheduler for 12 years and continues to love what she does. As a mother of four young kids, motherhood has been her greatest challenge and greatest blessing.
Anne England, Accounting
The assisted living and home care aspect of life has always been of interest to Anne due to her first experience with her Grandmother’s needs as she aged, and other friends and family throughout the years. Anne enjoys working with the many Right at Home families, caregivers, and staff. She majored in Business Administration at Ball State University and has been in the accounting profession for many years. Anne enjoys hiking, swimming, traveling, watching movies and various sports, but most of all spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Travis Hammock, Community Outreach
Travis Hammock graduated from Middle Georgia College with a degree in Business Administration before relocating to the metro Atlanta area. In addition to serving the community with Right at Home, Travis also serves the community through song. At most of his community outreach events, he has been requested to engage through song. Travis has been doing Healthcare marketing for 4yrs. He is also a licensed Minister doing community outreach at various nursing homes. Travis enjoys working with Right at Home because of their Leadership but most importantly because we provide quality care to our clients.
Francine Oglesby, Community Outreach
Francine is a UGA graduate and was involved with starting the first sorority, Tri Delta. She has worked as a substitute teacher and then went into sales; selling construction materials, and she was one of the first female fax\copier salespeople in the region. She has worked in the home care industry for 4 years and loves working for Right at Home because they “Do the Right Thing”. She enjoys spending time with friends, loves music and fine dining.
Robin Batkins, RN
Robin has been a Registered Nurse since 1981. She is passionate about the needs of the geriatric population and believes that kindness is the most important quality in a caregiver. She has spent the majority of her career in home health, hospice, and home care. She enjoys participating in our orientation process to help ensure that all of our caregivers are aware of the needs of our clients. She has been in the Right at Home family since January 2016. She enjoys her family and is an expert baker.
Margaret Hughes, RN
Margaret has been a critical care nurse for 44 years. She has had a national critical care certification (CCRN) for 27 years. Margaret graduated from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.
With her background in critical care, Margaret has a heightened awareness of subtle signs and symptoms for specific disease processes. This helps here to be able to share tips on things to watch for with caregivers and also family members. She has always been drawn to seniors and has cared for many seniors both professionally as well as personally.
Margaret is active in the community through several organizations including Covington First United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels, Change the World and the Athens chapter of the Association of Critical Care Nurses. She also enjoys reading, baking, flower gardening, travel, crocheting and sewing.
Improving the Quality of Life for Those We Serve