Our Home Care Agency Team
Leana White, Operations Manager
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.
Dorothy Henderson, RN
Dorothy joined our Right at Home East Atlanta team in 2019. She is a Registered Nurse and is a certified nurse in Maternal Newborn Nursing, Before joining Right at Home, Dorothy was a Registered Nurse with Wellstar Health Systems for 17 years plus a clinical instructor with West GA Technical College, RN program for 2 years.
Tawanda White-Scott, LPN
Tawanda graduated from Griffin Technical College wtih a Practical Nurse Diploma, CPR and first aide training . She had been a Correctional Nurse prior to joining Right at Home in 2019 as well as a Unit Manager of a Behavior and Memory Care unit for five years. Tawanda has spent most of her nursing career in long term care and have done home health and hospice as well. In her role, she makes the Nurse schedules monthly and completes nurse visits. When asked about why home care, Tawanda says "I have a mentally and physically disabled Aunt and I grew up caring for her to help her live as independently as possible. So caring for people is a passion and I love what I do."
Margaret Hughes, RN CCRN
Margaret has been with our office for over 2 years, In her role, she works on client assessments, care plans. also reviewing care records. Margaret assists with our caregiver training as well as following up on changes in condition as reported by caregivers. Prior to Right at Home, Margaret worked in a combined medical-surgical ICU for 44 years. She was a staff nurse, charge nurse, preceptor, and manager of the ICU. She taught numerous classes related to critical care within the facility as well. Part of her reason to be in home care, she says "I don’t ever remember a time that I didn’t want to be a nurse; that goal was always there. I did help care for my grandmother when I was almost 9; she was bed bound at home after a fall and lived with my family." Outside of work, Margaret helps with Meals on Wheels and a food pantry, card/phone/visit ministry for shut-ins, assists with meals for bereaved families. She is also a National member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
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.
Chicolvia Freeman, Care Coordinator
Chicolvia joined Right at Home in 2020 after working in various settings in the healthcare field for the past 7 years. In her role, she works on scheduling and supervising caregivers. In why she is in home care, she says "I just simply have a passion for the field of healthcare as it is constantly evolving with time, I love being able to learn new things and grow from experiences. I have a passion for helping others."
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.
Lonniecia (Lonnie) Thurmon, Human Resource Coordinator
Lonnie attended Indiana University Northwest and earned a Bachelors of Business Administration/Human Resources at Strayer University in Georgia.
Before joining Right at Home, Lonnie worked in the Administrative field for 18 years working in all areas of running an efficient office; working as an Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Human Resource Representative, Supervisor and Office Manager. Lonnie also has experience working in the non-profit, local government, higher education sectors. Her most recent position was the Office Manager/Recruiter with a Staffing Agency.
After helping care for her ailing grandmother, Lonnie says, "It gave me an up close and personal look into all that goes on to properly care for our elderly loved ones. I do feel that you need to have a caring heart to be in the home healthcare business."
Originally from Gary, Indiana, Lonnie enjoys traveling the world's beaches, collecting seashells to add to her growing collection.
Mary Johnson. Recruiter
Mary graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management. Before joining Right at Home, Mary was an Administrative Assistant for Emory Decatur Hospital, formally known as Dekalb Medical Center. As to why she enjoys her role, Mary mentioned "I've enjoyed helping others in any way possible which has motivated me to pursue a career within the Healthcare industry. I am especially passionate about helping others to gain employment which is why the Recruiter position within Human Resources is an excellent role for myself."
Colandrea Tuggle, Administrative Specialist
After working for over two decades in healthcare, Colandrea is well prepared to help our clients and team. She has tackled many different healthcare challenges in the past as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) as well as a medical office administrator, with knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid billing, payroll, office management, electronic medical records, human resource management and more. She is currently obtaining a degree in Health Management.
Colandrea says she has always had a passion to help others. Her favorite part of the day is communicating with coworkers to resolve issues.
For fun, Colandrea enjoys spending time with her children, going to the movies, going to amusement parks, traveling, shopping and putting puzzles together.
Jessica Kinard, Accounting
Jessica has a strong background in accounting and office management, with over ten years accounting experience and multiple years of small business and chamber of commerce experience.
Jessica says she has a soft spot for the senior community and is good at communicating with seniors. She says she likes providing a service that has the potential to make a difference in someone's life.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys boating, reading, watching movies and family time.
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