Tina Smith, LVN - Area Manager
Job description: Longview Area Manager is responsible to manage all activities out of the Longview office including compliance to all local, state and federal regulations, client/family experiences and providing Caregivers a great place to work.
About me: I am single Mother of three beautiful daughters, and two precious grand babies. I am a Christian. I enjoy helping others and I love being with my family and friends. I enjoy going places. I like to talk and tell stories.
Hobbies: I enjoy the outdoors, water and snow skiing, fishing and hunting and I enjoy reading.
Experience: I worked as a Manager in Retail. I have worked in the medical field for the past 29 years. I have worked in the Hospital, Clinic Nurse, Case Management, and Home Health.
Education: I graduated from High School at Longview High School. I have a Cosmetology License. I Went to Kilgore College took classes for Photography, EMT, Private Pilot Ground School and Nursing.
Melissa Morton, RN - Director of Nursing
Job description:The Director of Nurses is a registered professional nurse who ensures quality of patient care in the home. Primary function is for the overall administration of the clinical departments and monitoring of appropriate staffing and productivity.
About me: People have described me as reliable, resourceful and quite the talker. I enjoy life to the fullest and treat each day as the gift it is. I find joy in helping others and love getting to know new people every day. I believe we can all learn from each other and rarely say no to any opportunity for fear of missing out on something God has planned especially for me. That said, I have a strong faith and church presence, a loving family, dedicated friends and a company that embraces the same morals and goals. I also recently got engaged to a great man who is also my best friend. My daughter is in college in Psychology and is growing into a lovely lady. I am truly blessed!!
Hobbies: Yard care may seem mundane but I have created quite the oasis in my back yard with happy plants and animals. I read voraciously not only to build my nursing knowledge base but also to gather ideas for vacations as I am truly an explorer at heart. Travel offers me the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and learn more about the amazing world in which we live.
Experience: I began my career in the Emergency Room and have worked in almost every area both in the hospital and outside of it including Home Health, Hospice and Rehabilitation. I also marketed for years and have built a strong relationship throughout the East Texas medical community. My strength is in organization and planning which I use to both the client and facility’s benefit by using appropriate resources to meet the client’s goals. I strive for a happy, well palliated client and employees that are confident in their abilities to care for them.
Education: I followed my passion for caring straight out of Trinity Heights Christian Academy into nursing school where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1990. I focus on the large picture of growing healthcare opportunities and utilizing the entire continuum of care and available resources to then focus on an individual care plan that explores all options to make each client’s life the best it can be.
Vicki Barrera - Alternate Administrator, Executive Assistant, Bookkeeper
Job description: The Alternate Administrator/ Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper is responsible for payroll functions, billing, Accounts Payable, statistical data and generating audits.
About me: I have been married for 21 years. I have 2 kids, one boy and one girl. I have worked with our student ministry for the past 13 years. God and my family come first.
Hobbies: Horses, Reading, Cooking, hanging out with my family.
Experience: I have worked with RAH since 9-7-2011. I love working with the Seniors and hearing their life stories. Makes my heart happy.
Christa Stare - Administrative Assistant
Job description: The Administrative Assistant provides project and process support to staff, of administrative details and duties. Acts as primary On Call during business hours.
About me: I am married to the most amazing man, Eric, we have three brilliant children, Justin, Zoë, and Morghan; and one fantastic dog named Jarvis. We love to cosplay together for fun and at events. We all also love to collect things. We have a huge immediate and extended family and love spending all the time we can with them.
Hobbies: One of my greatest passions is reading, in the words of George R.R. Martin “I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time because I read. I enjoy anything creative, from sewing, jewelry and bow making, and painting to designing homes both inside and out from the floor plan up. I really enjoy DIY and repurposing projects, big and small, with any materials. I love to organize both for myself and others. I am a member of far too many fandoms to list, and enjoy gaming, both MMO’s and console.
Steven Duran - Vice President
Job description: The Vice President of Right Care is over the recruitment of Caregivers and producing sales through the inside sales team.
Hobbies: On my spare time I enjoy working on classic cars, discovering new restaurants, cooking, reading, and working on my house.
Experience: Worked in the DME (durable medical equipment) industry for a period of 10 years, 6 of which were in management. Owned and operated an online business for 4 years, specializing in Cadillac parts and literature sales. Assistant Manager of a traditional New Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe for my first 3 years in the workforce.
Donna Mann-Belt - Director of Social Services
Job description: The Director of Social Services provides and/or directs the counseling and social services for clients and Caregivers.
About me: I have always been a problem solver and enjoy connecting people in need with resources. I try my best to live by the bible verses in Matthew 25: 35-40.
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, photography, exercise, reading, music, and movies. I am very active in community service and animal rescue.
Experience: I have worked as a social worker in various settings for over 30 years including foster care and group homes. The majority of my career has been spent in the field of Geriatrics. I taught physicians in training how to better care for older people through home visits, nursing home experiences, lectures and community service. I have always had a heart for older people, they have such rich life histories and great stories!
I have personal experience caring for my parents and feel that I have a very good understanding of the issues surrounding aging and caregiving.
Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh
Kristy Duffie - Care Manager
Job description: The Care Manager is responsible for training, scheduling, and engaging with all our Caregivers in Longview Texas.
About me: I love taking care of people especially the elderly. I have a wonderful husband that I have been married to for 10 years. Also, I am a proud mother of 6 angels which consist of 4 boys and 2 girls. I am also blessed with 2 adorable grandkids, one girl and one boy. They are a real handful at times, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Hobbies: Reading, walking, watching track and field and football with my husband and dancing. If I am having a stressful day then retail shopping always does the trick for me, because I am a shoe and clothes fanatic!
Experience: I have been in the medical field for over 12 years as an CNA /CMA. I have been a care manager and a staffing coordinator as well, but my current job is a care manager. I attended Kilgore College for my CNA/CMA certifications.
Michelle Cannon - Director of Caregiver & Client Satisfaction
Job description: The Director of Caregiver & Client Satisfaction role is to drive a high level of engagement and service for our Caregivers and Clients
About me: I am wife of 20 years to my very best friend and mom to 3 amazing teenagers (2 biological and 1 chosen—all of whom have my heart!) who bring life and laughs to our home. I have lived in Costa Rica for the last 10 years, where we started and served in a ministry to the government adolescent orphanages. I have a heart for the broken, the vulnerable, and the fatherless that is driven by my love of Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Hobbies: I am as right-brained as they come, so I love all things creative, colorful, and full of life! I appreciate unique art, design, and fun fabrics. I enjoy taking old things and creating something new. I love playing games with my family and hanging out with our three dogs (a chocolate lab, yorkie, and golden doodle). I also think I have missed my calling as the ultimate bargain shopper!
Why I love my job: I have walked through the difficult process of aging grandparents and the toll it took on my own parents. I watched them give everything they could to the well-being of their parents, but never feeling like they could do enough. It was not until they found caregivers that my grandparents were able to live as independently as possible. I love being a part of a company whose sole purpose is to provide loving care and assistance to those who desperately need it.
Matt Blocker - Director of Corporate Services
Job description: The Director of Corporate Services is responsible for overall management of the local office to assure that the office follows all applicable laws, regulations and company policies. Evaluates and manages On Call and administrative support.
About me: I have a lovely wife that I have been married for almost two years. I have a passionate for real estate investing which I have been into for four years. I’m very involved in my church where I serve as the Deacon of Finance. I love Jesus and enjoy life with Him.
Hobbies: Big sport fan, Go Cowboys! I enjoy traveling with my wife. I always have a great time playing any sport out there. I also enjoy strategies games of any kind.
Experience: Worked at Target as an Executive Team Lead over Guest Experience, Remodel and Asset Protection for almost four years. Management intern/Sales Associate at Sherwin Williams for 3 years and HR intern at Brookshire’s.
Chanah Osborne, Tyler Care Manager