Jim Ryan, Owner
As a United States Navy veteran and former International Business Machines (IBM) employee, Jim Ryan found his most fulfilling jobs involved helping people work through challenging problems. He opened a Right at Home in home care agency to help fellow veterans and families who need to find day to day help for aging relatives and adults with disabilities.
Jim was moved by the ordeal he had gone through with his own mother, who at age 77 was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor and died 6 months later. This event was made tolerable by the fact that his sister , a registered nurse (RN) , was able to provide personal care and support during his mother's final months. He realized that many people don't have friends or family able to provide dedicated day to day personal care for their aging or ill loved ones in a comfortable, familiar environment.
Jim relocated to York county in 2007. He and his family currently live in the Clover area.
Prior to opening his business providing professional caregiving services for adults, Jim worked for IBM for over 30 years, and also served in the Navy. He enjoyed traveling the world with the navy, in particular his time spent among small villages in South America.
Vanessa Watson, Nurse Manager
Vanessa worked more than 20 years in the healthcare field in a variety of different settings, as both a Nursing Assistant and a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has worked in the Right at Home system for more than a year in both North and South Carolina.
As a nurse manager, Vanessa assesses clients so that the caregiver has an accurate depiction of the client and their care needs. She also oversees the care of the clients and collaborates with the caregivers through training and communication and is an instrumental part in making sure the client remains in the home for as long as possible. Her focus is on cultivating an environment that yields a good quality of life for our clients.
Additionally, Vanessa owns a training company for health care professionals and lay-rescuers where she teaches basic life saving techniques through the American Heart Association. She also travels to hospitals across the country as an IT consultant, training health care providers on the proper use and navigation of various medical charting software systems.
Currently, Vanessa is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in nursing informatics. She is a member of The National Technical Honor Society and volunteers at events centered around public health and wellness. She has an affinity for the elderly population, and it is her goal to educate and enlighten fellow health care providers, as well as the public, on issues surrounding health and wellness.
Leigh Kieffer, Scheduling Coordinator
Leigh is married with 2 children. Originally from Pittsburgh PA, she moved to Rock Hill SC in 2004. She studied nutrition and has a degree from Kaplan University.
Leigh has managed in long term care facilities for more than 15 years. She is a believer in clients obtaining the best quality care.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, arts and crafts, decorating and spending time with her family. She loves animals and has 2 dogs.
Lou Anne Stovall, Marketing Manager & Community Relations
Lou Anne Stovall has lived in the Gastonia, NC area her entire life. She often wears a variety of hats with a smile, including the responsibilities of marketing and business development, as well as community relations.
She graduated on the Dean’s list from Gaston College in Business Administration and has over twenty-five years’ experience in sales and marketing. Along with building relationships, she has a true gift of being exceptionally resourceful when making sure those in need get the help they deserve. She consistently has a positive attitude, loves meeting new people, and works very hard to benefit everyone she meets. Lou Anne goes above and beyond for our clients daily and brings an uplifting spirit to the office.
She is a very family oriented person and helps take care of her mother. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two dogs, Colt and Chloe.
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