Sharon Weeden, Owner
Retiring early from her career in banking because of a family member’s illness inspired Sharon to invest in the community in a new way.
I was doing research on companies that I thought would help me further my role as a servant leader within the Tallahassee community. I thought about in-home care because of my affiliation with the Elder Care Services in Tallahassee.
Before opening Right at Home Tallahassee, Sharon was President and CEO of Tallahassee State Bank. Sharon’s experience running a company will enable her to build a team of caregivers that are caring, compassionate, and focused on improving the quality of life for those they serve, allowing her team to fulfill Right at Home's model of RightCare: The Right People with the Right Approach for the Right Reasons.
Sharon is a longtime resident of Tallahassee and obtained her MBA from Florida State University. Throughout her time in Tallahassee she has volunteered with local non-profits and was an active member of many local boards including Elder Care Services, Volunteer Tallahassee, The United Way Board, First Presbyterian Preschool and The Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium. She is also a member of the Economic Club of Florida, The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and serves as an Emeritus Director for Elder Care Services.
Carneica Baker, Care Coordinator
Carneica has been working in health care for over six years. She earned her Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) while she was in high school, then went on to receive a B.A. in Health Care Management from Florida A&M University. In the future, she plans to return to school to complete a Masters in Business.
Carneica said her favorite part of the work day is knowing she’ll make a difference in others lives.
For fun, she enjoys designing things as well as editing videos and pictures.
Janet Slaymaker, Registered Nurse
After meeting Janet, you will quickly see her sincere concern for the well-being for all her patients. She grew up in High Springs and Tallahassee has been home for Janet and her family (two kids and husband) since 2005. After acquiring her RN license in 1998, Janet has fulfilled many critical roles at Tampa Children’s Hospital, Bay Medical (Panama City), and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
As a mother of a Type 1 Diabetic daughter, Janet’s family life and work life truly complement each other and over the past year she has become a vital team member of the Tallahassee Right at Home Team.
Octavia Whitley, Caregiver Recruitment Manager
Octavia has over 17 years of professional experience in the customer service industry with an emphasis on employee management and administrative experience. Prior to working for Right at Home, she spent the last 12 years serving as an Administrative Assistant to the CEO/ President of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and manager of the Gift Shop at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
We are excited to have Octavia attract and retain some of the best caregivers in our Tallahassee community. Her role at Right at Home includes recruiting, hiring and managing the on-boarding for our care team members. She also helps manage the employee recognition programs we have in place to ensure our care team members are valued and appreciated.
Octavia has been a resident of Tallahassee since she moved from Fort Walton Beach, FL in 1996. In her spare time, Octavia enjoys spending time with her Godchildren and finishing her degree in Business Management at Western Governor’s University.
Valerie Dawkins, Client Relationship Manager
Valerie retired from a career in banking after 35 years to seek a more fulfilling way to serve her community. Before joining Right at Home, Valerie was the Commercial Support Manager for the Tallahassee and Thomasville locations of Synovus Bank. She worked primarily in lending related support roles for the past 20+ years, with a focus on customer service and administrative support. She and Sharon worked together for 26 years prior to Sharon’s retirement from banking.
Valerie is a native of Tallahassee and obtained her B.S. from Florida State University. She is a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, loves to travel, and is the “mom” to several rescue cats.