Jennifer Selden, Owner
Jennifer and her family have had personal experience trying to figure out the best home care options when her grandmother needed 24/7 care after being in a rehab center. When she and her husband were considering opening a business, Jennifer was inspired by Right at Home's role in helping seniors and their families, as well as the mission statement of improving the quality of life for those they serve.
“I first learned about the importance and value of home care and the positive, life-changing impact that it can have on seniors and their families when my grandmother suddenly required care. My mother had to make arrangements for 24-hour home care within a very short amount of time and until that care was in place, family members took turns taking care of my grandmother. It was scary for us because, being untrained in how to care for the elderly, we were actually afraid we would hurt her instead of help her. We were really relieved when we got some help. ”
Before opening Right at Home, Jennifer worked as Assistant Director of Fascinate-U Children's Museum, and also spent time raising her family while her husband was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. Outside of work, Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for The Foundation for International Professional Exchange, and is responsible for coordinating the organization's projects in Ukraine that include a scholarship and awards program and an international student exchange program.
“Once I had personal experience with in-home care and assistance, and saw the immediate positive impact that it had on my own family, I understood why this is such an important service to provide.”
–Jennifer Selden, Owner, Right at Home Wilmington
Tom Wild, Director of Community Relations
Tom joined the Right at Home team after retiring from a 28 year career in the financial services industry working mostly with retirees. He brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the issues and challenges facing today's aging population.
In addition to representing Right at Home in the Wilmington community, Tom is the in house guru on the long term care insurance policies held by many of our clients. Tom lives on Oak Island with his wife and 3 children. He has been a volunteer coach for his children's baseball and softball teams and is the past director of a national anti-bullying awareness campaign.
Liz Toppin, RN
Liz joined the Right at Home team after moving from New England to North Carolina with her husband and son. Liz has worked as an RN for over 10 years with a specialty in home health care. Liz has also worked with children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders but has found her passion to be in home health care.
“I feel it is an honor and a privilege to be able to enter someone’s home, and life, and care for them in an environment that is most beneficial to the client.”
After learning of the services that Right at Home offers, Liz knew that this job was a perfect fit. Working for Right at Home, Liz is able to care for people in their homes and allow them to be as independent as possible for as long as possible.
Lacy Hennis, Client Care Coordinator
Lacy joined the Right At Home team in July 2019 after 14 years of working in Assisted Living Communities. Lacy began her career as a Personal Care Aide, eventually becoming an Executive Director of a memory care facility. After so many years of providing care in the facility setting, she knew she wanted to make a career change. She wanted to dedicate herself to helping Right at Home clients and their families receive supportive care in the environment where most people prefer to live out their years, at home.
"Working in home care allows me to develop relationships with our clients and their family members that I was unable to develop in the facility. The best thing about home care is the one-on-one care and attention of a friend that our caregivers are able to provide. It makes me feel really good when we are able to bring together just the right caregiver with each client. Everything about this business is personal; it's about relationships and trust." Having quit her job to care for her grandmother who was living in an assisted living, Lacy knows firsthand how important it is to build those relationships. "I love caring for people and it truly is my passion. My daughter is 12 and she has grown up helping and volunteering in the communities I worked in. I take pride in knowing that I am teaching her to be compassionate above all and that everything else will fall into place."
Improving the Quality of Life for Those We Serve