Jona Olivia Payne

Lead Family Advocate | President

Jona started in the senior industry in 2008 working in hospice. She learned first hand about being an advocate with her own family, helping assist care for her grandparents. She experienced the hard decisions of keeping them at home with a caregiver, home care, moving them to assisted living, separating them due to the Alzheimer's diagnosis, to long term skilled nursing and finally with hospice. With 9+ years in the senior industry, management experience in Memory Care, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes. She has personally visited over 700 communities in Georgia alone as well as communities in 5 other states. Dementia trainer, speaker, the Membership Director on the board of ASCNN, senior living advisor and family advocate. She has helped thousands of families. She understands the process forward and backward. Her hunger to help serve families radiates when you speak to her. Jona can truly sympathize with families she helps daily, as she wishes someone had been there for her. 


Before I became a Family Advocate, I was just like you, I didn’t know where to start when my grandfather needed placement. I’ve been in the same place you are now. I know how to help.
— Jona Olivia Payne

Jonathan D. Orozco

VP of Operations

 


Do something so big that it requires God’s hand to accomplish.
— Jonathan D. Orozco

Leslie Merriman

Family Advocate | Gerontology Certified

Leslie never meets a stranger and is excited to focus her wealth of experiences, professionally and personally, easing the process of aging for families and individuals. To deepen her personal, volunteer experiences with Senior Citizens, Leslie obtained a certificate in Gerontology, May 2016 and is extremely excited to serve families. Having been the primary caregiver for her parents since 2006, Leslie has first hand experience with Eldercare, particularly with all facets of Dementia, Lewy Body, Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe. She is a passionate servant for families experiencing the stress of family change due to aging.


Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
— Sonja Ricotti

Karen Davis

Executive Coordinator

Karen was initially drawn to senior citizens because of her close relationship with her dear grandmother. More recently she became heavily involved in the changing medical care and living arrangements of her parents and in-laws. This is a very complicated and emotional time for everyone involved. Karen now looks forward to sharing my knowledge and hopefully lessoning some of the stress for other families going through this process.


The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.
— Abigail Van Buren

Asia O'Bryant

Administrative Assistant | Notary Public & Realtor®

Asia obtained her Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology from Georgia Southern University. Her mother, a Certified Medical Assistant for 23 years and currently a procedure scheduler, sparked Asia's passion for caring for others, actuating her to pursue a degree in Recreation Therapy. Asia's experience as a legal assistant, along with her pure ambition, organization and planning skills, drive her to be a successful aid in the backbone of Care Guide Inc.


The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
— Bob Marley

Nicole Walker

Office Manager


Nothing worth having comes easy.
— Theodore Roosevelt

RoseMary Menchaca

Senior Volunteer Coordinator

 


Today is your opportunity to change the future.
— RoseMary Menchaca