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.
Jonathan D. Orozco
VP of Operations
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.
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.
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.
Senior Volunteer Coordinator