Meet the LifeLinks Care Management Team

Our professional teams at LifeLinks have a wealth of experience and expertise. It is an honor for us to be able to help families in our communities to find peace of mind during what can be a very difficult time. Get familiar with our Care Management teams in both the Nashville - Middle Tennessee area and the Raleigh-Durham and NC Triangle areas. 


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Gretchen Napier - CEO

Gretchen Napier joined the LifeLinks team to fulfill her passion for caring for aging adults, and affecting change for the geriatric care service industry. At a very young age, Gretchen volunteered by painting fingernails for the residents in a nursing home, where she witnessed firsthand the shortcomings and "one-size-fits-all" mentality of many organizations and individuals serving seniors. With many years of experience as an assisted living administrator and a publisher of a resource guide for seniors, Gretchen saw how easy it was for aging adults to fall through the cracks of the healthcare system.  Additionally, she saw how long-distance and broken family relationships make caring for an aging loved one an overwhelming task.  This inspired Gretchen to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families across America by growing LifeLinks. In addition to the community leadership roles listed below, Gretchen is raising a 13 year old son and carrying out her vision for LifeLinks every day.

  • Aging Life Care Association - President-Elect of Southeast Chapter and Member of Public Policy Committee

  • Leadership Council of Aging Organizations - Member of Health Committee

  • FiftyForward - Past-Chair of Martin Center Advisory Board

To talk to Gretchen, email gretchen@lifelinks.care or connect on Linkedin by clicking here.


Our Nashville AREA Care Management Team

Jodi Jackson Nashville Area President

Jodi Jackson
Nashville Area President

Cindy Wilkins New Client Advisor  

Cindy Wilkins
New Client Advisor

 

Eunice Gerth Care Manager  

Eunice Gerth
Care Manager

 

Jo Singer Aging Life Care™ Specialist & P.T.

Jo Singer
Aging Life Care Specialist & P.T.

Debbie Kissel Registered Nurse

Debbie Kissel
Registered Nurse

Jenn Stoops Care Manager

Jenn Stoops
Care Manager

Melissa Burton Counselor & Aging Life Care™ Specialist

Melissa Burton
Counselor & Aging Life Care Specialist

Katherine Severino RN BSN

Katherine Severino
RN BSN

Julie Ehrlich Aging Life Care™ Specialist  

Julie Ehrlich
Aging Life Care Specialist

 

Terri Lawson
Licensed Advance Practice Social Worker (LAPSW)

Cristan Shaffer Office Manager

Cristan Shaffer
Office Manager

Our NORTH CAROLINA TRIANGLE AREA Care MANAGEMENT Team

 

Meike Wiest NC Triangle Area President  

Meike Wiest
NC Triangle Area President

 

Karen Johnson Guardian Representative

Karen Johnson
Guardian Representative

Erin Nortonen Care Manager and Advocate

Erin Nortonen
Care Manager and Advocate

John Maynor
Guardian Representative

Kim Cannan Care Manager & Advocate  

Kim Cannan
Care Manager & Advocate

 

Portia Powell Guardian Representative

Portia Powell
Guardian Representative

Lynda Crain Guardian Representative

Lynda Crain
Guardian Representative

Deborah Bonne' Registered Nurse & Guardian Representative  

Deborah Bonne'
Registered Nurse & Guardian Representative

 

Laurie Ray Advanced Aging Life Care™  Specialist

Laurie Ray
Advanced Aging Life Care  Specialist

Cheryl Hawkins Theriault Aging Life Care™  Fellow

Cheryl Hawkins Theriault
Aging Life Care  Fellow