Our Team

Jen Dowda, MA

Jen Dowda, MA

Owner and CEO

Jen has been blessed to be working with seniors and their families for over 9 years. She is deeply passionate in her desire to come…
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Jennifer Gilliam

Jennifer Gilliam

Senior Advisor

Jennifer graduated from Mary Washington College in 1993 with a BA in Political Science. Her passion in life has always been helping…
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Meredith Eckel

Meredith Eckel

Senior Advisor

Meredith has over 17 years of experience working in local senior living communities. Her previous roles as a social worker, volunteer coordinator, and…
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Amy Hatfield

Amy Hatfield

Recreation Therapist

Amy Hatfield has worked as a Recreation Therapist for over 25 years in several CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) around the…
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Missy Harden, MS OTR/L, CDP

Missy Harden, MS OTR/L, CDP

Occupational Therapist, Certified Independent Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer, NCCDP Certified Dementia Practitioner

Missy MS OTR/L, CDP is an occupational therapist and certified dementia care practitioner and has supported older adults in home, community, acute and …
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Alex Lumpkin, M. Ed.

Alex Lumpkin, M. Ed.

Event Planner and Joy Bringer

Alex graduated from JMU with a Masters in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education. She has been a high school …
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Bill Gilliam

Bill Gilliam

DJ Extraordinaire and Senior Advisor

Bill graduated from VCU with a BS in Business Administration. He worked for a couple of Fortune 500 companies, and then ran his…
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Holly Barth

Holly Barth

Care Team Leader

Holly graduated from James Madison University in 1987 and worked for Hanover County schools as an elementary teacher…
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Carolyn Miller, MS, PT

Carolyn Miller, MS, PT

Physical Therapist

Carolyn MS, PT, has been a physical therapist for over 25 years. She graduated from Ithaca College with her master’s degree in physical therapy…
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Amy Labadie, PT, DPT, CSCS

Amy Labadie, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Amy PT, DPT, CSCS has been an orthopedic and sports physical therapist for 16 years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth …
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Maureen Donohue, MSG

Maureen Donohue, MSG

Medicare Specialist

Maureen graduated from VCU with her master’s degree in gerontology and a minor in social work, as well as a BS from Virginia Tech…
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Sarah Byrd

Sarah Byrd

Registered Financial Life Planner

Sarah has worked in the Investment and Financial Planning world for 16 years, and is a registered Financial Life Planner. When she…
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Wendy Turner

Wendy Turner

Design and Relocation Specialist

Wendy BA, graduated from the University of Virginia in 1995, with a minor in studio arts. Over the years, she has worked in various…
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Elisa Douglas

Elisa Douglas

The Cake Lady

Elisa has been a small business owner for 14 years (The Cake Lady). She has also worked in  many other supportive roles, preparing her…
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