Tara Edwards is Director of Admissions and Marketing at Signature HealthCARE of Chapel Hill. At Signature HealthCARE of Chapel Hill they are revolutionizing the healthcare industry through ha culture of resident centered healthcare services, personalized spirituality, and real quality of life initiatives. She is a graduate of Barton College, in Wilson, NC where she received a Bachelor of Social work and a Certificate in Geriatrics. Tara has over 20 years of geriatric experience in the Triangle market. She is also a member of SHARP.
Vice – President
Jasmine Thurston a Geriatric Care Manager/ Agency Supervisor for Wisdom Senior Care. Wisdom Senior Care is a 24 hour 7 days a week Home Care Company that takes pride in assuring that seniors are safe and happy in their home. As a graduate of Winston Salem State University I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology. The love that I have for the senior population intrigued me to go after this degree and become an advocate for seniors. I am a part of the National Geriatric Association (ALCA), and take pride in volunteering in the community. Also a part of the SHARP group as well.
Bridget Ashe has over twelve years of dedication and commitment providing exceptional service to the seniors of our community. She is the Business Development Director for Brookdale Senior Living. Bridget moved to North Carolina to open Crabtree Valley Rehab from Tampa Florida where she provided support for 22 communities. Bridget has extensive knowledge in long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, and hospice. This makes her an invaluable resource when choosing a community for yourself or a loved one. Bridget enjoys cooking and spending her time at the beach with her three children and husband.
Eleanor is the owner of AmeriCare HomeCare where she serves the Triangle community by providing non-medical homecare to people of all ages who need assistance with the activities of daily living. Her staff of Certified Nurse Assistants ministers companion care as well as personal care to seniors, those with disabilities, and those dealing with chronic illness.
Eleanor has over 20 years experience in sales and an MBA in marketing from North Carolina State University. She is active in the Chapel Hill community, volunteering for IFC and Project Homeless Connect.
Member at Large
Shannon Tippette is an Associate Publisher with Seniors Guide/Ross Publishing. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in English and Psychology. In 1998, she discovered her love of helping seniors and their families and has dedicated her professional career to helping families find the right options for parents and loved ones through serving in the retirement housing, home care, and senior publication industries.
She has been a NC Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and has served on the North Carolina Assisted Living Association board, and has been a board member, founder or facilitator for Chapel Hill and Durham Eldercare Resources (CHADER), Health Affairs Roundtable (HART), Senior Resource Alliance, Senior Connect, AWARE, Fifteen Minutes of Fame and Alzheimer’s North Carolina Inc. In her personal time she is a member of the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh and Crossroads Fellowship where she serves her community through volunteering.