Meet our Founder
Jeanie Christian | Aging Care Manager
As the Owner & Executive Director of Aging Care Management LLC, Jeanie has the passion to advocate for older adults and their families as they navigate the challenges of aging. Her interest in working with the aging adult population sparked at a young age while growing up on Lookout Mountain and helping care for her great grandmother and great aunt. This was the beginning of her devotion to working with older adults and their families.
With her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology from Covenant College, Jeanie has worked for over 20 years in the field of aging as a Social Services Director in skilled nursing facilities, a Senior Care Counselor in independent and assisted living, a Senior Advisor in a senior placement company and has worked for an elder law firm.
Jeanie’s experience spans from medical transcription and managing medical records to years of supporting families of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia by leading a support group. These experiences have equipped her with the in-depth knowledge it takes to effectively piece together the many complex parts of a personalized plan of care that improves the health and wellbeing of her clients. Jeanie lives in Dalton with her husband, Matt, Associate Pastor at Christ Church Presbyterian, Riley who attends Young Harris College, and Karen who attends Dalton High School.
Bailey Currie | Aging Care Manager
Bailey Currie has always had a passion for serving the aging population, starting at a young age. Her interest sparked with spending her time with her grandparents and volunteering throughout school. Growing up, she spent time being a caregiver to family and friends, where she learned the importance of patients having an advocate for their care and needs.
With her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and Masters of Science degree in Gerontology, Bailey has gained the knowledge and experience of the various aspects that contribute to the aging experience. Bailey has worked as a CNA at skilled nursing facilities and has also managed a Memory Care Unit in an assisted living facility. Her experience spans from direct patient care, managing the needs of families, and working alongside an interdisciplinary team to ensure the patient's needs are met.
Bailey was born and raised in the North Georgia area and continues to serve the population. Bailey and her husband, Cole, enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.
LeAnne Tatum PTSF| Aging Care Manager
LeAnne has had a lifelong desire to help people. She has always loved being around older adults and, as a young girl, she began helping care for her grandparents. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and has been a physical therapist for almost 35 years. Her service has been primarily with the geriatric, chronic illness, and special needs populations, where she felt she could make the most impact. She has trained extensively in working with those with neurological deficits, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease.
LeAnne has worked in many areas of healthcare including hospital-based care, school systems, private practice, and home health. She works hard to teach and advocate for the needs of her clients and she is passionate about helping them live their lives to their fullest capacity. Because of her clinical background, LeAnne is able to offer services for navigation through the healthcare system, home care management, medical equipment needs, and general needs for well-being.
LeAnne has lived nearly her entire life in the Northwest Georgia area. She graduated from Georgia State University and moved back to the area where she met her husband, Jerry. Together they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. They enjoy spending their free time with their family and traveling. LeAnne enjoys finding “hidden treasures” to visit and explore.
Scott & Laura Sangster| Aging Care Manager
Laura has advocated for older adults and their families for over 20 years. She graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work from Albany State University. She started as a social worker in a nursing home and 8 years later advanced to become a nursing home administrator.
For several years she worked as a director of assisted living and personal care homes in Georgia and Tennessee. While working as a hospice social worker she was able to coach families through end-of-life decisions.
Tapping into her experience in long-term care facilities Laura guides families through the complexities of care choices in the senior industry. Her experience has equipped her with the first-hand knowledge it takes to bring a sense of calm and clarity as they navigate the stressful events that can come with declining health.
She and her husband, Scott, often work as a team to serve our clients. They have been happily married for 30 years and live in Dalton. They have an adult son who is working and pursuing his real estate license. They enjoy going to the beach and spending time together as a family
Sharmell Norman, Aging Care Manager
Sharmell Norman has a lifelong passion for senior care. She began her career working in skilled nursing facilities offering direct patient care and advanced to working as a nursing technician in the ICU and ER in a hospital.
After graduating with her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Healthcare Management she worked as an administrator over a team of 20 hospice workers ensuring that their patients had excellent care and quality of life. Her favorite promotion was that of volunteer coordinator in hospice where she successfully created and directed an internship and volunteer program.
Using her experience as a community liaison with specialized knowledge of end of life care, Sharmell partners with her clients and their families to help support and educate them through an often emotionally challenging time. She assists them to make informed decisions in order to bring a sense of peace. With her passion for advocacy, Sharmell is committed to assisting clients with the important balance between quality and quantity of life.
Sharmell grew up in the villages of Trinidad and Tobago. Moving to the US at the age of 13 allowed her to pursue her dream of working with the aging population and she has recently graduated with her MBA in Healthcare Management from Shorter University.
She and her husband, Timothy, enjoy the great outdoors. Learning about new cultures and experiencing new foods is a true passion of theirs.