A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Meg Smith, RN, BSN has over 20 years experience in various nursing settings including hospital care, oncology, nursing home care, home care and Hospice in the home and facility settings. Ms. Smith started Golden Eldercare Management, PC in 2002 while doing private duty home care for a woman with Alzheimer's disease. She is still coordinating care for that first GEM client.
Smith keeps up with Eldercare issues by attending several Local, State and National conferences each year. She volunteers as Secretary of the Board for “A Helping Hand”, a Non-Profit Agency which serves Seniors in Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties. She also serves as Secretary of the Board for the Regional (Southeast) Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Ms. Smith has recently been a consultant on the task force for the Orange County, NC Master Aging Plan for 2006-2010. She participated in regular meetings as part of the Disabled/Moderately Impaired Older Adult Subcommittee. Ms Smith is also an associate member of the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners.
Nansi Greger-Holt, RN, MSN, MPH has Undergraduate degrees from the University of Vermont in Nursing and Psychology and Master degrees in Public Health/Health Education and Nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is certified as a Registered Nurse, a Gerontological and a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a critical care nurse. With more than 25 years of nursing experience in hospital, home care, long term care and community clinics, Ms. Greger-Holt has had exposure in many arenas of health care. Her basic philosophy is to partner with her patients and their families in gathering information to help them make realistic and informed decisions about their health care while maintaining maximum quality of life, function, and motivation toward wellness. She has been working with GEM since October, 2005.Ms. Greger-Holt has received the following recent awards: the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of North Carolina Merit Scholarship 1996-1997, the Sigma Theta Tau- National Nursing Honor Society- 1997, and the Duke Hospital Award for Excellence in Nursing – 1995 with special Recognition from the Ernestine Cole Family.
Kathy Wood, RN, BSN has over ten years of experience in care management for the elderly. She has worked in a variety of nursing areas, including emergency room, cardiac/vascular care, and post-operative care. In addition to developing care management services for Solutions for Seniors in Atlanta, GA, Kathy served as the clinical supervisor of a home care agency and was responsible for assessing over 1,500 patients in their homes. Kathy is also a certified clinical aromatherapist and has published articles in Provider and Prevention magazines about how essential oils are used for common ailments of elders. In addition to nursing, Kathy is a professional French hornist and enjoys performing in opera and ballet orchestras as well as touring Broadway shows.
Jennie Pothoven, RN, BSN, is a Durham, NC native and graduate of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She has worked with GEM since January 2006 and has experience providing in-home and overnight care to several GEM,PC clients. In addition to working with GEM,PC, Ms. Pothoven is a Pediatric Critical Care nurse. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Caroyln H. Taylor, BSW is a social worker with more then twenty years experience dedicated to improving the well being of clients. Her experience includes assisting clients in obtaining home health and home care services. She has provided socialization to clients in their homes and to residents in skilled and assisted living facilities. In 1981, Ms Taylor was a member of a community team in rural eastern North Carolina that was instrumental in beginning the first rural hospice in North Carolina. She has served on regulatory boards including Roanoke Chowan Hospice, Roanoke Chowan Community College, and Hertford Community Department of Social Services.