Our Professional Team: Bringing it Together

Our team has advanced training in geriatrics and mental health as well as grief & loss and care management. We use an interdisciplinary holistic systems approach to assess issues, tailoring solutions to each individual’s needs while respectfully maintaining the client and family's integrity and dignity.The team works collaboratively to bring the best possible care to you or your loved one, determining resources and providing support and recommendations for a wide variety of needs and circumstances.

Dedication and Compassion

By combining their collective experience in the professional services of nursing, social work and finance, Metta and Clyde Johnson and their team of professionals help you and your family navigate the health care maze. Their first priority is the client’s well being.
Metta Johnson, RN BSN CMC Founder
CEO and RN Certified Aging Life Care Manager
Metta Johnson, President and Certified Care Manager, has over 25 years of experience serving clients with serious, chronic and terminal illnesses. Metta has extensive clinical expertise in cancer, palliative care and gerontology.

Her inspiration to enter nursing was her parents’ own cancer experiences. After raising three children she attended nursing school with the goal of helping people gain control of their healthcare experience. Metta graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State University School of Nursing in 1987. She worked in oncology a number of years helping patients understand their illnesses and their options.

In 1991, Metta, her husband Clyde, and a nursing colleague founded the first inpatient hospice facility in Atlanta – growing the program to one of the largest in the city. Metta has excellent rapport with many of the city’s leading physicians and healthcare facilities.

Metta has given numerous presentations to physicians, nurses and other professional organizations. She is nationally certified as a care manager and in oncology and hospice and palliative care. Metta is a nationally Certified Care Manager. Metta was featured in Time Magazine’s cover story “Dying on Your Own Terms” and the CNN series on pain management.
Clyde Johnson
CFO
Clyde Johnson has 40 years of healthcare finance experience including 10 years as an Audit Manager for healthcare clients with a National CPA firm. Subsequently he served 12 years as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for a major Metro Atlanta hospital.

In 1991, Clyde and Metta were cofounders of Atlanta’s first inpatient hospice and grew their hospice program to one of the largest in Atlanta. The Johnson’s then began providing care management services to seniors including financial services.

Clyde determines client’s resources and utilizes those resources to meet the client’s needs. Services vary according to need, ranging from bill paying to Power of Attorney services. Clyde is a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers.
Michael Johnson, LCSW C-ASWCM ACHT
COO and Certified Aging Life Care Manager
Anne brings many years of experience as an RN in various health care settings. A graduate of University of Maryland, she obtained her BSN  over 35 years ago. She has worked in Pediatrics, Adult Cardiovascular  Surgery , Moh's surgery and most recently has worked four years in hospice nursing. She has a passion for working with families who are struggling to navigate the health care system for their loved  ones.
As Care manager, Anne functions as patient advocate and can assist with medication management, coordinating appointments with medical professionals, communicating with clients and their families, and making visits to assure that the client is residing in a happy,safe environment. She is also happy to assist family members in selecting placement options for their loved ones. Anne excels at communication skills and is committed to maximizing her clients quality of life.
As a  cancer survivor, she brings a very personal knowledge of illness and can empathize with clients and their families who are faced with a life changing diagnosis.
Anne is married and the mother of two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, long walks on the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Michael has over ten years working as a medical social worker. He spent many of those years working as a hospice social worker, in which he supervised and directed teams of social workers. During that time he honed his skills in helping families understand complex medical issues, confusing government benefits, and the emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with various medical needs.


As a licensed clinical social worker Michael has extensive understanding of mental health diagnosis and their treatments. Additionally, Michael takes a holistic approach to helping his clients and their loved ones. He has also helped people achieve a renewed sense of peace in facing their healthcare needs through the use of his training in clinical hypnotherapy. He has developed several audio tracks for stress relief and pain reduction.


“The best part of this work is when my client and their loved ones get a sense of peace and reassurance knowing that someone is in their corner to provide expertise, compassion, and advocacy.”


Michael had the opportunity to talk about his work on the December 2015 episode of the radio talk show Senior Salute. It was hosted by Elder Law Attorney Victoria Collier, CELA. Click here to hear what they had to say.
Janet Townsend, RN BSN CMC
RN Certified Aging Life Care Manager
Janet Townsend has over 20 years of geriatric nursing experience including cardiology and RN care management. Janet has broad experience in hospital, rehabilitation center and home health settings. This overall perspective benefits Janet's clients.

Janet excels in client advocacy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, medication management, and crisis intervention and resolution. Janet brings peace of mind to her clients through every step of the health care process.
Maureen McCaffrey, RN BSN
RN Care Manager
Maureen McCaffrey, RN Care Manager, has over 25 years experience in nursing and is nationally certified in gerontological nursing. With a focus in gerontology, Maureen spent time nursing at three different Wesley Wood locations and was the resident director at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Center in Dunwoody, GA. She has extensive experience with both Alzheimer’s and dementia, including setting up and supervising Alzheimer’s wings in assisted living homes.

Maureen’s experience in home health, nursing homes and the hospital setting prove very valuable assets to her clients. Additionally, her love of geriatrics was cemented through her service as a personal care manager, resident service director and wellness coordinator.
Katie Bell, RN BSN
RN Certified Aging Life Care Manager

Katie Bell RN BSM CMC is a Certified Care Manager who has years of well-honed skills and experience with background in urology, gastroenterology, nursing home and directing care in assisted living.  Most importantly Katie possesses the compassion to work with the elderly and those with special needs thus bringing true caring to the situation.  

Lauren Voyles, RN BSN
Certified Patient Advocate

Lauren has an extensive and varied background navigating healthcare for clients with a variety of chronic and acute diseases.  Her particular focus includes case management with medical oversight for clients with injuries, cancer, motor system disorders, autism and heart failure.

 

Additionally, herself a cancer survivor, she intimately understands the vulnerabilities and complexities of illness and the maze of medical care.  This has driven her to advocate for her clients with passion and purpose. 

 

She holds her RN BSN through the University of Oklahoma, is an Alfus Certified Patient Advocate through the University of Miami and has Gerontology Study Certification through the University of Georgia.

 

In her free time, Lauren enjoys time in the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Anne Maloney, RN BSN
RN Care Manager
Anne brings many years of experience as an RN in various health care settings. A graduate of University of Maryland, she obtained her BSN  over 35 years ago. She has worked in Pediatrics, Adult Cardiovascular  Surgery , Moh's surgery and most recently has worked four years in hospice nursing. She has a passion for working with families who are struggling to navigate the health care system for their loved  ones.
As Care manager, Anne functions as patient advocate and can assist with medication management, coordinating appointments with medical professionals, communicating with clients and their families, and making visits to assure that the client is residing in a happy,safe environment. She is also happy to assist family members in selecting placement options for their loved ones. Anne excels at communication skills and is committed to maximizing her clients quality of life.
As a  cancer survivor, she brings a very personal knowledge of illness and can empathize with clients and their families who are faced with a life changing diagnosis.
Anne is married and the mother of two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, long walks on the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Anne brings many years of experience as an RN in various health care settings. A graduate of University of Maryland, she obtained her BSN over 35 years ago. She has worked in Pediatrics, Adult Cardiovascular  Surgery , Moh's surgery and most recently has worked four years in hospice nursing. She has a passion for working with families who are struggling to navigate the health care system for their loved  ones.


As Care manager, Anne functions as patient advocate and can assist with medication management, coordinating appointments with medical professionals, communicating with clients and their families, and making visits to assure that the client is residing in a happy,safe environment. She is also happy to assist family members in selecting placement options for their loved ones. Anne excels at communication skills and is committed to maximizing her clients quality of life.


As a  cancer survivor, she brings a personal knowledge of illness and can empathize with clients and their families who are faced with a life changing diagnosis.


Anne is married and the mother of two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, long walks on the beach and spending time with family and friends.


Anne also serves as a board member on the Atlanta Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association. She has a passion for helping those individuals and their families whose lives are impacted by this disease. 



Peggy S. Lee, RN BSN MBA
Certified Case Manager

Peggy Lee has practiced nursing in wide variety of areas including the following: ICU, Red Cross, Case Management, home health, IV infusion and hospice.  Having received her BSN at the Medical College of Georgia and her Master’s in Business Administration, she has used her extensive education to serve in the community.   This wide array of experience gives Peggy the expertise and empathy to work with people to address their needs.   

Angela Fietchter, RN BSN
RN Care Manager

Angela has 27 years of diverse nursing experience ranging from acute care in the ICU, post surgical care, chronic lung disease and  extensive cardiac disease management in the home including IV medication administration and CHF pilot programs. Her clinical management experience for a national homecare company and thorough knowledge of Medicare regulations allow her to provide the client with optimal oversight. Being an advocate for her client as they and their family navigate the aging process has been incredibly rewarding to her.

 

Angela is a graduate of Ohio State University and loves the Buckeyes! She is married and her blended family includes 8 children and 4 dogs. She lives in the Milton area and enjoys interior design as a hobby.

Tracy Johnson, RN
RN Care Manager, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner

Tracy has been a RN for over 25 years, having worked in the the Surgical ICU, Medical Spa and the Senior Living Industry with Independent, Assisted and Memory Care Communities. For the past 10 years she has been an Executive Director in Senior Living overseeing day to day management of over a hundred residents along with her leadership team. Tracy is caring in her approach and able to bring understanding and options to complex situations that can affect our seniors and their families. She has a wealth of knowledge as it relates to seniors, and particularly those experiencing the overwhelming effects of dementia. She is an Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator of support groups. Tracy can offer resources and recommendations in care, behavioral approaches and activities that decrease the need to use excessive medications and increasing the quality of life. Tracy can share creative approaches to senior care for both families and caregivers that maximize the enjoyment of life.
As a wife and mom to 3 creative daughters and a son-in-law, as well as 4 beautiful grandchildren, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family. If she’s not with them, then she is playing the piano, painting, swimming or cooking a gourmet meal. 

Tracy has been a RN for over 25 years, having worked in the the Surgical ICU, Medical Spa and the Senior Living Industry with Independent, Assisted and Memory Care Communities. For the past 10 years she has been an Executive Director in Senior Living overseeing day to day management of over a hundred residents along with her leadership team. Tracy is caring in her approach and able to bring understanding and options to complex situations that can affect our seniors and their families. She has a wealth of knowledge as it relates to seniors, and particularly those experiencing the overwhelming effects of dementia. She is an Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator of support groups. Tracy can offer resources and recommendations in care, behavioral approaches and activities that decrease the need to use excessive medications and increasing the quality of life. Tracy can share creative approaches to senior care for both families and caregivers that maximize the enjoyment of life.


As a wife and mom to 3 creative daughters and a son-in-law, as well as 4 beautiful grandchildren, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family. If she’s not with them, then she is playing the piano, painting, swimming or cooking a gourmet meal. 


Emily Wright, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Care Manager

Emily is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with patients and families in need.  Emily has extensive experience and expertise in the arena of hospice and palliative care, working with patients and family members to providing support, education and guidance.  Emily has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospices, hospitals, personal care homes and in home hospice. 

Emily specializes in addressing the wide variety of needs facing families and friends caring for loved ones in need and enjoys helping them navigate the challenges presented by mental health issues, grief/bereavement, complex medical issues, stress, dementia-related illness and aging. 


In addition to these skills, Emily is registered Yoga teacher and therapist and is passionate about helping clients find balance between body and mind in order to live their best quality of life.