Metta Johnson, Nurse Consultant and Certified Care Manager, works with you and your health care providers to ensure you or your loved one receives the best possible care. With over 20 years experience as a Nurse Consultant and Certified Care Manager serving clients with serious, chronic and terminal illnesses, Metta and her team of Certified Care Managers, RNs and Social Workers understands your needs.
Metta Johnson & Associates provide solutions, allowing your family the security of knowing there is one single provider with a comprehensive view of your loved one’s health care and daily living needs. Offering a variety of services that bring the pieces of the puzzle together, Metta’s Certified Care Managers help you and your family navigate the health care maze, determining resources and viable options to address the full range of needs for you or your loved one.
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.
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.
Linda began her healthcare career in a most traditional way—as a nurse at the patient’s bedside. Rising into management roles within the hospital and beyond, she has 25+ years of experience in clinical and operations management.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of professional experience in a variety of clinical settings including hospice social work, child advocacy, behavioral and mental health, Probate Court and private practice.
Kathy Escandon BSN RN is a certified Care Manager. Kathy has 26 years of nursing experience including critical care, medical/oncology, outpatient hemodialysis and home health care.
Gerrie’s background in oncology has given her the skillset she needs to be an effective care manager and advocate. Gerrie has a passion for meeting people in whatever their situation and helping them navigate a difficult diagnosis and the complex medical world. She has excellent communication and time management skills.
Bridgett is excited to be on the expert team at Metta Johnson and Associates as a Geriatric Care Manager where she can nurture her passion to use her clinical and knowledge of the healthcare system to help patients and families receive the highest quality care possible.