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Carla Payne, CMC, MA

Owner/CERTIFIED CARE MANAGER/ Fellow of the Leadership Academy / SE Chapter President

Carla earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Master’s in counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2004 she became an Ombudsman serving as an advocate for those living in skilled care facilities. Carla also earned a graduate certificate in Gerontology from West Chester University and her National Certification in Care Management. Over the past 18 years she has provided direction, intervention, and solutions to families in need. In addition, she has served as a chapter board member and unit leader with The Aging Life Care Association in both Pa & NC. Carla is the 2023-24 President of the SE Chapter which consists of care managers within NC, SC, TN, GA, MS and AL. In 2019 Carla was recognized as the SE Chapter Member of the Year.

Carla remains involved in her local community with the Chamber of Commerce, she is a past board member and Co-education chair of the Seniors Information Group of Wake Forest (SING), board member of Fidelity NC Bank and is past president of the WF chapter of Women in Networking.

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Amanda Osgood, LCSW

Care Manager

Amanda Osgood’s greatest professional joy is advocating for those in need by connecting them with appropriate, time-sensitive, and individualized resources and services. Through active listening and a solution-focused approach, she empowers her clients to identify and enhance their goals and live well. She is often heard saying, “We’ll figure this out together.” Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Master of Social Work from Boston College with a concentration in Older Adults & Families. She has worked primarily with the geriatric population in a variety of settings, including hospice and palliative care, housing, outpatient mental health, population health, and long-term care. She loves laughing, trying new plant-based recipes, fostering rescue animals, and exploring the world with her husband and child.

 

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Audrey Gastmeyer, MBA

Care Manager

Audrey is a native North Carolinian and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a BA and MBA. She has been a Stephen Minister for several years, walking alongside people going through difficulties of all kinds. She enjoys combining that experience with her background in business processes and problem-solving to empower care management clients. Listening well and being a calm, accepting presence are her top priorities.
She loves to read, spend time outdoors (anywhere near water), and hang out with her family, friends, and dogs.
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Kay Gamble, MBA

Care Manager

With a profound commitment to enhancing the lives of seniors, Kay specializes in fostering independence and wellness among our cherished community members. Her impactful journey includes serving as the past president of the Friends of the Northern Wake Senior Center, exemplifying her deep-rooted connection to the senior community. In her role as Area Director for Raleigh/Durham with Arosa LLC, Kay has overseen the seamless operations of care providers and nursing services for at-home clients and independent living facilities. Beyond her professional achievements, Kay brings a well-rounded vibrancy to our team. An accomplished golfer, she gracefully navigates both fairways and the delicate nuances of senior care. Actively involved in her community, Kay extends her compassionate touch as a Stephens Minister, while also participating in various book clubs and senior center activities. Kay Gamble is not just a care manager; she is a beacon of support, a community leader, and a passionate advocate for the well-being of our seniors.

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Megan Murphy, BA

Wake Forest Adult Day Program Manager

Megan moved to Wake Forest from Massachusetts in August 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Care Management from Stonehill College and has been working in the senior field for 30 years. While working in Adult Day Care, Skilled Nursing facilities, Assisted Living communities, and Care Management agencies her goal has always been to provide the best care and support that seniors and their families deserve.

Megan’s passion is supporting seniors with dementia and their caregivers. This led her to complete the Train the Trainer program through the Alzheimer’s Association as well as many other dementia courses throughout her career.

Megan truly enjoys working with and helping families in the pursuit of quality of care and quality of life.  When not working Megan can be seen driving to different family sporting events or visiting her adult children with her husband.

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Stavie Thompson, BA

Wake Forest Adult Day Center Assistant

Meet Stavie Thompson, a Carolina girl with a heart as warm as her southern roots. Raised on a farm in Enfield, NC, surrounded by the love of her incredible family and cherished animals, Stavie’s upbringing instilled in her a deep appreciation for compassion and service. Her journey led her to Meredith College, where she pursued her passion for language, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in French.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Stavie’s life has been enriched by her love for music, particularly her lifelong dedication to playing the piano. Married and blessed with two children and two beloved grandchildren, Stavie’s family is the center of her world. Adding to her bustling household are three dogs, two cats, and three horses, each a testament to her unwavering affection for animals.

Stavie’s calling to serve others has been a constant thread throughout her life. From her early days as a vet assistant to her roles at Exporis and Marbles museums, she has always sought to uplift and educate those around her. In recent years, Stavie found fulfillment in caring for her aging parents, a journey that deepened her understanding of the needs of seniors.

Now, Stavie brings her wealth of experience and boundless compassion to Aging Care Matters Adult Day Center, where she embraces the opportunity to continue her life’s work of serving, loving, respecting, and protecting the vulnerable. With a fierce dedication to making a difference in the lives of others, Stavie Thompson exemplifies the heart and soul of our team.

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Rachel Vaughters, BS

Rachel brings to Aging Care Matters, LLC, a genuine passion for helping clients find solutions when their healthcare needs become complex and overwhelming. As a former Area manager for a National integrated Homecare company and former caregiver to her own family, Rachel utilizes effective cross-functional communication and goal oriented care plans, with healthcare providers, clients, and their families/loved ones, ensuring the highest level of client-centered support. Her specialty focus includes those individuals with chronic conditions and holistic alternative treatments. Rachel holds a B.S. from the University of Florida in Communications, is a Board Certified Patient Advocate and Care Manager, a NC Life and Health Insurance License holder since 2006, and a NC Notary Public.

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Alisa Knight, BSW

Care Manager

Meet Alisa Knight, a valued member of our team, whose expertise stems from her work at the Wilson Crisis Center and the NC State Medicaid Program. Alisa holds a BSW from Barton College and an Associate’s in Applied Science from Nash Community College. With a rich background in family support, problem-solving, and advocacy, she brings invaluable skills to our organization. We’re privileged to have Alisa on board, contributing her talents and experience on a part-time basis, enriching our services and benefiting our clients.

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