Lori Sulak has always had a soft place in her heart seniors. Growing up, she had a very strong relationship with her grandparents that led her to become a caregiver after she graduated from high school. Wanting to pursue a career serving the elderly, Lori went to University of North Texas, where she earned a BS in Gerontology, Sales and Marketing. Upon graduation, Lori took a job with the local Area Agency on Aging as an Ombudsman, advocating for seniors in long term care environments, particularly skilled nursing facilities. She later helped create the first advocacy program for seniors in the assisted living environment in Texas. Today Lori continues to advocate for seniors as the Director of Sales for WellAware Systems. A relatively young company, WellAware uses technology to help seniors stay safely in their homes, wherever home may be. They do this by providing passive monitoring technology that provides critical information on sleep habits, bathing habits, ambulation, vital signs and more in an easy to read “dashboard”. This information can then be used to address physical and emotional issues before they turn into a hospital visit. Contact Lori at (804) 615-0608, or visit their website at www.wellawaresystems.com.
Born and raised in Japan, Yoko Ellison left her family and her homeland to move to the United States when she was 18 years old. She attended university in Ohio, and after graduating, moved to a small town in Virginia to pursue a career in Theater Stage Management. After meeting and marrying her husband, they moved to Atlanta, where Yoko took a job as and Acitivities Director at an Assisted Living Facility in Dunwoody. She worked her way up to the Executive Director position before leaving to take a marketing and sales position with Griswold Special Care. From there, Yoko moved into the skilled care environment, and today is a Homecare Coordinator for Interim Healthcare.
A rare Atlanta native, Melody Juneau began her career as a nurse. She attended Georgia Baptist Nursing School, and later Georgia State University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her first position after school was with Scottish Rite (now Children’s Hospital of Atlanta) in pediatrics. Melody spent about five years in full time nursing before she left to take a sales position with Medtronic, in the Neurostimulator Division. She went on to work for Pharma Thera selling home infusion services. After working for them for ten years, Melody migrated to the Home Health arena. For the past five years, Melody has been at Interim Healthcare working as a Homecare Coordinator.
Yoko can be reached at (678) 471-3369. Melody can be reached at (678) 468-6096. Visit Interim on the web at www.interimhealthcare.com/atlanta.