Linda Kadan
Linda KadanFounder & CEO
“I started this business with a desire to care for families as if they were my own. Thirty years later, I’m incredibly proud to have my family at my side, personally and professionally, as we continue to build a company dedicated to quality in-home care.” – Linda Kadan

As CEO of Kadan Homecare, Linda Kadan’s official role is to develop and implement Kadan’s overall operating strategy and to manage the operations and resources. Unofficially, Kadan considers it her job and her life’s work to help as many seniors as possible live with dignity and independence while giving their families complete peace of mind.

According to Kadan, the highlights of her 25+ year career in the industry have been “successfully doing something I truly love for so many years and meeting so many wonderful clients and caregivers.” When Kadan graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Economics degree, she might not have imagined ending up as the CEO of a leading homecare provider. However, it’s obvious she has found her calling.

Kadan is a member of the National Private Duty Association, the nation’s first association for providers of private duty home care. The NPDA is the recognized resource for information and definition of private duty home care practice. It leads the industry that cares for people at home through education and advocacy.

The Kadan Caregiving Family

Our goal is to care for your family like only a family can. With more than 75 years of combined experience in homecare, nursing and social services, Kadan works collaboratively to ensure each client and their families are receiving the highest quality of care and unparalleled customer service.

Dina Kadan White
Dina Kadan WhiteDirector of Quality and Business Relations
Dina oversees the day-to-to day operations and assists with strategic planning for the company. She has worked with Kadan full-time for the past 11 years, although she has been engaged with the family-run firm at some level for most of her adult life.

Prior to joining Kadan, White served as Director of Product Development at Equifax and previously was a Marketing Director with Wachovia. These jobs prepared her well for a position where she works for the benefit of all involved of this highly client-focused agency.

Dina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a member of the National Private Duty Association, a membership organization for firms whose homecare model is to employ, train, monitor and supervise caregivers, create a plan of care for the client and work toward a safe and secure environment for the person at home. White is also a member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.

Casey Young
Casey YoungDirector of Talent Strategy
Casey ensures Kadan’s stringent employee hiring and operating standards are upheld, conducting employee interviews, performing background checks and employment verifications, keeping employee certifications up to date, and more. Casey also implements new policies for employees and caregivers, coordinates training classes, and assists with counseling and corrective measures to ensure employees and caregivers follow Kadan’s industry-leading practices.

Overall, Casey manages the human resource needs of nearly 300 employees and caregivers at Kadan.Her front-line efforts regarding training, counseling and other support services are a key component of Kadan’s high level of client satisfaction.

Casey has been with Kadan for 10 years and is currently working to obtain her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from Kennesaw State University.

Heather Roberts
Heather RobertsDirector of Client Services
Heather Graham is the Director of Client Services for Kadan Homecare. She has over 14 years’ experience in the Health Care field. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Ohio State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from University of Phoenix. She was a Clinical Manager for an internal medicine practice in Ohio where she worked with clients of all ages. After moving to Georgia in 2007, she decided to begin working in the social services side of healthcare and enjoys working closely with the geriatric population and their families.
Greg Maguire
Greg MaguireDirector of Business Development
Greg serves as primary liaison between Kadan Homecare and our referral partners in the 16 county metro Atlanta communities we serve. Greg works closely with social workers, nurses, case managers, discharge planners in hospitals, home health professionals, assisted living facilities, rehab, hospice and many other areas to provide education and understanding of our mission and services at Kadan Homecare, helping our clients thrive and supporting their families.

Prior to joining us, Greg worked for over 15 years at Piedmont Healthcare in many areas such as business development, outreach supporting Piedmont Heart Institute, Transplant, Neuroscience, Diagnostics, Orthopedics, etc. covering Atlanta and most of north Georgia.

Greg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management from the University of Rhode Island. He also served as U.S. Army Officer (Reserves) and retired 1998.

Heather Burmesch
Heather BurmeschDirector of Clinical Services
In her role, Heather oversees the clinical liaison team and clinical services department processes. She joined Kadan in early 2020 after serving as House Supervisor for WellStar Atlanta Medical Center and an executive director for a nursing community in Wisconsin. She began her nursing career in a level one trauma center where she quickly found a passion for clinical leadership. Her philosophy emphasizes quality of care first while keeping an open and honest relationship with coworkers and staff.

Heather has more than 13 years of healthcare experience and holds a graduate degree in Nursing with a focus on Executive Leadership.

Jill Powell
Jill PowellClient Care Manager
Jill Powell is the intake coordinator for Kadan Homecare. She has her undergraduate and master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia. Jill provided social services and discharge planning for the trauma team and medical-surgery unit at Atlanta Medical Center for 7 years until she decided to work mainly with the geriatric population. Jill has been with Kadan for over 8 years.
Sophia Jones
Sophia JonesClient Care Manager
Sophia Jones is a Health Care Medical Professional with nearly 10+ years of exemplary home care experience. Her responsibilities have included reporting to the Owner and Managing Directors of the company, overseeing day to day operations of the company, recruiting, hiring, and training employees as well as managing field and office staff.

With a background in Nursing and Healthcare Management she is able to ensure the company maintains their client base. Today Sophia manages client cases on a day to day basis.

Bre Marshall
Bre MarshallClient Care Manager
Client Care Manager, Bre Marshall has more than 10 years of health care experience working in the nonprofit and private sectors. After starting her career as an intervention specialist devoted to community health, patient advocacy and health intervention strategies, she transitioned into rehabilitation, where she cultivated an understanding of restoring functional ability and quality of life to aging adults. Working as a Director of Rehabilitation, her focus broadened to include not only patient care but also operations management and process improvement. Bre has a keen understanding of the importance of strong working relationships between health care professionals, including clinicians, therapists and administrators. She is also a strong advocate for aging in place and has cared for her own mother who is living with multiple sclerosis. Bre holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University and a master’s degree in Public Health from Capella University.
Tricia Thurmond
Tricia ThurmondClient Care Manager
Tricia Thurmond is a Client Care Manager and advocates for both clients and caregivers so that the best possible care can be delivered. She considers serving the older adult community her life’s work, having provided hands-on care as a medical tech at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for geriatric and mentally ill patients and working at another home health care agency prior to joining Kadan. Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gerontology. She is also a Certified Dementia Friends Champion and Certified Dementia Trainer under Teepa Snow’s “Positive Approach to Care.”
Julie Braddy
Julie BraddyClinical Liaison
For over 3 1/2 years Julie has acted as a nursing supervisor and caregiver trainer. Julie performs initial visits and regularly scheduled supervisory visits in both homes and facilities for our clients.

Julie is a licensed RN in Georgia, graduating from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. Julie worked as an ER nurse for several years and was ACLS and critical care certified. Julie worked as a discharge planning nurse assisting families with post hospital care. Julie has also worked for a large medical practice in Atlanta and for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Julie was a CNA before she went into nursing. Julie is also a certified PAC consultant with Teepa Snow, the dementia specialist.

Kaye Hall
Kaye HallClinical Liaison
Kaye Hall, a registered nurse for 36 years, serves as a clinical supervisor for Kadan. Her duties include initial client assessments which enable her to create a personalized service plan for Kadan caregivers to follow. She provides on-going supervisory visits to the clients home to re-evaluate the client’s status and satisfaction as well as monitoring caregiver performance through training and evaluation.

Kaye is a native of Atlanta and graduate of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing where she served as a nursing instructor. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing from Medical College of Georgia. Her nursing background includes a position as Nurse Clinician for Emory’s Center for Rehabilitation and Nurse Educator for the Arthritis Care Center at DeKalb Medical Center where she was the nurse navigator for patient’s undergoing total joint replacement. Additionally, Kaye is a certified PAC consultant with the dementia specialist Teep Snow.

Kelly Hardin
Kelly HardinHuman Resources Coordinator
Kelly Hardin is the Human Resources Coordinator for Kadan Homecare. In her role, she recruits, screens and interviews caregiver candidates, assists with caregiver training and certifications, and facilitates all HR communications between office and field staff.

Kelly’s previous experience with communication and outreach has helped her hone her hiring skills, and Kadan’s field staff numbers have doubled since she started recruiting and screening in 2016. Working in an HR capacity, she gets to know the field staff well and loves working with Kadan’s wonderful, dedicated employees. Kelly holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism, as well as a certification in British Studies from Oxford University.

Hazel Reece
Hazel ReeceBusiness Office Manager
Hazel Reece provides administrative support to the Kadan team. Hazel is detail oriented, skilled in office organization and has a reputation of dependability, honesty and dedication.

A graduate of Pickens Tech, Hazel was trained in medical office administration where she earned the nomination for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership. Hazel worked as geriatric patient account manager with Beverly Enterprises where she was responsible for distributing funds as needed or requested by patient and/or family.

Hazel has worked alongside her husband, T.R., in their home building business where her duties consisted of business management, bookkeeping and accounting.

In her spare time she enjoys working with her husband in their antique store, reading, spending time with family, and playing with their little dog, Zoey.

Audrey Miller
Audrey MillerSupport Coordinator
As a Support Coordinator, Audrey Miller’s responsibilities include supporting and assisting the office staff, greeting clients, answering phones, preparing documents and folders for the nursing team, assisting with payroll, and processing incoming and outgoing mail.

Audrey has worked in the health care industry for 10 years, and she has a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. In her professional experience, her greatest achievements have centered around successfully correcting speech and language disorders in children and helping disabled seniors improve the overall quality of their lives by carefully monitoring their health conditions.

Meet Our Kadan Caregivers

The biggest difference between Kadan Homecare and other home care companies is our talented team of caregivers.  Our team of 300+ caregivers are carefully selected and thoroughly trained to ensure that you and your loved ones are in safe, caring and capable hands. For them, caring for others is more than a job – it’s their passion.

Hazel with Kadan over 7 Years

 

Patsy with Kadan for over 4 Years
Gladys over 4 years with Kadan