Meet Our Team at Amada Senior Care of Birmingham AL
Len Everts | Owner
Amada owner Len Everts is thrilled to call Birmingham home. He is enamored with the people, food and culture and can be found frequently at Waffle House, proudly sporting Alabama gear and egging on his server. Len handles all billing and loves being out in the community. The real boss in the office is Misa, a 10-pound Havapoo who regularly oversees the work of her hooman as she sits on his lap. Len is passionate about helping seniors age with dignity and providing a rewarding work environment for caregivers and staff. Len’s experiences as an Army veteran and business owner, and as a child of aging family members, fuels his commitment to providing exceptional senior care every day.
Len frequently reflects on Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”
Karon Brooks | Community Liasion
Karon Brooks brings decades of experience and passion for helping older adults age gracefully in her role as Community Liaison. As a certified Geriatric Care Manager (one of only five in Alabama), Karon draws on her extensive background to help families find solutions to better care for their loved ones who are aging in place at home. A great listener, Karon deeply values the knowledge that clients and families share and uses that knowledge to reach into her deep well of senior care resources in Birmingham and its surrounding communities. A dedicated mom to four grown children, Karon also enjoys channeling her artistic talents as an accomplished painter.
Karon finds that the philosophy “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason” has served her well!
Ashley Gipson | Director of Operations
Ashley Gipson believes her work with Amada is truly a calling. As Director of Operations, Ashley utilizes her management skills and background to support a cause she cares so much about: Ensuring older adults have an advocate and an excellent quality of life. With a degree in Business Administration and a background as a Certified Professional Coder, Ashley has been leading offices and teams for more than 10 years. A natural teacher and leader, she also served as a professor at Virginia College. As if her rewarding Amada career didn’t keep her busy enough, Ashley delights in family life with her two children, Hannah and Owen, her husband, Quentin, and their 2-year-old “light of our lives” pup, Bella. The entire family stays busy as expert golfers, as well as active church and community volunteers.
Ashley looks to Joshua 1:9 daily for guidance: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Marquita Donaldson | Caregiver Manager
Caregiving has been a lifelong passion for Marquita Donaldson. She originally received her Certified Nurses Assistant degree as a part of a high school learning program in Indiana and has since pursued additional degrees in Alabama. As Caregiver Manager at Amada Birmingham, Marquita is all things to caregivers. She conducts trainings, provides regular mentoring, and ensures both clients and caregivers have everything they need for successful relationships. Marquita is incredibly proud of her son, Tavian, who is pursuing a professional basketball career. At home, she can be found cooking, lounging and playing with her puppy, Tazz.
Marquita can often be heard encouraging caregivers to reach out for help because as she says, “Teamwork makes the dream work!”
Ginger Matthews | Client Care Coordinator
Everyone loves when Ginger Matthews comes to visit! Her dedication to clients has guided her entire career from banking to office management. Clients love how involved Ginger gets as their Client Care Coordinator. She brings clients their favorite snacks, remembers their stories from months or years ago, and always goes the extra mile to ensure their care needs are being met! As a proud mom to two grown daughters and a 17-year-old son who plays lacrosse, Ginger is used to juggling it all. A true connoisseur of home and hearth, Ginger not only whips up delicious meals and treats but also restores furniture into treasured beauties.
Driven by deep compassion, Ginger embraces on of her favorite George Washington Carver quotes: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”
Allison Muro | Recruiter
Allison Muro is and has always been a people person. A passion for learning about people led to a degree in psychology and guided her on the career path. She brings more than 10 years of experience in human resources and talent acquisition to her position as Recruiter for Amada Birmingham. Allison’s other interest is being of service to others, whether at the office or at home. Allison loves doting on her 14-year-old son Owen as Fan Mom, Room Mom, Team Mom, and all things Mom! She and her husband also are happy fur baby parents to the family cat, Sophie, who is a helpful centering presence when Allison is working from home.
Allison shares, “I am always thinking of my parents when I am speaking to caregivers. I know what a difference they can make in someone’s life.”
Sutton Yielding | Scheduler
Sutton Yielding dedicates her many talents to the expert pairing of caregivers and clients; she is always attentive to achieving that perfect fit. This is important to Sutton because she has experienced what a difference excellent care and comraderie from a compassionate caregiver can make in the lives of loved ones. Sutton is always eager to learn others’ care stories, so feel free to share your own personal story with her. Born and raised in Birmingham, Sutton earned a B.A. in Mass Communications from Auburn University (Go, Tigers!). She polished her communications skills during an 11-year career as a TV producer before venturing into the non-profit field and later into the world of caregiving. A dedicated aunt, Sutton can often be found entertaining her nieces and nephews with her vivid stories and captivating games. She also is a foodie who can tell you all the best spots for Mexican cuisine!
Sutton believes Maya Angelou got it right when she observed: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”