Meet the Team at Amada Senior Care of Birmingham
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.”
Laura Lee Rose | Office Manager
Laura Lee brings a truly compassionate heart and a lifetime of leadership to her role as Amada Birmingham’s Office Manager. Prior to Amada, she and her husband led 1000+ person congregation in Atlanta area through spiritual and very real-life journeys. She has also led several medical and business offices, always using her incredible intuition to really listen and support those around her.
An avid chef and practitioner of self-care, Laura Lee can be found exploring Birmingham’s restaurant scene, whipping up deliciousness, and spending quality time with her beloved husband and family. In addition to Destin and many other places, Laura Lee finds great solace in one of her favorite quotations, “When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars.”
Shuntel Talton | Client Care Manager
Just ask Shuntel if she has ever met a person she didn’t find fascinating or a puzzle she didn’t love trying to solve. The answer is probably no! As Amada’s Client Care Manager, Shuntel has found fertile ground for her love of people and wealth of psychology knowledge — she is building a team!
Caregiving also runs deep in Shuntel’s soul. A beloved wife and mother of four, Shuntel didn’t stop there. She personally takes care of her elderly uncle and father so knows what clients, families, and caregivers experience firsthand.
Be careful to give Shuntel a challenge after all, she lives by “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb, go through it, or work around it!”
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.”
LaToya Ryans | Front Office Coordinator
LaToya Ryans certainly celebrates her gift of patience and good cheer! Not only is she the energetic mother of four but she started her professional life caring for toddlers! As Amada’s Front Office Coordinator, LaToya is the birthday/goodies queen and makes good use of her recruiting and office management background in home care. When she is not keeping Amada shipshape, she can be found being mom extraordinaire and cruise director of her large, always bustling extended family.
LaToya’s experience as Medical Assistant helps her relate to caregivers and clients alike. “I always think about taking care of our clients as if they were a member of my own family!” says LaToya.
Tamaya Baxter | Scheduler
Tamaya Baxter is a true powerhouse and brings her years of caregiving and business experience to her new role as Amada Birmingham’s Scheduler. Tamaya is transitioning to a staff role from being an Amada caregiver as well as working at Birmingham’s renowned Children’s Hospital. Although her clients are quite devastated to lose Tamaya’s weekly presence in their home, they share that they are so excited for her to share her wisdom with a wider audience and take the next step in her professional journey.
And what a journey it has already been! Tamaya is finishing up her Bachelor of Science in Biology (saying “I find it fascinating”) and has a track record in business development (establishing accounting systems to brand management). Tamaya knows firsthand the caregiver and client experience and could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to put her insights into action!
As Tamaya has learned and adopted from Maya Angelou: “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.”