“Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.”
~ John C. Maxwell

As Close As Family recognizes the paramount significance of having an exceptional leadership team to foster the development of its staff and ensure unparalleled care for clients and their families. The leadership team serves as the guiding force, setting the tone for a culture of compassion, honesty and reliability.

A strong leadership team plays a pivotal role in creating a positive work environment where staff are motivated, empowered, and equipped with the necessary skills to deliver high-quality care. By prioritizing staff development, the leadership team ensures that caregivers receive ongoing training, stay updated on best practices, and continuously improve their care knowledge and abilities.

Adam Berry
Adam BerryCEO
Adam Berry has been in the home care field since 2007, starting in home health physical therapy. In 2016 after seeing the resounding need for another level of non-medical home care, Adam approached long-time friend and colleague, Dustin Baldwin and they began As Close As Family.

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Jessica Holcomb
Jessica HolcombLPN, Director of Human Resources
Jessica Holcomb has been with As Close As Family since January of 2018 but has been in the health-care field since 2008. She started her career as a CNA and quickly learned a new respect for those who care for individuals day in and day out.

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Teresa Akins
Teresa AkinsDirector of Quality
Teresa Akins has been with As Close As Family since July of 2018. She started in health care as an administrative assistant for a respiratory company in 2001. She transitioned to a hospice agency in 2005.

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Carrianne Hester
Carrianne HesterDirector of Finance
Carrianne has a Bachelors of Accounting Degree from Jacksonville State University and has many years of experience in the service and healthcare industry.

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Melanie Pell
Melanie PellRN, Managing Partner
Melanie Pell is the Managing Partner at As Close As Family in Centre, Alabama. Melanie is a Registered Nurse and has been in home health services for more than 20 years. She was born in Plant City, FL and grew up in Ft. Payne, AL.

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Sarah Westmoreland
Sarah WestmorelandDirector of Client Relations
Sarah Westmoreland has been a Director of Client Relations with As Close As Family since April of 2020. Prior to joining the ACAF team she honed in on her southern hospitality roots with her 8-year position with the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

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Addiebell Tucker
Addiebell TuckerDirector of Scheduling
Addison Bell Tucker, also known as Addie or Addiebell, is the Director of Scheduling for As Close As Family. She enjoys what she does daily for her clients and caregivers.

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Valencia Terrell
Valencia TerrellRegional Director Northwest Alabama
Valencia Terrell has been with As Close As Family since June 2021. As the regional director of the Northwest branch she handles the day-to-day operations of the business locally. Her first priority is to serve our clients and be an advocate for them.

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Maria Preyear
Maria PreyearRN, Regional Director Southwest Alabama
With more than 25 years in the field of nursing, Maria has developed a strong skillset in leadership while serving 11 of those years in Executive Leadership of a large hospice agency. Maria feels that her caring for others is not just a passion but indeed, a calling.

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Katelyn Hard
Katelyn HardBranch Director, Marshall/Blount County
Katelyn Hard is the Branch Director for our Marshall/Blount County offices, and has been with the company since 2019. She has a huge passion for helping others, ensuring our clients are happy and keeping them at home as long as possible.

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Elaine Farmer
Elaine FarmerBranch Director, Jackson/Dekalb County
Elaine Farmer is the Branch Director for the Jackson and Dekalb County offices. She joined the As Close As Family team in May of 2020. She has a background in various administrative positions in OB/GYN and pediatric offices.

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Veronica Sparkman
Veronica SparkmanBusiness Office Manager, Marshall/Blount County
Veronica Sparkman has been with As Close As Family since 2020, starting as a caregiver providing personal care services. Then after much prayer and determination, she transitioned to the Business Office Manager for Marshall/Blount County.

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 Brandie Chisenall
Brandie ChisenallBusiness Office Specialist
Brandie Chisenall is the Business Office Specialist for As Close As Family. She has been with the company since May of 2021.

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Jessica Cervantes
Jessica CervantesBusiness Office Assistant Cherokee County
Jessica Cervantes has been at the As Close As Family of Cherokee and Etowah office since November 2021. Her love of caring for others began back when she was active in the HOSA program and volunteered at a local nursing home.

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