Teresa Akins
Teresa AkinsCCO
Teresa Akins, CCO 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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Melanie Pell
Melanie PellManaging 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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Jessica Ross
Jessica RossCOO
Jessica Ross 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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Elaine Farmer
Elaine FarmerBusiness Office Manager Jackson & Dekalb Counties
Elaine Farmer is the Business Office Manager 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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Katelyn Hard
Katelyn HardBusiness Office Manager Marshall County
Katelyn Hard is the Business Office Manager for our Marshall County office, 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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Valencia Terrell
Valencia TerrellBusiness Office Manager Northwest Alabama
Valencia Terrell has been with As Close As Family since June 2021. As the office manager 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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Sarah Westmoreland
Sarah WestmorelandCare Coordinator
Sarah Westmoreland has been a care coordinator 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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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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Veronica Sparkman
Veronica SparkmanBusiness Office Assistant Marshall 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 Assistant for Marshall County.

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

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 Brandie Chisenall
Brandie ChisenallPayroll Coordinator / Bookkeeper
Brandie Chisenall is the Payroll Coordinator / Bookkeeper for As Close As Family. She has been with the company since May of 2021.

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Carrianne Hester
Carrianne HesterAccountant
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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