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. At that time she began taking on the marketing role in addition to her other job duties and served as Executive Vice President. Teresa truly enjoys getting into the homes of people who need our help and getting to know them on a personal level. She loves home care and the difference we can make in our local communities. Serving others is her passion inside and outside of the work place.
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 high school, where she was active in the HOSA program and volunteered at a local nursing home. She instantly fell in love with the health-care field. In 2013 she graduated from Cherokee County High School and completed the 3-year HOSA program. Shortly after Jessica started her career in health care as a CNA. Caring for others is something that comes so naturally to many, and it has been an absolute blessing for Jessica to be able to do what she does and make a career out of it. Outside of work Jessica enjoys a simple life on the farm nestled in the hills of Gaylesville with her family.