Mr. DiBona founded MemCare and The Memory Center in 2006. He has been involved in all aspects of the company’s creation including site selection, design, construction, and corporate vision. He currently focuses on the daily management of both Memory Center locations and is committed to ensuring they provide the best possible care and quality of life to all residents and their family members. Prior to founding The Memory Center, Mr. DiBona focused on a multitude of investments in real estate, venture capital and equities. He was the founding partner of Coastal Capital Partners, a real estate investment fund which purchased over $100 million of assets throughout the Southeast. He formerly served as partner of CB Richard Ellis of Virginia, Inc. and has over 20 years experience in investing that has resulted in over $500 million of transactions with institutional and private equity partners.
“Everyone will be touched by this disease and we want to be on the forefront.” – Kevin DiBona
Mr. Hirschbiel has had a long and successful career in private equity investing. Mr. Hirschbiel co-founded one of the first venture capital firms in New York City in the early 1980s and spent nearly two decades successfully investing in a broad array of growth companies, including several in the healthcare services industry. Mr. Hirschbiel also founded Envest Ventures, one of the first professionally managed venture firms in Hampton Roads. Mr. Hirschbiel was an original investor in the first Memory Center in Virginia Beach and officially joined the management team in January 2013 to help implement expansion plans.
Dr. Amar Mohan, Medical Director
Dr. Amar Mohan grew up in Georgia and is board certified in Internal Medicine, and Palliative Care with a special interest in geriatric medicine, dementia care and treatment, psychiatric medicine, transitional care, and holistic medicine.
Tina Nelson, Executive Director
Tina Nelson is the Executive Director of The Memory Center Atlanta. She started from humble beginnings in the medical field, working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the age of 16. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse in her midwestern hometown at a local college and has been in the profession for over 20 years.
During her career, Tina has worked in multiple disciplines and obtained knowledge, skills, and abilities in a variety of healthcare settings, including military and ambulatory clinics, correctional institutions, hospitals, mental health, memory care, long-term care facilities, and leadership roles such as administrative, wellness nursing and Director of Nursing. Tina is also a veteran of the United States Army, of which she is very proud to have served her country!
Tina believes in focusing on the whole person when caring for her residents. She is passionate about providing quality care while remaining mindful of her residents’ and families’ individual preferences and needs. In addition to her career in nursing, Tina has multiple levels of education such as a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, and is currently working on her Master of Social Work. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, gardening, exercising, volunteering to work with the homeless population, and operating an outreach ministry.
Tina looks forward to continuing to serve the residents, families, and employees of The Memory Center Atlanta.
DeLores Sears, Director of Clinical and Residential Services
I am a native of Georgia where I grew up as a child being a helper to my peers and classmates. My goal as a child was always to help others and make everything better. These desires to help others sparked my desire to become a nurse and a teacher.
With over 20 years as a licensed nurse, a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a certificate as a Chaplain, Train the Trainer certified, a certificate in Psychology, several other certifications in Business Entrepreneurship, and several volunteer certificates in working with non-profit organizations. This has certainly given me the opportunity to meet those goals and desires.
My journey as a nurse has led me to work in several disciplines as a nurse. Several years of working in Memory Care Units with Dementia and Alzheimer’s residents, LTC Nursing, Mental Health, Care Coordinator, working in hospitals as a Nurse, Home Health Care Nursing, outpatient care, Medical Surgical Nursing, Case Management, Risk management, Utilization Reviews, Director of residential care in AL and IDL facilities which has made me a compassionate and well-seasoned nurse who has embraced the cares, concerns and woes of nursing and has given me the determination and dedication to help those that need helping and caring for.
My desire while working at The Memory Center is to be a bridge between the gap for the residents and families who trust us to care for their loved one by using the tools, skills, wisdom and knowledge that I have gained over the years to make life comfortable and easier for our residents.
Bianca White, Director of Admissions and Marketing
Bianca White has several years of experience working in senior living. She has worked in independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. She is honored to guide families and their loved ones during their search for memory care and she understands that having empathy and creating trust is key in establishing a relationship. Bianca is passionate about educating families on dementia as she has received her CDP (Certified Dementia Practioner) and enjoys creating quality relationships with local business professionals. She is honored to be a resource for families in need of memory care for their loved ones. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking with her husband and spending time with her dogs, Honey and Archie.
Katherine Wurmb, Activity Director
Hello, my name is Katherine and I was born and raised in Westminster, Maryland. After high school I attended Elon University in North Carolina and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors of Science. My husband Steve and I relocated from Missouri to Georgia this past fall along with our dog Sadie.
I have worked with the senior population most of my working career and have alway been drawn to seeking out their wisdom, humor and kindness. I have worked both as an Activity Assistant and Activity Director for over seven years in the skilled, long-term care and memory care environment. I strive to create programs that provide our seniors with a sense of self-awareness, esteem and success. I look forward to being part of The Memory Center team and getting to know each of you.
Elena Morgos, Admin Assistant
Elena Morgos has 9 years of experience working in senior living. She has worked in independent living, assisted living and memory care. Her favorite part of working in senior living is connecting with the residents and families. She is passionate about serving seniors and assisting family members with any questions. In her free time, Elena enjoys traveling, cooking and all outdoor activities.
Chris Tatum, Maintenance Director
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Petey Vaney, Executive Chef
Food has played a big part in my life. I grew up in the restaurant business with my mom and dad owning restaurants. Food has always been a passion of mine ever since I could reach the stove. My mother was my biggest influence when it came to the love of cooking. I was taught by my mother that every plate of food needs love. As the years pass, my skills became sharper and my knowledge of the food industry expanded. I am thankful for the great teachers and mentors that I have found. For the past 15 years, I have dedicated my craft to trying every day to achieve perfection and to bring a smile to someone’s face with a fabulous plate of food, made with love.
Tequila McCoil, Trainer
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