Charnette Brown, Executive Director
Charnette brings over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has held certifications in Gerontology, Palliative care, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Charnette has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in management. She most recently completed the Georgia Certification for Assisted Living Administrators and is currently pursuing dual Masters degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business at the University of Phoenix.
Charnette began her nursing career at the request of her grandfather who unbeknownst to her was diagnosed with cancer. When he passed away she was left to care for her grandmother who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. This began her interest in the dementia disease process. Throughout her healthcare career providing care in the various fields of nursing, her passion has always been to help the underserved population of memory care.
She is a mother of two adult daughters, has three grandchildren, and a pet bearded dragon. Her responsibility as Nonny includes full-time care of the oldest grandson, Dominic. You can catch Charnette at all of his youth football games supporting the Black Knights.
In her spare time, you can find Charnette participating in various 5k events including the Alzheimer’s Association walk, reading, attending church, and volunteering to support the homeless and transitional housing services in Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties.
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.
Denise Moore, Admissions and Marketing Director
I have always had a passion for seniors. I started my career as a caregiver and along my 14 years of senior living experience, it has brought me to become a senior lifestyle counselor, marketing director, sales director and executive director. I have worked as a counselor for a singular senior living community for approximately 12 years and have honed my talents to where sales & counseling warms my heart. I enjoy understanding the complications, fears and apprehension that goes into selecting a community for loved ones. My knowledge and experience have taken me down this road and I continue to thrive by helping seniors and their families feel secure and confident in their choice of a community. This is exactly why I am excited to be joining The Memory Center. I believe in this community and all that it has to offer our seniors with dementia. Being one of the few communities that specifically specializes in treating this disease, exclusively, it brings comfort to help guide loved ones to a more purposeful and meaningful life.
Mariah Palmeri, Nursing Director
Mariah relocated to Georgia this past year from Upstate New York. She is a wife and mother of two toddlers. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new parks and hiking trails throughout Atlanta with her family.
Mariah started her healthcare career over 12 years ago as a certified nursing assistant in long term care. Upon completion of nursing school, she worked in an outpatient dialysis center and was promoted to team leader.
Prior to Mariah’s promotion to Director of Nursing at The Memory Center Atlanta, she held the role of Assistant Director of Nursing. Mariah’s passion for the elderly started at an early age when she assisted in caring for her grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Mariah’s mission is to provide your loved ones with the best care possible. Mariah is excited to join this amazing team of caregivers.
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.
Edward Kraitman, Chef
My name is Edward Kraitman. I am from Moldova and I have lived in the United States for over twenty years now, and worked as a culinary artist for over 30 years. I have a deep passion for creating food and serving it to people in ways that they enjoy. I focus on health in every meal and keep fried food off of my menu. There are no mistakes when creating a new dish and I love to experiment with every holiday. I love serving my residents and seeing their faces light up when their food arrives. I am happy when my residents are happy and always keep each individual’s needs in mind because each limitation is a new challenge that I am excited to tackle in the kitchen.