Mike Riley Owner / CEOMike Riley Owner / CEO
Mike Riley, owner of Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, has strong ties to family throughout the southeast. He has been in the role of a family caregiver after his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He enjoys to building strong relationships in the community with families who need extra help with daily activities and providing a valuable service.
Mike has a BSBA from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and worked in management in a large logistics firm for many years prior to becoming a home care business owner. “I really learned the value of taking care of the customer,” he says of his previous job.
When he’s at home, Mike likes spending time with his wife and their dog and two cats.
Cory Turner General ManagerCory Turner General Manager
Cory brings 10 years of Senior Care health experience to his role as the General Manager at Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte.
In my role I get to see the joy we bring to helping our Seniors!
Cory enjoys working with the staff to continually improve on the core values we have at Homewatch Caregivers.
When he’s not at work, Cory loves to spend time with family. His passion is coaching lacrosse and playing golf.
Monisha Kumar Director of Community OutreachMonisha Kumar Director of Community Outreach
Monisha Kumar brings 14 years of geriatric health experience to her role as the Director of Community Outreach at Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte.
“The best part about my position as the Director of Community Outreach Services is establishing a healthy network with our external vendors and helping clients live in their home environments with assistance from our caregivers,” she says.
Monisha works with partners at local assisted living facilities, independent living communities, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers so that clients have trusted resources when a care bridge is needed.
When she’s not at work, Monisha loves to spend time with her husband and their two daughters. Her passion is food and baking, or outside taking pictures in nature.
MaryJane Barlow, RN Director of NursingMaryJane Barlow, RN Director of Nursing
MaryJane brings over 30 years of nursing and healthcare management experience to her role as the Director of Nursing at Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, N.C.
“Home care is my passion. There is no place like home.”
MaryJane’s goal is to assure that quality caregiving services are provided in line with Homewatch Caregivers’ mission.
When she is not at work, MaryJane enjoys spending time with her family and cooking up a storm!
Andrea Osborne Client Care CoordinatorAndrea Osborne Client Care Coordinator
Andrea Osborne is the Client Care Coordinator at Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte. She has worked in home care since 2015 and joined Homewatch CareGivers in August 2020.
“Communicating with clients and ensuring they receive the highest quality of care is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job,” says Andrea.
When she is not at work, Andrea loves spending time outside with family, friends and her 5 dogs.
Kathleen Kulikowski, RN-C Staff NurseKathleen Kulikowski, RN-C Staff Nurse
Kathleen A. Kulikowski, RN-C, is a nurse for Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, NC. Kathleen does assessments for new clients as well as supervisory visits. She is ANCC certified in Med-Surg.
Kathleen has worked as a nurse for nearly 30 years, first as a Medical-Surgery floor nurse then as a visiting nurse. “I’ve had excellent experience for this job,” she says. “I enjoy meeting new people, trying to assist them, and coordinating care as I help clients.” She previously worked for Liberty Healthcare Corporation.
In her free time, Kathleen likes to travel. Ask her about her Alaskan cruise!
Marie Merow, RN Staff NurseMarie Merow, RN Staff Nurse
Marie Merow came to Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte with over 30 years of nursing experience in Neuro ICU, CCU, and ICU. She has worked as a visiting nurse before joining as us. Marie’s role is to assess needs to determine what assistance should be given. She does assessments for new clients as well as supervisory visits.
Away from work, Marie is pretty serious about playing American mahjongg with friends and relaxes by taking walks with her dogs.
Natasha Ellison Human Resources ManagerNatasha Ellison Human Resources Manager
Natasha Ellison is the Human Resource Manager at Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte. She has worked in homecare since 2015 and has over 20 years of management experience. She joined Homewatch CareGivers in September 2020.
“I enjoy building positive relationships and being a resource”, she says.
When she’s not at work, Natasha enjoys coaching others to become their best self. She has a passion for serving the community and playing basketball.
Nichole Stitt Office AdministratorNichole Stitt Office Administrator
Nichole has worked in healthcare for most of her life. She started out being a Unit Secretary in the Emergency Room, then a Cardiac Unit and moved her way into working in Orthopedics. Prior to joining the team at HWCG, she worked transferring in a 120-bed long term skilled-nursing facility.
She enjoys interacting with people and loves to be a part of what makes them smile. “It gives me great joy knowing that our caregivers are passionate about what they love to do and being able to brighten someone else’s day,” say Nichole.
When not working, you can find Nichole hanging out with her sons and family. She enjoy going to the beach and just relaxing. She is also a very avid football and basketball fan.
Delilah Therapy DogDelilah Therapy Dog
Meet Delilah, aka “Little Ray of Sunshine,” the office’s very own therapy dog. Delilah has a therapy dog certification from The Alliance of Therapy Dogs and spends her days basically making people feel good.
Delilah volunteers to visit people in hospice, assisted living, independent living, short term and long term rehabilitation centers, and, of course, our clients when requested. Her job is to visit those who love the attention of a friendly and loving dog, but who can’t have one of their own.
If you should meet Delilah, know that she likes to be petted and have her ears scratched.