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Lou Ann Gregory, RN, BSN, MBA
Lou Ann Gregory is an Owner and the Director of Client Services and Community Relations overseeing all aspects of clinical care, licensing, client relationships and marketing. She oversees the hiring and directs the training of all clinical staff as well as coordinates ongoing client care. She is also responsible for coordinating and implementing the agency’s marketing plan, educational and outreach programs. Lou Ann is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach and has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne in California. She started her acute-care nursing career in 1983 at Long Beach Memorial Hospital which provided invaluable clinical and management experience. She has 15 years of experience working for Bristol-Myers Squibb in the pharmaceutical and medical products industry.
When her mother was admitted to hospice in 2001, Lou Ann provided the necessary nursing care, but most importantly realized how vital personal interaction and emotional support positively impacts the well-being of individuals facing a loss of independence. Upon moving to Georgia in 2004, Lou Ann began working as a Medical Case Manager for several insurance companies providing assessments, care coordination and referrals for clients and their families. Her most recent role as a Clinical Advisor for Humana Senior Products for the state of Georgia provided her with the additional expertise to assist the elderly improve their quality of life through clinical assessment, education, and empowerment.
After several years of performing in-home medical assessments for long-term care companies and feeling a commitment to help the elderly age with dignity and help them to remain at home for as long as possible, Lou Ann decided to join with Erich to start their own home care agency. She feels strongly about the importance of having compassionate, capable and energetic caregivers working with her to provide a real and lasting difference in the lives of those in need while encouraging their independence.
Alpharetta, Georgia is now Lou Ann’s home where she has raised her 3 children; Rebecca, who is a recent graduated from Mercer University and is now pursuing a doctorate degree at Indiana University, Rachel who is a Junior at the University of Georgia and Garrett, a Senior at Chattahoochee High School. Her attention has been focused mainly on her family, but in her spare time she loves to bake, read, spend time with friends, travel and volunteer.
Erich Schuetz, MBA
Erich Schuetz is an Owner and the Administrator of Regency Home Care . As such he is responsible for the day to day business operation of the agency. His duties include all the financial aspects of the agency as well as forecasting, strategic planning, budgeting and directional guidance.
Erich is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School in Boston. He has been in the medical field for the better part of his work career with early positions in Southern California with divisions of Baxter Travenol and Johnson & Johnson before moving to the Bay Area to help grow a young company later purchased by Smith Kline Beckham. He then spent four years building a start-up company developing diagnostic ultrasound and medical lasers. This $100 MM company subsequently became the heart of Cooper Vision.
Erich moved from Silicon Valley to Atlanta, Georgia, to help a German family move their medical device product line from Munich to Atlanta. The primary product is a silicon prosthetic breast form to be worn by women after mastectomies. Today, the company is a world leader in this market.
Erich spent many years caring for his mother who lived well into her mid 90’s. This experience allowed him to understand the importance of how helping seniors engage in life mentally, emotionally, physically and socially, can make a huge difference to their well being. This current opportunity gives him the ability to “give back” to the community in the latter stages of his work career.
Erich and his wife, Jody, have been married 36 years. Jody has recently retired from being a 1st grade teacher in Fulton County. Having lived in Dunwoody, Georgia, now for the last 27 years, they have raised their two sons, Evan, a graduate of University of Georgia, and Joel, a graduate of Georgia Tech. Erich enjoys spending time with his wife, sons and their wives who are both natives of Atlanta. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, camping and a good book.