Leadership

As a team of dedicated and compassionate professionals, we understand the joys and challenges families encounter when caring for a loved one.

In addition to providing exceptional home care services, our goal is to offer encouragement, support and educational resources to help families throughout the heart of the Carolinas successfully navigate their care journey.

Working as your partner in care, we are committed to ensuring that our clients live rich and engaging lives in the comfort and familiarity of home.

Brigitte Laney

Brigitte Laney, RN, BSN, Agency Director & Chief Executive Officer

Brigitte is not only the founder, but also the very heart of Carolina Hearts. In the nursing field since 2002, she brings deep experience and exceptional strengths in multitasking and critical thinking to her role. Brigitte began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. While working as a personal care services aide, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Robeson Community College as an NC Nurses Scholar. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. After working in home care as a Nursing Supervisor and on the intensive care units of several large hospital systems, Brigitte followed her calling to open Carolina Hearts Home Care in 2005.

Brigitte continues to pursue educational opportunities and most recently completed training as a PAC Certified Engagement Leader under Teepa Snow. She understands firsthand the chaos that dementia creates for families, having cared for several family members affected by the disease.

When not at work, Brigitte loves spending time with her family at the beach or the lake, where she can watch the sun rise or set over the water. Brigitte loves music, believes there is a song for every occasion, and never misses a chance to dance.

Bryan Laney

Bryan Laney, Chief Operations Officer

Bryan co-founded Carolina Hearts Home Care with his wife Brigitte and is dedicated to continuously improving operations, leading business strategies, and working to establish systems that promote the mission, vision, and culture of the company.

Bryan is a certified Professional Environmental Engineer, holds a current PE license in both North and South Carolina, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Pulp and Paper Technology, and a minor in business management. Bryan utilizes his project management skills to set and achieve goals for optimizing business performance and efficiencies.

Family is very important to Bryan, who loves traveling with his wife and children and spending time at home with family, including his own aging parents. Bryan finds coaching youth baseball and soccer a very rewarding hobby. He also loves enjoying the outdoors, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing.

Jonathon Lewis

Jonathon Lewis, Assistant Agency Director

Jonathon has been employed with Carolina Hearts Home Care since 2006 and is responsible for assuring that day-to-day operations follow both agency and regulatory protocols. He also serves as the Marketing Leader in all counties served.

Additionally, Jonathon leads the agency’s customer satisfaction efforts, working with clients and their loved ones, as well as the management team, to ensure the consistent delivery of the highest quality care. Jonathon also oversees business development for the agency, building relationships and utilizing community resources to provide exceptional care to all clients and their families.

Jonathon began his career volunteering at a nursing home in high school and quickly advanced to the facility administrative assistant. He is committed to always raising the agency’s standard of care.

Angie Cline

Angie Cline, RN, Nursing Supervisor

Angie earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Richmond Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fayetteville State University. She brings more than 9 years of nursing experience in the areas of medical-surgical, orthopedics, and hospice. At Carolina Hearts Home Care, Angie helps oversee client care plans, ensuring that needs are met through consistent and creative care solutions.

As a pastor’s daughter, Angie felt compelled early on in her life to provide compassion, kindness, and assistance to others in her congregation and community. She is an active member of the North Carolina Hospice and Home Care association and volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and American Cancer Society.

When not at work, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, children, extended family and her dog Max. She also enjoys cooking Sunday lunch for friends and family, shopping, working in the yard, relaxing by the pool and taking vacations to the beach.

Lesley Altman

Lesley Altman, Human Resources Manager

Lesley started her career in home care at an early age, not realizing where the journey would lead. Her mother worked for the local council on aging and Lesley and her mom spent much of their time assisting with events and volunteering at the senior center. Lesley also assisted with providing care for her elderly grandparents as a teenager and young adult. In 2017 she was SHRM Certified as a mid-level Human Resources Professional. At Carolina Hearts Home Care, Lesley helps oversee the hiring and onboarding process for all employees. Lesley also volunteers at the Humane Society, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity.

Born and raised in Rockingham, NC, Lesley has also spent time living and working in South Carolina. Lesley is a history buff and in her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and watching Netflix documentaries. Lesley continues to set goals for herself and hopes one day to travel to Europe and receive a degree in social work.

Judy Locklear

Judy Locklear, Scheduling Manager

Judy, who has more than 14 years of experience in the home care industry, is responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of field staff to meet the changing needs of clients. This includes always making sure clients are covered in a timely manner and satisfied with their assigned caregivers. Judy strives to increase customer satisfaction by working hard to fully understand and meet both client and caregiver needs.

Judy graduated from Robeson Community College as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked her way up as a member of our field staff to a mid-level manager within the company.

Judy values time with her husband and son, and is also blessed with two wonderful parents who provide support and joy. She volunteers as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director, and Custodian for Shady Grove Baptist Church. In her free time, she loves shopping, spending time with family, and enjoying life.

Rosalynn Jacobs

Rosalynn Jacobs, Financial Manager

With more than 10 years of financial management experience, Rosalynn helps guide the company in responsible financial decisions. Prior to her role at Carolina Hearts Home Care, Rosalynn worked for 12 years as an accountant and billing specialist at a sister company, Caring Touch Home Health Care, in Pembroke, NC.

Rosalynn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2003 and became a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2005. In addition, Rosalynn is also a certified H&R Block Tax Specialist and is a certified Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) instructor for the Red Cross.

Outside of work, Rosalynn enjoys the beach, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys knitting and target practice.

Allyson Cherry

Allyson Cherry, Billing & Accounts Receivable Specialist

Instrumental in helping the office run smoothly, Allyson works with clients and their loved ones to answer questions about billing. With an emphasis on exceeding expectations and delivering exceptional customer service, she maintains billing and service records in a professional manner. Allyson was hired by Carolina Hearts in 2018 and previously served as an Administrative Assistant before being promoted to her current position.

Allyson is currently enrolled at Richmond Community College studying Certified Medical Assisting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.

Adrianna Cummings

Adrianna Cummings, Administrative Assistant

Adrianna has more than 17 years of experience in health care and positively provides client and employee assistance throughout the day, and also welcomes visitors, clients and employees to the Laurinburg office. Prior to serving in her current role, she provided compassionate home health and hospice care to clients as a CNA.

Adrianna earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Administration and a Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from Sandhills Community College. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, and appreciating life.

Patricia Goodwin

Patricia Goodwin, Rockingham Administrative Service Manager

After losing her mother to breast cancer in 2012, Patricia knew she wanted to pursue her dream of becoming a home care nurse. She loves interacting with our clients, families, and caregivers, and building a good relationship with them, doing whatever she can to help put a smile on their faces.

Patricia has been providing hospice care for five years, and is also experienced in Alzheimer’s care. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Richmond Community College, and is also a CNA level II. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies, and her two boxer dogs, as well as shopping, cooking, and listening to music.

Kim

Kimberly Tyler, Rockingham Administrative Assistant

Kimberly loves assisting seniors with their needs and providing companionship to brighten their days. She also finds it rewarding to know they are receiving exceptional care and are in complete safety as their needs are met.

Kimberly received her CNA license in 2016, and is currently furthering her education in the medical field. Her dream is to own and run a medical office and daycare center.

Outside of work, she enjoys cooking new foods, shopping, word searches, and making memories with her children, close family and friends.

To learn how we can be a partner in your caregiving journey, and to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, reach out to us today at 910-277-2505 for more information about our exceptional home care services.