Chrissa Mole Matthews holds her Master's Degree (+30) in Speech-Language Pathology after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from USC-Aiken. As a licensed speech therapist since 1999, Chrissa has worked with geriatric and other populations in both in-home (home health) and hospital/clinic environments through her work with local agencies in addition to her private speech therapy practice. Chrissa also serves her community through leadership positions with various local non-profit organizations and her church. With her unique understanding of the specific needs that senior individuals require to ensure independent living, Chrissa's desire is that Daybreak Adult Care Services fulfills these needs through personalized care.
Linda Hart Lucas, RT (R), Community Relations Director
Linda, a resident of Aiken since age 2, is the proud mother of 2 adult sons, and a grandmother of 2 and has been married for 37 years to Warren Lucas. Linda attended USC- Aiken and is a graduate Medical College of Georgia (MCG). She is a Registered Radiologic Technologist and her professional experience spans 20 years including hospitals in Houston and Atlanta, as well as local physicians and hospitals. She also spent 16 years working at the Savannah River Site in the areas of public relations, safety and budgeting. As our Community Relations Director, her focus is on marketing, and as one of our field supervisors she also performs home visits and interviews. Linda has been with In-Home Care for the past 7 years serving as a Clinical Director and Marketing Director. She is a Dementia Care Specialist and is a facilitator with the local Alzheimer Association and she also serves as a commissioner on the Senior Commission for the Aiken City Council.
Cheryl L. Marvin, BSN, RN, Senior Case Manager
Cheryl has been a resident of Aiken for 15 years. Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from USC-Aiken. As a registered nurse for over 20 years, Cheryl has worked with adults, geriatrics, acute and non-acute populations both in-home, (hospice and DOL) and hospital/clinic environments through her work with local agencies. As our Senior Case Manager, Cheryl completes all initial assessments on EEOICP recipients and ensures the custom needs of each client. Cheryl gains immense satisfaction knowing that she is able to be closely involved with our clients. Cheryl's mission with each individual and their loved ones is to foster a strong bond of trust and security as the nurse advocate. She resides in Aiken with her husband and four children.
Debra Jackson, DOL/LTC Billing
Debra come to DayBreak with over 30 years of billing experience that includes Family Practice, LTC, Radiology, Laboratory, Ambulance, Hospital, SNF, and Hospice billing qualifications. She is proficient in all aspects of medical billing. She resides in Salley, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Wagener-Salley High School and has her diploma from PCDI as a Medical Biller/Coder. Debra also has a Paraprofessional Certificate.
Deborah Kay Bledsoe Hipps, Administrative Coordinator.
A graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, Deborah has been married for 29 years and has three children. Her education includes a degree as a medical transcriptionist, as well as an Associate's Degree in Applied Science and a major in Cardiovascular Technology. Deborah has also worked in banking and as a medical transcriptionist. At DayBreak, Deborah handles schedules for clients receiving service under the EEOICP Program. Deborah's heart for people, excellent communication skills and attention to detail serve her well as administrative coordinator for DayBreak. Deborah also enjoys professional baking, singing in her church choir, and spending time with her family.
Debra D. Butler, CPC, Care Coordinator
Debra is married with two sons, and has been a resident of Aiken County for over 20 years. She spent nearly the past six years assisting Savannah River Site workers, and survivors, file claims through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP). She has provided assistance to hundreds of individuals who have been awarded monetary compensation and medical benefits through the EEOICP. Her passion is working with and serving others, and welcomes the opportunity to continue doing so through her position with DayBreak. Debra has witnessed firsthand the benefit and the difference DayBreak Adult Care Services has made in the lives of their clients. Debra is a Certified Professional Coder, and is currently pursuing her dual Associates Degree in Marketing and Management.
Patrice D. Tavernier, BSN, ARM,RN, Long Term Care Case Manager
Patrice Durban Tavernier is a third generation Aikenite who completed her RN studies initially at St Francis Hospital School if Nursing in Charleston, SC and then completed her Bachelor of Science of Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta , Georgia. She also holds a degree in Risk Management. She served as a nurse in the United States Navy and has been a Health Care Provider for 40 years. Her background includes all areas of nursing with a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care services as well as seventeen years as a hospital administrator in South Carolina and Florida. Patrice gets great satisfaction from her role ensuring that in home care by caregivers meets the needs of Long Term Care clients. Daybreak staff appreciate the importance of quality plan of care suggestions Patrice brings to the home care environment. Patrice and her husband David, a local author, returned to Aiken to make their permanent home here in 2008.
Beth Ferguson joined DayBreak shortly after we opened as a total patient care tech, with certifications in EKG, Phlebotomy and certified nursing assistance. She progressed from working in the field as a Total Patient Care Technician to becoming a Scheduler and On Call Manager. Beth has a tremendous compassion for helping others and an attention to detail. She often will visit our clients' homes to gain a better understanding of their specific needs so that she is able to assist them comfortably making the transition into home health care. She takes great pride in thoughtfully matching up the right caregiver with our clients to ensure quality services are provided and our clients and their families are comfortable and happy. In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her family.