Our mission is to provide unsurpassed in-home care for seniors; to bring peace of mind to those who care for seniors, and to be a helpful educational resource on home care,
Aware Senior Care serves Raleigh,
Who We Serve – Seniors:
- choosing to remain in their homes, rather than opting for institutional care
- needing assistance due to chronic disabilities
- dealing with issues related to memory loss
Gina MurrayFounder and Director
A registered nurse and a graduate of the Villanova University School of Nursing, Gina has spent more than 30 years in the field of gerontology. She spent over 15 years at one of the top skilled nursing facilities in our region, serving as a supervisor, Nurse Manager, and Assistant Director of Nursing. She also worked for Hospice of Wake County and was instrumental in the opening and management of the first inpatient hospice facility in our area. As founder and director of Aware Senior Care, Gina brings a very personal perspective to her role. Having cared for both parents as they struggled with illness and home care needs, she confronted the same sense of guilt and confusion faced by so many looking at options for their aging loved ones. She is both an experienced care professional and a compassionate guide through the many choices available to families.
Tim MurrayFounder and President
Managing the business aspects of Aware Senior Care, Tim is an alumnus of the Villanova University School of Engineering. He served our country as a U.S. Navy Submarine Officer, and spent much of his career as an executive in the technology industry. His vision for an in-home care organization stems from the stuggles following his own father’s stroke and time in a nursing facility. That experience led Tim to ensure his mother could stay in her home, despite difficulties with memory loss and household maintenance. Tim’s intimate understanding of the stresses of a loved one’s need for independence makes him uniquely qualified to recruit only the best caregivers and manage the day-to-day operations at Aware Senior Care.
Sarah BeargieStaff Coordinator
Responsible for working with our families and scheduling time with our wonderful caregivers, Sarah is guided by passion and her own personal experience in caregiving, Sarah aims to establish compassionate relationships between both clients and caregivers. Being tasked with managing the scheduling process, Sarah holds a two- fold responsibility.Sarah focuses on learning the backgrounds and personalities of the caregiver staff, as well as understanding the needs of each client. In doing so, she is able to determine the best match to fulfill the client’s needs. Sarah understands that communication is paramount in achieving success in her role as scheduling coordinator. Her ultimate goal is to achieve long lasting client and caregiver relations.
Sarah graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science and studied Emergency Medicine and Nursing at Pensacola State College. Sarah is the oldest of five siblings and has experienced the deeply challenging, yet equally rewarding opportunity to provide care for her mother. During this time, Sarah gained first hand insight of what it means to be an exceptional caregiver. Sarah recently relocated from Pensacola, FL and is very excited to be a part of the Aware Senior Care team.
Shannon JoynerHuman Resources As our recruiter and HR specialist, Shannon is responsible for all aspects of caregiver recruitment, including screening, interviewing, hiring, and most importantly, retention. A big believer in strategic workplace planning, Shannon integrates exceptional caregivers to unsurpassed in-home care for seniors.
Shannon spent seven years as a Human Resource Manager with the NC Department of Agriculture where she gained a true understanding for the importance of communication and commitment to employee support. She worked with management and employees alike; training, educating, and unifying teams.Shannon switched gears and started working for a nonprofit eldercare day facility specializing in dementia care. It was there that she expanded her traditional role in human resources and realized she could positively impact the quality of life for seniors and their families. She collaborated with families to develop a respite plan and matched qualified memory care caregivers to their loved ones. Working alongside of caregivers, program managers, and dementia specialists, Shannon dedicated her time to building a supportive relationship with the heart and soul of the organization's mission.
Shannon attended Barton College in Wilson, NC and is a recent graduate of Cornell University's PHR / SPHR course. She lives in Cary with her husband, John and is proud to have her daughter living in the triangle as well.
Kyle MurraySocial Media and Content Manager
Kyle has been working in the entertainment and social media industries for over seven years since graduating from the University of North Carolina. He has been involved in the development of major television programs for PBS, ESPN, E! Entertainment, and Bunim-Murray Productions. His marketing experience includes monitoring social media campaigns and breaking down analytics for Digisynd, the social media wing of Disney. Kyle aims to utilize social media platforms to promote awareness for senior care options available to those seeking them.
Larissa PourronRN Supervisor As our RN supervisor, Larissa helps train staff, leads initial assessments for clients, and helps with medication management. Larissa knew she wanted to be a nurse at an early age when she helped take care of her grandmother while in elementary school. She attended Barton College and graduated in 2005 with a degree in nursing. She was inspired to pursue senior care by a professor who once told her "think about going years without being hugged or loved" and it always stuck with her. Prior to Aware Senior Care, Larissa was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Mayview Convalescence in Raleigh and also the Director of Nursing for Pruitt Health Raleigh.
Larissa is originally from Clayton, NC and is married to her high school sweetheart, Jonathan. They have three children.
Micah KillgoreOffice Administrator
In 2013, Micah lead in the construction and establishment of a non-profit, Long-Term Care facility called Legacy Place Cottages, an assisted living home for the elderly with a co-located memory care unit in Allentown, PA. During this period, Micah received his degree in Healthcare Administration.
Micah worked as Operations Manager leading all aspects of the home’s administration from addressing resident’s care-giver concerns to ordering the food and furniture and hiring staff.
Micah is a true “military brat.” He has lived in many places including Turkey, Guam, and throughout the United States. Micah recently relocated with his wife Beth to the Cary area to be closer to family.
Stephanie VieraCare Coordinator
Stephanie was born and raised in Chile. She comes from a family very involved in healthcare, so she knew from a young age she wanted to work in the field. Helping others is her vocation and knowing that she makes the lives of others better is her primary motivation. She understands that aging is a long, difficult and sometimes very lonely process, and having the training, the compassion, the empathy and the willingness to help are the key elements to being a great caregiver.
Unyime "Mae" MosesWeekend Staff Coordinator
As a graduate from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biochemistry, Mae is our weekend Staff Coordinator. This is a vital position because it continues our dedication to client and staff relations, while ensuring the schedule is well covered.
During her 10 year career in the healthcare field, Mae has been employed in various patient settings including home-care and senior living facilities. These have provided a wealth of practical experience caring for dementia as well as chronic debilitating illnesses. Her expertise goes well beyond one-on-one care, as she ensures that staff is properly trained and informed for each visit. Her communication skills and willingness to seek the best solutions for the client and the caregiver are key components to the function and heart of our agency.
Mae's personal experience includes caring for her elderly family members at a young age in Nigeria. She and her husband happily reside in a suburb of Raleigh with their four kids where, as you can imagine, the care does not end with the end of the work day.