Meet Our Management Team

dave knier bio

Dave Knier

General Manager

As General Manager, Dave is tasked with managing and leading the day-to-day operations of Aware Senior Care.  After spending much of his career as a marketing leader in technical training and education, the transition into home care was an easy decision because it allows him to follow his passion of helping the elderly and their families in times of need while leveraging his vast experience in implementing successful business strategies and leading teams.

Known for his high integrity and compassion for others, Dave leads with a “whole team” approach that fosters a family like, productive environment.  He understands people do their best work when they know you care and have their best interests at heart.

That passion and respect for the senior home care field was magnified recently when Dave went through the process of caring for his father-in-law.  That experience solidified where he wanted to focus his attention and talents in order to make a difference.  As GM of Aware Senior Care, he can do that, and is very excited to be a part of the home care industry and the great team at Aware.

When not working, Dave loves spending as much time as possible with his wife, their 4 children and many pets enjoying the outdoors and each other.

linda duncan bio

Linda Duncan

Director of Nursing

Linda joins our team as the new Director of Nursing.  She has served Seniors in various leadership roles over the past 25+ years with an unwavering commitment to deliver the highest degree of care, integrity, and compassion to seniors every day.  Linda begins each day with her goal of making a difference in someone’s life.

“Being a member of the Aware Senior Care team offers me the best of two worlds by allowing me the privilege to spend one-on-one time with my favorite population, and being able to interact and work closely with our support staff to empower us all to provide the highest level of care that our clients deserve every day.”

Linda lives in Raleigh with her husband where they focus lots of energy raising their 8-month-old Scottish Terrier- Jake. In her free time Linda loves spending time at the beach, being outdoors, and running. She also enjoys cooking, reading and is a huge sports fan.

mae moses

Mae Moses

Care Coordination Manager

Mae is our Care Coordinator Manager. This is a management position responsible for the recruiting and retention of caregivers, scheduling of caregivers with families and client care management and monitoring.

As a graduate from North Carolina State University with a degree in Biochemistry, Mae has been employed in various patient settings including home care and senior living facilities. These previous positions have provided a wealth of practical experience caring for clients with dementia, as well as chronic debilitating illnesses. Her expertise goes well beyond one-on-one care, as she ensures that staff are 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.

tracy zeidler

Tracy Zeidler

Manager of Human Resources

Tracy graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. She joined a law firm soon after graduating and was the HR Generalist for 10 years. Tracy and her daughter then relocated to the Raleigh area in 2009 when she took a position with a healthcare staffing agency placing healthcare workers in underserved areas throughout the country. Tracy soon realized that her dedication placing healthcare workers in these areas afforded others to get the best treatment possible. She is passionate about helping and caring for others. Tracy’s mother relocated to the area in 2016 and she became her mother’s caregiver when she became terminally ill. Being her mother’s caregiver truly taught her the importance of keeping your loved ones comfortable and safe. Tracy lives in Wake Forest with her daughter and their 2 Aussie’s. She is excited to be part of Aware Senior Care team and make a difference in the community.

micah killgore

Micah Killgore

Office Administrator

As our office administrator, Micah is responsible for all aspects of running the Aware Senior Care office, including intake of new clients who are looking for home care help, assisting HR with new caregiver onboarding and orientation, and assisting Tim with company operations.

Micah volunteered eleven years for a worldwide non-profit organization in the state of New York where he trained and worked as an EMT and ambulance driver.

In 2013, Micah led 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.

Micah worked as Operations Manager leading all aspects of the home’s administration from addressing residents’ caregiver 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.

valerie gladstone

Valerie Gladstone

Registered Nurse

Valerie has joined our team as the new Registered Nurse at Abbotswood for Aware Senior Care. Valerie as been a nurse for 26 years and has spent most of her career in Hospice and home care. Valerie has spent years of providing excellent care to her community and is looking forward to continuing her dedication and care at Abbotswood.

Valerie lives in Clayton and enjoys gardening, doing yard work, cooking, baking, and time away at the beach. Valerie has 2 grown children, one in Texas, the other in New York. She now enjoys her time spoiling her 5-year-old corgi.

lesley monet

Lesley Monet

Staff Coordinator/Scheduler

Lesley’s personal experience in caregiving and health care has led her to her calling to join Aware Senior Care’s award-winning staff coordination team. Health care professionalism and compassion are goals that Lesley is focused on as a member of the team. Lesley graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and community development. She believes that understanding caregiving from several disciplines can enhance caregivers, which benefits clients and their families. She is passionate about serving the community and volunteers regularly with seniors.

After retiring in 2014 from the utility industry, Lesley has returned to her health care roots. Lesley spent many years in health care insurance and recently was a caregiver for her mother who lost her battle with cancer in 2019. Lesley is excited to be a part of Aware Senior Care and is looking forward to serving the community.

ashley mccoy

Ashley McCoy

Care Coordinator

Ashley is our Care Coordinator Driven by passion, she believes that the elderly population is our most valuable resource and the most vital generation.  From an early age, Ashley enjoyed visiting Nursing Homes and engaging with the residents.  She would accompany the nurses as they visited, while encouraging the residents to take their medication and eat their food.  During her teenage years, she served as one of the primary caregivers for her great grandparents.

Raised by her great grandparents, Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from North Carolina Central University and currently working on her master’s degree in Social Work from NC State University. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Ashley on the beach, participating in athletic activities and cooking her favorite pasta dishes

alisa cooley bio

Alisa Cooley

Schedule Coordinator

Alisa started her career as a caregiver and fell in love with geriatric care.  Her main objective is to provide the best possible service in the space clients are in. Early in her career Alisa was given the opportunity to help jump-start a caregiving company and fell in love with the business aspect. She has worked as a scheduler/supervisor for over six years.

Alisa is passionate about building the best relationship between the caregiver and client. As a schedule coordinator, it would always bring her satisfaction when she received feedback that she has sent the perfect caregiver for a family’s loved one.  She is an avid reader who just discovered her love for the beach. She is also a Mother of two college students.

jennie mizell

Jennie Mizell

Staff Coordinator

Jennie joined our team as a staff coordinator. She understands the importance of the relationships that she holds with the caregivers and the clients. Making sure that the needs of both caregiver and client is very important to her. Jennie is passionate about managing the schedules and relationships she has with the clients and caregivers.

She has over 18 years of healthcare experience. Her experience includes private practice, home healthcare, and physician recruitment and scheduling. These experiences have given her compassion and dedication to creating a positive experience to the clients and care givers.

She and her husband recently moved from Indiana to North Carolina. Jennie has 3 children and is very happy with the life that she and her family have created in North Carolina. She and her family enjoy hiking on the trails and visiting the beach. Jennie served on a Wellness Committee, educating people about the importance of exercise and nutrition.

Recently, Jennie has had a family member transition from independent living to assisted living due to Parkinson’s disease. It has given her a personal perspective on the importance of trust, relationships, and quality of care. Though it has been painful to see her family member struggle, she is grateful for the wonderful facility, caregivers and resources that were available for her loved one. She is determined to provide clients and caregivers quality relationships that they deserve. Communication is vital in these relationships. Jennie makes every effort to ensure clients and caregivers are given that communication so that they can experience fulfilling, successful relationships.

kyle murray

Kyle Murray

Web 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.

gina murray

Gina Murray

RN Ambassador and Former Owner

Gina Murray is the former RN director and co-founder of Aware Senior Care and now consultant for TeamElderCare, LLC and ambassador and supporter of Aware Senior Care.   

She is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in the field of gerontology. Prior to founding Aware Senior Care in 2014, Gina spent more than 15 years at one of the top skilled nursing facilities in North Carolina, serving as the Nursing 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 the region.

tim murray

Tim Murray

Ambassador and Former Owner

Tim Murray is the former CEO and co-founder of Aware Senior Care and is now CEO and consultant for TeamElderCare, LLC.  While CEO at Aware Senior Care, Tim managed and lead 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 agency stemmed from the struggles following his own father’s stroke and time in a nursing facility. Those experiences 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 made him uniquely qualified to recruit the highest qualified caregivers and manage the day-to-day operations while at Aware Senior Care.

We’d love the opportunity to develop a customized plan of care to help a senior you love live with dignity and independence. Contact us at (919) 436-1871 and let us know how we can assist you.