Meet the Staff at Mindful Care in Murfreesboro, TN
Program Director: Keneshia Sweet!
A graduate of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Keneshia Sweet earned a degree in Health Care Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant, issued by the State of Tennessee, Division of Health Care Facilities. Her areas of expertise include patient care, training and development, organizational communications, administration, and customer service. Before coming to Mindful Care, Keneshia was a Service Excellence Specialist for Hire Right in Nashville, and prior to that was a nursing assistant at Boulevard Terrace of Murfreesboro. She has extensive experience in working with the public and problem-solving.
Audrey Bolek has been married to her high school sweetheart for 40 years. She has worked as a realtor in middle Tennessee since 2004. Her gifts of patience, compassion, adaptability and energy serve her well as an assistant program director at Mindful Care. She describes her passions as her relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, good health through nutrition and using her God-given talents to serve others. She believes each participant in the Mindful Care program is unique, special and cherished.
Meet our new Activity Assistant: Paula McInaney
We’re thrilled that Paula has joined Mindful Care and look forward to getting to know her better!
Originally from Colorado, Paula has been working with seniors since the day she was invited to a concert at an assisted-living community. From that moment on, she says she knew this was where God wanted her to be. Starting as a volunteer, she completed the training program to become a caregiver at the facility. Since then, she has remained connected to senior work by contracting with companion-service agencies both in Colorado and Tennessee. For a few years, Paula was a full-time, live-in caregiver to a lovely lady. Paula says she is looking forward to many more enjoyable hours with her new senior friends at Mindful Care.
Meet the Mindful Care Board of Directors
Top Row: Maxine Drake, WGNS; Cynthia Jones, retired Murfreesboro City Schools; Tom Tozer, retired, MTSU; Rena Goins, Regeneron Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Second Row: Jennifer Hatfield, ex-officio, Mindful Care Office Manager; Bob Rush, retired Tesla; Dawn Rhodes, Girl Scouts of America;
Mindful Care Founder: Tina O’Brien
Tina O’Brien graduated from Duke University, later earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at MTSU in 2001. Tina’s life goal is to help elders remain at home and have a high quality of life. Tina led the start-up of a senior center adult day services program in 1999 and was director of this program for seven years prior to initiating Elders First/Mindful Care Adult Day Program.
Tina previously served for twenty years as a geriatric counselor for groups and individuals in nursing homes with The Guidance Center in Murfreesboro and also directed the adult day care program there.
Tina served as President of the Tennessee Association of Adult Day Services (TAADS) 2007-2010. Tina facilitates a monthly Early Stage Memory Loss support group for persons with memory loss a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association.