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Personal Care Staff Member

Lilabet Choate, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Lilabet earned her BSN and MSN from Emory School of Nursing. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner, who worked close to 30 years with Cardiology patients in the hospital and clinic settings. She has also enjoyed teaching and leadership roles in the hospital, clinic and University environments. Lilabet joined Peronsal Care in March of 2022. She assists Personal Care with new client assessments, client and caregiver supervisory visits, and our continuing education program.

Karen Watson, RN

Karen Watson worked as a Clinical Coordinator full-time with Personal Care from 2002 until 2015. She now works PRN, primarily assisting with new client assessments, supervisory visits, and our continuing education program. She graduated from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing and has 46 years of nursing experience in orthopedics, spine surgery, and pain management. 

Cathy Schaum, RN, BSN

Cathy works primarily in the Decatur and North Atlanta area and is responsible for clinical oversight of these clients. Overseeing medication management clients is also a part of her responsibility. Cathy earned a B.S .in Nursing from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. With a career of over 25 years in healthcare prior to joining Personal Care, Cathy had extensive experience as a Nephrology nurse, and in administrative rolls for assisted living and hospice care facilities.

Joy Jessup

Joy joined the Personal Care team in the Fall of 2020 as the Office Administrative Assistant. She has a passion for all things culinary and is a classically trained chef. Joy is currently studying Holistic Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Jill Knestaut

Jill Knestaut returned to Personal Care, Inc. in 2022. Jill has served in a variety of roles at Personal Care over the years, including scheduling, billing, and payroll; however, Jill returned to Personal Care to oversee the recruiting program and assist with our new software migration.