John developed an appreciation for all aspects of seniors aging when he was just a young teenager and his great grandmother, from Grayson KY, came to live with his family. Mama Yates lived to be 101 and was an integral part of John’s life.
In 2007, John left Papa John’s Corporate World and started a company called Evalusafe. He worked with Occupational Therapists to assess homes for accessibility, safety, and comfort for the elderly and handicap as well as executing the improvements in those homes. With a growing need for such services, John decided to join Premier Home Care and established and managed the new Home Accessibility and Retail Showrooms divisions.
In 2012, he took over the Caregiver Services division of Premier and in May 2015 John became the Owner and Agency Manager. John now solely focuses on helping his team provide the best caregivers in the market.
John and his wife Heather have two boys and a young daughter. In his spare time, he loves to boat, water ski and mountain bike.
Originally from California, Loretta has lived in Kentucky for about 30 years. After living in the Elizabethtown-area, she moved to Louisville almost two years ago in order to be closer to her three grandchildren (ages 8, 12, and 19.)
Loretta graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon, TX, with a degree in business. She worked in the restaurant industry for about 35 years spending a significant part of her career working with Dairy Queen’s corporate offices. She served as the Vice President of Operations for Dairy Queen for 12 years before retiring about 6 years ago.
Loretta’s familiarity with Premier Caregiver Services actually comes from her personal life. While looking for help caring for an elderly friend who had suffered a stroke, she met with a variety of home care agencies in the Louisville-area. After meeting with Premier Caregiver Services’ President, John O’Callaghan, she decided to hire Premier to provide home care services.
More recently, Loretta also served as a caregiver to her brother for about five years.
In her free time, Loretta enjoys spending time with her family and especially watching her grandchildren participate in a variety of sports. She also loves boating, jet skiing, and traveling with her husband.
Angelia Darden enlisted into the United States Army Delayed Entry Program in August of 1989. She entered Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey on August 13, 1990 and from there went on to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where she was awarded the Military Occupational Skill (MOS) 91V, Respiratory Specialist.
Angelia has served as a Respiratory Specialist, Health Care Specialist, Practical Nurse, 68W10 Instructor, EMT Sustainment Instructor, EMS Coordinator, Live Tissue Lab Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor (BLS-I), Advanced Leader Phase 2 Instructor, and Senior Leader Phase 2 Instructor.
Her military education includes Respiratory Specialist (91V) Course, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), Water Distribution Course, Practical Nurse Course (91C) (Phases 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), Health Care Specialist PHTLS-ADV Transition Course, Health Care Specialist EMT Basic (TRANS) Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Phases I, II, III and IV), Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (ANCOC) (Phases I and II), Total Army Instructor Course (TAITC), Small Group Instructor Course , Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training (CMAST). Ms. Darden holds an A.A.S. from the Florida College of Medical and Dental. She also holds certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse, an Emergency Medical Technician, Nursing Assistant and Basic Life Support Instructor.
She has received numerous awards and decorations which include the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Army Reserve Components Training Ribbon.
Upon leaving active duty, Angelia decided to utilize her extensive skills and training in the private sector. Working at Premier Caregiver Services as the Care and Training Manager. She works very closely with both our Clients and Caregivers to find the perfect match, in both skills and personality. Although it can be challenging; she finds it to be just as rewarding.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, bowling, golf, chess and singing to her newborn granddaughter, Abigail. She also serves as a Medical Readiness NCO and Instructor for the 84th Training Command at Ft. Knox.
Born and raised in Oakwood, Ohio, Meghan attended Ohio University and majored in Accounting/Pre-Law. After interning at a bank, the President told her that she had too much personality to be an accountant, so she moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she met and married her husband. They raised four children together and at one point lived in Cleveland, Ohio where she took a job as the Assistant Activities Director in a Nursing Home. It was there that she developed a strong affinity for working with Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Her husband’s career kept the family moving around the country until they settled in Louisville 17 years ago. They later divorced and she started working as the Office Manager for a prominent Louisville physician who specialized in Gerontology.
After he retired, she continued in the medical field for several years before becoming the Office Manager of a new funeral home. Working there she discovered that she had an aptitude for marketing, so when the opportunity to work for Premier Caregiver Services presented itself, she eagerly accepted.
Working for Premier has been both a challenge and a joy. She enjoys working for a small locally owned company, helping it to grow without losing its ability to provide personalized services to its clients. Helping people to stay in their homes longer has become her passion. “After all, Home is a safe haven and comfort zone, a place to live with our families and pets and enjoy our friends. It’s a place to build memories.”
Meghan’s safe haven is in Jeffersontown, where she lives with her youngest son and daughter, 3 dogs, Brucie, Louie and Ginger, and her cat Binx.