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.
Tammy has lived in Louisville for more than 30 years. She worked 12 years for Dairy Queen Corporate Stores as a Project Coordinator overseeing construction of Dairy Queen’s for International Dairy Queen. Tammy joined Premier Caregiver Services in February 2017.
She enjoys the daily office duties of invoicing, accounts receivable, processing long term care insurance and payroll. Tammy finds it most rewarding when she is able to assist clients in their process of opening and maintaining their long term care insurance claims.
Tammy and her husband Chuck have one adult daughter and enjoy spending time with her and being an active part of her life.
Michael Carr was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Trinity High School in 2013 and went to further his education at Sullivan University with a business degree. Michael interned and then worked part-time with Dell Technologies before joining the Premier team full time in 2019. He thinks it was one of the best decisions he has made. Michael was fortunate enough to grow up with 4 grandparents who all lived within 5 miles from his parent’s house. He was very close to each of them and would spend a lot of his time at their houses helping any way he could. This field showed Michael his passion for helping the elderly, as well as the injured or sick, goes way beyond just helping his own family. Michael has a strong urge to give back to the Louisville community. He feels he is doing so by helping our elderly and sick stay as healthy and comfortable as possible in their own home.
When Michael isn’t working he can be found watching his favorite sports teams play, spending time with family and friends, traveling, or spending time with his 5-year-old silver lab, Fenway.
Ella is the Chief Morale Officer at Premier Caregiver Services and the entire team loves when she stops by to visit the office.
When she is in the office, Ella enjoys getting all of the attention, napping on the clock, and keeping in close proximity of the staff members who keep treats in their desks. When she isn’t hanging out with the staff at the office, Ella loves to run with her dad, Premier Caregiver Services’ owner – John O’Callaghan.