Carolyn Thurston has 25 years of experience in healthcare. During The last ten years, she trained more than 250 senior care agency owners on regulations and procedures. By sharing her passion for seniors with likeminded and passionate individuals in the family of Wisdom Business Owners, she believes we can keep more seniors in the comfort of their homes. She received her BA degree from North Carolina Central University and her BSN degree from Winston Salem state university. After graduating from College with her nursing degree and passing the nursing boards, she started her journey to explore all the ins and outs of the industry. Wisdom Senior Care today has served more than 500 seniors in the state of North Carolina. In 2009, she was honored to become one of three qualified trainers to teach the one-day state-mandated homecare provider course for the state of North Carolina for anyone interested in owning or operating a home care agency. It gave her the opportunity to assist over 300 potential business owners get started in the industry. The needs of caregiving for seniors in industry prompted her to launch Wisdom Health Academy in 2013 to provide quality training to our aides and Certified Assistant Nurses. Carolyn Thurston is happily married and blessed with two daughters who are following their footprint in the industry.
Charles Thurston has a strong desire and compassion to grow people, and he has 30 years experiences building more than 300 entrepreneurs worldwide with one of the pioneer direct marketing company. Sharing the same passion with his wife Carolyn Thurston, he is shaping Wisdom Senior Care Business Owners from his experience building entrepreneurs. He always mentors business owners on values of love and relationship to grow. Charles was a key player in starting and growing Wisdom early clients’ portfolio. Connecting with the target market is a natural skill for him. After graduating from college with a major in business, Charles worked in strategic positions as Loan Officer with the State Employee’s Credit Union. Other responsibilities in collections and sales tuned his skills in offering solutions to our target market. At Wisdom, he got involved in setting the right operations and processes. His business experience is a huge asset to Wisdom. Charles Thurston has been a rock-solid support in Wisdom growth.
Jason brings strong business and financial credentials to the legal practice. As a CPA and attorney, Jason’s combined experience in financial, tax, and legal matters have proven very beneficial to Wisdom business. Jason regularly counsels on the tax and legal aspects of our business model, as well as the business network of owners, legal and tax issues relating to global business expansion and cross-border transactions. He assists with strategic planning initiatives, corporate governance, federal and state regulation, and corporate finance matters. Before being part of Wisdom team, Jason practiced with Schottenstein Zox & Dunn (now Ice Miller) in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was a partner with the firm’s corporate and tax practice groups. He also practiced with Helms Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC (now McGuire Woods) and Poyner & Spruill, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before law school, Jason was a tax consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP in Miami, Florida, where he focused on state, local and international tax. Jason received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law and received his Master of Science in Taxation and his B.B.A. from the University of Miami. Jason Schneider is a partner of Schneider Law Group; a business boutique law firm focused on M&A, securities, and tax strategy.
Lisa has extensive experience with international legal matters including employment-based immigration and foreign investment in U.S. business operations. Lisa Schneider is an accomplished corporate governance expert bringing more than a dozen years of legal and policy experience in corporate governance, regulations, environmental practices and institutional engagement with public companies. Lisa served as General Counsel and Director of Corporate Governance for the North Carolina State Treasurer’s office, which runs the nation’s 10th largest state pension fund and holds approximately $80 billion in total assets under management. Lisa also served as an Assistant Attorney General in DOJ’s environmental division and practiced with a boutique law firm specializing in business immigration law. Lisa received her J.D. from Tulane University, where she served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and her B.A. from the University of Miami. She is a member of both the North Carolina and Florida State Bars. She is the managing partner of Schneider Law Group and an accomplished corporate governance expert bringing over a dozen years of legal and policy experience in corporate governance, and institutional engagement with public companies.
As the Business Development & Performance Coordinator for Wisdom, Achille brings insights from over 15 years of international business growth experience to our team. Achille oversees the financial performance of the Wisdom Corporation, helping to guide our growth strategy. But, he also deeply understands that we are only as strong as the sum of our franchises. With that vision, he advises new owners as they establish their individual plans for growth. New owners often turn to him for guidance on growth, mindset, and financial performance. Achille’s credentials of an MBA in International Business & Finance paired with a philosophy of mutual accountability and prosperity offer Wisdom leadership and new owners a unique plumbline to keep our businesses pointing true north.
Chris brings over 26 years of marketing experience to our team as he leads our digital strategy, reputation management, brand direction, and our IT team. Before bringing his talents to Wisdom, he’s served a variety of roles that have honed his instincts for marketing growth. He’s managed technical programs, serving Fortune 100 companies, traveled extensively across Asia, and added $20M to division proﬁts through strategic expansion for Intel. He’s led account management, engineering development, and merger and acquisition integrations. As an entrepreneur himself, he helps guide our business owners in understanding how to apply and maximize our brand name, establish their digital presence, and grow their marketing strategy.
Christanie Jones has over 20 years of experience working in Business Administration & Management. She specializes in corporate communications, strategic planning, executive training, event planning and community affairs. In addition to joining Wisdom Senior Care, Christanie has worked with hundreds of small businesses, churches and entrepreneurs in an administrative consulting capacity for the past two decades. She has accumulated accolades for her work ethic, unparalleled management skills and delivering incredible service.
She is from Greensboro NC, and she has been a North Carolina Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She currently lives in Cary NC. Her nursing career has included employment in hospital medical/surgical units, home healthcare settings, medical offices, inpatient behavioral health settings, and in medical utilization review settings. This has enabled her to view healthcare from many different perspectives. Having cared for seniors in healthcare settings and for her own family, she can say that she definitely has a heart for the senior population. She believes healthcare for all, seniors included, should address all aspects of health and well-being. She is impressed with the quality of care that Wisdom Senior Care provides and she looks forward to being part of Wisdom Senior Care’s continued growth.
Angela has been pouring herself to insure that Wisdom scheduling works smoothly for our clients and caregivers. With her team, she coordinates, allocates the right caregivers to our clients’ needs. The fit with clients’ personality and caregivers is all covered by Angela and her team at Wisdom. She coaches in this process her team and caregivers. She puts her chaplaincy gifts to serve our caregivers.