We are a compassionate, visionary, thoughtful, inspired, analytical, and knowledgeable, group of individuals who share the same passion to pursue the art and science of memory care in a day program setting.
How We Got Started
Founder and Executive Director, Susan Bill has personal experience with a family member’s dementia and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Geriatric Care Manager. Her professional background, along with a loving nudge from God, was the catalyst to forming this faith-based care program. In fact, it was her faith and the belief in this mission that compelled Susan to resign from her respected career in October 2018 in order to commit all of her energy to the Program’s success.
To partner with caregivers of loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia by providing a holistic care model delivering vital resources, support, and services to improve their quality of life.
The Magnolia Memory Care Day Program will be a safe-space in Fort Mill where people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses, along with their caregivers, can come for compassionate care and support.
Education and awareness campaign to help community members identify warning signs of dementia and gain an understanding of care.
Susan is a Geriatric Care Manager and Dementia Practitioner. She has held leadership positions in Assisted Living Communities, P.A.C.E. facilities, Skilled Nursing Homes, and Continuum Care Retirement Communities. In her most recent position at The Cypress of Charlotte, she started a Pilot Day Program for Memory Care. Susan brings her passion for the elderly, along with years of experience in the senior living industry to serve in this position.
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Raquel is the CEO & Chief Advisor of Tillman Insurance Advisors. She has participated as a board member and President of CPCU Society Charlotte Chapter, a board member of Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy, Inc.,a committee member for the Boston Adult Literacy Fund (now First Literacy), and active with South Charlotte Jack & Jill of America. She is a proud graduate of Spelman College and Emory University.
Soraya Martial-Wright is The Founder & Managing Attorney at The Autonomy Group Legacy Planning, PC., an Estate Planning Law Firm in Rock Hill, SC, specializing an Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. Soraya is passionate about helping seniors, individuals, & families with special needs, because she’s been a witness to the stress associated with inadequate planning.
Paul is an experienced Marketing and Business Development Executive with the passion to help revitalize and build revenue growth organizations. He currently works with LPL Financial as a Service Center Manager. He also consults for Veterans Bridge Home, helping Veterans find their next purpose through employment. Paul is a 30-year retired Commander, US Navy Surface Warfare Officer, serving on numerous naval vessels and deploying in support of Persian Gulf war 1&2 and 9/11 operations.
Kirk is active in the business community in South Charlotte and the Fort Mill/Rock Hill areas. Kirk created and hosts the Carolina Business Referral group. Kirk is also active in the veteran community. He has partnered with Veterans Bridge Home and is a Captain for the Fort Mill Chapter. VBH reaches out to veterans looking for employment, networking opportunities, socialization and volunteering.
Tim Petrie is a Senior Manager with Lovell-Smit & Associates, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Tim provides attest and assurance services, and business advisory services to large and mid-size entities including local government units, not-for-profit entities, and commercial businesses. Tim attended the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and North Carolina.
Janet serves as the Executive Director of Memory & Movement Charlotte, a not-for-profit Charlotte based clinical practice which specializes in the treatment and care of individuals with a memory and/or movement disorders. A native of New Jersey, Janet earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Marketing from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and is a Certified Care Manager. Janet and her husband, John have four children (John, Matthew, Lauren & Michael) and one grandchild, Lukas.
Bill is an experienced Financial Advisor with a demonstrated history of helping individuals, families, and small businesses manage their money to meet their financial needs and goals. Primary practice areas include college planning, retirement planning, and investment management. Additional certifications for Long-term Care Planning and College Education Funding. Bill is also an ordained Episcopal Priest and involved with church ministries in York County.