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Our exceptional team

At Wellhaven, our strength lies in the collective qualities and unique expertise of our dedicated team. Each member brings their own set of skills and a shared commitment to providing exceptional in-home care.

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Caregiver Spotlight

Get to know some of the individuals who make our team truly outstanding


Outgoing and engaging don’t even begin to describe Cynthia. This warm-hearted woman has been caring for people professionally for nearly 4 decades! She is quick with a smile and wins the affections of all the Wellhaven clients she serves.

“I’m simply a people-person and love helping others!”


“Toni” has been a Certified Nursing Assistant for 32 years. Her sharp skills help her provide high-quality care to her current client, whom she’s been serving for over 10 years! Toni is the embodiment of the Wellhaven value of dependable care.


With over 15 years of experience as a caregiver, Whitney brings a lot of wisdom to the families she serves. While caring for her own father who had Alzheimer’s, Whitney was a proactive learner and became an expert in dementia care. Now, she brings that expertise to Wellhaven clients, with the unique ability to anticipate needs and communicate effectively.


Danielle A. – For 6 years, Danielle has been faithfully serving Wellhaven clients. Gentle, patient, and kind – these are characteristics others attribute to her as she provides care. Danielle leaves a positive impression with everyone she encounters.

“I am proud to work with Wellhaven, and love that I am able to work with my God-given talents to help others.”

Values that Guide our Way

Experience the expertise, compassion, and dependability of the Wellhaven team.

Our executive team

Comprehensive Expertise

Our team members bring a wealth of expertise from various fields, including nursing, gerontology, and caregiving. With their specialized knowledge, they skillfully address the unique needs of our clients, providing exceptional care that encompasses both physical and emotional well-being.

Genuine Compassion and Empathy

Above all, our team shares a deep compassion for the well-being of our clients. We understand that each person has a unique story and individual requirements. Through genuine empathy, we build strong connections, fostering an environment of trust and understanding that allows us to deliver care with warmth and compassion.

Services You Can Rely On

Our team takes pride in its unwavering dependability. We recognize the importance of being there for our clients and their families, consistently delivering the care and support they need. You can trust us to be dependable partners in your caregiving journey, providing peace of mind and reassurance.


Wellhaven Home Care Leadership Team

About - Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson

Owner & CEO

Ryan has lived on the coast of South Carolina for most of his adult life. Having spent 20 years in leadership roles in various churches, he brought his desire to lead a team in helping others to Wellhaven in 2017. Ryan and his wife have 7 kids who love to travel and surf together.

Melissa Busby

Director of Community Relations (Columbia, SC)

Melissa is a lifelong resident of the Midlands, and came to Wellhaven in 2021 from a background in ministry with children and families. The ability to bless seniors drives her daily work, and she loves connecting families with local resources. You can often find Melissa visiting senior communities with her pet rabbit, Taco.

La'Reece Edmonds

Director of Operations (Columbia, SC)

La’Reece is a native of Asheville, NC, but now calls Columbia, SC home. As a Licensed Practical Nurse with a degree in Psychology, La’Reece has worked in healthcare for 13 years, emphasizing geriatric and special needs services. Caring for people has always been her purpose, and being on the Wellhaven team for the past 7 years has allowed her to pursue her passion for equipping caregivers.

About - Kristin Akins

Kristin Akins

Director of Operations (Charleston, SC)

Kristin, a Licensed Practical Nurse for almost 20 years, found her passion working with the geriatric population. She came to the Wellhaven team in 2023, having led other home care organizations since 2009. Originally from Charleston, she now enjoys her two grown sons and loves gardening, kayaking, and being outdoors.

About - Tabatha Brunson

Tabatha Brunson

Care Coordinator (Charleston, SC)

Tabatha has lived in the Summerville, SC area off and on since the age of 5. Before becoming a full-time caregiver, she served primarily in daycares. Tabatha came to Wellhaven in 2022 as a caregiver, but has more recently blossomed in her role as Care Coordinator. She lives with her husband and 2 dogs, Lily and Raven

About - Andrea Lowder

Andrea Lowder


Andrea, a native South Carolinian, has been working in staffing and administration for over 20 years. Since 2020, she’s brought attention to detail and order to help Wellhaven continue to grow and succeed. She and Jon and their three children are excited about home renovations and being part of the Charleston community!

About - Michelle Dauberman

Michelle Dauberman

Care Coordinator (Columbia, SC)

Michelle came to Wellhaven in 2023 with 15 years of home health experience and a vast background in customer service and management. Having served as a dynamite caregiver, she now supports the staff as a Care Coordinator. Michelle is the mother of four and grandmother to five, but is really owned by two fur babies who enjoy beach walks and hiking.

Nurturing Quality of Life

We believe that everyone deserves exceptional care tailored to their unique circumstances.

That’s why we provide individualized services that address your specific needs, promote well-being, and create a supportive environment where your loved ones can thrive. Together, let’s develop a care plan that ensures comfort, peace of mind, and an enhanced quality of life.

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Decades of expertise in your corner

When you choose Wellhaven, you get an experienced team who truly cares about our clients and their families. Every member of our team strives together to provide you peace of mind through personalized home care solutions.

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