Meet The Team
Abbey is our CEO here at Choices and has served in many other roles throughout the company through the years. She holds a BA from Goucher College and an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. With a background in clinical research study start-up and hospital administration, she knows the importance of business to make health-centered organizations succeed. Yet, Abbey knows that as a family business, it’s about putting people first. Nothing gives her greater joy than finding solutions which allow our team to focus on what we do best- caring for people.
Outside of work Abbey enjoys running, cooking, reading, playing poker, spending time with family and taking random online classes.
Chief Executive Officer
Helping others and being a part of a team with the same goal has always been a passion of Jenni’s. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2008 and has the wonderful ability to make her clients feel like family. Her diverse career has given her experience in a multitude of different areas, including private care management, Medicaid, telephonic nurse first response, community-based nursing through telemedicine, and care coordination. In her role as Program Manager, Jenni enjoys helping her team in anyway she can, setting them up for success professionally and personally. She said, “I enjoy the relationships that are built working as a team to help meet our clients' needs. The community that has been created at Choices in Senior Care truly strives to exceed our clients' expectations and assist them with the best care possible!”
Jenni naturally encompasses all five of our core values and exceeds in delivering on our mission. As a team, she truly believes Choices in Senior Care does whatever it takes to advocate for clients with dignity and respects everyone while embracing teamwork.
Outside of work, Jenni enjoys spending time with her family going camping and spending time on their farm, swimming and riding horses.
Jenni Ownby, RN
Contract Program Manager
Susan has been a dedicated Care Manager at Choices in Senior Care since 2019, offering a unique and diverse career in healthcare. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a degree in Business Management, is a certified LPN, Certified Case Manager, and Aging Life Care Professional. Susan's extensive background includes a career of over 12 years as a nurse in the Air Force.
She is a dependable team player and enjoys being able to make a difference in her clients' lives by offering solutions to their problems and helping them overcome any challenges. Her attention to detail and dedication to her clients makes Susan an exemplary example of Choices in Senior Care's mission and values.
Outside of work, she enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling.
Susan Robinson, LPN, CCM
ALCA Care Manager
Casey has been with Choices in Senior Care since the beginning, but her passion for helping aging adults came long before this. Casey knew at the age of 10 that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare by being by her Papaw’s side when he got sick. He passed away before she finished nursing school, but she attributes her career to him and continues to honor him in her daily work.
Casey holds a degree in Nursing from Lincoln Memorial University, is Board Certified in Care Management and is a certified Aging Life Care Professional. Throughout her career, she has worked in many different areas, including med-surg, CCU, ER, skilled nursing, hospice, and home health. She is extremely passionate about being an advocate, guide, and fierce team leader for her clients.
After spending over a decade working with the aging population, Casey understands what it takes to help others age well in their environment of choice. She believes, “It’s about forming a connection with your clients to relieve stress and offer peace of mind while maintaining their dignity and grace.”
Casey’s great passion is her work but is also her family, outside of work, you will find her spending time with them every chance she gets.
Casey Rausin, RN, CCM
Chief Operating Officer
Dawn has been identifying and overcoming challenges as a Care Manager at Choices in Senior Care since 2019. A University of Tennessee BSN graduate, Certified Case Manager and certified Aging Life Care Professional, Dawn offers expertise and compassion to her clients. With a career that includes fifteen years in home health and eight years as a field care manager, specifically as a home health nurse, hospice coordinator, and hospital liaison. She is well-versed and skilled in senior care.
Dawn excels at being able to identify a need, fulfilling the need and seeing the client benefit because of it. She takes pleasure in getting to know her clients and their background, allowing for a personal approach in her care. She is a true representation of our core value, we have a servant's heart.
Outside of work, Dawn enjoys gardening, fishing and hunting.
Dawn Groff, RN
ALCA Care Manager