About Us

Our Story

We are a local, women-owned senior advisory and placement service.We take a personal and active approach, working hand in hand with our families.

About Our Advocates — Each of the Co-Founders of Atlanta Senior Advocates has a personal passion for working with seniors because they have all been caregivers. Due to different, but life altering circumstances, each entered the field of serving the senior population to make a difference. We truly understand and know how difficult it can be when a loved one experiences changes in their health and living circumstances.

Meet Our Advocates

Natasha Berk

Co-Founder | Family Advocate

Natasha’s journey in the senior living field began in 2010 when she joined Merrill Gardens Assisted Living in Roswell as a Community Relations Director. It was during this time that her father fell ill, leading Natasha and her family to move him to a skilled nursing home and, eventually, onto hospice care. This experience opened Natasha’s eyes to the pressing need for advocates, especially when families find themselves in crisis, making crucial decisions on short notice.

In 2013, Natasha transitioned into the role of a Family Advocate. Here, she discovered her true passion, as she relished connecting with families personally and assisting them through their unique journeys.

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Central Florida and resides in Brookhaven with her partner, Judd, and their three wonderful children.

Lynn Linanne

Co-Founder | Family Advocate

Lynn’s journey into the field of Senior Living all started with a deeply personal experience – both her mother and father-in-law were diagnosed with dementia.
In 2009, Lynn opened At Your Service Home Care, a boutique-style home care company she lovingly ran for six years. 

In 2014 Lynn became a Family Advocate and one year later became a Founding Member of Atlanta Senior Advocates. Lynn is still passionately helping families, especially those navigating the challenges of dementia or facing crisis situations. She understands that each family’s journey is unique and has vast experience guiding clients through every step. Lynn’s mission is to empower families with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their loved one’s care. She’s helped countless families in tough times, always ready to lend a hand.

Outside of her work, Lynn cherishes family vacations, quality time with friends, and a healthy lifestyle. She’s immensely grateful for the support of her family, having been happily married to Fran for 37 years, and they’ve watched their three children, Ryan, Lauren, and Kevin grow into remarkable adults.

Catherine Kelly

Client Services Director

For over 25 years Catherine has assisted clients in finding the perfect place to call home. She has worked at various companies including Promove – The Apartment Source, Temporary Quarters, Equity Corporate Housing, Destination Services and Assisted Choice, establishing and nurturing client relationships.

Catherine has many important roles at Atlanta Senior Advocates, but her main focus as the Client Services Director is to consult and assist the Advocates in finding the perfect home for their families. Finding the right fit entails research, visiting communities, and establishing relationships with the owners of residential personal care homes and executive directors of the larger communities.

When not working, Catherine enjoys reading, movies, fostering dogs as well as travel of any kind.

Gail Dryburgh

Family Advocate

Gail’s personal journey began in 2011 with her parents who lived in Florida. Her father, Fred, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. Gail commuted often between Atlanta and Florida to support her mom in taking Fred to doctor appointments, setting up hospice care and getting his affairs in order. Not only did she learn a great deal about the diseases themselves and how they affect the patient, but living through how it affects the whole family.

After her father passed away, Gail relocated her mother to an independent living community in Atlanta. She went through the long and stressful process of selecting that community by herself. While gaining first-hand knowledge about the senior living industry through that time, it brought her to understand the enormous value and need to have an advocate by your side. Gail has great empathy for the challenges families face and the difficult decisions when it comes to a loved one’s care since she has lived it herself. Watching her mother flourish while living nearby has made a joyous difference in her family’s life. She feels it is a calling for her to join Atlanta Senior Advocates and council others in similar situations.

Gail graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in advertising and communications. She lives in Dunwoody with her husband and daughter. Gail is a dog lover and volunteers with various greyhound rescue groups in the Atlanta area. Through a pet therapy program, Gail and her greyhound Carly have visited numerous senior living communities brightening up resident’s days telling fun stories of Carly’s racing career. Gail also enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, reading and going to the movies.

Dyan Burnstein

Family Advocate

Dyan Burnstein has over a decade of experience in healthcare and in assisted living as a community liaison. As a Family Advocate, she is very passionate in getting to know her families and helping them navigate the most beneficial journey for their loved ones.

To Dyan, she identifies and understands. Helping people in need is more than just business. It’s personal as well. Her knowledge of what a client expects and needs reaches deep inside her, as a daughter who experienced a long similar history with her own mom.

Dyan is an Atlantan for more than 40 years, has two grown children, and is an avid ballroom dancer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Temple University.

Rachel Mullins

Family Advocate

Rachael started in the senior care industry at 14, working in a Skilled Nursing Facility alongside her mother. Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree, she attended Medical School and worked as a Registered Pharmacy Technician while continuing to volunteer at local senior care and nursing facilities. After Medical School, Rachael worked as a Clinical Liaison, transitioning patients from hospital to sub-acute rehab. In 2013, Rachael began her journey with senior placement and the challenges families face during such trying times. It has since become her passion to help families and seniors in crisis.

In addition to her dedication to helping seniors, Rachael has a strong passion for working with Veterans and ensuring they are awarded their hard-earned VA benefits. Her commitment to Veteran causes stems from her brother’s military career and her late fiancé’s service to our Country. Rachael currently resides in Woodstock, GA with her Belgian Malinois, Daco.