We take a personal and active approach, working hand in hand with our families.
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.
CO-FOUNDER | FAMILY ADVOCATE
Natasha started in the senior living industry in 2010 as a Community Relations Director with Merrill Gardens Assisted Living in Roswell. During that time, Natasha’s father became ill and she and her family had to transition him into a skilled nursing home and eventually onto hospice. This experience was eye-opening for Natasha as she realized firsthand the enormous need for Advocates, especially when families are going through a crisis situation and needing to make important decisions quickly.
In 2013, Natasha became a Family Advocate. In this role, Natasha found her true passion because she loves working with families and getting to know them on a personal level.
Natasha earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from The University of Central Florida and currently resides in Brookhaven with her partner, Judd, three children and their golden doodle.
CO-FOUNDER | FAMILY ADVOCATE
Lynn’s inspiration for entering this field was triggered by her personal experience. Her mother and father-in-law were both diagnosed with dementia.
Lynn’s prior experience in the field of senior care and housing includes owning and operating At Your Service HomeCare, Inc. She ran her boutique style home care company for six years. With her caring style and trusted reputation throughout the industry, she garnered opportunities to work closely with Gentiva, Somerby, The Parc and Sunrise. In addition, Lynn and her team cared for many family members in their own private homes.
Today, Lynn continues to work with families, especially those dealing with their loved one’s dementia or are in a crisis situation. Each family’s situation is unique and Lynn has tremendous experience working one-on-one with clients to guide them through every step of the way. She supports her clients so they can make educated decisions concerning their loved one’s care. She has helped hundreds of families find a solution to a difficult situation and is quick to lend a helping hand.
Lynn enjoys family vacations, spending time with friends, and a healthy lifestyle. She is grateful to have the support of her family. Lynn has been married for 28 years to her husband Fran and they have three grown children Ryan, Lauren and Kevin.
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’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 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.