We’ve Been There
Caring Companions of Atlanta, LLC is owned by two career business executives, Adam Seever and Paul Demick. Both Adam and Paul experienced difficulties finding great caregivers for their parents in the past. That common experience, combined with well-aligned values led the two to change careers and dedicate their lives to helping people and their families. Caring Companions is committed to doing the right thing with a human touch for every client we serve.
Adam Seever, President, Partner
The son of two social workers, Adam grew up in Chicago and lived there for over 30 years. He began his career at a Chicago-based marketing services agency determined to make his mark in the industry. In 1997 Adam moved to Atlanta while working for the Coca-Cola Company, where he spent 8 years in their sports marketing division. Adam left Coke in 2001 to join Clear Channel Entertainment and later went on to work both domestically and internationally for the World’s largest sports agency, International Management Group. Adam eventually worked as a consultant and spearheaded numerous high profile projects including the building of Coke’s iconic Coke bottle at Turner Field in Atlanta. While Adam always felt lucky to have worked in the exciting world of marketing, he also felt the need to participate in something with more of a connection to the community. That quest eventually led him to earn his CNA degree and become an owner of Caring Companions of Atlanta, LLC.
Adam is passionate about caring for older adults. In addition to running Caring Companions, Adam also lectures at Emory on senior issues, serves on the board at Amy’s Place (a resource for family caregivers in Roswell), is a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, sits on a senior committee in the Roswell Rotary Club, and is chairing a fundraiser for Aloha to Aging in Marietta. He also spends time weekly at Halcyon Hospice.
Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a double major in journalism and marketing. Adam lives in Sandy Springs his wife, Meg and two children, Alec and Elle. They share their home with two cats, two hermit crabs and a dog named Opel.
Paul Demick, CFO, Partner
Paul Demick is a Partner in Caring Companions of Atlanta, LLC and serves as the Company’s CFO.
Paul moved to Atlanta in 1982 following graduate school and started his career as a CPA in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co., where he spent 5 years specializing in family tax planning, real estate and hospitality. He subsequently spent 25 years in the hospitality industry as a CFO and as a business consultant specializing in strategic planning, resort development, business acquisitions and asset management.
During his hospitality career, Paul was fortunate to work with many talented general managers of hotels, resorts and clubs and developed a deep appreciation for what it takes to provide superior customer service. Paul believes the foundation of great customer service begins with hiring people with a “service heart,” who then need to be trained and encouraged by managers with a passion for customer service.
Paul cares deeply about how our clients are treated and understands how important the right caregivers and the support of a management team can be to a family. Paul experienced this first hand when his father became ill. A loving caregiver made an incredible difference in the lives of his parents and helped his family get through a very difficult time. This experience was a major factor in Paul deciding to dedicate the remainder of his career to helping families care for loved ones.
In addition to his role at Caring Companions, Paul volunteers and supports numerous non-profit and charitable organizations that provide services to the community. He is very involved with the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association and serves on the Board as the President.
Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Tax Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Accounting from the University of Florida. He lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Denise and has two children
Lynn Ross, Geriatric Care Coordinator
Lynn leads the care coordination practice for Caring Companions of Atlanta by helping families identify and prioritize critical components of a loved one’s aging care plan. From there, Lynn helps the family navigate the senior resources landscape and provides referrals to superior providers to ensure safe and comfortable aging.
Lynn has had a storied career in social work and gerontology. She earned a masters in Social Work form Valdosta State University and most recently worked as a medical social worker at the movement disorders unit with in Emory’s Department of Neurology. Other career stops included time as a Director of an Alzheimer’s day care program, serving as a geriatric care manager for an eldercare law firm and working with a skilled nursing facility. Over the past ten years, Lynn was responsible for providing information and education to people and their families living with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and a number of other neurological conditions involving movement. Her responsibilities included counseling patients, leading support groups and using her extensive knowledge in senior resources to refer patients as needed.
Lynn lives in Atlanta and her interests include arts and crafts of all kinds, decorating, and repurposing items into useful home furnishings. She also enjoys attending Ageless Grace and other exercise classes at the Central DeKalb Senior Center. Lynn also takes time to volunteer with non-profits advocating for person-centered care for people living with any type of dementia.
Gail Weil, Geriatric Registered Nurse
Corrie “Cjay” Johnson, Assistant Manager
CJay was born and raised in Rhode Island and, since a very early age, was described by her mother as “someone who always wanted to help others.” That sentiment and her inner drive led Cjay to one day dream of being an RN and, eventually, a pediatrician.
In 2005, Cjay and her family moved to Palm Beach, FL where she attended high school. During that time, her interest in medicine and care led her to apply and be accepted into the school’s Medical Program. In 2010, she graduated from high school and completed her “clinicals” to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA). Since then, Cjay has worked in a variety of customer service roles off and on, but always felt a calling to return to caregiving.
In 2016, Cjay moved to Atlanta and eventually took a job as a caregiver with Caring Companions of Atlanta. It didn’t take long for our team to recognize that Cjay was not your average caregiver! After getting to know Cjay and observing her dedication to superior care, we eventually asked her if she would be interested in a larger role with the company. Now Caring Companions has the benefit of not only Cjay’s expertise in care, but also her good judgement and people skills as an assistant manager.
Cjay lives in Marietta with her boyfriend with their caregiver, Rose the cat!
Suzanne Shafer, Office Manage
Originally from Boston, MA. Suzanne moved to Atlanta in the 90’s.
Suzanne learned about the caregiving business as she cared for her own mother. That experience convinced her she wanted to be a part of the care space. Her compassion and heartfelt approach to the caregiving community is evident in all she does. She currently leads all of our recruiting and interviewing efforts.
Suzanne earned a psychology degree from the University of Michigan and currently resides in Sandy Springs with her husband. She has two kids that followed her path to Michigan and recently got a puppy.