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Meet our staff

Mary Poore


Born and raised in the small town of White Plains, GA where times were different and families, friends and neighbors were able to take care of each other. Graduated high school from Woodward Academy in Atlanta where she attended 11th and 12th grade as a boarding student.  Attended college at Mercer University in Macon, GA receiving a BA degree with majors in Psychology and Sociology, followed by a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. Married in 1984 and moved to Henry County in 1991 where they raised their son and daughter.

Glenda Aukerman

Administrative Assistant

Born and raised in Jenkinsburg, GA where her family was known for carpentry. Glenda learned the importance of hard work at an early age. Graduated from Jackson High School in 1987, studied accounting at Griffin Technical College, and is licensed in Property and  Casualty Insurance. Joined the team at Southern Crescent Care after eight years with the Henry County School System.  A resident of Henry County since 1994 where she currently resides with her husband of 24 years and her daughter.

Helen Gnann Byars

Marketing Director

Born and raised in Augusta, GA, attended Wesleyan College in Macon, GA and graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Sociology. Has worked as a Juvenile Court Probation Officer, a Caseworker for the Department of Family and Children Services  and retired as an Activities Director for an assisted living community. Helen remains active as a volunteer in the community where she mentors at an elementary school, leads readings and sing a longs at assisted living communities and is Vice President of The Front Porch Players of Jonesboro (just to name a few). She is married with two grown children and four grandchildren.

Lynn Gilbert


Lynn Potts Gilbert was born and raised in Conyers, GA where she graduated from Rockdale High School. She received her diploma in Nursing from Georgia Baptist Hospital and has worked as a Nurse since. Lynn worked at Henry General Hospital (now Piedmont Henry) from their opening day in 1979. She retired from Central Home Health,  Amedysis after 21 years in home health nursing. Lynn is a certified CPR instructor with the American Red Cross and a Certified Dementia Specialist. She enjoys teaching and working with our aging population. Her hobbies include quilting, flower gardening, reading and participating in mission projects and trips. She has been married to Mark and resided in Stockbridge for 41 years. She has two adult children and two Grandchildren. 

Betsey Poore

Digital Marketing Specialist

Betsey Poore joined Southern Crescent Care as the digital marketing specialist in April 2015. Although she is new to the company, she grew up helping her mother with odd jobs over the last 10 years. Betsey earned her Bachelor’s in Communication with a focus in journalism and electronic media from the University of Tennessee in 2012. In May of 2014, Betsey graduated with her Master’s in English from the College of Charleston. She currently lives in Charleston, SC and loves spending her free time walking on the beach and kayaking. If you have any suggestions for a blog post, Betsey would love to hear it.