Meet the Amazing Care Team
Here at New Generations, our home care services throughout Florence and Marion, South Carolina have some of the most wonderful people on our staff who make sure that everything runs smoothly day in and day out. Learn a little more about what each of our members does and how they got into the world of adult care. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Gail has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and 35 years of nursing experience in coronary care, dialysis, and medical-surgical nursing in Florence. Gail was one of the original founders of Home Health, Inc. which later was sold to McLeod Regional Medical Center and she has over 20 years experience in both nursing management and home and community-based services. Gail has been listed in Who’s Who in American Nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (the National Honor Society for Nursing). She served as the administrator for New Generations Adult Day Center for twelve years and still lends her expertise as a consultant.
Karen Belissary is the Assistant Administrator for New Generations Adult Day Care. She is involved in numerous civic and community organizations, sitting on the boards of both Pee Dee Mental Health and Limestone College. She’s always ready to speak with any group or organization in the area to extol the merits of adult day care. Karen has been instrumental in developing “Gary’s Gang” and has specialized study in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Illinois State and University of Missouri. Karen also serves on the Florence Area Garden Council, Building Bridges Council and Karen is listed in ‘Who’s Who in America’.
John Belissary serves as Administrator. He currently serves on the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Board of Directors where he serves on the Finance Committee and is also Alzheimer’s Ambassador to Congressman Tom Rice. He serves as a member of the Implementation Leadership Council that was convened by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health to create lasting improvements in South Carolina’s system of Long-Term Care Services. He has also served as President of the South Carolina Adult Day Services Association and currently serves on the South Carolina Adult Day Care Coalition. He serves on the Autism Society Board and on the board at Pattison’s Academy.
Ann Belissary, John’s wife, is the Owner/Administrator of New Generations Home Care of Florence and New Generations Adult Day Center of Marion. Ann is very excited to be back in the home care business. She was previously the office manager of New Generations Home Care, Inc. before it was sold. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Converse College and a Master’s in Educational Counseling from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Ann was a founding partner and Administrator of Club Horizons of Charleston located in North Charleston, S.C. Ann uses her training daily in dealing with families, clients and staff under stress. Ann served as the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee for the South Carolina Association of Personal Care Providers. She is actively involved in educating state legislators on the value of home and community-based services for the elderly and disabled citizens of South Carolina. She is a member of Trinity Church Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Lou Hart, RN, DON
Lou Hart, RN, is the Director of Nursing at New Generations. She graduated from Winthrop College where she received a BA degree in psychology. She is also a graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College where she received an associate degree in nursing. Lou has six years of experience as a cardiac nurse and two years of experience in chemo IV therapy. She enjoys spending time family and friends. She loves working with her clients and listening to their stories.
Lynn is the Office Manager for New Generations Home Care. I started my Healthcare career in February 1992 working in a facility where there was Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Unit, Skilled Nursing unit and Independent Living. I was there for 10 years as Head Housekeeper, Unit Clerk, Assistant to DON, & Human Resources. After that I went to Home Care working as a Personal Care Assistant, Human Resources, Bookkeeper, Scheduler, Care Coordinator & Quality Assurance Manager. I have worked 29 years in every aspect of Home Care.
When you have a passion for something, then you are driven to be the best that you can be in that field. That is how I feel about making sure these families have what they need as far as care for their loved one. I get very excited about every new person that allows us to take care of them. It gives New Generations Home Care employees a chance to shine because it is so rewarding. On my days off I like to work in my yards (dirt therapy as I call it) and spend time with my grandchildren.