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About FirstLight
in Central Ohio

Home Care is Not a Career, It’s a Calling

We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on; Someone who will care for your loved one as you would and as we would our own. We’ve been where you are and this is one of the main reasons we chose to be in this business.

Please take a moment to read our many outstanding reviews from Google, Facebook, Care In Homes and AgingCare.com and you will understand why FirstLight HomeCare of Greater Columbus is recognized for the highest quality of care and service as a home care and senior care agency.

Lyndon Christman and Marianne Christman, FirstLight owners

Lyndon Christman MHA, and Marianne Christman LPN, CDP, PACIT

Lyndon serves as President of FirstLight Home Care of Greater Columbus and FirstLight Home Care of Licking and Fairfield Counties. He also leads the business development efforts.  Marianne serves as the Client Care Coordinator and leads the Community Relations efforts. Marianne is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer and Ageless Grace Trainer.

Both had very successful careers in the health care industry: Lyndon in hospital administration and Marianne as a nurse and medical equipment sales. After that, they decided it was time for a change and looked for something they were familiar with where they could make a difference in people’s lives. Both of them have had experience with taking care of family members in their home. They purchased their first FirstLight Home Care Franchise in 2015 and have expanded to service the entire Central Ohio market. They understand firsthand the difficulty of caring for loved ones and the challenges of finding qualified and compassionate resources to help in the home.

Aundrea McCartney MHA - Director Of Human Resources & Scheduling

Aundrea has been with FirstLight Home Care since 2015 and is currently the Director of Human Resources and Scheduling. Aundrea has helped develop, implement, and track human resource and scheduling policies and procedures. She believes that our extraordinary employees are the most significant members of our FirstLight Home Care team. She is an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoys attending sporting events. Aundrea holds an MBA with specialization in Human Resources from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and is LEAN Six Sigma Certified.

Bethany Cain LSW, CDP, PACIT - Client Care Coordinator

Bethany has been with FirstLight Home Care for 6 years as the Director of Marketing and Human Relations.  Bethany graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and is a Licensed Social Worker.  Bethany completes assessments with our new clients and their families, assists with continued case management of our clients and their changing needs, and networks with other local businesses. Bethany is a certified Trainer and Consultant with Teepa Snows A Positive Approach to Care, an Ageless Grace Educator, and leads a support group in conjunction with The Alzheimer’s Association and the Licking County Aging Program. Bethany has a husband of 8 years and two sons that keeps her pretty busy- but she loves to read, her two dogs, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Natasha Childers LPN , PACIT, CDP - Operations Manager

Natasha has been operations manager for FirstLight for 5 years.  She brings 12+ years of geriatric nursing experience and has specialized in dementia care.  Natasha is a certified Dementia Care Practitioner and utilizes her experience to educate FirstLight’s certified caregivers as well as work with families to aid and understand their loved ones needs. Natasha is also a Teepa Snow PAC trainer and Ageless Grace Instructor.  In Natasha’s free time she enjoys spending time with Nathan, watching her children play sports, kayaking and exploring with her two pups Baxter and Frankie.

Kristy Browning Burrell STNA - Director of Recruitment and Caregiver Relations

Kristy oversees the recruitment and performance of the caregivers in the Licking and Fairfield Counties. She is also a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner , Ageless Grace Educator and STNA. Prior to joining FirstLight Kristy was a scheduling and hiring coordinator for a CCRC in Granville. Kristy has been in the healthcare field since the age of 16 when she first obtained her STNA and started working in a long term care facility. She has always had a passion for caregiving and wanting to make a difference in others lives. Kristy and her husband Kevin have 6 kids, 9 grandkids and a house full of French Bulldogs.

Cindy Maio - Director of Recruitment

Cindy oversees the recruitment and retention of caregivers in our Greater Columbus area. Cindy has been in the caregiving field since 1990.  Being the Adult caregiver of her parents and other family members she is sensitive to the needs of the senior community and knows what to look for when hiring a caregiver from experience of doing it for her family.  Cindy is the mother to one son, Josh who suffers from MS.  She  loves to sing, and enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years and Libby her cat.

Sherin Collins - Recruiter

Sherin is the On Call Scheduling Coordinator.  Prior to joining FirstLight Sherin was a Certified Nursing Assistant, and Director of Recruitment and Retention at a home health care company in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sherin has been in the healthcare field since 2012 when she first obtained her CNA license and started working in a long term care facility and home health. She has always had a passion for caregiving and wanting to make a difference in others lives. Sherin spent 4 years active duty in the United States Army and served one tour in Iraq in 2008. Sherin and her husband Chris have 8 kids, 2 grandkids, 3 goats, 2 dogs, and a lone rooster named Chad.

Roanne Gottschalk RN - Community Relations Home Care Liaison

Roanne has previous Home Care experience, and is our Community Relations Home Care Liaison.  Roanne graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelors in Nursing, and is a Registered Nurse.  She has held many nursing positions throughout her career, and brings  passion and a love for seniors to her new role.  Roanne’s position includes building relationships with our VA clients and monitoring the satisfaction of their services, along with community development.  She is excited to share how First Light is different from other home care companies, and how we truly make a difference in the lives of seniors.  In her free time, she loves to travel, read, and attend youngest daughter’s cheer competitions and games.  Roanne resides with her husband Michael in Granville, Ohio.  She has 3 wonderful children and 2 sweet yorkies.

Melissa Lanter - Scheduler

Melissa is our Scheduling Specialist for the Licking and Fairfield Counties. Melissa oversees the schedule making sure our clients and caregivers are matched according to our clients needs and caregivers skills. Melissa has an associates degree in Liberal Arts and was a Treatment Foster Care Parent for 11 years. Before coming to FirstLight she was a Police Dispatcher for 5 years and an EMT for 8 years. Melissa has 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time Melissa enjoys going to different venues to hear bands play, and making bracelets for craft shows.

Amy Meier LPN - Client Care Coordinator

Amy is one of our Client Care Coordinators for the Greater Columbus area.  She is PAC certified and a dementia trainer.  Amy started with FirstLight 5 years ago as an STNA  and caregiver, she went on to further her education in the nursing program at COTC in Newark, Ohio.  She has a passion to care for the elderly community and turned it into a full time career.  Amy has three grown children and one grandchild.  She enjoys raising pigs at her country home.

Vision & Mission

At FirstLight Home Care, we envision a world in which all adults may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. We exist to help people have their best day, every day. Our mission is to provide compassionate home care so that the families we serve have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

Core Values

We live these core values every day, without compromise. It’s what we believe in above all else as they guide our company and team members to help us achieve our mission.

Focus Relationships First

Focus on Relationships First

We have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of others and an incredible opportunity to help people live their best lives. By focusing on relationships, we create caring environments where people are encouraged to use their unique experiences and backgrounds to create lasting bonds. This is our Culture of Care philosophy that motivates us to do more as we serve others.

Make A Difference Every Day

Make a Difference Every Day

Each day we are inspired to make a difference in people’s lives, and we have a sincere desire to make the world a better place. We seek to improve the lives of others through our dedication to reliable, professional first-class service.

Act with Integrity

Act with Integrity

We’re honest, trustworthy and committed to doing the right thing. Providing service with integrity means we consistently do what we say we’re going to do, communicate with transparency and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

Give Joy

Give Joy

We find, bring and share joy in our work every day. By practicing kindness, gratitude, and having a positive attitude, we bring happiness and genuinely make people feel good.

Grow Together

Grow Together

We strive to build and nurture a culture that creates strong teams, fosters curiosity and connects ideas. This drives us to break the status quo and, together, find ways to consistently improve and grow.