The Live Oak management team combines its caregiving, nursing and health care, professsional services, technology and business experience to optimize the delivery of high quality companion care services. Every team member is dedicated to helping people manage their health with as much independence as possible within the comfort of their own homes. Live Oak Caregivers is led by:
Andrea Ragin RN, Director of Home Care Services
Andrea Ragin is responsible for client needs evaluation, care plan development and employee training. She ensures that all caregiving exceeds requirements mandated by the state of Georgia.
Andrea is a state of Georgia Registered Nurse, previously having held licenses in Kentucky, Washington and South Carolina. For more than 25 years, she has had a diverse and successful nursing career in hospital, home health and primary care environments. Previously, she was Manager of Home Health for Visiting Nurse Health System, the largest non-profit home healthcare and hospice in Georgia.
Prior, Andrea spent 4 years as Director of Healthcare services for Interim Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, where she managed and directed staff to provide excellent patient care in an effective, caring and productive model. She and her husband Pat have 5 children and are active in the City of Sandy Springs.
William J. Falconer, Chief Executive Officer
Bill Falconer is the Founder and Chief Executive of Live Oak Caregivers. He has over 25 years of business consulting and professional services experience, specializing in business strategy, customer relationship management and training teams of service providers. Bill has managed a number of health care services clients, where he developed expertise in health care operations and compliance.
Prior to founding Live Oak Caregivers, Bill served as Interim President of Summit Industries in a turnaround capacity for the consumer and health care products manufacturing company. Previously, he was the Co-Founder of Midtown Consulting Group, growing it from inception to over $14 million in revenue and 60 professionals with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville.
Prior to founding Midtown Consulting Group, Bill was a Vice President at The North Highland Company, where he led their CRM and Business Intelligence practices in Atlanta. He also helped start a B2B transportation marketplace where he served as Chief Strategy Officer and played a key role in the firm's successful $22M fundraising with several leading venture capital firms. Previously, Bill was a Senior Manager in Accenture's Strategic Services practice for eight years, where he focused on strategy formulation and customer relationship management.
Bill serves on the Board of Directors of Buckhead Baseball and the Empty Stocking Fund, and is active with NYO youth sports programs. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University. Bill and his wife, Sharon, have four children.
William Izlar, Director of Finance
Bill Izlar has over 30 years experience in commercial and residential real estate, half of which was spent in the area of real estate finance. This comprised the origination of long-term debt for commercial real estate properties, as well as the sale of commercial real estate to institutional investors.
The balance of his career has dealt with the ownership and management of multi-family real estate. Beginning in 1998, Bill acquired apartment properties, totaling 1600 units over a 7 year period. His role included all aspects of acquisition, financing, tax reporting and disposition of the properties. After the apartment properties were sold or transferred, he began a career in residential real estate with the firm of Dorsey Alston. Early in his career, Bill held marketing positions with the Coca Cola Company and with Servidyne, Inc. He also worked for The Trust for Public Land, which acquired green space, using different strategies including outright donations of targeted property and/or partnerships using private and public money to purchase land.
Bill grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools. He received an undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and then received an MBA from Georgia State University. He has been active in the community, serving on the Emory Board of Visitors for 3 years, Westminster Schools long-term capital maintenance sub committee for 10 years, and has coached youth sports at Buckhead Baseball. Bill and his wife Nancy have 6 children, and are active members of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
David Ingram, Director of Operations
David Ingram directs the company's daily operations. He is an experienced business executive who has held a number of leadership roles in the professional services and technology sectors.
David's background includes the development of products and services for clients in a wide range of industries. Prior to helping form Live Oak Caregivers, he was founder and CEO of River Blue Media, which developed web applications and information systems that manage business processes. Previously, he was president of Stardata Technologies, which developed student information systems for K-12 education.
David is involved in a number community service projects. His work for non-profits includes a wide range of projects for the Greenprint Foundation, Chastain Horse Park and Trinity Community Ministries. He has coached youth sports for more than 20 years, and has served on the boards of Buckhead Baseball and Northside Youth Organization.