Our Office Staff
Director of Nursing – Carlita Vasser
Carlita Vasser, MA, BSN, RN, CCN is the Director of Nursing/ CEO of At Home Care. She has also been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing and her Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Webster University. Carlita received her certification as a parish nurse through the Deaconess Foundation. Currently, she is in the Doctor of Management Program at Webster University.
Carlita saw the need for more wrap around partnerships in the community when it relates to healthcare. Through her grant writing, corporate sponsorship acquisitions and program management expertise, she has been the creator of healthcare programs for charitable organizations, churches and not for profits organizations. Collaboration with community groups to strengthen and expand partnerships (religious and faith communities, ethnic/cultural, health and human service providers, business, education and neighborhood groups) has aided in her success.
She is also the founder and developer of Returning to Eden- Keeping God’s Temple Healthy a radio and digitally aired health news and education program. It was a wellness and community health education program with a mission to provide knowledge and resources to the minority and underserved population. It brings civic issues and social advocacy to the airways bridging the gap in awareness. This platform allowed the 40,000 plus listeners local listeners to make informed decisions, develop healthier behaviors and live positive lifestyles. The listening audience was composed of the Missouri Gospel Guild, the National Gospel Guild and stretched across 13 states. It allowed social opportunities for empowerment through education. Carlita is an advocate for health care education and access for all, including the underserved and disenfranchised, and being a public voice for issues of common concern.
Carlita helped co-found the first St. Louis City branch of the national Medical Reserve Corps local unit, Gateway St. Louis Medical Reserves Corps. The MRC units are community-based programs under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) that function to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources. She also has spear headed a best practice pilot program for Children Emergency Readiness through the St. Louis Area Regional Response System in collaboration with the City of Wellston and Monroe County.
Carlita was elected by the National Council of State Board of Nursing as a member of an expert panel to review items for the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses in collaboration with the Missouri State Board of Nursing. She has advocated legislatively at national, state, and local levels for the protection of state funds for emergency preparedness and the need for more health focused grants for program sustainment.
Carlita was a Radio One Phenomenal Women Awardee and National Council of Negro Women Missouri Visionary Leader awardee.
Carlita has been an expert speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, Medical Reserves Corps and many others. Carlita is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), American Heart Association-Council Member, Missouri Office of Minority Health Eastern Missouri Region-Council Member, National Council of State Board of Nursing- Expert Panel Member, National Association of Professional Women-Member, Top Ladies of Distinction- St. Louis Chapter Member, Order of Eastern Star Member, Missouri Lifespan Respite Coalition-Member, Urban League Whitney M. Young Society Member, and International Parish Nurse- Member.
Staff Nurse- Stephanie Williams
Stephanie Williams started with At Home Care in February 2016, to work as an LPN in the home care field. Stephanie holds an LPN degree, and is also currently finishing a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Missouri Saint Louis. Stephanie holds valuable work experience in not only the nursing field but the social work field as well, and upon graduation Stephanie hopes to integrate both of these degrees. In Stephanie’s free time she enjoys spending time with her 11 year old daughter, being outside, swimming, playing sports, as well as many other things!