About Respite Care Atlanta

We support families with respite day care and resources as they navigate balancing life while caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Welcome to Respite Care Atlanta! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing resources and support to seniors and families experiencing Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Respite Care Atlanta was founded in 2018 with the support of eight congregations in the Atlanta area and offers an engaging and spiritual environment for adults experiencing cognitive decline, while offering respite and Support to seniors and families experiencing Alzheimer’s and other dementias..

At Respite Care Atlanta, we uphold the dignity of our members by treating them with compassion, respect, and joy.

We exist to bring joy to our members and respite to their caregivers.

Our Mission

Respite Care Atlanta is a nonprofit organization that provides an engaging and spiritual environment for adults experiencing dementia and other cognitive challenges while offering respite and support to their primary caregivers.
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Welcome to Respite Care Atlanta – We’re glad you’re here!


Jenna Smith

Executive Director 

Jenna Smith serves as Executive Director of Respite Care Atlanta. Jenna oversees daily operations, fundraising, programming, and membership.

Jenna has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Georgia State University. Her previous experience includes serving as program development and volunteer director for social development and human services programs in Ghana and Tanzania. Most recently, Jenna has worked in fundraising and development for Atlanta nonprofits.

Program Manager

Kassie Roth

Program Manager

Kassie Roth currently serves as Program Manager for Respite Care Atlanta. She is the primary supervisor for RCA’s adult day program as well as manager for RCA’s caregiver support groups.

Kassie has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Georgia College and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. Her previous experience includes working in senior housing for Marietta Housing Authority and Access to Services with Georgia’s Division of Aging Services.

Respite Care Atlanta for seniors with Alzheimer's and other dementias

Jane Brann

Administrative Coordinator

Jane Brann serves as Administrative Coordinator for Respite Care Atlanta. She oversees all administrative functions, including donor relations and volunteer recruitment.

Jane has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from American University and is retired from a career as a technical writer and content designer on a user experience team in the financial software field.


Respite Care Atlanta is governed by a Board of Directors which includes one representative from each of the founding congregations and additional at-large members from the community. Congregations have appointed representatives, as well as Advisory Council members, to offer guidance. 

RCA Board of Directors: 

Andrew Abernathy

Ken Yarbrough

Linda Allen

David Richards

Charlie Battle

Ham Smith

Jim Howard

David Zacks

George Wirth

John Stewart

Jackie Montag

Julie Wright

Mary Coleman


Respite Care Atlanta’s participating congregations are geographically located in Atlanta, on or near the Peachtree Street corridor. These congregations made an initial financial contribution to help support the mission of Respite Care Atlanta and actively collaborate with RCA in community outreach and spiritual enrichment. Our community is grateful for their support. 

Respite Care Atlanta is a collaborative effort initiated by our partner congregations: