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Leadership Team

Tchernavia Montgomery

Executive Director

Tchernavia serves as Care Ring’s Executive Director, advancing the organization’s vision of a community that promotes, protects and improves the health and well-being of all people. A trusted community leader, Tchernavia is a licensed clinical social worker with two decades of experience in health and human services. She is a double graduate from UNCC’s School of Social Work (BSW ’08 and MSW ’09) and is a member of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Sherresa Falls

Sherresa Falls

Director of Maternal Child Health

Sherresa Falls oversees our two maternal child health programs, Nurse-Family Partnership and A Guided Journey. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from N.C. A&T State University and earned her Master of Science in Human Services from Capella University. Beginning her career journey as a labor and delivery nurse, Sherresa has spent the majority of her career as a leader within the Maternal Child Health space both within the hospital system and public health. A huge proponent of home visitation and targeted case management services for vulnerable families, she has made a difference in the health of parents, children and the community by promoting healthy child development and good parenting skills. Sherresa volunteers throughout the community and serves on both the N.C. A&T State University Alumni Chapter and their Reunion Board. She spends her downtime traveling and enjoying the company of family and friends.


Kaaren Sailer, MD

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Sailer has been our Medical Director for two decades.  She spends her time in the clinic caring for patients, collaborating with our nurse practitioners and supporting all of our work related to direct patient care.  She also provides assistance to Physicians Reach Out, Case Management and Nurse-Family Partnership as needed. Dr. Sailer grew up in the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and completed medical school at the University of Washington.


Rebecca Palmer

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Rebecca provides strategic direction and support across all of Care Ring’s programs, manages our data and analytics, and program evaluation and research. Rebecca earned her undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and her master's at the University of California-Berkeley. She lives in Efland, NC with her husband and two young boys.


Paula Culp

Director of Administration

Paula Culp is responsible for managing all of our grant contracts and billing processes; accounts payable; employee engagement and Diversity Equity and Inclusion.  Paula earned her Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, crochet, read and she hopes to resume traveling in the near future.