S.O.S. Leadership Team

ANN M. Owner, CFO

Ann has lived in the Asheville, NC area since 1986. She is a nationally certified caregiver with the American Caregiver Association and has worked in the dental field for over twenty years and has received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 2004. Ann has been providing clinical oral care at Phillips and Schmitt, DDS, PA since 2004. Passionate about improving access to oral health care, her decision to help start S.O.S was a natural fit. With encouragement from family, friends, and current employer, Ann helped start S.O.S, Senior Oral-health Services, LLC in April 2017 and is both the glue and the fire that keeps this business blooming! Married with four kids, quality family time is very important to her. Whether it’s school-related activities, sports, hiking and biking, or church gatherings, she never stops! Grateful for an amazing community here in Asheville, Ann wants to help improve access to oral care to dependent elders living in our area


Diana grew up in Cleveland, OH and moved to the Asheville area with her family in 1996. She studied Dental Assisting and found the dental field fascinating. Pursuing her education, Diana went on to Dental Hygiene school and now works as a Dental Assistant and a Dental Hygienist at Phillips and Schmitt, DDS, PA. The day to day of a Dental Hygienist involves compassion, hard work, and the understanding of disease prevention, all of which Diana is passionate about. Seeing elders come in with oral disease and mouth pain due to a decline in homecare was heartbreaking. For this reason, helping start S.O.S was very important to her and she became a nationally certified caregiver with the American Caregiver Association. Diana has a flare for creativity and all forms of art. She heads our marketing and social media department and even designed our logo, the tooth/heart! In her spare time, Diana enjoys exploring Asheville with her husband, driving through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, painting, kayaking, and hiking.

KELLY F. Owner, CAO, Compliance Officer

Kelly has been in the dental field since 2009 and currently works in one of the top dental offices in the Asheville area, Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA, as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant. Working with the elder community she has realized there is a glaring shortage of care provided for these individuals that most need our help. Getting to know these patients on an individual basis in private practice has been inspiring for her which led her to help start S.O.S. and become a nationally certified caregiver with the American Caregiver Association. If you call, email, or text SOS, most likely you will be speaking with Kelly as she is our administrative guru for SOS. When she is not in direct patient care, she enjoys our beautiful town of Asheville! Asheville has been her home since she was two and she has loved growing up here. She is an experimental cook at home and is willing to try anything once! She, her husband, and their rambunctious toddler are either spending their time hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, exploring different breakfast joints or snuggling on the couch together watching Wyatt’s latest favorite: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle videos!

PAT W. Owner, Care Services Director

Pat has 30+ years of experience working and managing in the areas of Finance, IT, Supply Chain Management & Marketing.  She received her Master of Business Administration in 2001.  Pat’s background has been in management with large corporations and manufacturing facilities.  “The diversity and many varied areas that I have worked have fueled my dedication for working with people and improving processes.  Working with the S.O.S team to grow and bridge the gap for dependent elders and excellent oral care is what I am passionate and excited about.  Good oral care and helping others is important to me.”  Pat grew up in New York and moved with her family to Asheville, NC in 1986 to enjoy warmer weather and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  In her free time she loves to hike and explore new and adventurous areas with her family and friends.

Our Experienced Oral Care Specialists:

At S.O.S., our Oral Care Specialists bring a wealth of expertise to ensure the highest standard of care for your loved ones. Each specialist possesses several years of hands-on experience in the dental field, serving as either a Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant. In addition, all our specialists hold national certification as Caregivers with the American Caregiver Association.

Why Choose Our Specialists:

  • Dental Field Expertise: Benefit from the knowledge and skills gained through years of experience in the dental profession.
  • Nationally Certified Care Givers: Our specialists are recognized caregivers with national certification from the American Caregiver Association, ensuring a high standard of care.

Personalized Care:

Once you sign up for our services, you’ll receive the contact information and a bio of the specific Oral Care Specialist assigned to your loved one. This personalized approach allows you to familiarize yourself with the specialist who will be dedicated to enhancing your loved one’s oral health.

At S.O.S., we prioritize the well-being of your loved ones and strive to provide personalized, expert care that exceeds expectations. Choose our experienced Oral Care Specialists for comprehensive preventive and compassionate oral care services.