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Management Team


GREG Lucas

President and Founder

Greg’s inspiration for constructing Nurturing Nest Family Care Home is deeply rooted in the plight of his mother in law, Perla Cuadra, and her battle with Dementia.  Having witnessed first-hand the need for compassionate care of a loved one, requiring help with the normal activities of daily living, he understands the culture necessary to run a successful Family Care Home.  That culture is the cornerstone of Nurturing Nest and is instilled in our entire staff. 


Greg has had over 30 years of experience in the Legal and Medical Malpractice Insurance/Risk Management arena and has acquired a tremendous understanding of the inter-relations of Healthcare State Mandates and resident “standard of care”.  He made the decision to parlay that knowledge and pursue the necessary NC Certifications to open Nurturing Nest Family Care Home.  He has a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a faithful fan of Badger Football and Basketball.  He has a lovely wife Colleen, who was also instrumental in the planning of Nurturing Nest, despite having her own successful career in Technology Sales.  His pride and joy are his daughter Julia and son Cole.  Over the years he has been their coach, mentor and loving father which is by far his most prideful accomplishment.

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Melissa serves as Director and Chief Administrator of Nurturing Nest Family Care Home.  As Administrator, she oversees all operational functions of the facility, including staff supervision, state and county compliance, medication administration, Long Term Care Pharmacy interaction, physician/resident appointments, menu planning/ dietary compliance, and fire/safety, and infection control coordination.


Melissa was in charge of her mother, Perla Cuadra's, care during her 10-year battle with dementia. During this trying time, she developed a wealth of knowledge through various support groups, Dementia Alliance workshops, Elderly Care Counselors and numerous other sources. Melissa has attained many state certifications, and continuously attends all of North Carolina's leading senior care seminars to keep abreast of the latest news and issues faced in the Adult Care Industry. Melissa has a B.S. in Management, and she is a proud mother of her two sons, Michael and Drew, and has two lovely grandchildren.  She is passionate about fitness and nutrition, and has a great love for animals. Melissa and Greg Lucas have a 30-year family connection since he is married to her sister, Colleen.


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