Meet Our Team

Our difference is our people.

Our Director, Clinical Staff  and Board of Directors members all believe wholeheartedly in the power of the individual, the importance of relationships and the value of respect and dignity to everyone at every stage of life. Our goal is to create a positive difference in every patient’s day, to make a personal connection and to create memorable moments that enrich the lives of each of our patients while providing end of life care at home.

Ashley Bowman
RN, Executive Director

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Ashley Bowman
Executive Director
Ashley Bowman graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, bringing with her over 13 years of valuable nursing experience. Her professional journey progressed from a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and ultimately to a Registered Nurse (RN). She has had the privilege of working in diverse healthcare settings, contributing significantly to her wealth of knowledge and expertise. Since 2017, she has been dedicated to the hospice industry, finding it to be not just a career but a true calling. In the words of her conviction, “Hospice; a calling to be angels on earth.”

Lashawn James
RN, Clinical Manager

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Lashawn James has a strong foundation in nursing, ascending the ladder from Certified Nursing Assistant while in nursing school, to a Licensed Practical Nurse, then graduating with a Diploma in Nursing in 2005 from Holy Name School of Nursing. In 2020 she received her BSN at Herzing University.

Lashawn has had a passion for hospice since caring for her first hospice patient as a CNA. In January 2014, she obtained her first job as a hospice case manager at one of the largest hospice companies in New York City, MJHS.

Lashawn has been blessed to encounter and care for such a unique population and work with some of the best medical directors in the country. She has been dedicated to the health industry since entering the Army at 18 years old to serve as a Medical Specialist for 11 years.

Dr. Irshad Syed, MD
Medical Director

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Dr. Irshad Syed
MD Medical Director
Dr. Irshad Syed is a Board Certified Family Physician and Geriatrician with over two decades of valuable experience now offering primary care services to this Community. In Atlanta, he served as a physician in the Grady Health System for 9 very satisfying years of award-winning service in clinical, academic, and leadership roles. He is passionate about preventive health care management and improving the health of the community. Dr. Syed has a research and academic background with several national-level awards, publications, and presentations. He completed his Residency and Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where he also served as the Chief resident. With a wide range in scope of services to all age groups with extra training in care for the elderly, the clinic is equipped with all that you would need at your primary care physicians’ office. We welcome you to the practice and thank you for choosing Marietta Family Medicine of Buckhead.