Our Team

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David loves people. His desire to start Kennedy Care in 2003 as the owner, marketer, recruiter, bookkeeper and first caregiver stemmed from his desire to better the lives of everyone who he came in contact with. He is married to Jacquelynn Kennedy and loves his 8-year-old daughter and newborn son.

David Kennedy

Visionary / CEO

David Kennedy

CEO

David loves people. His desire to start Kennedy Care in 2003 as the owner, marketer, recruiter, bookkeeper, and first caregiver stemmed from his desire to better the lives of everyone who he came in contact with. He is married to Jacquelynn Kennedy and loves his 8 year old daughter and newborn son.

Tiffany is passionate about working with people. She has a wide variety of work experience highlighted by time managing an assisted living facility and corporate HR. Tiffany has two children and a beloved husband!

Tiffany Youngs-Bokas

Integrator / COO

Tiffany Young-Bokas

director of operations
& Integrator

Tiffany is passionate about working with people. She has a wide variety of work experience highlighted by time managing an assisted living facility and corporate HR. Tiffany has two children and a beloved husband!

Becky has dedicated 25 years of being a nurse to helping others within her profession and her community at large. She brings a wide variety of clinical and professional development experiences and loves the time she spends connecting with others. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Rebecca Maley, BSN, RN, CPC

Director of Team Development

Rebecca Maley, BSN, RN, CPC

Team Development Director

Becky has dedicated 25 years of being a nurse to helping others within her profession and her community at large. She brings a wide variety of clinical and professional development experiences and loves the time she spends connecting with others. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Kate Bechtel, Vice President of Human Resources at Kennedy Care, is the leader of the company’s initiatives related to the recruitment, compensation, engagement, policy, and evaluation of the company’s workforce. Kate’s human resources career has included senior-level human resources management roles for companies within the healthcare, technology, and hospitality sectors. She earned her Masters of Science in Change Management and Human resources from Benedictine University.

Kate Bechtel

VP of Human Resources

Kate Bechtel

Director of HR

Kate Bechtel, Vice President of Human Resources at Kennedy Care, is the leader of the company’s initiatives related to the recruitment, compensation, engagement, policy, and evaluation of the company’s workforce. Kate’s human resources career has included senior-level human resources management roles for companies within the healthcare, technology, and hospitality sectors. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Illustration from The College for Creative Studies and her Masters of Science in Change Management and Human resources from Benedictine University.

After graduating from EMU with her Bachelor's in Human Resources, she found herself most interested in recruiting as she enjoys communicating and understanding people. Cari has been recruiting for Kennedy Care since October of 2020.She started out as a Field Recruiter on the Patriot Care team, and then moved into the Corporate Recruiter role. She is excited to see herself grow with Kennedy Care!

Cari Glynn

Corporate Recruiter

Cari Glynn

Corporate Recruiter

After graduating from EMU with her Bachelor’s in Human Resources, she found herself most interested in recruiting as she enjoys communicating and understanding people. Cari has been recruiting for Kennedy Care since October of 2020.She started out as a Field Recruiter on the Patriot Care team, and then moved into the Corporate Recruiter role. She is excited to see herself grow with Kennedy Care!

Tiffany serves as HR Manager with 4 years of experience in a variety of HR functions. She is proud to offer support, education and guidance to the Kennedy Care team!

Tiffany Roberson

HR Manager

Tiffany Roberson

HR Generalist

Tiffany serves as HR Manager with 4 years of experience in a variety of HR functions. She is proud to offer support, education and guidance to the Kennedy Care team!

After graduating from Michigan State University in 2019 with baccalaureate degrees in Psychology and Communication, Jennifer was thrilled to begin her human resources career and develop with Kennedy Care! She is a true people-person who enjoys having genuine communication with people from all walks of life. Outside work, she can be found with her family & friends, most often watching football or hockey.

Jennifer Pargoff

Payroll/HR

Jennifer Pargoff

Payroll/HR

After graduating from Michigan State University in 2019 with baccalaureate degrees in Psychology and Communication, Jennifer was thrilled to begin her human resources career and develop with Kennedy Care! She is a true people-person who enjoys having genuine communication with people from all walks of life. Outside work, she can be found with her family & friends, most often watching football or hockey.

Breanne has been working for Kennedy Care since January 2021 as the Payroll and Human Resources Specialist. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University in 2019 and has worked in the healthcare industry since. She has a passion for problem solving, helping others, and communicating with people. Breanne takes pride in working at Kennedy Care and can't wait to see where this career takes her!

Breanne Slossar

Payroll/HR

Breanne Slossar

Payroll/HR

Breanne has been working for Kennedy Care since January 2021 as the Payroll and Human Resources Specialist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University in 2019 and has worked in the healthcare industry since. She has a passion for problem solving, helping others, and communicating with people. Breanne takes pride in working at Kennedy Care and can’t wait to see where this career takes her!

Mary Ann comes from a management and hr/payroll background. She has a genuine love for helping people. Whether working with past employees, fellow team members or our clients, her ability to love others like family is an approach that she is proud to bring to our Kennedy Care team.

Mary Ann Simmons

Billing Specialist

Mary Ann Simmons

Billing Specialist

Mary Ann comes from a management and HR/payroll background. She has a genuine love for helping people. Whether working with past employees, fellow team members or our clients, her ability to love others like family is an approach that she is proud to bring to our Kennedy Care team.

Shonte' is currently a fractional member of the Finance team but will give 100% if you ever have any billing issues. She comes from an accounting and healthcare background. Shonte''s passions are health & wellness, yoga and playing with her 4 year old Siberian Husky, Koda.

Shonte' Cole

Billing Specialist

Shonte' Cole

Billing Specialist

Shonte’ is currently a fractional member of the Finance team but will give 100% if you ever have any billing issues. She comes from an accounting and healthcare background. Shonte”s passions are health & wellness, yoga and playing with her 4 year old Siberian Husky, Koda.

New to the Kennedy Care team in 2021, Amelia has a strong administrative background. She is enthusiastic about providing support to the Executive team, and thrives when tasked with a new challenge. She is excited to be part of the Kennedy Care family! When she is not at work, she enjoys gardening, camping, and cooking.

Amelia Bondie

Executive Assistant

Amelia Bondie

Executive Assistant

New to the Kennedy Care team in 2021, Amelia has a strong administrative background. She is enthusiastic about providing support to the Executive team, and thrives when tasked with a new challenge. She is excited to be part of the Kennedy Care family! When she is not at work, she enjoys gardening, camping, and cooking.

Kelly is a business major who has a love for community and being a helper wherever she can. Gradutaing from Northwood University with a Bachelor's in Business Management Administration, she enjoys problem solving, improving processes, and finding meaning in the numbers. Having been a caregiver herself, She is very glad to now be in a role where she can support clients, caregivers and internal staff.

Kelly Barker

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Barker

Administrative Assistant

Kelly is a business major who has a love for community and being a helper wherever she can. Gradutaing from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management Administration, she enjoys problem solving, improving processes, and finding meaning in the numbers. Having been a caregiver herself, She is very glad to now be in a role where she can support clients, caregivers and internal staff.

Phan is the System Admin who takes care of everything IT at Kennedy Care. He’s worn many hats in the tech sector working for both small businesses and international conglomerates. Phan went to Iowa State for his undergraduate degree and Carnegie Mellon University for his Master’s degree. When not at work, he enjoys hardening devices, playing guitar, and PC gaming.

Phan Trinh

IT Business System Analyst

Phan Trinh

IT Business System Analyst

Phan is the System Admin who takes care of everything IT at Kennedy Care. He’s worn many hats in the tech sector working for both small businesses and international conglomerates. Phan went to Iowa State for his undergraduate degree and Carnegie Mellon University for his Master’s degree. When not at work, he enjoys hardening devices, playing guitar, and PC gaming.

Kim received a multidisciplinary business degree from Michigan State University and a nursing degree from Wayne State University. Early in her career she worked in the ER Department and Cardiac Critical Care Unit. For the last 26 years she has worked as a Director of Nursing in a Rehabilitation Facility and Home Care Agency. She specializes in Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI’s), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s), and multiple traumas.

Kim Newman

Program Director

Kim Newman

Program Director

Kim received a multidisciplinary business degree from Michigan State University and a nursing degree from Wayne State University. Early in her career she worked in the ER Department and Cardiac Critical Care Unit. For the last 26 years she has worked as a Director of Nursing in a Rehabilitation Facility and Home Care Agency. She specializes in Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI’s), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s), and multiple traumas. She has two grown daughters and two grandchildren (whom she loves to spoil). She loves to camp, garden, and travel. And she is excited to join the Kennedy Care Team!

Amanda is a Registered Nurse who's passionate about building lasting relationships. She loves meeting new people and believes kindness and compassion leave a lasting impression. She enjoys spending time with her children and fur babies

Amanda Choryan, RN

Care Manager

Amanda Choryan, RN

Care Manager

Amanda is a Registered Nurse who is passionate about building lasting relationships. She loves meeting new people and believes kindness and compassion leave a lasting impression. She enjoys spending time with her children and fur babies

Cindy has 20 plus years in Private Duty Home Care Management with focus on Scheduling. In taking care of family, who were ill for years, she knows how hard it is to love those who need help. Her goal is to find that perfect fit for each client. She is a mother of 3 and a Nonnie of 7! Family is everything.

Cindy Coker

Care Coordinator

Cindy Coker

Care Coordinator

Cindy has 20 plus years in Private Duty Home Care Management with focus on Scheduling. In taking care of family, who were ill for years, she knows how hard it is to love those who need help. Her goal is to find that perfect fit for each client. She is a mother of 3 and a Nonnie of 7! Family is everything.

Jessica has a Master’s in Counseling and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has an extensive background in community-based services and a strong passion to facilitate connections and services to clients. Jessica has worked in home care for the last two years and has developed a strong passion for program development for the geriatric population.

Jessica Rock

Care Operations

Jessica Rock

Care Operations

Jessica has a Master’s in Counseling and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has an extensive background in community-based services and a strong passion to facilitate connections and services to Veterans in need.

Tara comes with a wealth of experience and has worked in the medical field for 21 years. Tara has been a caregiver, a manager of medical records, and an HEDIS audit specialist. Tara started off at Kennedy Care as a Care Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Program Manager of the Patriot Care Team due to her ability to lead her team.

Tara Konwinski

Program Director

Tara Konwinski

Program Director

Tara comes with a wealth of experience and has worked in the medical field for 21 years. Tara has been a caregiver, a manager of medical records, and an HEDIS audit specialist. Tara started off at Kennedy Care as a Care Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Program Manager of the Patriot Care Team due to her ability to lead her team.

Jessica has administrative experience in a variety of settings, most recently as the office coordinator of a small medical office. She has a Master's degree in administration and enjoys keeping track of and analyzing data. When she isn't working, Jessica enjoys gardening, crafting and working on her hobby farm. She lives in Gaylord with her husband and son.

Jessica Henke

Program Director

Jessica Henke

Program Director

Jessica has administrative experience in a variety of settings, most recently as the office coordinator of a small medical office. She has a Master’s degree in administration and enjoys keeping track of and analyzing data. When she isn’t working, Jessica enjoys gardening, crafting and working on her hobby farm in Gaylord, Michigan with her husband and son.

Mike has led Kennedy Care's billing department since 2012 with high attention to detail and outstanding customer service. Mike has 10+ years of bookkeeping experience and a genuine passion for the health care space. If you have any questions related to billing, he can help!

Mike Vliet

Accounts Supervisor, Billing Specialist

Mike Vliet

Accounts Supervisor, Billing Specialist

Mike has led Kennedy Care’s billing department since 2012 with high attention to detail and outstanding customer service. Mike has 10+ years of bookkeeping experience and a genuine passion for the health care space. If you have any questions related to billing, he can help!

Ashley has been with Kennedy Care for 4.5 years, and is currently the Lead Care Coordinator for Patriot Care. She has been in the medical field for 22 years, and takes great pride in her work with Kennedy Care. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time family.

Ashley Hummel

Lead Care Coordinator

Ashley Hummel

Lead Care Coordinator

Ashley began working with Kennedy Care in January, 2017 as a Life Care Professional. Her spunk and determination helped pave her career path at Kennedy Care moving from after-hours support to scheduling to Lead Care Coordinator. Helpful whenever given the opportunity, Ashley was the obvious choice to assist us in creating exceptional experiences for our team and clients by leading care coordination for all KC programs. When she isn’t saving the world, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Kiara started with Kennedy Care as a Care Coordinator in 2020. Kiara graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Psychology. Working for KC allows Kiara to work with different people and gain knowledge on how we as a community can help each other throughout different life phrases.

Kiara Camara

Care Coordinator

Kiara Camara

Care Coordinator

Kiara started with Kennedy Care as a Care Coordinator in 2020. Kiara graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Psychology. Working for KC allows Kiara to work with different people and gain knowledge on how we as a community can help each other throughout different life phases. Kiara enjoys relaxing at home, taking walks and hanging out with friends and family in her free time.

Sierra joined the Patriot Team in August of 2020. Sierra has over 6 years of team management experience where she supervised her team along with creating and managing their schedules. She truly enjoys interacting with people and helping them to problem solve. In her freetime she enjoys time with her family & being outdoors.

Sierra Risner

Care Coordinator

Sierra Risner

Care Coordinator

Sierra joined the Patriot Team in August of 2020. Sierra has over 6 years of team management experience where she supervised her team along with creating and managing their schedules. She truly enjoys interacting with people and helping them to problem solve. In her freetime she enjoys time with her family & being outdoors.

Samanthia is a Care Coordinator for the Patriot Care Team. She enjoys being able to help Veterans and work with a team of amazing people. She is a mom of two little girls, and enjoys spending weekends with friends, camping, and hanging out on a boat.

Samantha Asher

Care Coordinator

Samantha Asher

Care Coordinator

Samanthia is a Care Coordinator for the Patriot Care Team. She enjoys being able to help Veterans and work with a team of amazing people. She is a mom of two little girls, and enjoys spending weekends with friends, camping, and hanging out on a boat.

Michelle is a Recruiter for the Patriot Care Division at Kennedy Care. As an advocate for having the option to remain home as we age, hiring qualified Life Care Professionals to provide assistance to our veterans helps fulfill that belief. Before joining the Kennedy Care team, she spent several years in the operation and coordination of home care for aging adults.

Michelle Anderson

Recruiting

Michelle Anderson

Recruiting

Michelle is a Recruiter for the Patriot Care Division at Kennedy Care. As an advocate for having the option to remain home as we age, hiring qualified Life Care Professionals to provide assistance to our veterans helps fulfill that belief. Before joining the Kennedy Care team, she spent several years in the operation and coordination of home care for aging adults.

After graduating from WCC with her associates in Liberal Arts and a concentration in HR, she found herself most interested in recruiting. She is very excited to grow her career with Kennedy Care. Stephanie plans on attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the Fall where she plans on getting her Bachelor's in Human Resource Management.

Stephanie Becerra

Recruiting

Stephanie Becerra

Recruiting

After graduating from WCC with her associates in Liberal Arts and a concentration in HR, she found herself most interested in recruiting. She is very excited to grow her career with Kennedy Care. Stephanie plans on attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the Fall where she plans on getting her Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management.

Rachel graduated from Indiana University in 2020 with a Bachelor's in Human Resource Management. She is excited to use her skills learned in college to help Kennedy Care grow and develop. As a recruiter, she gets joy from being able to help people acquire jobs at our company, as well as help our veterans receive the quality care they deserve.

Rachel Worden

Recruiting

Rachel Worden

Recruiting

Rachel graduated from Indiana University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management. She is excited to use her skills learned in college to help Kennedy Care grow and develop. As a recruiter, she gets joy from being able to help people acquire jobs at our company, as well as help our veterans receive the quality care they deserve.

Jenny joined the Patriot Care Team in 2020. When she's not working hard helping our Veterans, she enjoys camping, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Haslett

Intake Coordinator

Jennifer Haslett

Intake Coordinator

Jenny joined the Patriot Care Team in 2020. When she’s not working hard helping our Veterans, she enjoys camping, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Breanna joined the program in February of 2010 as one of our best caregivers, servicing hundreds of families in her first 7 years and later joined our administrative team. Breanna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and now continues her education specific to children by volunteering in over ten ISD and GSRP programs throughout Southeast Michigan.

Breanna Dailey

Program Director

Breanna Dailey

Program Director

Breanna joined the program in February of 2010 as one of our best caregivers, servicing hundreds of families in her first 7 years and later joined our administrative team. Breanna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and now continues her education specific to children by volunteering in over ten ISD and GSRP programs throughout Southeast Michigan.

Rachel joined the Safe at Home team in 2017. She has dedicated over 13 years to professional childcare before joining the administrative team in 2019. Rachel loves to problem solve and make connections with anyone she meets. She is also a Varsity Cheerleading coach for a local school.

Rachel Cress

Program Coordinator

Rachel Cress

Program Coordinator

Rachel joined the Safe at Home team in 2017. She has dedicated over 13 years to professional childcare before joining the administrative team in 2019. Rachel loves to problem solve and make connections with anyone she meets. She is also a Varsity Cheerleading coach for a local school.

Haley is the recruiting coordinator for Safe at Home. She previously worked as a caregiver for a few years before moving into recruiting. She supports everything Kennedy Care has to offer and loves connecting our families with the right caregivers.

Haley Bloomfield

Recruiting

Haley Bloomfield

Recruiting

Haley is the recruiting coordinator for Safe at Home. She previously worked as a caregiver for a few years before moving into recruiting. She supports everything Kennedy Care has to offer and loves connecting our families with the right caregivers. She enjoys meeting new people and growing both professionally and personally wherever she can.

Melissa has a passion for being a nurse and has dedicated herself to helping others. She has a broad clinical background and professional skills, and loves to connect with others. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, crafting, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her family!

Melissa Burkett

Program Director

Melissa Burkett

Program Director

Melissa has a passion for being a nurse and has dedicated herself to helping others. She has a broad clinical background and professional skills, and loves to connect with others. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, crafting, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her family!

After recently graduating from EMU with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Marketing, Lauren is thrilled to be able to wear and utilize many hats within the Share the Care program, acting as both the Care Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Lauren has a passion working with various people, and especially with the geriatric population.

Lauren Misek

Care Coordinator

Lauren Misek

Care Coordinator

After recently graduating from EMU with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing, Lauren is thrilled to be able to wear and utilize many hats within the Share the Care program, acting as both the Care Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Lauren has a passion working with various people, and especially with the geriatric population.

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