The Southbury Comfort Keepers team includes highly trained and certified professionals.
Our team is ready to support and improve the quality of life for your loved ones in the comfort of home.
We value compassion and trustworthiness amongst our caretakers and support staff. Our team is ready to answer questions and discuss a care plan that works best for you and your loved ones.
Michelle is an LPN and has been with Comfort Keepers since 2013. She started as a caregiver and is now Scheduling Coordinator. Having nursing, caregiving, and office knowledge Michelle is able to utilize those skills to provide clients and their families with the best home care experience possible.
Kim has been in the healthcare industry for the past 30 years. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of AZ and continued to get her MBA from Western Connecticut State University. Kim started her career working at New Milford Hospital then transitioned to skilled nursing communities. In the last 10 years, Kim has worked in the assisted living and home care fields and has seen the increased needs of seniors. Kim recognizes the unique needs of seniors and caregivers including the specialized need of those living with dementia. Kim is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer allowing her to understand the unique challenges faced by those living with the disease.
Head of Human Resources Carolyn oversees all aspects of Human Resources and is committed to building a high caliber team of motivated caregivers and management staff. Carolyn brings to Comfort Keepers a wide array of skills honed through 14 years Human Resources experience with a global financial services firm. Carolyn graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in Economics. She is actively involved in her community as a long term volunteer with her church, public school, local recreational organizations and the National Charity League.
Mark has owned Comfort Keepers since 2016. Prior to acquiring the 14-year-old company, Mark owned another health care services business. It was through his involvement with this business that Mark developed a passion for owning companies whose core mission is helping people in need.
Mark spent 26 years founding, building, and managing highly successful financial services businesses for Global Banks. He has a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Live-In client scheduler
She joined Comfort Keepers team September 2017. She is a Medical Assistant and previously worked at a CT nursing home as the Scheduling Coordinator and Central Supply Manager. She combines both her medical and office knowledge to best match live-in caregivers to live-in clients.
Venneshia came to Comfort Keepers in April of 2016 with over 12 years Quality Management/ Administrative Assistant experience. Prior to joining Comfort Keepers, she worked on a Quality Management team obtaining background checks for medical professionals within the corporate environment. Venneshia is the “Voice of Comfort Keepers” when you call.
Recruiting and Retention Manager
Before joining Comfort Keepers, Joanne was an Administrator/Human Resources Director at an Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility in Cambridge, MA.
Joanne graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management Certificate from the University of Bridgeport. Joanne brings over 10 years of customer service, healthcare and business management experience, supervisory experience, case management and expertise.
A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Joanne enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and very large family.
Sales and Marketing
Pat is the newest member of our team. He comes to Comfort Keepers with over 28 years in Sales / Marketing. He has spent a good portion of his career helping startup companies grow their business and brand. While he excels in business development, his heart has always been in assisting others. At this point in his career, his true gratification comes from helping others and making someone else’s day brighter!
Lois Ruby joined Comfort Keepers in February 2002 which was shortly after the business opened. Lois was new to the homecare industry but came with years of experience working as an office administrator for various doctors and an Information Technology company.
When she joined Comfort Keepers Lois was fortunate to work in every aspect of the company including hiring, training, scheduling and home visits. As the company grew and additional staff was added Lois took over the back office operations of payroll, invoicing and insurance.
Lois has watched the business grow from its initial development and has contributed to its success to the present day.