Kim Lelli is one of the owners of the Senior Helpers in Sarasota, Florida. Kim received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan. He worked for 32 years in Healthcare Financial Management, 29 of which were with HCA (Hospital Corporation of America). Twelve of those years were spent in multi-facility Division management where Kim was financially responsible for 14 individual hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities. Kim experienced firsthand the priority many seniors have to remain independent in their homes as he helped his father arrange consistent, ongoing care. In 2014 Kim, along with his cousin, became Senior Helpers owners in their current home town of Sarasota, Florida. Their objectives are to provide high quality, cost effective client care in the community they serve.
Lynn Anderson has been involved in the HealthCare Industry since arriving in Florida from Michigan in 1983. Her involvement is in both Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities with a strong emphasis in Assisted Living Facilities. Lynn has worn many hats; she has been a Controller, CFO, Administrator, Executive Director, Regional Director and now an Owner/Operator of 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the State of Florida. She is also the co-owner of Senior Helpers Sarasota-Bradenton. Lynn has a BA degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Nova University. She has always worked with the elderly and has a deep personal interest in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Lynn has made a commitment to ensure that all residents under her care live every minute for the moment whether they remember it or not. It’s the smiles on their faces during that very special moment that brings her the most joy. Lynn has experience with dementia first hand, having a mother who currently suffers from progressive Alzheimer’s disease.
Community Relations Manager
Sue Lelli is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Communications. After a successful career in sales for such companies as Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson, Sue retired to be a stay-at-home Mom and devoted her energy to volunteering. She was named the Parent Volunteer of the Year in both Alachua County and then again in Leon County after moving there with her family. When Sue was faced with an elderly Father-In-Law who needed care at home and then her own Father who needed help after both of their spouses passed away, Sue became immersed in finding help for them so they could stay independent in their own homes. After retiring to Sarasota and being presented with the opportunity to own a Senior Helpers franchise, Sue felt like she had received a reason to come out of retirement. Compassionate and caring are two words that describe Sue as she strives to find the best solutions for her clients to live quality lives in their own homes.
Community Relations Coordinator
Kevin Lelli is a recent graduate of The University of Central Florida with a degree in Hospitality Management. Having the opportunity to become a part of the Senior Care business was a natural for him. Kevin enjoyed volunteering from an early age and one of his favorite activities was delivering bags of groceries every month to low income seniors in a senior independent living facility. The seniors looked forward to seeing Kevin because he remembered their interests and was always focused on putting a smile on their faces. He even remembered their pet’s names and brought them treats as well. After seeing what both his grandfathers went through trying to remain independent and how hard it was to find people to help them out, Kevin realized being a part of Senior Helpers would allow him to provide a much needed service for seniors. Kevin is proud to help other seniors live as long as possible in their own homes with a little help from the kind and dedicated caregivers employed by Senior Helpers.
Liza Rojas has been involved in Assisted Living Facilities since 1994 where she started as a member of the wait staff. She then became a Certified Nursing Assistant, Med Tech, Rehab Tech, Billing Specialist, A/R specialist, Billing Manager, Human Resource Trainer and ultimately an Owner/Operator of Assisted Living Facilities. Liza has studied under Teepa Snow, who is the foremost authority in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care in the nation. Liza is a key component in our Senior Helper’s training department, guaranteeing that our employees are well educated in all aspects of truly outstanding care for each and every one of our clients. This continuing education allows Liza to train our staff on all levels of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease to ensure that the appropriate care is being provided to each of our client’s individual needs. She is also an excellent resource to our client’s families, helping them understand what their loved one is going through. Liza is bilingual in English and Spanish.