Bella Desai, MPH, Owner
Bella moved to the Northern Virginia area a little over a decade ago from Austin, Texas, and fell in love with being able to experience all four seasons. She quickly came to appreciate the density, diversity and endless opportunities that stem from living so close to our nation’s capital. Bella decided to open Senior Helpers in Arlington-Alexandria after helping care for her grandmother and seeing the various types of caregivers that came through.
After almost 15 years in marketing, communications and business development, Bella decided to refocus her energy and commitment to our community’s senior population. She knows the struggle to provide care for your loved one is real – and finding the right caregiver that blends in (and cares) like a family member more so.
Bella is driven by and committed to the mission and vision of Senior Helpers by providing dependable service, continuity of care, peace of mind for the family, a quality of life for your loved one, and independent living in-home.
Kyra Miller, RN, Director of Nursing
Kyra brings her energy, passion and experience to help carry on the mission of Senior Helpers. She is dedicated to helping clients maintain quality of life and independence. Senior Helpers service and value to clients have resonated so deeply with Kyra due to her experiences with aging family members and seeing the positive effect that this could have had in their lives. Kyra has served as an RN at both Inova Fairfax and Veteran Affair's Medical Centers in the DC area. In these roles, she has gained a great deal of experience in caring for seniors and understanding their unique needs.
She grew up in Georgia and has been in the Northern Virginia area for a little over 2 years. In her spare time she enjoys running, visiting various Smithsonian museums and events in the Sculpture Garden. Kyra holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke University and a Master of Public Health from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Shannan Butler, Community Relations/Care Coordinator
Shannan was born and raised in Northern Virginia – so she is as Native as they come. She has been in the human service industry for over 20 years, with direct focus on senior care for the last nine.
Shannan started out as a caregiver which she thoroughly loved, but after her client moved into an Independent Living Facility, she found she really enjoyed recruiting and working with caregivers. As she transitioned into a new administrative role, she realized that while children may be the future, seniors are our history.
Shannan’s passion for senior care came about when she was a young girl spending summers with her grandparents. She saw how caring and compassion truly go hand in hand. She knows as you get older in life you don’t want to worry about every little thing. You’ve spent your whole life doing that. Shannan understands that the services Senior Helpers provides is so personal and customized that it allows your loved one to continue their journey with ease.
Not only does this job provide you an opportunity to give back to the community and that generation, you give back to yourself and the next generation.
Senior Helpers of Arlington/Alexandria is proud to partner with Checkr, a national background screening company accredited by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) as recognized by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Senior Helpers uses Checkr to balance safety and consumer protection while increasing transparency and trust.