Jeff has served as CEO of Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches since its inception in 2008. Jeff graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jeff is an active member of many professional organizations, including the Home Care Association of America and the United Way of Palm Beach County’s Leadership Circle. In addition to his tireless work in the field of home health care, Jeff is also a Florida licensed real estate agent. Jeff and his wife, Angelica, married in 2007. They are the proud parents of three beautiful girls ages 7, 6 and 6 (their twins!) In his free time, Jeff enjoys fishing, sports and spending time with his family. Jeff and Angelica, along with their close friend and business partner, Ross Goodson, saw an urgent need for quality home health care services in the communities of western and northern Palm Beach County. Each had a very close relationships with their respective grandparents and witnessed firsthand the challenges loved ones face as part of the aging process as well as the importance of quality and compassionate care. It was with this mindset and passion that they set out to form a company that would ensure that seniors have access to superior home care support and services, improving quality of life and providing the opportunity to age in place.
Ross has served as Vice President at Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches since its start in 2008. Ross graduated from Southwestern University in Austin, Texas. In addition to his work in the health care field, Ross is also involved in community organizations such as United Way of Palm Beach County and Caring for Camo. Ross is an avid (and extremely talented) golfer. Ross was married in 2005. He and his wife, Renee, have two young sons, Reece and Rylan. Ross became interested in the field of home health care after witnessing firsthand his grandmother’s need for in home support and services. Ross recognized the need for compassionate care and has the utmost respect for anyone who provides care to an aging adult. Ross is committed to helping families solve life’s challenges, particularly as they pertain to navigating the health care continuum and improving their overall well-being. “Improving the quality of life of our client’s and their family members brings a smile to my face. I look forward to continuing to help the people that need it the most”.
Ron joined the Senior Helpers team in August, 2012 and currently serves as the Director of Operations for Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches and as Chief Operating Officer of Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast. Ron has nearly twenty years of experience in providing health care services in a wide variety of settings. Ron serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Associations’ Southeast Florida Chapter and was previously appointed by the Secretary of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs as a member of Florida’s Silver Alert Support Committee. Ron has also served as a consultant and advisory board member for Pfizer and Jaansen Pharmaceutical’s Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program. Ron has advocated on the local and state level on a number of elder issues and authored the Specialized Alzheimer’s Services Adult Day Care Act, which was approved by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 2012. Ron graduated from the Florida State University in 1997 with a degree in Music Therapy. Ron and his wife, Brooke, were married in 1998 and are the proud parents of two amazing daughters, Molly and Addison. In his spare time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family, socializing with friends, traveling and, of course, watching FSU football. Ron enjoys conducting educational presentations throughout the local community and is is passionate about ensuring that elders have access to the services and resources needed to remain safely in their home and community.
Jennifer has been part of the Senior Helpers team since and serves as the agency’s Client Services Manager. Jennifer graduated from the Ohio State University in 2006 with a degree in Education. Additionally, Jennifer earned her paralegal degree from Columbus State in 2002. Prior to moving to sunny south Florida, Jennifer worked in the health care industry in her home state of Ohio. Jennifer enjoys spending her free time traveling, spending time with friends and enjoys returning home throughout the year when she can spend time with her family including her young nephews Hank and Miles. Jennifer most enjoys the opportunity to help clients and their families identify their needs and putting a plan in place to ensure that they can remain in their home with the support of Senior Helper’s caring and professional aides and companions.
Barbara currently serves as Senior Helper’s lead nurse liaison in a local continuing care community, overseeing client care and management within the senior living campus. Barbara received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with Distinction in Nursing from the University of Arizona and has over 34 years of nursing experience. During her career, Barbara has worked with patients and students in many areas of medicine including labor and delivery, obstetrics, women’s health, mental health, addiction, pre and post op surgery, general med surgery, dialysis, pharmacology and education, developmental disabilities and geriatrics. Barbara has also directed two government grants to train nurses who work with people with developmental disabilities. Barbara moved to the south Florida area three years ago. In addition to her role as Nurse Residential Care Coordinator at Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches, Barbara also serves as the Director of Nursing for Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast.
Angela is the newest member of the Senior Helpers team and currently serves as the agency’s Receptionist/Office Assistant. Angela is a long time resident of Palm Beach County and graduated from Wellington High School in 2003. Angela married her husband, Darrell, in 2014 and has a lovely daughter named Isabella. When not working, Angela enjoys reading, following sports and spending time with her family. Angela is proud to be part of the Senior Helpers family and “loves the people I have the opportunity to interact with each and every day”.
Pattie grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from college with a degree in Computer Programing and Accounting. In 1985 she moved to Florida where she advanced her skills in accounting and management while working for one of South Florida’s largest security firms and then transitioning into healthcare. Her skills in payroll, records management, compliance and auditing was a natural fit for Human Resources. Pattie is an active member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM). She is currently finishing up her Master’s in Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Pattie is a committed professional that enjoys working with employees and management to achieve the company’s vision. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters; She also loves snorkeling and kayaking.
Jessica serves as a Case Manager for Senior Helpers and has over 10 years of industry experience; primarily focused in helping the geriatric population in Private Duty home care. As a Case Manager, she helps elders by collaborating with clients and families to find the best care options to ensure that they are able to maintain the highest level of function in their homes. A Florida transplant from Ohio, Jessica loves spending time with her husband, Sean, and their wonderful 9-year-old son, Parker, at the beach and on the water. Jessica also has a love for travelling and learning new cultures, and is able to draw from those experiences when helping clients from various backgrounds. She is extremely fond of the connections she makes with each of her clients and makes it a goal to ensure they receive compassionate care.
Caring and competent are two words, which comes to mind after meeting Renford Jones. Renford joined the Senior Helpers team in September 2015 as a Case Manager. He has over twenty-one years of experience in the health care industry. He is passionate about seniors getting optimal care; and having a sense of safety and satisfaction. Nothing gives him more pleasure than matching the right caregiver with each client. He is committed to providing efficient and compassionate care to every client of Senior Helpers. Renford hails from the parish of St Mary in Jamaica. He is the proud father of two sons, Shaun and Steven. He enjoys reading, travelling, attending concerts and sporting events.
Jasmine’s family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida from Long Island, New York when she was 7 years old. A graduate of Summit Christian School, Jasmine also attended The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Jasmine began her career in Home Health in 2004 and joined the Senior Helpers family in February, 2016. Our newest member to the Case Management team, Jasmine’s hope is that by reaching out to her clients regularly, they will know someone is there for them. Her favorite part of her job is making a difference in the lives of her clients. On her free time Jasmine devotes her time to her 3-year-old daughter, Zoe. She makes spending quality time with her family & friends a priority.
Andrea Chisholm, serves as Senior Helper’s Receptionist/Office Assistant. Andrea joined the Senior Helpers team in April, 2016 and absolutely loves it! For the past 5 years Andrea have worked in the field of customer service. Prior to joining the Senior Helpers team, Andrea worked at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches where she met and became friends with people of all ages and walks of life. She loves the Spanish language, having learned some Spanish through friends and continues to pursue the language. Andrea is a true dog lover and dreams of opening a doggie day care one day. Andrea studied computerized business systems and enjoys traveling to other countries. “I am honored to be a part of such a great team here at Senior Helpers and look forward to working with and meeting many more clients. I believe that our seniors are jewels and should be treated as such.”
Nicole serves as the A/R Specialist for Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches. She originally joined the Senior Helpers team in September, 2014 as an Administrative Assistant. Nicole graduated from Northeastern University in her native Boston, Massachusetts. She has a variety of experience working in the healthcare field. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys crossfit, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband Johnnie and their two adorable cats. Nicole is very happy to be a part of the Senior Helpers family. “I have seen firsthand the tragic effects that dementia took on both my father and my family. It makes me that much more passionate that clients and their families deserve a world of compassion, dignity and respect in their later years.”