Our Staff

Emily Teneyck, Human Resources Manager

I grew up in Nebraska & Iowa, moved to Oregon 2011. I have 3 wonderful & amazing children. I started my career in caregiving September 2002. I have been employed with Senior Helpers since 2012. I enjoy spending my time with family & friends and the lovely outdoors; camping, racing, or just taking a scenic drive.


Anjelique Prince, Caregiver Services

Anjelique’s voice may be the first you hear when you call. She works closely with our caregivers in scheduling, telephones, tracks and supports caregiver hours, and ensures our clients billing information is precisely accurate. She also supports fellow staff members and is first to greet our staff, clients and guests when they visit our office. Anjelique is a mother of 3 and enjoys cooking and baking, reading, spending time with her kids. She loves listening to some good ol soul music. Her favorite season is fall with the beautiful colors, yummy scents, and cozy cuddle up time.


Sherry O’Malley, Registered Nurse

Born in Corvallis, Sherry is an Oregonian through and through. An RN for 47 years, she went straight into ICU after graduating, then to Head Nurse CCU at St. Vincent's. She moved to Bend and worked in ICU for 16 years, Medical surgery for over twelve years and also Recovery and Procedure Care. Married for 37 years, Sherry loves to cook and really loves to spoil grandkids and the family dogs.


Konni Readen, Client Services Coordinator

Konni is the Client Services Coordinator and has been with Senior Helpers for a year. She explains our services to spouses, family and friends, who have loved ones who are in need of assistance. She thoroughly enjoys her job and loves to help people. It is very important to her to get as much information as possible from potential clients, so that we can find just the right caregiver to meet their specific needs.


Lila McDonnell, Director of Operations

I first joined Senior Helpers in 2013 as the Human Resource Manager, had a brief hiatus and am so pleased to be back. I have two grown children, both boys who have fled the nest to faraway lands. This has given me the time to rediscover my love of hiking, gardening and curling up with a great book.


Kelly Watson, Scheduler

Kelly Watson is the Scheduling Coordinator for Senior Helpers. She is an Acute Care Nursing Assistant with a background in Administration and Scheduling. When the day-to-day scheduling comes to an end, Kelly enjoys her Garden, Art projects and time with her Family (and Cat). As a true Oregonian, Kelly also loves Camping, Fishing, Trees and above all, the Rain. Hands on Medical experience combined with a Creative Mind, enables Kelly to be an innovative and compassionate In-home care scheduler.


Samantha Torres, Client Services Coordinator

I recently moved from Arizona, where I coordinated and managed caregivers for a state-funded facility. I enjoy working in an environment where I can get involved with clients and know that I have a hand in the improvement of their lives. I also enjoy nature and spend a lot of time outdoors. I love flowers, and also manage my own side business of floral preservation & hand accessories. I find joy in helping others and making the world a bit more beautiful.


Melanie and Jim Reynolds, Owners

Melanie worked in the medical and dental fields and Jim served in private or public organizations for over 35 years, until they left their careers to bring Senior Helpers to Salem. Their seven children and 15 grandchildren are scattered throughout the world, but fortunately the family dog is still at home with no intention to leave. Melanie and Jim love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible in outdoor pursuits. Their life’s passion, however, focuses on serving others. They volunteer in the community, in their church and among friends and family. Senior Helpers is a wonderful opportunity for them to further extend their plan to never stop serving.


Senior Helpers is proud be an annual sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Network’s Walk4Alzheimer’s fundraiser event. What is the Alzheimer’s Network? This local, non-profit organization provides support services for those suffering from dementia and their family members. Support groups, education, lending library, and screenings are all part of this wonderful organization’s services to the public.


Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Walk Starts: 11:00am

Location: Riverfront Park
200 Water St. NE Salem, OR 97301

Event Details:

  • 2K & 5K Walk (11:00am)
  • Family Wellness Fair
  • Live Entertainment – Featuring Virtual Ground
  • Free Lunch

Join our walk team! Look for our booth at the event.
For more information, call our office: 503-990-7112

Senior Helpers has taken a bold step by telling the world that age does not erase hopes and dreams. And by implementing the Virtual Dementia Tour companywide, Senior Helpers has further demonstrated its commitment to those it serves. Senior Helpers is proud to support Second Wind Dreams® on this mission by encouraging donations, raising awareness, and sensitizing the world to dementia as a corporate partner.

What is the Virtual Dementia Tour?

Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this valuable, easy to follow experiential tour is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients.

Interested in learning how you can bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to you?

Contact us today to help us and you learn more about changing the perspective on aging!

"Until There’s a Cure, Take The Tour!"