About Us

Meet The Team

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  • Executive Team
  • Clinical & Care Management Team
  • Operations & Finance Team
  • Compliance Team
  • Business Development Team
  • Advisory Board
  • Gregory Solometo
    Gregory Solometo
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Joseph Verdirame
    Joseph Verdirame
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Michele Teter, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Michele Teter, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Founder & Director of Patient Services
  • Diane Sirakovsky, RN, BSN
    Diane Sirakovsky, RN, BSN
    Founder & Director of Education
  • Jason Kidushim
    Jason Kidushim
    Client Services, SVP
  • Mary Azadian, RN
    Mary Azadian, RN
    RN Care Manager, VP
  • Beth Pasik, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Beth Pasik, RN, BSN, CCRN
    RN Care Manager, Director
  • Jillian Rieger, MA, CMC
    Jillian Rieger, MA, CMC
    Care Manager, Director
  • Susan Sugarman
    Susan Sugarman
    Care Manager, Director
  • Wendy Rosete, LCSW
    Wendy Rosete, LCSW
    Care Manager, Associate Director
  • Audrey Bernstein
    Audrey Bernstein
    Care Manager, Senior Associate
  • Lovia Delva, RN
    Lovia Delva, RN
    RN Care Manager, Senior Associate
  • Joyce Arciuolo, RN, MSN
    Joyce Arciuolo, RN, MSN
    Compliance, Director
  • Amanda Frey
    Amanda Frey
    Human Resources, Director
  • Stacy Marzik
    Stacy Marzik
    Project Management, Director
  • Shena Melgar
    Shena Melgar
    Accounts Receivable & Payroll, Director
  • Tina Neos
    Tina Neos
    Accounting, Associate Director
  • Ashley Collado
    Ashley Collado
    Scheduling Coordinator, Associate Director
  • Sharon Sawh
    Sharon Sawh
    Scheduling Coordinator, Senior Associate
  • Marie-Helene Da Costa
    Marie-Helene Da Costa
    Administrative Assistant/Care Ambassador
  • Shelsy Garibaldi
    Shelsy Garibaldi
    Care Ambassador
  • Maggie Enright
    Maggie Enright
    Care Ambassador
  • Sara Gani
    Sara Gani
    Care Ambassador
  • Magdalene Okine
    Magdalene Okine
    Care Ambassador
  • Devyani Shenoy
    Devyani Shenoy
    Client Services, Director
  • Alyssa Montalbano
    Alyssa Montalbano
    Client Services, Associate
  • Katherine Thomas
    Katherine Thomas
    Recruiting Coordinator, Senior Associate
  • Jennifer Suffa
    Jennifer Suffa
    Recruiting Coordinator, Senior Associate
  • Julia Hollander Campbell
    Julia Hollander Campbell
    Business Development, Director
  • Alana Glatstein
    Alana Glatstein
    Recruiting Coordinator, Associate
  • Phil Swift
    Phil Swift
    Business Development, Director
  • Enza Ferrante
    Enza Ferrante
    Business Development, Director
  • Denise Catalanotto
    Denise Catalanotto
    Business Development, Associate
  • David Kidushim
    David Kidushim
    Business Development, Associate
  • Robby Lerman
    Robby Lerman
    Executive Assistant & Office Manager
  • Jon Madorsky
    Jon Madorsky
    Advisory Board Member
Gregory Solometo
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Gregory Solometo co-founded Alliance Homecare in 2006 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Gregory oversees the sales and marketing team and is the lead visionary behind the company’s short and long-term strategic initiatives.

Gregory started the company after he took care of his grandmother for five years when she was suffering from Alzheimer’s and created The Grandma Rule℠ hiring philosophy. Gregory’s firsthand experience of searching for caregivers showed him that there were limited resources that met his high level of standards of client care and customer satisfaction. Since that time, Gregory has been committed to providing all clients with an elite and highly qualified team of healthcare professionals that exceed industry standards.

Prior to starting Alliance Homecare, Gregory has worked primarily in the financial services industry. Most recently, he worked as a Lean Process Engineer at Deutsche Bank where he provided strategic consulting services to various divisions of the Investment Banking structure and it’s operations in the US and abroad.

Gregory graduated from Emory University in 1995.

Joseph Verdirame
Chief Operating Officer

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Joseph serves as the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for analyzing, developing, and implementing the company’s operational systems, policies, procedures, and protocols. Joseph also manages the company’s day-to-day finances and works with the Executive Team on evaluating and executing strategic growth initiatives.

Prior to Alliance Homecare and over the past 13 years, Joseph specialized in the acquisition, management, and turn-around of businesses in the online, entertainment, retail, real estate, and wholesale distribution sectors.

Joseph was responsible for identifying business opportunities, acquiring distressed assets, and restructuring those acquired assets profitably. During that time, Joseph also provided consulting services for companies ranging in size from start-ups to large private corporations.

Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Joseph spent 7 years as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Joseph worked both domestically and internationally in various product and industry groups, including Acquisition Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Syndicated Finance, Media & Telecom, and Healthcare.

Joseph graduated from Emory University where the he received a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and served as President of the Goizueta Business School.

Michele Teter, RN, BSN, CCRN
Founder & Director of Patient Services

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Michele co-founded Alliance Homecare in 2006 and serves as the Director of Patient Services. She oversees all nursing cases and coordinates care with case managers to ensure the highest quality of care. Michele also works directly with doctors and families as a case manager to develop appropriate care plans specific to patients’ needs.

For the past 17 years, Michele has worked at Columbia’s NY Presbyterian Medical Center on the Neurosurgical ICU. Michele is responsible for the care of critically ill patients who are often mechanically ventilated and maintained on several cardiac drips. Her continuous assessment of the patient and ability to recognize a change directly impact the plan of care.

In 2008, Michele received her CCRN and is now held to the highest standard of critical care.

Michele began her career at Nyack Hospital where she spent one year on a Medical Surgical floor and managed the care of 8-10 patients at a time.

Michele received a BS in Nursing at Dominican College in 1995.

Diane Sirakovsky, RN, BSN
Founder & Director of Education

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Diane co-founded Alliance Homecare in 2006 and heads the caregiver education program. In this capacity, Diane researches, selects, and evaluates educational material used to provide continuing education for the homecare staff. Prior to Alliance, she worked as a staff nurse in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

In the Neurological Intensive Care Unit and as a critical care float, gaining experience in the fields of Neurological, Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Medical, and Surgical intensive care nursing.

Diane also served as a charge nurse and a preceptor to new nurses.

Prior to New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Diane was a Medical-Surgical Nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, receiving the honor of Medical-Surgical Nurse of the Year from her unit.

Diane began her career at Nyack Hospital as a Medical-Surgical staff nurse.

Diane started working in homecare in 2003 and continues to care for chronically and acutely ill patients in the home setting.

Diane received a BS in Nursing at Dominican College in 1996 and attended Columbia University for graduate studies in nursing. Diane was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honors society and Alpha Chi, the national honors society in 1996.

Jason Kidushim
Client Services, SVP

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Jason is responsible for all client acquisition strategy, operational planning and optimization, performance management, talent procurement and development.

In his prior role, Jason was responsible for directing, administering, and overseeing the day-to-day activities and operations of Alliance Homecare’s New York offices in accordance with established policies and procedures. He is also responsible for supervising and evaluating the job performance of all non-managerial internal staff to ensure they are executing on their roles and responsibilities.

Prior to his role at Alliance Homecare and over the past 7 years, Jason worked in the banking industry. Most recently, he worked as a manager of a team of financial underwriters in the premium finance division of Wintrust Financial, funding over a billion dollars in fully secured loans over 5 years.

Jason graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz where the he received a B.A. in Economics served as President and Captain of the Rugby Team.

Mary Azadian, RN
RN Care Manager, VP

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Mary joined Alliance Homecare with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. As a long time Registered Nurse, Mary’s various assignments include working directly in UCLA’s Medical Center Cardiac Catherization Lab and the Acute Cardiac Care Unit.  In these roles, Mary was responsible for the pre and post cath procedure care of patients as well as immediate post surgery care of heart transplant patients.   Mary has also worked at Sarasota’s Memorial Hospital and spent five years with reknown Dr. Gino Sedillo Intervention Cardiologist at HCA Blake Medical Center. Mary is delighted to be back in Manhattan where she grew up and bring these critical care skills in Surgical, Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Nursing to Alliance Homecare.

In addition to her strong clinical background, Mary also brings the expertise of owning her own homecare agency in Florida. As Director of Clinical Services at Nursing Solutions, Mary successfully assisted the elderly population by providing consistent and superior care, and helped others face the challenges associated with aging.

Mary’s passion for the elderly stems from her experience with her Grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for 12 years. This firsthand, personal experience ignited a passion for Mary to provide care for elderly and chronically ill patients in a home setting. Mary hopes to replicate the quality of care her Grandmother received from her caregivers by providing hands-on supervision to our care team.

When not working in NYC, Mary enjoys visiting and spending time with her children and grandchildren in North Carolina and Florida.

 

Beth Pasik, RN, BSN, CCRN
RN Care Manager, Director

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Beth is a Critical Care Registered Nurse with 21 years of nursing and health care experience.

Beth was the Charge Nurse of Critical Care open heart recovery and worked in the Cardiac Catherization Lab at the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton Florida.

While Beth was studying for nursing school, she worked as a social worker with the geriatric population for five years at Fawcett Memorial hospital in Port Charlotte , Florida. Prior to nursing school, she attended Villanova University after receiving a full scholarship for Basketball. Born in Utica, NY, she is excited to return to New York after working in Florida.

In her free time, you will find Beth spending time outdoors with her children and family.

Jillian Rieger, MA, CMC
Care Manager, Director

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Jillian is a graduate of the University of South Florida’s School of Aging Studies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Gerontology as well as a Master’s Certificate in Geriatric Care Management. She is a designated Care Manager, Certified (CMC) and was a board member of the NY Chapter of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM, now ALCA).

Jillian’s career in Care Management began in New Jersey where she has provided comprehensive services to older adults in the Jersey Shore area.  Since 2010 she has been enhancing the quality of life for older adults here in NYC with her infectious energy and passion for life. Jillian strives to advocate on behalf of her clients by promoting their independence, accessing and coordinating public and private services and therapies, seeking alternative living arrangements when needed, offering crisis intervention, and collaborating with family members and professionals. Her motto is ‘accent the positive’ and ‘eliminate the negative.

Susan Sugarman
Care Manager, Director

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Serving the New York City Metro area’s older adult community for more than 25 years in various capacities, Susan joined Alliance ECA on June 1, 2016.  Throughout her career, Susan’s priorities have been to help provide environments where safety is paramount, maintaining independence for as long as possible, training multidisciplinary teams, and fostering self-esteem by treating clients with dignity and respect.

Susan was inspired by the newly created special care dementia program at Cobble Hill Health Center, where her mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, was one of the first residents to be admitted.  That experience helped shape her career – developing, establishing and directing special care dementia programs at skilled nursing facilities and, in 2000, The 80th Street Residence.

In 2002, Susan joined the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter initially assisting in program and services. With a firm foundation of its mission and vision, Susan was promoted to Vice President, Director of Marketing, Communications and Events, which became the hub of the organization.

Susan is excited to be back to her roots in older adult services as Associate Care Manager, utilizing her knowledge of relationship development, advocacy and individualized care.

Susan is a graduate of Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.

Wendy Rosete, LCSW
Care Manager, Associate Director

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Wendy always had a passion for working with seniors to provide them the best quality of life in times of adversity and struggle. Her goal is to ensure that people live in a safe environment while being mindful to treating each person with dignity and respect. Wendy has worked to find the best provider to fit each person’s individual needs. This lifelong passion was her inspiration to pursue a career as a Social Worker so she can have a better tool kit to identify and address people’s needs from an environmental as well as emotional perspective.

Wendy obtained her Social Work Degree at Hunter College School of Social Work in 2007 with high honors and began her professional career as a geriatric social worker. Wendy obtained her license (LMSW) in 2008 and was certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the beginning of 2016.

Wendy worked for numerous years at MJHS Medical Model Adult Day Health Center working with elders with chronic medical conditions, dementia/Alzheimer’s and older adults with developmental disabilities. In this role, she provided care management, crisis intervention, bereavement counseling, and discharge planning to ensure safe transitions home from health care facilities. Wendy was promoted to Social Work Manager and provided guidance and assistance to the social work department, while always making herself available to all the clients of the Adult Day Health Care Center.

Wendy facilitated bi-monthly support groups to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s through the Alzheimer’s Association as well as weekly support groups for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Wendy was also part of the Senior Committee for seniors with Developmental Disabilities.

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Audrey Bernstein
Care Manager, Senior Associate

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As a young girl, Audrey started volunteering as a Candy Stripper at a local nursing home.  This meaningful and rewarding opportunity inspired her to pursue the field of social work as both an undergraduate and graduate student. She also had the privilege of taking care of both her grandmother and her parents, learning first hand that it was essential and helpful to have the support and guidance of experts in caring for aging family members. These experiences led her to become fluent in all aspects of the health care system, home health care resources and services available to seniors in their local communities. In turn she helps families feel more empowered, comfortable, and confident to make difficult and sensitive decisions.

Audrey has an extensive background and expertise in both medical and community social work in the Long Island community, caring and advocating for aging clients and their families in Care Management. As a hospital social worker, she worked as part of a team to navigate the systems of care for patients as well as plan and execute their plans for discharge.

Her strong assessment and communication skills have guided and maintained her success working with clients and building strong relationships in the community.  For over 30 years she has specialized in caring for families affected by the challenges of dementia, neuro-degenerative diseases and catastrophic illnesses including speaking at conferences and facilitating support groups.

Helping individuals maintain their independence, integrity, and dignity have been at the core of her work.

On a personal note, she is deeply grateful for the gift and joy of her family, adventures in travel and her role in animal rescue endeavors.

Lovia Delva, RN
RN Care Manager, Senior Associate

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Lovia started her career in Nursing early in life and slowly climbed the ladder in the nursing field. From being a Certified Nursing Assistant to a Licensed Practical Nurse and now a Registered Nurse, she has an extensive background in direct patient care having previously worked for many reputable facilities as well as home care agencies in the New York area. In addition, she has also worked as a Charge Nurse and a Nurse Manager/Supervisor in a Sub-Acute/Rehabilitation center dealing with the continuity of care of patients post hospitalization.

She passion and love for nursing started with her Grandparents. They called her their little “Nightingale”. She found solace in taking care of them and being of assistance for all their frailty, and in doing so, Lovia discovered her calling in Nursing!  She enjoys working with the young as well as the geriatric community, who she calls the first hand historians of our world. It has been a lifelong dream of her and now a reality to be able to provide authentic, unique and outstanding care to those in need.

In her spare time, Lovia enjoys going to the gym and writing poetry, and also spending time around art forms such as photography and painting.

Joyce Arciuolo, RN, MSN
Compliance, Director

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Joyce joined the team in 2012 and is responsible for managing and implementing programs, policies, and practices to ensure agency compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Her responsibilities include continuous oversight of the evolving healthcare environment and to formulate any plans needed for compliance within the organization.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Joyce worked her way up the ladder to administrator of multiple Home Care Agencies and owned her own Home Care Consulting Agency assisting many CHHA, LHCSA, MLTC, PACE, and Assisted Living facilities to practice at the highest standards.

With 25 plus years of home care experience, Joyce brings to the table an extensive array of industry knowledge.

Joyce’s career in home care began as a field nurse in Queens, N.Y. and she is currently working on PHD in Nursing Practice

Amanda Frey
Human Resources, Director

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Amanda is Human Resources, Director at Alliance Homecare. In this role, she is responsible for on-boarding, training and development, employee retention, benefits management, employee relations, and implementation of policies and strategies. She also created the company handbook and leads policy development.

When Amanda first started at Alliance Homecare in 2015, she was responsible for recruiting and onboarding caregivers, which was driven by her passion of ensuring our clients are provided with the top caregivers in the industry. She enabled Alliance Homecare to recruit, train, and retain highly compassionate, caring and motivated caregivers.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Amanda was a mental health counselor and administrator in various correctional settings. She has also provided career transition services for adults returning to the workforce through one-on-one coaching, group workshops and seminars.

Amanda holds a BA in Psychology from Tulane University, and Master’s Degrees in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health Counseling both from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. Amanda is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the New York State Mental Health Counseling Association (NYMHCA).

Stacy Marzik
Project Management, Director

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Stacy joined Alliance Homecare in June 2017 as Project Management Director. She is responsible for assisting our COO in implementing new products and technology across the company, monitoring project progress, and ensuring the success of these new initiatives. She is excited to be in a role whose mission is to drive the success of Alliance from the inside out while being a part of a company she feels passionately about.

Before joining Alliance, Stacy worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. She worked as Communications Manager for a premier entertainment law firm for five years, and previously worked in venue programming and events, artist management, branded tours, and talent public relations.

Stacy is a hospice volunteer and is running the 2017 New York City marathon in support of the MS Society. She is a graduate of the New School University.

Shena Melgar
Accounts Receivable & Payroll, Director

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Shena oversees the financial department and manages accounting functions including maintenance of general ledger, accounts receivable, and project accounting, all while ensuring accuracy and timeliness. She is responsible for accurately posting customer payments in accordance with company policy. This includes communication with insurance companies, customers, and internal staff to prevent accounts from reaching past due status and resolution of claims.

In addition, Shena oversees the payroll department and is responsible for maintaining payroll information, updating records and processing payroll.

Prior to her role at Alliance Homecare and over the past 3 years, Shena worked in the banking industry. Most recently, she worked as an Account Executive on a team of financial underwriters in the premium finance division of Wintrust Financial, funding over a billion dollars in fully secured loans over 3 years.

Shena graduated from Berkeley College where she received a B.A. In Business Administration and Marketing.

Tina Neos
Accounting, Associate Director

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Tina serves as an Accounts Payable Associate at Alliance Homecare playing a vital role in recording and maintaining our financial records. She is responsible for accounts payable, credit card reconciliations, detailed journal entries and month-end reconciliations.

Prior to joining Alliance, Tina spent seven years employed as a trusted Personal Assistant/Accountant for a prominent Long Island Family, where she served as 24/7 concierge support.  In this position, Tina had many roles that required discretion and confidentiality including bill paying, processing and tracking of charitable contributions, travel arrangements, accounting for multiple renovation projects, reconciling personal and staff credit cards, tracking and submission of medical claims, database management and event planning.

After focusing on her four children, Tina returned to the workforce as a part-time Office Manager for Sanctuare, a Sales and Marketing firm representing a high profile private island and other Elite Resorts. Prior to having a family, Tina served as the Corporate Controller of Medallion Hotels, a hotel management company that owned and operated seven U.S. hotels.

When she’s not at work, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, dabbling in the stock market and watching the latest Netflix series.

Tina received a BS in Accounting from St. John’s University.

Ashley Collado
Scheduling Coordinator, Associate Director

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Ashley is the Scheduling Associate Director at Alliance Homecare where she plays a critical role in the coordination of care for our clients. Ashley staffs Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Home Health Aide cases in the New York metropolitan area, according to client requirements and company policies and procedures.

Ashley leverages her prior experience in customer service on a regular basis to ensure all clients are happy with the caregivers that are placed in their homes.

Ashley joined Alliance Homecare in January 2015 and shortly after completed her degree in Health Administration and Health management.

Sharon Sawh
Scheduling Coordinator, Senior Associate

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Sharon Sawh is a Scheduling Coordinator at Alliance Homecare where she plays a critical role in the coordination of care for our clients.  Sharon staffs Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Home Health Aides on cases according to clients’ requirements and company policies and procedures.

Sharon has 17 years of experience as a scheduler.  She serviced clients on a regular basis to ensure all clients are happy with the caregivers that are placed in their homes.

Sharon joined Alliance Homecare in August 2015.  She was educated in Guyana.

 

Marie-Helene Da Costa
Administrative Assistant/Care Ambassador

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Marie-Helene Da Costa joined the Alliance Homecare team as an Administrative Assistant/Care Ambassador. Marie-Helene provides administrative support to Care Managers.

Prior to joining Alliance Home Care, Marie-Helene was a Human Resources associate at the United Nations, then worked with Elder Care Alternatives and became passionate about Elderly care.

Marie-Helene’s favorite quote: “if you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded” Maya Angelou. Marie-Helene enjoys Reading, Cooking and Sewing.

Marie-Helene has a degree in Human Resources.

Shelsy Garibaldi
Care Ambassador

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Shelsy Garibaldi joined the Alliance Homecare team as a Care Ambassador this year. As a Care Ambassador, Shelsy is the primary contact person for caregivers and provides support for Case Managers and RN’s on all cases. Shelsy also assists in making visits to Client’s homes and conducting weekly calls to check in with caregivers confirming schedules and proving support along with other administrative duties.

Prior to joining Alliance, Shelsy was a Social Worker in nursing homes in the Queens, NY area. Shelsy continues to enjoy working with aging adults and families taking care of their aging loved ones.

In her spare time, Shelsy enjoys trying new foods with friends and listening to music.

Shelsy graduated from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 2014 with a BA in Sociology.

Maggie Enright
Care Ambassador

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Maggie Enright joined the Alliance Homecare team this year as a Care Ambassador. Being a Care Ambassador, Maggie is the point of contact between the Care Managers and caregivers on cases.  Maggie also visits the client’s homes to check in on how care is going and will make weekly phone calls with the caregivers to help build relationships with them and confirm schedules.

Prior to joining the Alliance team Maggie interned with other populations such as low-income children with behavioral issues as well as immigrants and refugees.

Maggie recently graduated with a BSW from Sacred Heart University where she was also a part of the dance company.

Sara Gani
Care Ambassador

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Sara Gani joined Alliance Homecare as a Care Ambassador in July of 2017. Her role as a Care Ambassador includes, but is not limited to conducting monthly home visits, communicating with caregivers on a weekly basis, confirming schedules, and providing support for caregivers and care managers.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Sara had the opportunity to intern at a Mental Health agency where she focused on adults with dual diagnosis. Sara also gained experience through her internship at an alternative school where she worked closely with students and their families.

Sara graduated from West Virginia University in May of 2015 where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies. She then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Kean University in May of 2017.  Sara plans to further her education through professional developments as well as to obtain her license as a Clinical Social Worker.

Sara is a motivated and passionate professional who believes in guiding others to live a more meaningful and independent life.

Magdalene Okine
Care Ambassador

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Magdalene Okine joined the Alliance Homecare team in August 2014 as a home health aide. She was then promoted to RN Care Ambassador in May 2017.

As an RN Care Ambassador, Magdalene primarily supports the internal nursing team with all nursing cases and tasks. She creates, implements and maintains a professional database of nurses to help provide the best match for our clients. She assists with nurse scheduling and documentations where needed. She is the contact person for all nursing staff.

With her prior experience as a caregiver and her current position, she is well-versed to understand what goes on, in and out of the clients’ homes; and is eager to assist with solutions or suggestions to enhance client care, if need be.

Magdalene is also a professional photographer who takes headshots of our caregivers and nurses for their profile and identification purposes. Besides her passion for photography, she loves to travel, cook and spend time with family and friends.

Magdalene received her BA degree in Psychology, from the University of Ghana, in 2010. She then graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2016 with a Master of Science in Health Administration and Health Education.

She has offered voluntary services in the social work field and in hospitals both in Ghana and in the U.S. She enjoys working with the elderly and loves to help in whichever way possible to provide them with quality care.

Devyani Shenoy
Client Services, Director

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Devyani manages the onboarding process of new clients for Alliance Homecare. This includes, negotiating and finalizing contracts and overseeing various processes to maximize client satisfaction. She also collects and analyzes data to generate financial reports for senior management, which are presented to Alliance Homecare’s advisory board.

In a her previous role as the Marketing Coordinator, Devyani was responsible for identifying relationships, developing referral sources and executing business development strategies in targeted New York City markets. She also supports new client cases, overall marketing and social media practices, and assists in community relations activities.

Devyani joined Alliance Homecare as the Office Coordinator responsible for a variety of administrative activities in addition to systems and operations support. Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Devyani worked as an intern for Fiestah, a specialized event planning company. She managed multiple social media accounts and, reporting to the company founder, she generated awareness and promoted the company’s visibility in New York City.

Devyani graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations.

Alyssa Montalbano
Client Services, Associate

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Alyssa facilitates the on-boarding process of new clients for Alliance Homecare. This includes negotiating and finalizing contracts, coordinating various processes to maximize client satisfaction and supporting new client cases.

Alyssa joined Alliance Homecare as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO, responsible for a variety of administrative duties and organizational management, ensuring the appropriate tools and procedures are in place for the team’s success. She also provided administrative support to CEO.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Alyssa worked as Marketing Manager and Events Coordinator for Resident Magazine. She was responsible for coordinating all Resident events and supported the Associate Publisher as well as sales team with marketing efforts and client support.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys working on her writing and spending time with friends and family!

Alyssa graduated from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst with a B.A. in Journalism.

 

Katherine Thomas
Recruiting Coordinator, Senior Associate

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Katherine joined Alliance in 2016 and is responsible for the recruiting functions for the New York City office and the neighboring boroughs. This involves recruiting and scheduling interviews for certified Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses.  She also assists with keeping the medical staff fully compliant. She has a passion for recruiting the best employees who will succeed at Alliance Homecare.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Katherine worked as a Human Resources intern for New Horizon Resources, an agency providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities where she assisted with the hiring and onboarding process.

Katherine graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in business administration.

Jennifer Suffa
Recruiting Coordinator, Senior Associate

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Jennifer joined Alliance Homecare 2013 and she is responsible scheduling, interviewing, and recruiting Certified Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses for Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Jennifer also assists with maintaining all employee records, inputting and managing all pertinent information into company’s database as well as with the Department of Health, conducting criminal history record checks, and validating certifications for all potential new employees.

Before joining Alliance Homecare, Jennifer worked as a Legal Administrative Assistant in a high volume law practice. Prior to her legal experience, Jennifer has also assisted in the growth of an Adoption Consulting Agency specializing in designing personal profiles for prospective adoptive families. Her well developed interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds have assisted Jennifer in successfully managing and growing her own hair salon business for the past 16 years.

Julia Hollander Campbell
Business Development, Director

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Julia is Business Development, Director for Alliance Homecare and brings to the position a strong network and reputation among health, financial, and legal professionals.  She has a track record of results-driving effective leadership, and a compassionate understanding of the trials and tribulations families navigating elder care face.

Her deep healthcare, business and financial experience includes serving as Director of Professional Relations with SeniorBridge, and over 20 years as an owner of Corporate Security Resources, Inc., a security management consulting firm serving high net worth individuals and businesses.  Prior to that, Julia enjoyed a career in financial services with roles including Vice President and Unit Manager with BNY Mellon’s Private Banking Group, and management consulting positions with Irving Trust Company and KPMG.

Julia’s experience with chronic disease and caregiving includes more than a decade as an active member of Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups.  She is currently a member of the Orion Resource Group, an organization dedicated to ensuring that elders thrive in society with quality of life, dignity and respect.

Julia is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown CT, has attended Vassar College and the Security Management Institute of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and has been certified as an investigative management consultant.  She also participates in community service roles as a Governance Board Director of the Financial Women’s Association of New York.

Alana Glatstein
Recruiting Coordinator, Associate

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Alana assists the New York City Recruiting Coordinator on day-to-day tasks. This includes working on the recruiting and interviewing process for certified home health aides, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses with the goal of ensuring the best care for clients as possible.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Alana worked as a Social Media intern for Knightsbridge Park, a digital marketing agency focusing on the Real Estate industry. There she managed several clients’ social media accounts as well as assisted in other marketing strategies.

Alana graduated from Binghamton University with a B.A. in Political Science. She is looking to pursue a career in Human Resources.

Phil Swift
Business Development, Director

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As Business Development, Director, Phil is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships in the healthcare industry in the New York metro area.  This includes cultivating relationships at hospitals, rehabilitation and healing centers, skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities and other platforms that advocate for seniors and people with chronic illnesses or disabilities.  He is also responsible for educating the clients and their families about Alliance Homecare services when they are in need and works closely with the onboarding team to make sure there is a smooth transition for the start of care.

Phil has had twelve years of experience in sales, marketing and the business management realm.  He has lived in 6 different countries including the U.S., Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Africa, Australia, and Singapore.  These experiences have made Phil sensitive to the different cultural needs and expectations of our clients and referral sources.

He started his career in health care in 2011 as a Community Outreach Liaison for BAYADA Home Health Care  While at BAYADA Phil was able to introduce BAYADA into the New York City health care market and was an integral part of the company’s growth over his time there.  He has been an active advocate and has helped to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Association and Alzheimer’s Association during his tenure in New York.

Phil graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Justice Studies and Anthropology in 2004.

Enza Ferrante
Business Development, Director

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Enza is one of our Business Development Directors with extensive experience and expertise in the Independent Living and Assisted Living fields.  Enza is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships in the healthcare industry and bringing homecare awareness and services to residents and future residents in senior living communities throughout the NY metropolitan area.

Enza joined Alliance Homecare with over 18 years’ experience in social services, with 7 of those years working directly with the geriatric population. Prior to joining the Alliance Homecare team, Enza worked at Atria West 86th, a licensed enriched housing community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, as a Resident Relations Director.   In this role, Enza provided new and longtime residents and their families case management, referrals and supportive services to enhance their experience while ensuring quality of care.  She also instituted a highly successful weekly support group called Life in Transition, which focused on supporting new residents as they assimilated into his or her new home.

Enza’s caregiving and knowledge of the senior population is rooted in her own personal experience providing care, advocacy and support for her mother who will be celebrating her 85th birthday this year and currently resides at Atria West 86th.

Enza graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology and has completed two years of a Masters in Social Work Program at the University of Southern California.  She demonstrates a deep commitment to social work practice having previously worked in social services in both Los Angeles and NYC.  She has held positions as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator for the NYC Early Intervention Program at Lexington Center for the Deaf, Program Director for several Adult Day Health Care Centers in Los Angeles, and was a Medicaid Service Coordinator through the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities at Lexington Vocational Services.

Enza is also very active in Brooklyn, serving on local community boards to enhance, celebrate and develop the diversity and culture of several neighborhoods.

Enza was born in Palermo, Italy and came to NYC at the age of 6 with her family.  She was raised in Queens, and currently lives in Brooklyn.  She is a native Italian speaker and is also proficient in Spanish and American Sign Language.

Denise Catalanotto
Business Development, Associate

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Denise is responsible for marketing and developing Alliance Homecare business in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties.

Prior to her role at Alliance Homecare, Denise was a Financial Services and Accounts Payable Manager for 15 years at The Mutual Life Insurance Company of NY. Denise’s responsibilities included managing the daily transactions received for all insurance products, managing all outgoing company expense and policy payments and preparing all corresponding year-end schedules and forms. Denise provided administrative support to the Pension Marketing Department and was a Project Manager for Corporate Audit.

Denise graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

David Kidushim
Business Development, Associate

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David joined Alliance Homecare with the goal of using his experience with his grandfather, who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease to gain a true understanding of some of the hardships that can arise with aging in the home. David joined the Sales and Marketing team at Alliance Homecare in 2015.  From the start, he maximized productivity in marketing while maintaining crucial relationships to propel sales. David worked on enhancing the company’s brand and has become a brand ambassador for Alliance Homecare.

More recently, David has shifted to a business development associate, where he is responsible for fostering relationships with the physician population in the New York City area.

Prior to his role at Alliance homecare, David worked in Insurance Services where he was an office assistant upholding and prioritizing policyholder’s information in an organized manner. In his free time, he coached lacrosse where he instilled leadership and teamwork qualities in youth within his community.

David graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in communications.

Robby Lerman
Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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Robby is the Office Manager at Alliance Homecare as well as the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Gregory Solometo. In addition to making the office run like a fine-tuned machine, Robby handles all administrative tasks for the CEO.

Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Robby worked for a real estate company for over four years as an Administrative
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Outside of the office, Robby is a huge fan of the Arts and makes sure to take advantage of all life has to offer.

Robby graduated with a B.A. in Media Studies and a minor in Journalism from Queens College.

Jon Madorsky
Advisory Board Member

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Jon Madorsky is a Managing Partner of RCP Advisors. He is the portfolio manager for the firm’s secondary investment activities and maintains broader activities throughout the investment function. Jon is a member of the Investment Committee and active as an Advisory Board member of various underlying funds. Jon has been involved in the private equity industry for over 10 years. He has been with the Firm since the formation of RCP Fund II.

Prior to joining RCP, Jon worked for two middle market buyout funds. Jon also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategic Business Unit.

Jon received a BA in History from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.