- Executive Team
- Management Team
- Care Managers
- Care Team
- Community Outreach
Gregory Solometo co-founded Alliance Homecare in 2006 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer where he oversees the day-to-day operations and strategy.
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 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 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 co-founded Alliance Homecare in 2006 and serves as the Director of Education. She 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.
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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.
Jason is 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.
Julia is the Director of Marketing & Business Development 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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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
David has 17 years of experience in physical therapy in the areas of orthopedic and neuro rehabilitation, acute care, home care, and neuro pediatrics. He performs home safety evaluations and recommends environmental adaptations to promote safety and prevent accidents in the home. Before joining Alliance Homecare, he worked for Beth Israel, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and Visiting Nurse Service home care.
David has served many of New York’s leading physicians in the areas of orthopedics, neurology, neuro pediatrics, and oncology and has coordinated care for many international patients coming to New York for medical treatment. David is a preferred physical therapy provider for many of New York’s leading physicians.
David received his BS from Hogeschool van Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1996 and regularly attends continuing education courses to further his knowledge physical therapy.
Laura is Alliance Homecare’s Registered Dietitian in Long Island and a bona fide food lover. For the past 13 years, Laura has worked with patients of all ages, from all cultures and backgrounds. She finds no greater pleasure than when she helps a client struggling with their weight management, chronic disease, or ailment.
Laura relates to her clients and their struggles, and they work together in the most realistic way to improve their lives. Clients learn to appreciate the power of food on their health without sacrificing the pleasure that eating food brings.
Before moving out of NYC, Laura spent 5 years working for the private practices of Joy Bauer Nutrition and Brown and Medina Nutrition as a nutrition counselor, and as a clinical dietitian at Beth Israel Hospital in downtown Manhattan.
Laura graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Penn State, and completed her dietetic internship and nutrition master’s degree program at New York University.
Kim uses personalized nutrition counseling to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle while still being able to enjoy food.
Kim’s experience as a Senior Clinical Dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of patient populations in the critical care, acute, and ambulatory settings.
Kim has been a Registered Dietitian since 2008 and a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2011. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and received a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Pennsylvania State University.
Shena 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.
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.
Devyani facilitates the onboarding process of new clients for Alliance Homecare. This includes, negotiating and finalizing contracts, coordinating various processes to maximize client satisfaction and generating client service reports for management.
Devyani is 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.
Ashley Collado is the Scheduling Coordinator 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 is currently pursuing a degree in Health Administration, with an anticipated graduation date of February 2016.
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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.
Since joining Alliance Homecare in 2015, Amanda has been responsible for recruiting and interviewing Certified Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses for Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. In addition to recruiting responsibilities, Amanda oversees compliance for all of our home care professionals. She is passionate about understanding client and candidate expectations and ensuring the right fit between client and employee.
Prior to joining Alliance Homecare, Amanda worked as a mental health counselor and administrator in various community settings. Her experience helping people improve their quality of life has helped her develop a passion for recruiting the best home care professionals.
Amanda possesses Master’s Degrees in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health Counseling, both obtained at John Jay College. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Tulane University with a double major in psychology and sociology.
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Katherine assists the New York City Recruiting Coordinator on day-to-day tasks. This involves the recruiting and interviewing process for certified HHA, LPNs, and RNs. 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 located in the Hudson Valley area. She assisted with the hiring and onboarding process, which included supporting in benefits coordination for all New Horizon employees and organizing and managing personnel files.
Katherine graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in business administration.
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.
As our Community Outreach Associate, 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.
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Enza is one of our Community Outreach Associates 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 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.
Since joining Alliance Homecare in 2015, David has played a critical role in the marketing and sales department. David strives to maximize productivity in marketing while maintaining crucial relationships in order to propel sales at Alliance Homecare. He also hopes to use his experience with his grandfather, who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease to gain a true understanding of some the hardships that can arise with aging in place.
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.
David also coached lacrosse where he instilled leadership and teamwork qualities at the high school and youth level.
Alyssa is the Alliance Homecare Office Manager as well as Executive Assistant to the CEO. Responsible for a variety of administrative duties and organizational management, Alyssa ensures the appropriate tools and procedures are in place for the team’s success. In addition, she provides 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.