Mary Cordova, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Oversees all Senior Advisors. Handles Seattle and Eastside of Lake Washington
Education, Training & Certifications: Certified in Dementia & Mental Health training, HIPAA and CCA. Attended Skagit Valley College.
Contact: (425) 802-6613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As an industry insider, Mary Cordova spent five years as vice president and director of referral services for another placement and referral agency, and as a distributor of durable medical equipment for more than two decades, selling supplies to hospitals, nursing homes and physicians. She also served as an executive director in a memory care community.
But Mary wanted to put seniors first in all aspects and to always do what is right, not just what was profitable, so she sought out entrepreneur Marc Lilly and the two co-founded Concierge Care Advisors, where their ‘Agenda Number One’ is to protect vulnerable seniors and their families. Mary wanted to ensure that CCA would rise above the rest by honestly and equitably letting seniors and their families know all their options, not just the most profitable for referral agencies. And they wanted to do more than hand nervous and overwhelmed families a list of facilities; they wanted to provide true “Concierge Care”, offering personal service and carefully vetted recommendations. Mary wanted to elevate the industry where health providers view placement and referral agencies as an extension when patients leave hospitals and rehabilitation units in order to collectively support Seniors through the aging process, which can be so overwhelming.
Born and raised in Mountlake Terrace as the ninth child of ten in her family, Mary benefitted from a multi-generational household after her grandmother moved in to help care for the family. That loving relationship permeates Mary’s passion for people, especially Seniors and those who have fallen on hard times.
Kathy Kappler, RN
Kathy Kappler, RN, Senior Concierge Care Advisor for South Snohomish County and North King County, Washington
Credentials: Registered Nurse, HIPAA Certified, CCA Certified
Contact: (425) 919-2724 or email@example.com
Kathy brings over 30 years of experience to Concierge Care Advisors, working on many different levels and many different facets of senior housing and elder care.
Kathy’s unique and diversified background has allowed her to hold positions a multiple positions within senior living communities. For instance, at one time she has been both the Director of Nursing and theDirector of Marketing in Assisted Living Communities.
Throughout her academic career, Kathy has undergone a great deal of nursing education. This gives her the distinct advantage of understanding special cases in senior care. She can address and manage medical issues concerning the family. In addition, her marketing background has provided her with an appreciation of the specific placement needs of a family. She does not automatically categorize families, but assessing their needs and wants, prioritizing them to provide them with the best possible outcome.
Her passion for senior living and health, comes from having lost her sister to Alzheimer’s Disease at the young age of 61. She has experienced first-hand what a devastating diagnosis this can be to individual, but also to the family that loves them. Because of this, she has sought to provide guidance for peoplewho are suffering from this disease and give help and advice to the families involved. It’s a very personal life interruption and she strives to provide others with the resources she was never given.
“I believe if we listen to and follow our passion it brings out the best in who we are. For 30 years I have followed my passion working with seniors and their families and that has given me amazing rewards.” -Kathy Kappler, R.N.
In addition to all these traits and wealth of experience that make Kathy a tremendous asset to Concierge Care Advisors, she has also written a children’s book called Whitney’s School Morning based on the truisms from growing up. She continues to write poems and accounts her experience and thoughts on life. Furthermore, she spends much of her free time reading the works of John Grisham and James Patterson, but also enjoys movies, music, and above all, dancing.
Erin Kershaw, Senior Concierge Advisor for East King County
Credentials: HIPAA Certified and CCA Certified
Contact: (949) 466-5766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin’s worked with seniors in the health care industry for over 20 years. She got her start working as an Admissions Director at a skilled nursing facility in Southern California. That position taught her how important it is to not only advocate for seniors but their families as well.
She spent the next 5 years as an Admissions Coordinator for various hospice companies where she personally worked with over 500 terminally ill patients and their families setting up hospice services and connecting them with other resources in the community to assist them during that time.
Erin used her hospice experience and passion for helping others in her role as a Community Liaison for a company that provided private duty home care and placement services.
A common theme in all of these rolls is Erin has a true passion to work closely with the clients and their families to ensure they receive the personal care they deserve while they are in the process of making life altering decisions.
Erin moved to Washington 4 years ago with her husband and their daughter. In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading and traveling.
Amanda Holmes, Senior Concierge Advisor for Snohomish County
Credentials: HIPAA Certified and CCA certified
Contact: (425) 314-6079 or email@example.com
Amanda has helped care for others her entire life. As the oldest of three siblings, and the daughter of daycare center director, Amanda realized early that she enjoyed helping others and thrived in doing so.
She graduated from Western Washington University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During her studies, Amanda interned at a hearing healthcare clinic before being hired full time the week after graduation. This is when her passion for working with seniors began. She worked her way from a front office position to beginning her continued education in the Hearing Instrument Specialist program at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012.
After graduating with honors from the program, she was promoted to Hearing Instrument Specialist at the Connect Hearing Everett office in August of 2014. In her role, Amanda has worked closely with the community to both educate and advocate for hearing health and.
She has embraced her drive to support and care for seniors in the past six years.The best part about what she has done is establishing wonderful relationships with her patients and getting to know them and their families. She recognized that this was her true calling; helping individuals and their family members.
Amanda lives in Everett with her college sweetheart and their two cats. She is an avid reader and has fun exploring new recipes, visiting with friends and family, and traveling.
Rose Fabrick, Senior Concierge Advisor for North King County and South Snohomish
Credentials: HIPAA Certified and CCA certified
Contact: (425) 286-0547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Devlin, Senior Concierge Advisor for Pierce County
Credentials: HIPAA Certified
Contact 253-370-4475 email@example.com
Lisa has spent her entire life helping seniors with their needs. As a young girl on an eastern Washington fruit farm, her grandparents were always on the same property or close by, where she was taught their strong work ethic and the value of family.
In the last twenty years, she has turned that into a career in the healthcare and health insurance field. She has worked for several years with various agencies in Pierce County including a large health insurance company and hospice. She has been both on the front line in a customer service capacity and behind the scenes ensuring that the relationships between medical services, insurance, and families run smoothly.
In her spare time, Lisa loves to be at home with her husband and pets while enjoying cooking and gardening, yet also has been bitten by the travel bug and likes to get out and see the world.
Brenda Deschner, Senior Concierge Advisor for South King County
Credentials: HIPAA Certified
Contact 425-830-0137 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda started her career working with seniors as a Traveling Sales and Marketing Manager. Working in multiple Assisted Living and Memory Care communities in Washington, Oregon and Colorado. Then chose to work at one community as the Assistant Executive Director.
Brenda’s passions are Alzheimer’s/Dementia awareness and working with Veteran’s. She lost her Grandmother to Alzheimer’s and understands how difficult this disease is for families and wants to help make this transition as easy as possible. Brenda still goes to communities she worked at to visit the residents. Everyone needs a hug and sometimes family is too far away to visit regularly. She is dedicated to helping you find the right community that will meet all of your wants and needs.
One of Brenda’s favorite quotes is “A day without laughter is a day wasted”.
Outside of Concierge Care Advisors, Brenda enjoys exercising both indoor and outdoor, enjoying nature, and dance classes. She
LOVES the Seahawks and hosts games most Sundays. Brenda is a proud mother of two sons.
Laura Christian, Senior Concierge Advisor for East King County
Credentials: HIPAA Certified
Contact: (425) 892-4434 or email@example.com
Laura began her healthcare career 35 years ago at the age of 15 working as a CNA at a nursing home in Edmonds, WA. She worked that position until graduating from high school in 1984. Originally from Alabama, Laura returned there after finishing high school to visit her father for the summer. That summer Laura was accepted into the Holy Name of Jesus Hospital school of nursing. After receiving her associates degree she worked as an RN in a critical care unit for postoperative open heart surgery patients. In 1999 Laura moved back to Washington with her husband and three children.
In 2000 she began a new career in Admissions and Marketing and worked for a CCRC in Seattle and feel in love with the new venture immediately. For the next 19 years she remained doing Admissions and marketing for many different sub-acute units, skilled nursing facilities and assisted livings in the greater Seattle area.
Laura feels her roots have always been with the senior population. She’s taken care of so many precious seniors throughout her life, including family members. It’s a true privilege to have the opportunity to be a apart of someone else’s journey.
Laura’s lived in Bothell, WA for the past 20 years. She and her husband have three grown children and a 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Alabama. While not working she very much enjoys listening to music and going to concerts. Laura is also a fan of antique shopping and volunteering in the community.
Shane Fowler, Senior Concierge Advisor for Seattle
Credentials: HIPAA Certified
Contact: (206) 376-0629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane is a native to Washington, growing up near the base of Mount Baker. His career has been primarily in senior care in many different capacities, including emergency medicine, rehab, in-home care, home health, and in retirement living communities.
His passion for taking care of people started at a young age, taking care of his grandma and later assisting both his mom and dad while they were battling cancer.
Shane believes strongly in meeting his client’s goals. His knowledge of all living options, allows him and the people that he works with to have a positive and successful experience.
Shane enjoys spending quality time with family, playing softball, coaching his son’s sport teams, modeling, cooking, traveling, swimming, music and eating the world’s cuisine.
Nori Patnode, Senior Concierge Advisor for South King County
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies. Minor in Human Rights. University of Washington, Tacoma, WA December 2005. Right Response Advanced Certification Workshop, October 29, 2008. Mediation training through Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, 2005. HIPAA Certified, 2017.
Contact: (206) 930-5024 or email@example.com
Nori has a passion for working with seniors and assisting them with remaining as independent as possible. Her wish is to work with seniors to meet their goals and maintain their quality of life. Nori spent nine years working in Adult Day Health as a Case Manager, Activity Coordinator, and Program Manager. She utilized this experience to become a Social Service Director at a Skilled Nursing Facility where she was honored to have the opportunity to act as an advocate for clients and their families, assisting them with finding resources in the community and alternative placement if needed.
Nori along with her husband of twenty-eight years is proud to have raised two amazing sons. She loves enjoying time with her family, taking the time to be creative, and enjoying good friends, good food, and good music.
Sylvana Rinehart, Senior Concierge Advisor for Snohomish County
Education, Training & Certification:
Certified in Geriatric Mental Health from UW; Dementia & Mental Health training; HIPAA Certified. Masters of Arts in Organizational Development from John F. Kennedy University, CA.
Contact: (425) 877-4498 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A twenty plus-year career in the eldercare field with an emphasis on guiding families to make the best decision for their loved ones, Sylvana has worked as a Community Relations Director in a Continuing Care Residential setting, in Assisted Living, and Memory Care Communities. She was the Executive Director of a Memory Care Community and that experience, combined with many years in Long Term Care, has given her a full appreciation and understanding of the complexities in the eldercare field.
Sylvana’s introduction to eldercare began when she and her husband were in Burma where she regularly visited a dilapidated colonial style Old Folks Home for destitute elderly women. She showed them how to quilt and they taught her how to be in the moment. Since then, she is reminded of the importance of being present and attentive. This is reinforced by having lived in numerous foreign countries, fluency in many languages, and the impact of the extensive exposure to other ways of thinking and being.
Sylvana’s traits can be described as: passionate about eldercare; joyful; always ready to jump into action; empathetic and compassionate. She lives in Edmonds with her husband Bob and their Portuguese Water Dog “Tejo,” named after the river in Lisbon, Portugal, where they met many years ago. She has three wonderful stepchildren and one step grandchild.
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