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Mary Cordova

Mary Cordova

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Seattle and Eastside of Lake Washington

Mary Cordova

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 mary@conciergecareadvisors.com

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.

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Erin Kershaw

BioEast King County

Erin Kershaw

Erin Kershaw, Senior Concierge Advisor for East King County

Credentials: HIPAA Certified and CCA Certified

Contact: (949) 466-5766 or erin@conciergecareadvisors.com

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.

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Rose Fabrick

Rose Fabrick

BioNorth King County and South Snohomish

Rose Fabrick

Rose Fabrick, Senior Concierge Advisor for North King County and South Snohomish

Credentials: HIPAA Certified and CCA certified

Contact: (425) 286-0547 or rose@conciergecareadvisors.com

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Lisa Devlin

Lisa Devlin

BioPierce County

Lisa Devlin

Lisa Devlin, Senior Concierge Advisor for Pierce County

Credentials: HIPAA Certified

Contact 253-370-4475 lisa@conciergecareadvisors.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.

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Brenda Deschner

Brenda Deschner

BioSouth King County

Brenda Deschner

Brenda Deschner, Senior Concierge Advisor for South King County

Credentials: HIPAA Certified

Contact 425-830-0137 brenda@conciergecareadvisors.com

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.

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Nori Patnode

Nori Patnode

BioSouth King County

Nori Patnode

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 nori@conciergecareadvisors.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.

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Sylvana Rinehart

Sylvana Rinehart

BioSnohomish County

Sylvana Rinehart

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 sylvana@conciergecareadvisors.com

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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Arlinda Babcock

Arlinda Babcock

BioSnohomish County

Arlinda Babcock

Arlinda Babcock, Senior Concierge Advisor for Snohomish County

Contact: (623) 606-6361 or arlinda@conciergecareadvisors.com

Arlinda’s introduction to senior care, at age 11, was serving as a companion to an elderly neighbor during powerful Midwest thunderstorms. She learned the value and challenges of functioning in a multigenerational home during her youth when her maternal grandmother lived with her family. As an adult and after a career in business and working with nonprofits began managing care for and serving as an advocate for seniors in her local community, serving as a care and community relations manager for assisted and skilled living communities, home health and care organizations, and hospice facilities and care staff. A senior care services professional for over a decade, Arlinda has acquired and applied the skills, knowledge and perspective vital to understand and provide the empathetic expertise seniors and their families need to respond to and navigate the multiple challenges of aging.

Through her years of experience in community relations and marketing for home care agencies, assisted and memory care communities, and as a certified massage therapist with special focus on geriatric therapy, Arlinda is committed to providing informed, safe, ethical and superior service to her clients and their families.

Having lived and worked throughout the country, Arlinda has gained valuable professional and personal perspectives living in multiple cultural environments. She and her husband Jeffrey moved to Whidbey Island in mid-2017, where Arlinda enjoys gardening, reading, and the diverse wildlife surrounding them. She and her husband recently adopted a sweet rescue dog, Poppy, and are delighted to have two artistic sons and daughters-in-law, and two beautiful teenage granddaughters who live in nearby Seattle.

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Shalane Farrell

Shalane Farrell

BioEast King County

Shalane Farrell

Shalane Farrell, Senior Concierge Advisor for East King County

Credentials: HIPAA Certified and CNA

Contact 425-463-5314 or shalane@conciergecareadvisors.com

Shalane has worked in the senior living industry for over 12 years. She grew up very close to her grandparents and was always volunteering at the local senior center and nursing home. She began working with seniors when she was 17 years old in as a dining room server in an assisted living community. She’s held numerous positions such as caregiver, med-tech, activities director, and most recent as a memory care director. Shalane attended Central Washington University and received a B.A. in Gerontology.

Helping seniors is her passion and calling. She is so happy to be apart of an amazing team and make a difference in senior’s lives.

In her free time Shalane enjoys hanging out with her twin, traveling, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and working out.

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