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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team

Caring is Personal To US

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (626) 486-0800 to get help setting up home care team for a family member in Pasadena, CA.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home quality care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSM​ ​to serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.
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​​Care Team Pasadena, CA​​​

Carter J. Prescott, Owner and Finance Director

Carter J. Prescott, Owner and Finance Director

Carter Prescott received his BS in accounting in 2006 and has his MBA from the University of La Verne with a concentration in Management and Leadership in 2018.  Carter has over 20 years of finance, business management and strategic planning experience.  Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, he was the Principal Manager of Corporate Budgets for Southern California Edison (SCE), a California electric utility.  He was with SCE for over 12 years in a variety of financial management roles.  Carter has led the successful implementation of several critical multi-million dollar projects for SCE and has also worked for companies such as Toyota Motor Sales USA, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and TicketMaster, LLC. 

For as long as he can remember, Carter has always had a strong affinity for seniors.  Growing up being really close to his Grandmother, Betty Ann, he spent much of his childhood with her.  Since her passing in 2003, Carter has dreamed of making a career change that would enable him to make a difference in seniors' lives.  When Carter & Greg found an opportunity with Home Instead Senior Care, they knew​​ that it was the right company for them as the values and guiding principals were closely aligned to them personally.  Currently acting in an advisory role, Carter provides his leadership and guidance in several areas including overseeing the business ​​financial operations. 


Gregorio V. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D., Owner and Operations Director

Gregorio V. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D., Owner and  Operations Director

Dr. Gregorio V. Sanchez Jr. received his BS in Chemistry from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 2006.  Since graduating Greg has worked in the pharmaceutical industry playing a key role in bringing several therapeutic drug products to market.  In addition to his employment as a Senior Research Scientist, Greg has held adjunct faculty positions at California Polytechnic University at Pomona, Pasadena City College, and Rio Hondo College.

Greg has always had a special place in his heart for the senior community.  Coming from a large Hispanic family, he grew up surrounded by his grandparents, great-aunts and great-uncles.  For a period of time as a young adult, he lived with his maternal grandparents acting as their caregiver while continuing his education.  The time he spent with them and their friends, ​provided him with insight and an appreciation for the needs of the senior community.  It was only natural when an opportunity presented itself to purchase a Home Instead Senior Care franchise, he jumped at it.  Greg is the Director of Home Instead Senior Care Pasadena, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and as well as striving to meet our long-term strategy of becoming the "platinum" home care provider in the San Gabriel Valley.​​​​


Elizabeth Jenyo, General Manager

Elizabeth Jenyo, General Manager

​Elizabeth Jenyo brings 25 years of management experience to Home Instead Pasadena. She chose to join the Home Instead team because she wants to make a difference in seniors’ lives. Her passion is providing excellent customer service. Elizabeth works closely with the administrative staff managing the day to day operations with scheduling, ensuring quality assurance visits are completed, as well as working with clients and their families providing care consultations to ensure the best care for our clients. 

 In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, making homemade jams and soaps and spending time with her cats and dog.


Brenda F. Sanchez, Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda F. Sanchez, Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda has a BS in Criminal Justice from California State University of Los Angeles and an AA in Liberal Arts and Science. Ever since she was very young, Brenda knew she wanted to work in a field which brought services to others. After graduating college, she began working with Whittier Police Department as a Public Safety Officer conducting criminal investigations and assisting with documentation of varies types of police Reports. After leaving Whittier she was employed with Los Angeles County Probation providing services for at risk youth. Recently God called her name once more and has brought her to Home Instead Pasadena to work with the wonderful clients they service. Her main objective is to create high quality matches between their clients and CAREGivers that will develop into extraordinary relationships. 

Brenda's favorite time of year is football season. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading but most importantly spending time with her husband, two daughters and her family.


Jennifer Dayrit, Scheduling Coordinator

Jennifer Dayrit, Scheduling Coordinator

​With 19 years of total retail experience, Jennifer successfully managed Clinique Cosmetics for over 10 years by coaching and developing her consultants. Through her leadership, perseverance, resilience and positivity, she took her counter to reach the $2 million milestone. She was recently promoted to Sales Supervisor in Handbags and helped oversee Fulfillment as well as At Your Service areas. Jennifer always provided support for her team and enjoyed interacting with customers to enhance their shopping experience. 

No matter how much she loved servicing her customers, Jennifer is passionate about caring for seniors and special needs clients. With prior Nursing Assistant experience, she still harnesses both the commitment and passion that is always required for elderly care.

Jennifer and her husband have been married for 25 years and are blessed with three wonderful children; her daughter a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Biology, a son who graduated CUM LAUDE from UC Riverside with a BS in Neuro Science and a second son currently a Sophomore in high school.


Naghmeh "Meg" Maryan, Scheduling Coordinator

Naghmeh "Meg" Maryan, Scheduling Coordinator

​Meg received her master's degree in Executive Management of Sports Organizations from Lyon University in France through an Olympic Scholarship. Meg was the first female from her home country to be awarded the scholarship. Meg's work in the Olympic Education and Sports Management industry allowed her to demonstrate her passion for helping people achieve the best version of themselves, both physically and mentally.

Upon immigrating to the US, Meg started her career at Macys. During that time, she focused on customer service and developing her management skills. Her dedication paid off, as she was promoted twice within a year.  Meg believed that her management experience at a big company like Macys helped strengthen her confidence and prepared her for the next professional endeavor.

When Meg was introduced to Home Instead and learned of the company's mission, she felt an immediate connection and wanted to be part of this industry. Meg is a Scheduling Coordinator at Home Instead Pasadena. She is very proud to be part of the company, knowing that she is making a difference in people's life, caring for them and letting them experience love. She really enjoys building relationships with our CAREGivers and supporting them to deliver the best care to our clients.

Meg is a huge fan of nature, coffee and good books. When she is not working you probably find her at one of our beautiful Southern California beaches taking in the ocean breeze, hiking or spending quality time with her loved ones.


Rita Biasi, MSW, Client Care Coordinator

Rita Biasi, MSW, Client Care Coordinator

​After earning her B.A. in Human Services from Cal State San Bernardino, Rita worked as a Victim Advocate for San Bernardino County for 10 years.  During that time she discovered that she had a passion for making a difference in the lives of seniors.   She received her MSW from University of NV, Reno in 2003 and became a hospice social worker for 13 years.  Rita recently moved back to Southern California after living in Oregon and Nevada.  She joined the Home Instead Senior Care team as a Client Care Coordinator.  Her role focuses on quality assurance and making sure that clients receive the best care possible from our CAREGivers.  When Rita isn't working with seniors, she enjoys hiking in the San Gabriel's and exploring eastern Nevada ghost towns with her husband in their dune buggy.


Brenda Kernell, LVN, Client Care Coordinator

Brenda Kernell, LVN, Client Care Coordinator

Brenda Kernell is a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  She completed her LVN education at Northwest College in Pasadena.  She has over 10 years of experience in retail, customer service, nursing, CAREGiving, recruitment and training.  She comes from a family of caregivers which inspired her to join the home care field. She began working with Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver and was promoted to Training and Retention Coordinator. 

Brenda is very excited in her role and looks forward to continued success with Home Instead Senior Care Pasadena.  ​


Christine Strong, Client Care Coordinator

Christine Strong, Client Care Coordinator

​Christine has a BA in Behavioral Science from National University in San Diego. Her background includes recruiting, staffing, and property management. She started off at Home Instead Senior Care in November 2017 as a caregiver and has recently transitioned to work in the office as a Client Care Coordinator. 

As a native of Pasadena, Christine is a true Californian. Her favorite things to do on weekends are going to the beach and Disneyland with her family. Christine enjoys being involved in the community such as local schools, and her church. She's always had a desire to serve and connect with people. 


Patricia Mead, Human Resources Manager

Patricia Mead, Human Resources Manager

Pat has over 30 years of retail experience, 10 of which includes Human Resource Management. She holds a Paralegal Certification from Cal State, Los Angeles, and an AA in Liberal Arts from East Los Angeles College. Over the years, Pat has acted as the caregiver for four family members and understands the importance of fulfilling the needs of aging and ailing seniors.

Pat has two children, one is in Nursing School, the other is studying Sociology at Cal Poly, Pomona. She and her husband love to travel the country. They plan on visiting every state in the Union and have 8 more states to go!


LaTona Brown, Administrative Assistant

LaTona Brown, Administrative Assistant

LaTona Brown graduated from Tulare Western High and attended Pasadena City College for graphic design.  She began her career at Home Instead Pasadena as a CAREGiver and transitioned into her role as the Administrative Assistance.  Her role includes providing general administrative and clerical support, greeting visitors, answering incoming calls, ordering supplies, and assisting with special administrative projects.

Outside of work, LaTona enjoys baking, fishing, playing basketball, and time with family.


Julia Delay, HR Administrative Assistant

Julia Delay, HR Administrative Assistant

Raised in the city of Highland Park Julia graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School and later attended East Los Angeles College's nursing program. After working 15 years with a pediatric medical group Julia had a calling for home care. She became a CAREGiver with Home Instead Pasadena in July 2015.  She is currently working as one of our Administrative Assistant/CAREGiver. Julia has had the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds at our Home Instead franchise. In her spare time Julia's hobbies includes reading and going to the movie theater.


Melissa Avila, Receptionist

Melissa Avila, Receptionist

​In 2013 Melissa began to volunteer at Solheim Lutheran Convalescent home where she discovered that helping others and caring for them was her true passion. As a volunteer in a convalescent home, Melissa enjoyed baking goods with the seniors as well as going out for some sun light. However, the best part to her was being able to interact with the seniors one by one and just having the ability to change a senior's life for better was amazing to her. Melissa is currently working at Home Instead Senior Care as a receptionist. Her role is to answer the phones as well as greet our clients and caregivers when they come into the office. Melissa is a twin and the youngest of a family of 7. She enjoys running twice a week at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, shopping with her mom, and singing on her free time.


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