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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

Carter J. Prescott, Owner

Carter Prescott received his BS in accounting in 2006 and is currently working on completing his MBA from the University of La Verne with a concentration in Management and Leadership.  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., Co-Owner and Director

Gregorio V. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D., Co-Owner and 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, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and as well as striving to meet our long-term strategy of becoming the leading 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. 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, CAREGiver recruitment and interviews, 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.


Nick Lourenco, Human Resources Manager

Nick Lourenco, Human Resources Manager

Nick Lourenco studied Automation Systems Engineering at the prestigious Jose A. Echeverria University in Havana, Cuba and has a certification in corporate training. He is fluent in two other languages, Spanish and Portuguese.  His background includes recruitment and employee relations management and HR consulting. He brings over fourteen years of experience in human resources management to Home Instead Senior Care.  He has worked in HR and recruitment with Mega Staffing, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Alibev, Pressed Right, and Deco American.  Nick is responsible for leading our recruitment and engagement efforts along with our Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator, Brenda Kernell.  His duties also include employee onboarding, development, needs assessment and training, employee relations and safety, and benefits administration.

 

In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.  He also has a love of sports and literature. He is a huge fan of voyaging and has been to 22 different countries experiencing various cultures and lifestyle. 



Maxine Vo-McKennon, Home Care Consultant and Community Educator

Maxine Vo-McKennon, Home Care Consultant and Community Educator

Maxine Vo-McKennon received her BA in English from California State University Fullerton.  She has over 20 years of experience in administration, education, and customer service.  She was an English teacher with LAUSD and left teaching to care for her father full-time when he was diagnosed with ALS.  She became his family CAREGiver and nurse taking care of all his medical and non-medical needs at home.  Her father sadly lost his battle to ALS in 2011.  In 2012, she joined Home Instea​d Senior Care as Home Care Consultant and Community Educator.  Her role includes reaching out to professionals in the community, local resources, and families who find themselves in need of support and assistance.  She also provides in-services and lectures on topics that are important to our local seniors and healthcare professionals.

In her spare time, Maxine enjoys spending time with her husband and dog Henry.  She also enjoys reading, art, photography, music, and gardening.  


Sophia Hawkins, Client Care Coordinator

Sophia Hawkins, Client Care Coordinator

Sophia Hawkins was a CNA, and has her BS in Health Care Management, with a strong interest in Geriatrics.  She is currently pursuing her Masters in Health Service Administration.  Sophia has been in Senior Care and community outreach since 2009 working with several organizations including an assisted living community.  Key aspects of her role include Quality Assurance, Development & Management of Client Care Plans, CAREGiver-Client introductions, and in-home CAREGiver training.  

In her spare time, Sophia enjoys spending time relaxing with her son and family going to the movies, dance, and listening to music.


Lizeth Lopez, Scheduling Coordinator

Lizeth Lopez, Scheduling Coordinator

Lizeth Lopez received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Gerontology from California State University Los Angeles.  Before coming to Home Instead, she worked with seniors and was a care coordinator for a home care agency in Pasadena.  She has a passion for working with seniors as she cared for both her grandmothers.  Her focus is the best care for our Clients and making sure the schedule is in place for CAREGivers and Clients.  

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and family.  She also enjoys travelling to the beaches of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.

 



Darlene Torres, Scheduling Coordinator

Darlene Torres, Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda Kernell, LVN, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Brenda Kernell, LVN, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Brenda Kernell is a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  She completed her LVN education at Northwest College in Pasadena.  She has ten plus 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 Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator.  Her primary role is to find amazing CAREGivers℠ to be part of the Home Instead family, assist with the  CAREGiver℠ licensure process as well as conducting CAREGiver℠ training and assisting with quality assurance visits to ensure our Clients' needs are met.

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


Ariana Twyman, Administrative Assistant

Ariana Twyman, Administrative Assistant

Ariana Twyman has an Associates of Arts in Social Sciences and Natural Sciences and a BS in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Public Health Education.  Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, she worked as a personnel trainer for a women's health care non-profit and medical assistant for the same organization as well as an administrative assistant for a large retail company.  She worked in the public health sector focusing on women's health.   Her responsibilities at Home Instead include answering incoming calls, maintaining files, clerical duties, office supply inventory, and assisting with office projects.

In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and traveling.  



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