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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Pasadena, CA.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

About Us

Meet Our Team

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.

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Joan Cano-Vasquez, Office Manager

Joan recently joined the Human Resources Team at Home Instead Pasadena and she could not be more excited to be part of an amazing Team that truly cares for the remarkable roster of Caregivers as well as the Company’s clients.

Joan’s strong customer service was built by working at different Hotels in Los Angeles for the last 12 years. She was happy to go above and beyond for the guests but serving her colleagues has been her goal. With the effects of the pandemic to the Hospitality world, Joan did not let it stop from reaching her dream to become a Human Resources Professional, so she took online classes to get certified in HR Management. Joan is looking forward to learning more about Healthcare and serving the Senior Community by supporting her Colleagues.

Joan and her husband love animals especially their two four-legged kids Shiloh and Angie, so they always try their best to support cruelty-free companies.

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Savanna Norcio MSG, Service Manager

Savanna Norcio attended the State University of New York at Buffalo as a Division I student-athlete and graduated in 2017 with her BA in Sociology, focusing on health and society. After moving back home, Savanna received her MS in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2019, specializing in Care Management. During her time spent at USC, Savanna interned with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and worked as a caregiver to better understand the needs/demands of this field. This speaks volume when educating and coaching both family members and caregivers through various aging processes.

Savanna has recently joined Home Instead Senior Care as a Client Care Coordinator, sharing her experiences and knowledge of the aging body with the team. She brings a unique background of Care Management, having spent time working in similar roles within this evolving industry.

Being the youngest grandchild in an aging family, her passion for senior care was inevitable. She loves interacting with seniors and hearing stories of their past lives. When Savanna is not working, she enjoys exploring and going on adventures with her Great Danes.

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.​

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Ruby Ballestamon, Scheduling Coordinator

Ruby comes to Home Instead with 5 years of management experience in cosmetics and grocery. But her passion for the senior care industry comes from her personal experience of taking care of her late father after he suffered a series of strokes. Home Instead is a company she wishes she knew about back then because she understands the difficulty of balancing a full-time job, taking care of a family member in need, while still trying to maintain some sort of personal life. She feels that working at Home Instead and helping families receive the help they need is a way for her to honor her father's memory.

As a self-proclaimed "foodie," Ruby can be found cooking or scoping out the best local eats on her down time. She also enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams, hiking with her boyfriend, and being a devoted Dog Mom to her pug, Brie.

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Yanira Medina, Scheduling Coordinator

Yanira was born and raised in Guatemala where she graduated High School and attended College for Business Administration. Looking for more opportunities, Yanira moved to California. Yanira has more than 10 years of experience as an administrative assistant, with the background in the field of property management operations, such as monitoring properties, interviewing potential tenants, and following up on tenants' requests and concerns. Her dedication with assisting families sparked a passion to help her community even further. This led to the beginning of her journey in Homestead as a caregiver in November 2018. In a short period of time, she was promoted to lead caregiver due to her compassion, love, and dedication in helping our seniors. Yanira has recently been promoted to an office assistant.

Yanira enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and three children like going to the beautiful beaches in California, hiking, and family road trips. She also enjoys baking, cooking and family movie nights which include her two cats.

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Dani Yamamoto, Scheduling Coordinator

Dani is a native born and raised in La Canada Flintridge with a Theater Arts Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. With 5 years of festival production experience and over 10 years working in the entertainment industry. She also has over 5 years of retail management and stylist experience and has 3 years of experience as a legal assistant for personal injury law. After a medical scare in 2018 that left her paralyzed from the waist down due to a vitamin B-12 deficiency she was able to regain motor function and learn to walk again. This experience along with COVID had her refocus based on her physical abilities. Through her volunteer work at Elizabeth House in Pasadena she found Home Instead. Having first hand experience and understanding of what it is like to suddenly be in need of at home care when a person so desperately wants to remain independent, she immediately connected with the company and its core values.

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.

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Anthony Hsu, Client Care Coordinator

Anthony Hsu has been serving as an evangelical pastor since 2008. In 2018, his heart was pulled into another calling: to be a senior Caregiver in Home Instead. He states, “I remembered how amazing my grandpa was & how much more my family & I could have cared for him. I wanted to bring that quality of care he deserved to the lives of seniors today.”

After a year of being a Home Instead Caregiver & receiving positive reviews from various families, Anthony was brought into the office part-time for administrative tasks. By 2022, he was promoted to become a full-time HR Generalist, Training Coordinator, & most recently a Client Care Coordinator. Now positioned to manage the care of dependent adults, Anthony aims to elevate his clients' joy, health, & quality of life.

In his time away from the team, Anthony serves as a pastor of a church in Monrovia. Outside of his work, he cherishes the time he has to relax together with his wife, making her laugh while dining at highly reviewed eateries & walking with her through the natural wonders of Southern California.

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Jean Bonnette, MSW, Client Care Coordinator

Jean comes to Home Instead after meeting Dr. Greg Sanchez as a Kaiser medical social worker in 2017. Throughout the past few years, she referred patients to Home Instead. She feels blessed to be working for an agency that she respected years ago at Kaiser. Jean has 20 years of medical social work experience. She graduated with her master’s degree in social work at UCLA. Jean has always worked with the senior population which she considers one of her main passions in life. She enjoys interacting with seniors because of the amount of life they have lived and learning about their life lessons. Her second passion is life coaching. She got her certification in 2013 and loves to guide people of all ages in attaining their life goals.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outside in nature whether it is at the park walking her puppy or going to the beach with friends and family. She also loves exploring diverse ways of self-care through yoga, meditation, and her essential oil collection. Her perfect day would be going to a Farmers’ market and exploring new tastes while spending time with people she loves.

Naghmeh "Meg" Maryan, Home Care Consultant

Naghmeh "Meg" Maryan, Home Care Consultant

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.

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Alejandra Saravia, Home Care Consultant

Alejandra Saravia received her BS in Hotel Administration from the California Polytechnic University in Pomona in 2013. For 10 years, she worked in various departments in the hospitality industry. Her determination and eagerness to learn helped her moved up in various positions such as marketing, catering, group and corporate sales, and sales executive.  

Alejandra has always had a passion for serving and connecting with people. She has recently joined Home Instead Monrovia as a Home Care Consultant. Through her marketing and sales experience, she promotes our Home Instead brand and services. Her customer services and compassionate heart are key to building and nurturing partnership to connect resources to our Home Instead team and the seniors in our community.  

Alejandra enjoys being a mom and when time allows it, long quiet walks and reading a good book. 

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Delores Anderson, Engagement Coordinator

Delores has over 25 years in the Mortgage Banking Industry, where she worked as a team member and managed teams in Customer Service and Collections/Workout, attempting to help people stay in their homes. As the years went by, she started to feel that she wanted to continue this path and do something that felt even more rewarding to her spirit. She started off at Home Instead Senior Care in October 2018 as a caregiver and remembers saying to herself "Lord, if this is for me - please let me know". Now two years later, she has recently been promoted to Engagement Coordinator and has stepped into new chapter of her life. Delores is passionate about caring for our seniors and always look to be that person that brings a smile to their face. She is enthusiastic and eager to listen when they want to share a favorite moment in their lives.

Her time away from work is spent mostly with her husband of 20 years sharing mutual hobbies such bowling, miniature golf and watching a good movie. She also likes to walk and listen to audible books on her iPhone.

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Iris Albeno, Training Coordinator

Being extremely close to my Maternal Grandmother and watching my family struggle to create a safe environment made me realize that I wanted an opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life.

During my free time, I am busy creating an engaging environment for my two girls. We enjoy heading to Botanical Gardens, Museums, and Disneyland and seeking new places to explore.

 Julia Delay, Human Resources Generalist

Julia Delay, Human Resources Generalist

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.

Griselda Bedolla, Human Resources Generalist

I graduated from the University of California Berkeley and earned a BA in Political Science and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. In 2020 I received my Human Resources Management Certificate from Loyola Marymount University. Over the past 10 years, I have worked in different industries including Retail, Hospitality, Education, and Security. I have a passion for working with people and for the past 5 years I have been able to apply this passion to my career as a Recruiter. I look forward to bringing the right candidates and talent to the Home Instead team.

I grew up in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles as the 3rd oldest of 7 children. My family means the world to me and that includes our Siberian Husky, Nala, who became part of the family 2015. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my family, hang out with friends, I love movies and movie
trivia, and recently started baking.

Shari Steward, Human Resources Generalist & Employee Relations

Shari Steward graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Upon completion of her degree, she made the career change from Human Resources to Social Work and worked as a Social Worker with a non-profit Foster Family Agency for over 15 years. Joining Home Instead is a continuation for Shari in being able to help others either through direct care with children and families, and now Seniors by helping to ensure they have caregivers that are professional, caring and meet their daily needs. Shari enjoys sewing, traveling, long road trips and spending every possible moment with her Border Collie Dog, Ponine.

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Analye Arenas, Human Resources Administrative Assistant

After receiving my Associates Degree for Transfer at Rio Hondo community college I transferred to Cal State Fullerton to major in Accounting. I realized later in my college career that I enjoy communicating and building connections with people, so I soon switched majors into Human Resources. After working over 6 years in retail, I wanted to try something new that can give me a better sense of purpose while still connecting with people and delivering great customer service. Working at Home Instead Pasadena has given me a greater sense of fulfillment knowing that I am part of a big team that  genuinely cares and connects with our clients and staff. 

During my time away from work, I love spending time with my siblings, learning new languages, and reading.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Pasadena, CA possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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