Kelly Occhiuzzo - Managing Director

“I am a student of life and love.”
“I want to truly see a person, to have a soul connection, and glean wisdom from the encounter.”
“I want to get to know them, so we plan their day around their passions.”
“I will elevate the standard of care, ensure we focus on the unique beauty of each person we serve, and meet them where they are.”

Kelly’s quotes speak to the essence of her purpose and the passion driving  her to create positive and unique individual experiences for every person she serves.

A career in compassionate care called to Kelly at an early age. Three generations of relatives living with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s inspired her to invest over twenty-five years into gaining knowledge about serving the breadth of needs required by care receivers, care partners, and the medical service providers who become part of a caring community.

Her formal medical background includes serving as a Certified Nurse’s Aide, a Life Enrichment Coordinator, a Home Health Coordinator and then as Community and Hospital Liaison. She has learned how to ensure the comfort of seniors in various levels of care serving as an Activity Director, Director of Admissions, Director of Memory Care, Professional Guardian, and Alzheimer’s Consultant.

Kelly has a thirst for leadership and a vast background in Healthcare Management. She learned the business of leading and building a culture of care by studying Health Science, with a concentration in Gerontology, at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. Later, she served as a Business Development Specialist, Director of Marketing, and General Manager. Kelly is a seeker, visionary, healer, and teacher certified in multiple modalities as a Holistic Practitioner. These core values and skills deepen Kelly’s passion for health and oneness.

Kelly and her husband Luis live in Naples, Florida with their blended family of five children. She enjoys a simple life spending time with family, friends, and pets; gardening and adding new items to their organic farm.

Journey with Kelly to find your center, plant your roots and unlock your JOY

Bethanie Vesely - Director of Nursing

“I am fulfilled when I am able to create just one moment of joy in another person’s day.”
“I enjoy being part of solutions to help people live and heal in their familiar surroundings.”

Bethanie’s quotes speak to her passion for honoring the importance and value of each person whose life she touches. She was called to become a Registered Nurse after serving in a business capacity in the long-term care industry. She felt pulled to focus on providing compassionate care when she witnessed opportunities for improvements in the delivery of direct care. It became Bethanie’s mission to ensure, to the best of her ability, that our most fragile elderly population know they are truly cared for. An influential quote that supports her calling is from Maya Angelou: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Bethanie has spent an excess of fifteen years gaining knowledge and wisdom to serve her commitment of how to exceed the needs of everyone in her care. Her formal medical training as a Registered Nurse began after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a concentration in Gerontology at Florida Gulf Coast University. She gained valuable critical care experience while serving as a floor nurse on Medical, Surgical and Neurological units at Naples Community Hospital. Bethanie has served as a Director of Memory Care to develop resident care programs, ensure successful delivery of those plans through her team, and monitor success directly with residents and their families. To understand the business and regulatory requirements of creating a compassionate environment for residents and employees, Bethanie has also served as a Business Office Manager responsible for directing overall administrative activities of a busy healthcare community.

Bethanie, her husband Mark, and their son Evan live in the Naples area. Their favorite activities include camping, boating, fishing, traveling, and spending time together.

Matthew Head - Senior Director of Operations

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Matthew is currently the Senior Director of Operations with CareGivers Inc. With an entrepreneurial background, he was self employed through a landscaping / property management company focusing on seniors living at home. He then attended Memorial University where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in conjunction with 4 years military service; most recently completing the Advanced Leadership Program through the Gardiner Center. His passion for community involvement has led him to serving with several non-profit community organizations, ranging from at risk youth, adult mental health and seniors programs; most recently serving as a director for the Mt Pearl Paradise Chamber of Commerce.

 

Starting with CareGivers in 2004 as a front-line youth care and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention instructor, he moved into roles of quality, accreditation, and program management.  In his current role, Matthew has responsibility for the oversight of daily operations of offices located island wide providing home support, home care, adult residential, and clinical services; in addition to a product line of Occupational Health, and Telehealth programs.