“Start each day with a grateful heart.”
Zabrina’s introduction to the healthcare industry began when she was a teenager. Her entry-level position in the medical records office of a busy home health agency fostered Zabrina’s ambition to provide care for our senior community. After taking time to pursue her education in Healthcare Administration, she continued her career path, working as a Business Office Manager in a Memory Care Community and thriving as a Scheduling Coordinator within Medicare and Private Home Health. Zabrina has immersed herself into learning as much as she can within the healthcare field, while developing meaningful relationships along the way. Zabrina’s empathy and compassion has shaped her ability to provide high quality care for our staff, clients, and families. Zabrina is a Naples native, whose joy originates from the time spent with her husband and two young children. She loves the beach, a good book, and a complicated puzzle.
“Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.”
Michelle joins the Life Home Health team with 15 years healthcare leadership, marketing, and sales experience. Michelle understands finding the right healthcare services can be very uncertain, especially when your health or the health of a loved ones is a stake. Michelle will gently guide you through the process, answer all your questions and offer you the compassionate guidance needed during this transition. Deep rooted in the community, Michelle also assists clients with available resources and solutions in collaboration with other healthcare partners. Michelle is a Buckeye from the great state of Ohio and continues to enjoy her Midwestern roots, as she currently resides with her husband and Shih Tzu in Pittsburgh, PA. When Michelle is not working, she is trying a new restaurant, admiring architecture, locating her next vintage treasure, planning her next vacation, or taking a yoga class.
“Caring for others is one of the greatest honors.”
Nicole hails from the great state of New Jersey and began her nursing career in the long-term and acute care hospital settings. After relocating to Southwest Florida with her husband Rob and their three boys several years ago, Nicole discovered the joy of working in home health when she began her journey with Life. Starting out as a field nurse, Nicole’s passion for education, policy/procedural development and regulatory compliance was quickly recognized and she was elevated to the role of Assistant Director of Nursing. As the ADON she was able to assist in the training of field staff to ensure Life Home Health caregivers were providing the highest level of care to our clients. In addition to her leadership abilities, Nicole loves spending one-on-one time with clients and families. “I love walking side-by-side on this journey with families, understanding that when a family contacts us for assistance, they are going through one of the most difficult times of their lives and they are about to entrust us with the care of their loved one…what a joyous gift.” After witnessing the benefits of a holistic approach to medicine and treatments while working in the hospital setting, Nicole began exploring new care modalities and is now a certified practitioner in multiple holistic approaches to healthcare. When she is not cheering on her three sons in sporting activities, Nicole finds joy in photography, traveling and watching the Green Bay Packers.
“Carpe Diem-Seize the day”
Karen is thrilled to be the Client Care Coordinator at Life Home Health. The role allows her to do whatshe feels passionate about…making sure each client and his/her family receives the most vibrant and joyous engagement possible. Karen gets to develop a personal connection with the Life Home Healthstaff, as well as all the clients and families we serve. “Making sure our clients get the activities and engagement they need brings me so much joy”. Karen understands the multiple losses clients and families experience as they are confronted with multiple health issues which impact the quality of their everyday life’s. Karen feels privileged to provide comfort and support to clients and their families duringone of the most vulnerable times in their life. Karen strives to create joy for herself as well…she is adevout practitioner of meditation. She credits meditation for the balance in both her home and work life. Meditation “helps me become a better version of myself”.
“You don’t know if you’ll have tomorrow.”
Bethanie has been with Life Home Health since the inception of the organization in 2017, as founding nurse, and has truly discovered her passion and purpose in the process. Bethanie loves helping clients and their families navigate the multiple complexities of health care, while at the same time honoring and valuing their wishes, dreams and goals. Although Bethanie acknowledges the work can be challenging at times, she loves sharing her clinical expertise, educating clients and families and assisting them through all of their healthcare needs. Always keen to experience something new, she embodies our Core Value of Living Fully and enjoys traveling with her husband and young son whenever she can. Some of her most memorable travels were visiting Germany, Austria, and Prague. She hopes one day to have a leisurely drive along the California coast…it would be a true moment of joy for her.
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”
Matthew has held a business and entrepreneurial spirit from the time he started his own landscaping and property management business. Matthew earned his Business Administration degree and later completed the Advanced Leadership Program at the Gardiner Center at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Matthew’s passion for community service prompted him to serve in not-for-profit community organizations that helped at-risk youth, adults with mental health issues, and those engaged in senior programs. He has worked in various roles ranging from a front-line Youth Care worker through to brand expansion and business development. His commitment to service is also reflected in his service to the military and his leadership involvement with the Chamber of Commerce. As VP of Consumer Health Care and US Operations, Matthew plays a key role in leading Life Home Health and providing strategic oversight to a home health retailer Health Quest based in Canada. Matthew calls his wife Erin and their two children the light of his life, and he finds joy and relaxation when he is camping, hiking, and gardening.
“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 mission is to elevate the standard of care partnership for Elders in our community. Having loved three generations of relatives living with Parkinson’s and a grandfather who lived with Alzheimer’s disease, finding the JOY in the journey of care partnership has become her life’s passion. Her extensive training and experience in direct care as well as highly responsible healthcare positions give her multiple insights that help guide the higher purpose in her role as Managing Partner at Life Home Health. Kelly is also a Holistic Practitioner who brings a heart forward approach to everything she does. She is a busy mom of five, wife, entrepreneur, and board member for organizations near to heart. She is a proud Hoosier who loves to be outdoors. Currently Kelly and her family are having a lot of fun growing their homestead of chickens, goats, boxer pups and even a donkey!
“We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Anne Whelan is the founder and CEO of Life Home Health. A nationally recognized entrepreneur with deep experience in health and community care, Anne is a nationally recognized public speaker, board director and a mentor to women entrepreneurs. Anne’s passion for leading businesses that are rooted in core values has led her to found a number of companies including Blue Sky Family Care, Momentum Developmental Support, and of course, Life Home Health. Anne has been named to the board of the Bank of Canada, as well as the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and chairs a regional Canadian power utility. She’s received multiple awards for entrepreneurial success and contribution to community, and in 2019 was named Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year. Anne loves to visit Southwest Florida and connect with our clients and the awesome people who are part of the Life Home Health team.