Jim and Gaye are passionate about the advantages of non-medical home care. Both have their own personal experiences with caring for loved ones. They believe that with their experience, SYNERGY HomeCare can provide a service that prevents challenging situations from becoming a family's burden. They want to allow you the ability to maintain a relationship with your loved one separate from the challenges of providing care.
Debi Calhoon, Director of Operations - [email protected]
Through her experience as a Principal of a primary school and serving as President of a start-up company, Debi gained a passion for all things operational. She met Jim and Gaye through a mutual friend and was excited to have the opportunity to not only utilize her passion but also to work for a company that CARES. She finds great pleasure in working for a company that enables her to make a difference in the lives of those within her community on a daily basis.
Nikki Nusbaum, Operations Manager - [email protected]
Nikki joined the SYNERGY HomeCare team in August of 2017, and from the get-go, anyone could tell that she is dedicated to a life long journey with the company. She graduated from Illinois State University in May of 2017 with a degree in Biological Sciences and a Psychology minor. Since starting at SYNERGY she has found a passion for helping the elderly in the community. Aside from her work in the office, she's partnered with an organization in Peoria, IL, Paws Giving Independence that raises and trains service/facility dogs for those in need, and would love to see her two worlds collide.
After working for a large company for over 20 years, Betsy was presented with an exciting opportunity by Jim and Gaye to open a home care agency. She was SYNERGY HomeCare of Central Illinois's first staff member. After a couple of meetings and learning more of what SYNERGY was all about, Betsy knew that she wanted to spend the remainder of her working years doing something meaningful for the community. Betsy especially loves building relationships with referral partners, being a member of committees, and meeting with families to find solutions for their loved ones. She considers working for SYNERGY HomeCare one of the best decisions of her life.
Jackson came to us after spending two-plus years working for a non-profit in Indianapolis. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2015 with BAs in Psychology and Political Science, as well as minors in Sociology and Business. Jackson became involved in the home care world helping around the home of his Aunt, who passed away in the Spring of 2011 due to mesothelioma. He had also spent time with a grandmother who had Alzheimer's, a grandmother who had Parkinson's, and a grandfather who had glaucoma. Jackson consistently strives to help the community to find solutions for their loved ones' plan of care, so that they can live comfortably and confidently wherever home may happen to be.
Jeff Aaberg, Compliance Officer
Jeff began his career with SYNERGY HomeCare in the Fall of 2015. He had recently retired from his position with an insurance company. He held several leadership positions that were focused on employee compliance and retention. His goal for SYNERGY HomeCare of Central Illinois is to make sure that we have the best-trained employees while remaining compliant with the State Of Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition, Jeff assists in assuring families that the Plan of Care that is created for our clients is implemented and maintained at the highest standards.
Kam Pollett, Director of Accounting
Kam and her husband live in Normal with their two children. Her last position was the Director of Operations for a local company, and then she stayed home with her children until they began school. Kam has a passion for the home care field, as her mother has been disabled for 24 years and requires constant care. Her position as an Account Specialist has been a great fit, and she enjoys working for a leader in the local home care industry.
MJ Wilson, Account Specialist
MJ spent 30 years working for the IRS before we approached her about joining the SYNERGY Administrative Team as an Account Specialist. After losing her Mom when she was 17 to
cancer, her Dad when she was 22 to COPD, and her Mother-in-law to Dementia in 2014, she was all too familiar with aging/ill loved ones and the care they require. She has told us just how excited she is for this new chapter where she gets to work for such a caring company, and we know that she is the perfect fit for SYNERGY HomeCare! MJ is also a married mother of two boys, with whom she often spends her free time at their sporting events.
SYNERGY HomeCare is a national franchise of non-medical home care dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more.
Founded in 2000 in Mesa, Ariz., SYNERGY HomeCare has become one of the fastest-growing franchises in the nation operating 235 units serving 37 states across the U.S. For additional information, visit www.synergyhomecare.com.