Meet The Team

Danette Purdy

Administrator

Danette Purdy has been in the senior care industry since 2007. During her work with University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Learning she first had the opportunity to work on research for the Health & Retirement study and determined that combining her degree in criminal justice & criminology/sociology with the need to be pro-active to keep seniors safe to enjoy their retirement she found her way into the senior care industry. She brings experience in operations in private duty, sales & marketing director, care coordination, scheduling and more. She has been a partner of Always Best Care in the past and now we are pleased to have her join us. She enjoys her leisure time with her family, including her four grandchildren, and traveling whenever she gets the opportunity. Most important to Danette is partnering with our senior clients to ensure a successful retirement.  

Nancy Hemming

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Nancy Hemming brings over 25 years of community engagement experience to her role as Director of Admissions and Marketing. She has focused her work on enriching quality of life in her marketing roles in hospitality, higher education and senior care. She is passionate about understanding the care needs of each individual client and family, and developing specific solutions that enable our seniors to live successfully in the home or community setting. Her other interests include a strong commitment to volunteerism and fundraising in support of the Arts and Health Care Initiatives, as well as embracing her passions for international travel with her family, and pursuing lifelong education.

Sarah Kennedy

Care Coordinator

Sarah Kennedy joined the Always Best Care team in April of 2016. Her love of caring for seniors began in 1998 when 1st obtaining her CNA license. She has remained in the healthcare field, gaining knowledge and experience while working as a CNA, restorative aide, and scheduling coordinator, all in a skilled nursing community, before moving on to home care/care coordination. She also has experience as a teaching assistant, teaching the clinical portion of CNA class. Sarah enjoys building relationships with clients and caregivers alike, and working as a true team. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, and her 5 children, and two grandchildren.

Jessica Van Drew

Bookkeeper

Jessica Van Drew has been a part of the Always Best Care family since January 2014.  She started with the company as a caregiver, while finishing her Associates degree in medical specialties. Upon graduating, she advanced into the lead scheduling coordinator role in August of 2015.  Her passion for helping others started when she was just a teenager, after sitting with, and caring for her great grandmother who had Alzheimer’s. She has also been the personal caregiver for three of her grandparents, and helped them through to end of life.  When she is not working, Jessica loves to spend time with her husband, son, and 2 pets. When possible, they love to take day trips out of the city.

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Shayla Howard

Human Resources Associate

Shayla joined the Always Best Care team in 2019 with high expectations to bringing on the best care staff. Through her appreciation and insight from starting her career path as a certified nursing aid in 2013, to working in skilled nursing and assisted living communities, and to managing an Alzheimer’s/Dementia home, she learned the true value of what it means to be a care professional. While pursuing her education at Utah’s Independence University, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in health services management, as well as completed her administrator license. She continues to strive to find the best care professionals to provide quality care for the wonderful clients and families, and she takes pride in finding the ideal solutions for in-home care, while humbly gaining more insight every day.

Jennifer Seib

Care Coordinator

Jennifer Seib started her journey as a caregiver over 20 years ago where she worked as a CNA in a skilled nursing home, and then a hospital setting on an endocrinology floor. She came to ABC in February of 2018 where she joined the team as a caregiver. Soon after, she began working in the scheduling department, and now in care coordination. Jennifer truly enjoys caring for and meeting all of our clients. Most of Jennifer’s spare time is spent with her two teenage sons and supporting them and their activities, as well as all the things entailed in caring for a family. When time permits, Jennifer also enjoys hiking, reading, jogging and everything outdoors.

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Connie Holm

Scheduler

Connie joined the Always Best Care Team in August of 2019. She has worked in the healthcare field for nine years as a CNA, caregiver, administrator and activity director. She has gained valuable experience working with Alzheimer’s patients in the community setting, and she has a passion for making a difference in the geriatric community. Connie was raised in her elderly grandparents’ home for most of her childhood. When not working, she enjoys hiking, coaching, traveling, cooking and sports of every kind.