Meet The Team
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.
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.
Admissions and Marketing 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
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.
Corky Phillips has been a valuable member of Always Best Care since April 2013.
As a scheduling coordinator, Corky uses his sense of humor to bring light to stressful situations and ensure that things go as smoothly as possible. He has always had a passion and desire to help others, and is happy to have found a job that allows him to do so.
Corky loves spending time with his two kids and family dog, Smoky. In his off time, you will likely find Corky, going to concerts, movies, fishing, or watching Football. Always sporting red, you can easily tell he is an avid Chiefs fan. When he is able to, he loves to get out of town and go camping with his friends and family.
Jackie Reichert is a proud Colorado Native and is the Administrative Assistant at Always Best Care Denver West since March 2018. Her admiration for seniors started when she became a caregiver in 2004 for her maternal grandparents. She has also been a personal caregiver for her husband’s grandfather who had non-small cell lung cancer and grandmother who had Dementia. When she is not working, Jackie enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and family. Her other interests include being a backyard beekeeper, driving her old pickup truck, riding her motorcycle, watching football and any new adventures.
Sarah Shamir has been a part of the Always Best Care family since August 2018. She enjoys helping people, and after taking care of her grandmother, she wanted to get involved in the field of senior care. She completed CNA school and is now a valued part of the scheduling team. This Colorado native enjoys photography and being outdoors with her dog Yoshi.
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.