Meet the Team

Matt Friscia

Owner / Director of Client Care

Matt worked in Corporate America for many years with media and advertising at such places at the Walt Disney Company & ESPN. He has found his calling when finding Always Best Care as a way to serve others while owning his own business. Matt’s impeccable customer relationships throughout the years have translated well into helping families find the right care for their loved ones while bringing on and managing our caregiver staff. Matt lives in Lemont and is the proud father of two children and is also husband of 14+ years. His passion (in addition to helping seniors) is playing music, traveling, and learning languages.

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Cindy Friscia

Care Coordinator / Recruiter, L.P.N. / CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner

Cindy is Matt’s mom (Owner of Always Best Care Chicagoland) with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry having worked in suburban hospitals in a variety of roles. Work experiences included Patient Care Unit Services Unit Clerk, Licensed Practical Nurse in Quality Assurance and Utilization Management Departments, Director of Medical Staff Services, Medical Staff Coordinator and Quality Resource Analyst. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health, as well as a Geriatric Wellness Certificate and Certification as a Dementia Practitioner. Cindy has a real passion for helping the elderly and caring for the senior population. Finding the best employees and providing the best care possible for our clients while also ensuring that our caregivers are well trained and appreciated, is Cindy’s main focus. She is a proud grandma (or “yia yia” in Greek) and loves traveling, watching old movies and is a news coverage!

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Dave Pawelek

Business Development / Marketer

Dave is a graduate of Roosevelt University, and lives with his family in Bloomingdale, Illinois. With over 12 years of working for the Walt Disney Company he comes with strong leadership skills and impeccable customer service. In addition, Dave spent time working at the Tribune Company where he had the pleasure of representing the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks. His career in sports ended with the Chicago Wolves where he was the Director of Sales. Although his background comes from working in Corporate America his personal experience of being a caregiver for his father for over 20 years allows him to relate to our clients, their adult children and our caregivers. His philosophy is one that we all share at Always Best Care Chicagoland…our clients should be taken care of as if they were our own family members. Dave is the proud dad of two children, a husband of 17+ years … and he’s a huge Cubs fan too!

Naja Spears

Scheduler / Care Coordinator

Naja has over 9 years of experience in multiple areas of the healthcare industry that include: hospitals, nurse staffing, dialysis, and staffing within a rehab facility. Naja is a C.N.A., certified phlebotomist, EMT, and holds an associates nursing degree. Naja has a passion for helping people and finding the best match for our clients with our caregiving staff. She enjoys time with her family, especially with her mom and her son Carter. She is an avid museum goer. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. Naja ensures your loved ones have the care they need while providing excellent customer service.

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