Meet The Team

Michael Wilsker

Owner

After 27 years of practicing law, I decided to change careers and own a private care agency that provides in-home care for seniors. As most people who enter this field, I had a personal experience with my elderly father, who after a short acute medical condition, passed away. Because of that experience, I decided that I wanted to help seniors live a better quality of life than my father and be treated with dignity and respect before recovering from an illness or passing away.

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Kimberley Deleon

Director of Case Management

Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in event coordinating, administrative assistance and also has 5 years’ experience working as a passionate caregiver herself. Her experience with Alzheimer’s & Dementia make her a great asset to our team. Kim also served as an assistant in the planning of daily activities for assisted living/memory unit with over 140 residents. Her knowledge, passion and experience in the field has been outstanding. She is determined to place the best caregivers to the care that we are providing for their loved ones.

Kim is a young mother of a handsome seven-year-old boy who attends first grade at Saint Bridget’s School.

Viviane Shanad

Director of Billing and Payroll

Viviane Shanad joined the Always Best Care Metro West team in December 2017 as the Director of Billing and Payroll. She graduated from University of Massachusttes- Lowell with an MBA degree in Finance in 2013. Viviane has over five years of experience working in medical billing and in accounting in different industries. She lives with her husband and their two wonderful kids. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading. Viviane is hardworking, attentive to details and reliable. She is always looking for ways to learn to become more efficient and improve work processes and procedures. As the Director of Billing and Payroll, she makes sure her work is accurate and that both clients and caregivers receive the best service and that they are satisfied. She believes an important part of everyone’s job is to treat others they come across with fairness, respect and kindness.

Danielle Pellegrine

Assistant to the Director of Case Management

Danielle Pellegrine has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2013. She has worked in nursing homes, assisted living and home care. Her experience and knowledge in the field is key when placing caregivers in our clients homes to be able to provide our clients with the best care possible. Danielle resides in Millis, MA. She enjoys spending time with her family and her 5 year old son who will be attending Kindergarten this year. Danielle is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.

Mary Anne Weaver

Geriatric Care Manager and Care Coordinator

Mary Anne has a long history of social work in a variety of settings including homes, schools, hospitals and various inpatient living facilities. A licensed social worker, her clients have spanned the full age spectrum, from children to the elderly, and she has interfaced with various agencies, schools, hospitals and facilities on their behalf. She coordinates and supervises services for clients.

In her role as Geriatric Care Manager at Always Best Care Metro West, Mary Anne provides assessments and evaluations for home care. She works with families to ascertain physical, emotional social and intellectual needs of the older adult. Mary Anne determines the best plan designed to enable the older adult to remain in their home. Mary Anne also works with families when placement in an assisted living facility is the desired or appropriate next step.

Michelle E. Caron, DNP, RNC,

Registered Nurse

Michelle Caron is a registered nurse who began her career by working as a junior aide helping the nurses at a local community hospital, Symmes Hospital in Arlington MA. As her love of patient care grew, she studied nursing at Northeastern University earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1987. At this time, she worked in the acute care setting at local area hospitals, and then became a nurse manager and educator at Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA.

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As her family grew she always remained in nursing working in homecare and per diem positions to remain current and to grow within the profession. She studied dementia and Alzheimer’s and hence began support groups in the area as an Alzheimer’s expert and support provider. Her career path then changed as she went into the realm of public health nursing and community education. Michelle worked with the disabled population and taught both clients and family members how to become more healthy and active. In 2002, studied Forensic nursing and earned a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Fitchburg, Fitchburg, MA. This specialty steered her into the area of community health, geriatric care and home health care. At this time, she also gained the Legal Nurse certification and worked with attorneys and public health officials on medical legal cases.

In 2013 she entered the Doctoral Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA gaining a doctoral degree in Public Health nursing in 2016. This area of study and experience has led her to a career as a public health expert and community educator.

Michelle currently lives in Acton Ma, with her family. She has a love of exercise, reading and travel.

Viola LaFortune

Licensed Practical Nurse

Viola has over ten (10) years experiences providing care to Geriatric clients. She has worked as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Nursing Homes, Assisted Livings, and private agencies. Experiences include working with dementia and Alzheimer patients and patients who need help with all activities of daily living. She studied Nursing at Blackstone Valley Tech. Viola had worked with Always Best Care as a CNA before becoming an LPN. She is dedicated to caring for seniors and improving their quality of life. She is the mother of two children, currently living in Framingham, MA with her family. She loves reading and Sci Fi movies/TV series, and spending time at the beach when the weather allows it.