Meet The Team
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.
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.
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 Massachusetts- 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.
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.
Director of Staffing
Before becoming a member of the senior staff, Jessica worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for five years. Jessica is dedicated to caring for seniors in their homes. Her personal involvement in the field is an attribute that helps her determine which caregivers are the best fit to care for our clients.
Jessica resides in Worcester & loves spending time with her nine-year-old son who is going into fifth grade this fall. She enjoys swimming and kayaking and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Michelle E. Caron, DNP, RNC,
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.
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.
Gabby is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Since graduating from Concordia, she lived in Australia for almost two years, then moved to Thailand to teach English to young students. In her spare time, she teaches English online to Chinese students. Gabby is a people person and that is why she is so good at interviewing prospective caregivers. She is always trying to find ways to bring the best caregivers to work at ABC. Gabby loves to play with her dogs Winnie, Nala, and Stella. She hopes to one day start an online photography company and loves to cook.
Winnie is the newest member of the team. She is an Australian Shepard. Winnie wiggles whenever she gets excited. There is no one that we can think of who is not drawn to her cute and personable appearance. She loves to be with people, and she loves making them smile and happy. Winnie accompanies Michael when he meets with clients either at their home or assisted and independent living communities. She is a big part of the Wilsker family and Always Best Care.