Bethesda, MD

Rachel Kruger, RN Client Solutions Manager

As an RN Client Solutions Manager, I make sure the service we promise to our clients and their families is exactly what they experience. I do this by making sure our caregivers have the information and training they need to carry out their care plans and by fully supporting them throughout their time visiting our clients. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with so many people in my role, and I look forward to connecting with you.

Tribute provides services throughout Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and in many of the towns in Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Prince George’s Counties

Give us a call: 410-946-8400

Our Bethesda Team


Allie Bridgeman

Scheduling Manager

Prior to joining Tribute, Allie worked as a Physical Therapy Aide at an outpatient clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Health Science with a minor in Psychology from Quinnipiac University.

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Allie Birch

RN Client Solutions Manager

Prior to joining Tribute, Allie worked for Medstar Georgetown University Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also has experience working as an Infusion RN for Tunnell Cancer Center with Beebe Healthcare at the beach in Lewes, Delaware. Allie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Aspen University.

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Andrew Dobson

After-Hours Support Manager

Prior to joining the Tribute team, Andrew worked for over 10 years in human services. He holds a Bachelors in Psychology from UMASS Boston and a Masters in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University.

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Arona Bauer, LICSW

Partner and COO

Arona has been working in elder care since 2005. She served as Executive Director and Director of Development for two large private home care agencies before joining Tribute. Arona received a bachelor of Science from UMass Amherst and a Master of Social Work from Salem State University.

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Ashley Lewis

After-Hours Support Manager

 Ashley joins Tribute with over ten years of outpatient oncology experience, and most recently worked in Palliative Care and Psychosocial Oncology. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management from Northeastern University and her Master of Health Administration from Boston College.

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Audra Mirante-Rogles

Controller

Audra has worked for Tribute Home Care since 2015. She has worked in both public and private accounting throughout her career. Audra is a graduate with a BS degree in Accounting from Clarkson University.

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Betty Ooko

Caregiver Associate

Betty has over ten years of experience as a caregiver, providing care in both private homes and senior living communities. Betty enjoys working as part of a team and with caregivers who take pride in helping people.

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Brian Cavoli

Director of Strategic Marketing

Brian joins Tribute with a background in digital media and growth marketing, most recently in the health and home division of a consumer products company. Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Providence College.

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Brittany Heiselman

Associate Care Manager

Before joining Tribute, Brittany worked in private duty home care as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over five years. She enjoys crafting and has recently started making her own quilts and blankets.

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Charlotte Sneath

Manager of Caregiver Excellence

Charlotte graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors degree in the History of Art from Johns Hopkins University. She then joined Teach for America and taught elementary school in Texas for four years. She returned to work for Tribute in 2020 after having held a summer position with the Baltimore office in 2014.

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Chenelle Johnson

Administrative Associate

Chenelle is a Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant who joined Tribute with over eight years of experience working at a local skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

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Comfort Bridges

Caregiver Associate

Comfort joins us at Tribute as an experienced CNA. She is passionate about buildings connections with others and help to improve others' lives.

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Dave Petrocelli

Director of Scheduling Operations

Dave arrived at Tribute after 16 years functioning as a Mental Health Clinician, Neuropsychological Consultant, and Manager of Workforce and Business Development. He earned his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Operations via Babson College and Goldman Sachs, and his Bachelor’s in Education and Pre-Health professions at the University of Rhode Island.

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Edna Velayuthan

Caregiver Associate

Prior to joining Tribute, Edna worked for several years as a caregiver in Guam. Edna has extensive experience in this field and has provided care in private homes and in senior living communities.

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Galip Gencer

Director of Strategic Planning and Project Management

Galip has experience in various sectors, including over 15 years in strategic planning and change management. Galip has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and received his MBA from Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.

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Haley Carignan

Manager of Talent Acquisition

Haley joins Tribute with a background in recruiting, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Tribute, Haley supported sales for an event management company and the legal recruiting efforts for a global staffing firm. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology from Roger Williams University.

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Holly Sledzinski

Hiring Coordinator

Prior to joining Tribute, Holly worked for a human services agency as a career counselor. She also worked as a Bereavement Coordinator in Home Care and Hospice. She earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University.

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Jada Scott

Caregiver Associate

Jada is a Certified Nursing Assistant who believes connection is an important part of care. She truly loves providing support and being a part of healthcare community.

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Jamie Lineweaver, MS Human Resources Development

Manager of Process Excellence

Prior to joining Tribute, Jamie worked at a national non-profit helping children with emotional and behavioral problems. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Virginia Tech and graduated from Villanova University with her Master’s of Science in Human Resources Development.

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Jeanine Desatnick

Senior Manager of Caregiver Talent Acquisition

Jeanine joins Tribute with 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fashion industry. Jeanine earned a Bachelor of Science in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design from the University of Rhode Island.

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Jenna Serunian

Manager of Benefits and Compensation

Jenna joins Tribute with several years of HR experience within the medical device and financial services sectors. Jenna holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

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Jennifer Robinson

Scheduling Partner

Prior to joining Tribute, Jennifer was a Caregiver for over three years working in assisted living facilities and in private duty home care. Jennifer won the Tribute Award in 2019 and became a Scheduling Partner in 2021.

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Jennifer Schweizer

After-Hours Support Manager

Jennifer joins the team with 15 years of home care experience. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s Degree from Wilmington University. Prior to working in home care, she worked in food and beverage, catering small and large events in Philadelphia.

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Jennifer Shapiro

Finance Administrator

Jennifer has worked primarily as a project engineer and project manager in various manufacturing environments, and also has office manager experience with a medical device start up company. She has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Michigan State University.

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John Sneath

Founder and CEO

John has worked in elder care since the age of 16. Prior to founding Tribute, he founded Deerfield Senior Day Centers, and was Partner and COO of a large private home care agency for 10 years. John received a Bachelors degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Dartmouth.

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Kelly Shea

Scheduling Administrator

Kelly comes to Tribute after 5 years scheduling real estate photo sessions in Boston, 10 years as a Paralegal in Chicago, and 4 years in Healthcare in St Louis. Kelly earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas.

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Luis Morales

Scheduling Partner

Prior to joining Tribute, Luis worked as a Service Manager for a home heating oil company. He has amassed 7 years of scheduling, routing, and direct client interaction experience.

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Lulubelle "Belle" Ault

Caregiver Associate

Belle has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. Most recently she was providing respite care and working in a hospital.

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Mabel Songa

Caregiver Associate

Mabel has over four years of experience working as a caregiver. Prior to joining Tribute, Mabel worked as a Certified Medication Technician for an assisted living community.

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Maryann Fulkerson

Caregiver Associate

Maryann brings over nine years of one-on-one caregiving experience to Tribute. Before moving to the U.S., she worked for several years in Guam. Maryann prides herself on building strong, lasting relationships with her clients and their families.

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Marymagdalene Odiachi

Caregiver Associate

Marymagdalene became a caregiver in 2019 .She really loves the work and feels very rewarded by lifting the spirits of her clients.

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Maya Fox

Caregiver Recruiting Manager

Prior to joining Tribute, Maya worked in higher education and has experience in recruiting, employee training, and financial services. She earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from Clark University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Development.

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Michelle Hejduk

Associate Care Manager

Before joining Tribute, Michelle worked in Assisted Living facilities for almost ten years. She is currently in school to become a Registered Nurse and has an identical twin sister.

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Rachell Chmielewski

Manager of Caregiver Excellence

Rachell has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from McDaniel College and 20 years of experience in human services. Prior to joining Tribute, Rachell worked as a Medical Case Manager, coordinating and overseeing services for older adults.

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Regina McNally, MS Human Resources

Director of People & Culture

Regina is an experienced leader in engaging, motivating, and developing employees. Before joining Tribute, she spent over a dozen years managing global HR and community involvement programs in the financial services sector. Regina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Maine at Farmington, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Suffolk University.

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Rita Cochrane

Caregiver Associate

Rita is a certified nursing assistant with over six years of experience in the healthcare field. Prior to joining Tribute, Rita worked as lead supervisor for a senior living community.

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Samantha "Sam" Gorman

After-Hours Support Manager

Sam spent four remarkable years working for Tribute at the start of her caregiving career. She left for several years to specialize in hospice, but missed doing one on one care, so she returned to us at Tribute! As a Certified Nursing Assistant and After Hours Support Manager, Sam truly goes above and beyond for her clients to make them feel comfortable and supported.

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Wendy Szaniawski

Staff Accountant

Wendy came to Tribute after more than 20 years of experience working as a Finance Manager supporting Accounting and Finance functions in several markets for a large national company. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maine, Orono.

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