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Meet Our Comfort Keepers®

Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to help 

Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others. 

All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.

Alex Holden


Alex Holden has spent majority of his 15 year-career in the software development market. His established company, Mobionics, provided consultant services as well as developed mobile applications for companies like Harley-Davidson, Toyota, Dove and Culture 22. He also developed employee scheduling software for our Comfort Keepers office, largest in Illinois. Besides all IT related tasks, Alex leads multiple optimization projects and is responsible for overseeing all automation and integration of invoicing and billing with IDOA billing system as well as other payers and clients. Alex studied engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Anna Holden


Anna Holden joined Comfort Keepers family in March of 2013 with the extensive background in understanding the customer's need and bringing solutions that add value. Prior to becoming a Comfort Keeper, Anna spent 6 years working as a Benefit Consultant at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire, IL and later as a Senior Sales Executive at Kaiser Permanente. In her latest role, Anna lead extended teams in 8 different markets and collaborated with hospitals and physicians to bring unique solutions to her clients as well as mentored and trained staff. Anna holds a Bachelors degrees in Science and Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago as well as Masters in Healthcare Administration and Strategy from Kellogg School of Management. 

Dharma Khurel

Client Care Coordinator, LPN, CSA

Dharma joined our team in May 2014 as a Client Care Coordinator. She has 13 years of geriatric Home Care experience as a caregiver and a CNA as well as non-medical Home Care experience as a business and care manager. Dharma holds Nursing degree from Americare Technical school as an LPN, a CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) certification and currently working towards a health administration degree.She is married and has a son.

Eileen Knapp

Administrative Assistant

Eileen joined Comfort Keepers team in November 2017 in a role of Administrative Assistant. 

Yennifer Ramos

HR Manager

Yennifer joined Comfort Keepers team in March of 2016 as Human Resources and Billing assistant. 

Jessica Kappler

Staffing Manager

Jessica joined Comfort Keepers team in April 2015. Jessica takes pride in assisting, advocating and protecting elders in our community. She has been working in Home Care since 2009 under many roles and understands different perspectives. Jessica started her Home Care journey working as a caregiver/ CNA and is also certified in CPR/ First Aid.

Patricia Leniart

Staffing Manager

Patricia joined Comfort Keepers team in May 2017 as a Staffing Manager.

Anna Tsirlina

Staffing Manager

Anna joined Comfort Keepers family in January 2015 as staffing manager. She has extensive experience working as a social worker and enjoys working with with seniors. 

Larisa Uster

Billing Manager

Larisa joined Comfort Keepers team in December of 2014 as a Billing Manager. Prior to joining Comfort Keepers she spent 10 years working as supervisor in Rehab Department at Holy Family Health Center, and prior to that 10 years as Health Insurance Coordinator and Medical Claims Reimbursement Specialist at Life Watch Cardiac Monitoring Co.  Larisa holds nursing and estheticians degrees from Ukraine. She enjoys working with seniors and takes pride in serving their every need. Larisa resides in Buffalo Grove with her husband and two children.

Elena Layevskaya, CPA

Billing and Payroll Manager

Lena has joined our Comfort Keepers team in March of 2014 and quickly stepped up to her role of Staffing Manager. In December of 2015 Lena assumed the role of Billing and Payroll Manager. Lena's prior fifteen year experience in booking and accounting helps her stay on top of small details, be accurate and punctual.  Her communication skills and easy going personality help her in her daily tasks as well makes it easy for Lena to interact with our clients and lead the caregivers who work with Lena.  Lena resides in Chicago with her husband.  Her favorite passing time is traveling and watching movies.

Helen Putintceva

Staffing Manager

Helen joined Comfort Keepers team in August 2019.

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