Angelique Fluellen Director of Client CareAngelique Fluellen Director of Client Care
My name is Angelique M. Fluellen and I am the Director of Client Services and Office Manager at Homewatch Caregivers of Ann Arbor. I have both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work and have been working in the field of Social Work since 2008. Prior to beginning work at Homewatch Caregivers in 2014, I worked for many programs throughout Washtenaw County providing housing and community resources to homeless individuals who lived in the county. I still have a strong passion for our homeless/individuals in transition and find myself supporting many causing to continue to try to keep individuals and families safely housed but I became drawn to Geriatric Social Work after having to be a personal caregiver for my own father starting in 2009. My father, John McQueen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s shortly after my mother passed away suddenly in 2008 and I found myself quickly submerged in the role of caregiver and still daughter at the same time. I was able to get a first-hand glimpse of what it takes to be a caregiver, experiencing caregiver burnout, and seeing how awful a diagnosis such as Dementia/Alzheimer’s truly is for families. My father later passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s in 2013, which left me forever changed and re-evaluating my purpose in Social Work which soon led me to Homewatch Caregivers. I have now been in my role as Director of Client Services with Homewatch Caregivers of Ann Arbor for a total of 3 years and I have enjoyed every moment of my growth here. In my role as Director of Client Services I complete the Intake and Evaluations with clients so I am a great resource for providing information regarding the client’s Care Plan, Social History as well as updating any new changes in the client’s care. I am also trained in various areas of counseling ranging from couples, family, grief, substance, and individual counseling and provide a confidential and safe environment for clients and caregivers to speak freely and express any and all concerns. My background in Social Work and Counseling has allowed me to be able to think quickly and rationally during moments of crisis and provide interventions for both our clients and caregivers. In my role as the Office Manager I am the direct supervisor for all office staff and provide management of office schedules, and can provide backup to the various roles in the office such as scheduling needs, hiring needs, updating company requirements, etc.
Dorothy Keskitalo Client Care ManagerDorothy Keskitalo Client Care Manager
Obtaining my Master’s Degree in social work in 1999 established a strong foundation for my career in working with older adults. My 20 years of experience has primarily been focused in the non-profit sector and presented many opportunities. I have served as a volunteer coordinator and also Director of Senior Services. Throughout my career, I have gained extensive and valuable administrative experience. Most notably, grant writing, grant management, program development, evaluation, volunteer recruitment, and event planning. My experience has presented the opportunity to provide support to social work students through internships while building relationships with coworkers and industry leaders. I have been fortunate in my career to be involved with the care and support of older adults and in doing so I have had the opportunity to work with so many extraordinary people. I have been employed with Homewatch CareGivers since May 2019 as the Care Manager and I am looking forward to the exciting opportunities that are ahead and I am grateful to be able to continue serving older adults in our communities. As Care Manager I will be involved in managing the Long Term Care Insurance and contribute as a team member to help Homewatch CareGivers be recognized as the most valued and trusted home care company in Michigan.
Allison Sumpter Care CoordinatorAllison Sumpter Care Coordinator
The journey to my current position began when I was 17 years old, waitressing at an independent living facility. I was able to witness the powerful impact caregivers have on both individuals and families. Realizing this was a path I wanted to follow, I accepted a professional caregiver position with Homewatch Caregivers. After about a year, I was then promoted to On-Call manager and I learned a great deal about the administrative demands of the business. I knew I wanted to continue expanding my ability to contribute. I am currently a Care Coordinator with Homewatch CareGivers and am also working to complete my Bachelors Degree in Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. Accepting the Care Coordinator has been a very positive and challenging experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed working my way up and growing with my clients, team, and organization.
Dawn Stewart Care CoordinatorDawn Stewart Care Coordinator
I have been part of the Homewatch Caregivers team for two years. My caregiving journey started six years ago when caring for my father, who was diagnosed with dementia. It was a very difficult time in my life, but I walked away with experience, skills and patience that I am able to utilize in this position with Homewatch. My skills have greatly improved while working in several positions, including Care Giver, On-Call manager, and Care Coordinator. I am excited to see my career grow and what new opportunities arise.
Personally, my four children keep me very busy! One of my long-term goals is to pursue a degree in Psychology with an interest in dementia. I have fallen in love with everything Homewatch Caregivers has to offer. I mostly love all of the interactions that I have developed with the clients that I have had the pleasure of working with.
Jeanine Evans Human Resources ManagerJeanine Evans Human Resources Manager
I am Jeanine R. Evans and I am the Human Resources Manager at Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor. Professionally I have been a Caregiver for over 20 years. Throughout the years I have provided care for the elderly and developmentally disabled children. As the Care coordinator my job is to effectively build and maintain our schedules by match our team of exceptional Caregivers to our wonderful clients, build lasting and effective care teams to create consistency, and staying up to date on clients ever changing care needs by communicating with families, clients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals. I am also responsible for training our Caregivers to ensure every member of our care team is proficient in providing a broad range of services to our clients. My journey at Homewatch CareGivers began November 12, 2015. At the time I had just moved to Michigan from California. When I walked into the Homewatch CareGivers office I instantly felt at home. Initially I started out as a Caregiver, which I loved! In April 2016 I was promoted to the Human Resource Manager and now I’m adjusting to my new position as the Care Coordinator. Over the past three years I have gained a wealth of knowledge of what it takes to succeed as a home care company. Up until moving into the office I had only been exposed to providing care as a Caregiver. I knew what it took as a Caregiver to go into the clients home and provide excellent care. As an office team member I see what it truly takes to set up and provide exceptional home care. What I love most about Homewatch CareGivers is our family oriented environment for our clients and staff. When we care for a clients, we care for the family as a whole. And the same level of compassion is extended to our Caregivers. My most memorable experiences at Homewatch CareGivers have been during the holiday parties, when everyone is able to come together and celebrate each other.
Breanne Stuart President/CEOBreanne Stuart President/CEO
Breanne Stuart is the owner of Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor, MI. Breanne opened the private home care agency in 2008 to provide care to people of all ages and life challenges across Washtenaw, Livingston and Oakland counties. She opened the Belleville location in 2015 to provide home care to more people in need across multiple counties. Both agencies care for clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also serving as the President and CEO of Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor and Belleville, Breanne handles the strategic outlook, financials and operations of the two locations. She was chairwoman of the national Homewatch Caregivers Franchise Advisory Council between 2015 and 2016. Additionally, Breanne has an active role on the board in the newly formed Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) Fomerly known as Michigan in Home Care Association (MICA). It is Breanne’s passion for family and entrepreneurship that led her to open Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor. Her first experience with home care was with her own family—when she became a caregiver to her grandfather with Parkinson’s disease and her father who had colon cancer. It was during this time that Breanne realized the power of caregiver and hospice support—both helped grant her father’s and grandfather’s final wishes to remain at home, which ignited her passion for these services. Born and raised in Southern California, Breanne relocated to the Ann Arbor area 20 years ago to be closer to her extended family. Today, she provides jobs to over 70 people and compassionate care to her entire Homewatch community. Breanne’s favorite thing about her job is interacting with clients and helping them maintain as much independence as possible. Under Breanne’s leadership, Homewatch CareGivers of Ann Arbor was named 2018 Provider of Choice in five of seven categories.