Michell Ellis Owner & PresidentMichell Ellis Owner & President
Hello I’m Michell Ellis I opened our Evansville location of Homewatch CareGivers March 1, 2013. I was born and raised in the Evansville area where I met my husband 30 years ago and we have 2 children. My background which lead me to in home care includes working with children and adults with special needs. I felt a passion to make a difference in the lives of seniors and anyone who might face challenges in their lives that required home-based care. I feel I’ve discovered what most people want – to feel special, to feel safe and secure, and most importantly, to feel appreciated.
Cathy Cook Director of OperationsCathy Cook Director of Operations
My name is Cathy Cook and I am the Director of Operations for the Homewatch CareGivers office in Evansville, Indiana. In this role, I oversee caregiver training, client intake, quality assurance, billing and payroll. I am a CMA with an Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting and a CNA. I have 20+ years of experience working in long-term care facilities as both a CNA and QMA, primarily with people living with Alzheimer’s disease. My favorite thing about working for Homewatch CareGivers is that while I may not be “hands on” care, I still am able to help our clients by giving our caregivers the support and training that they need to give the possible care to them. My son has special needs and I enjoy spending time with him and his Special Olympics friends. I also like to travel, go camping, go to music festivals and shop at flea markets.
Michelle Strickland Staffing and Scheduling CoordinatorMichelle Strickland Staffing and Scheduling Coordinator
I am Michelle Strickland and I am the scheduler/caregiver coordinator for the Evansville, IN office. I have been with Homewatch CareGivers for 1 ½ years. I love my job being able to help our clients remain in their home, and just enjoy hearing their stories. I also love being able to connect a client and caregiver and watching a great relationship develop. I previously worked in the school system for 10 years working with special needs children. I was born and raised in the Evansville area. I have been married 32 years. I have 3 adult children and 1 granddaughter. I enjoy traveling and camping with my family.