Dennise has almost 30 years of professional healthcare experience, including executive leadership roles at Edward Elmhurst Healthcare and at Sonova. She holds a BS from the University of Illinois, Champaign, in Health Administration, and an MBA from DePaul University, Chicago. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She values community involvement and has served in numerous board leadership roles, including for the Naperville Elderly Homes, Naperville-Lisle Triad, Association for Senior Services, Metropolitan Family Services, Naperville Education Foundation, Naperville Heritage Society, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, KidsMatter, The Multi-Cultural Leadership Academy, Voluntary Hospitals of America, Chicago Area Planning and Marketing Association and the DuPage Community Clinic. And in May, 2019, she was honored to receive the Naperville Jaycee’s Community Leader Award.
In her free time, Dennise loves to travel with her husband and four children and has visited over 25 countries and counting!
Raquel has been a key asset to our Homewatch CareGivers team since August 2019. She started out as a part time caregiver and continues taking care of her client on the weekends. In addition to caregiving on the weekends, she is our full time Operations Manager. She started out in the healthcare industry after her mother, Laura, battled a stroke, which motivated Raquel to take care of her mother and help others as well. Prior to Homewatch CareGivers, Raquel became a Certified Nurse Assistant in 2012. She worked for SIMCO Electronics, a medical calibration lab and software service company, as a Customer Service Administrator. She also worked for the Illinois Department of Human Services in the rehabilitation section. In her free time, she loves walking and spending time with her dog and spending quality time with family and friends. Raquel and her mother enjoy vacationing and travelling together. We are so grateful to have Raquel as part of our team, as she brings much experience and heart to the team!
Laura has worked with the Homewatch CareGivers team since October 2019 as a part time After Hours’ Coordinator. Prior to Homewatch CareGivers, she was a nurse, which inspired her daughter, Raquel, to join the healthcare industry. After battling an illness and stroke, Laura found strength to join the workforce again with us. We are grateful to have Laura as an asset to our team! She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is passionate about travelling with her daughter.