Mitchell Abrams Managing DirectorMitchell Abrams Managing Director
Mitchell Abrams is the Managing Director of Homewatch CareGivers, a leading national provider of In-Home Care Service for the past 35 years. As a leading Home Care expert, he has serviced as a Commissioner on the Northbrook Senior Service Commission, lead the Board of Directors for The Elder Services Network of Chicago & served on the Board of Directors for Maot Chitim.
Prior to joining Homewatch CareGivers, Mr. Abrams honed his business development and financial expertise serving as The Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development for DMX, working as the Managing Partner at TV Consulting Group and held multiple positions including the Executive Director of Global Accounts at MCI Communications.
Educated at the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, Mr. Abrams received a Bachelor of Science in Finance with an Investment Banking concentration. Later he earned a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University.
His leadership at Homewatch CareGivers resulted in numerous awards including multiple years of Caring.com Caring Champions Award, multiple years as the Home Care Pulse Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice. Countless Homewatch International awards such as the Trailblazer Award, Greatest Revenue Increase Awards and the Turn Around Award.
A talented writer and highly entertaining presenter, Abrams has written 24 training & education books. He as presented at Fortune 100 companies such as Ameritech, AT&T, Bell South, GTE, Lucent, MCI, Verizon Wireless and WorldCom. Abrams has delivered numerous educational health care presentations to hospitals including Condell, Lake Forest, Presence, Resurrection, RUSH, U of I Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center. Senior housing, rehabilitation and hospice organizations have benefited from his educational talks at locations such as Brookdale, Gentiva, IL Bone & Joint, North Shore Senior Center, Seasons Hospice, Sedgebrook and Sunrise Senior Living.
Homewatch CareGivers is tightly aligned with financial professional such as Elder Law Attorneys, Estate & Financial Planners and Long Term Care insurance providers. Mr. Abrams is the definitive expert at providing transparent support to clients; offering customized in-home care services, offering reliable, compassionate and highly skilled in-home care for people of all ages, including seniors, children, veterans, the chronically ill and those recovering from medical procedures.
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Chris Prelletz Client Services ManagerChris Prelletz Client Services Manager
Chris has been with Homewatch for almost a year as a Client Services Manager and Scheduler. He works closely with the office team, providing hands-on training to caregivers and ensuring that client and caregiver schedules run seamlessly. Chris has 5 years of experience in healthcare, working at Little City Foundation with a focus on children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also held a position as Managing Scheduler at Brookdale, coordinating services for residents and overseeing over 25 staff members.
Lea Keilwitz Client Services ManagerLea Keilwitz Client Services Manager
Lea has been with Homewatch for over a year as a Client Services Manager and Scheduler. She works hands on with training and onboarding caregivers and works with clients and their families to ensure that we provide best in class in-home care. She has an extensive background in educational administration, clinical psychology, case management, and administration in the healthcare industry. Prior to coming to Homewatch Lea was a Residential Manager at Lambs Farm working with developmentally disabled adults and was a middle school principle for 22 years.
Betty Wilfong AdministratorBetty Wilfong Administrator
Betty started with Homewatch CareGivers in 2009 with both a hands-on background and caregiver management experience. She considers her job to be like that of a matchmaker. "I am always looking to get a perfect match between the client and the caregiver. If they fall in love with each other then I have succeeded!"
Leslie Cano Director of Client RelationsLeslie Cano Director of Client Relations
Leslie has worked with Homewatch for over 5 years functioning as a Client Services Manager, Scheduler and now Director of Client Relations. She works closely with both clients and caregivers to ensure we provide seamless best in class in-home care. Prior to joining the Homewatch team, Leslie worked at Swedish Covenant Hospital as a Mental Health Counselor, working with directly with inpatient psychiatric patients for over 9 years.
Kathy Nichols Financial Operations ManagerKathy Nichols Financial Operations Manager
Kathy has been with the Homewatch team for over a year as the Financial Operations Manager. She ensures that billing and payroll are completed efficiently and works closely with Long Term Care insurance agencies to safeguard that our clients receive the full extent of their benefits. Kathy holds over 10 years of accounting experience in the home care business prior to coming to Homewatch CareGivers.
Liz Jaiyeoba Recruiting & Human Resources ManagerLiz Jaiyeoba Recruiting & Human Resources Manager
Liz has been the Recruiting and Human Resources Manager for Homewatch CareGivers for over a year. She works hands on with recruiting, training and onboarding new caregivers.
Liz is a seasoned talent and development specialist with case management and QIDP experience in the development disability space. She holds advanced education degrees in Industrial Organizational Psychology with a focus on geriatric care and support.
Amanda Harrah Social Worker & Quality Assurance ManagerAmanda Harrah Social Worker & Quality Assurance Manager
Amanda is the Quality Assurance Manager and Social Worker for Homewatch CareGivers for about a year, providing face-to-face quality assurance visits and working closely with clients and their families to ensure that they are receiving the best in class in-home care. Prior to joining the Homewatch team, Amanda was a Case Manager at Dupage County Senior services for 5 years, completing assessments to determine eligibility for in-home services. She received her Masters in Social Work at Aurora University