Shelly Capurro PresidentShelly Capurro President
Shelly Capurro is a native of Reno and UNR graduate. She has entered the Homecare industry wanting to bring a fresh approach to care in the home, supporting clients and their families by providing a high standard of quality care.
As a third generation “Renoite,” she has loved and enjoyed the Reno, Sparks and Tahoe area her entire life. “I’ve watched it grow and develop since the time there was actually space between Reno and Sparks. I had the most amazing experience attending college at UNR and my children are currently attending there as well,” Shelly says.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University Nevada, Reno in 1992, she worked assisting dieticians and counseling patients at Renown (which was actually called Washoe Medical way back then!). Shelly has had exciting careers in real estate development and legislative affairs and these have led her to her amazing dream of having a personal care agency.
While researching opening a personal care agency, Shelly discovered Homewatch CareGivers. Their decades of experience, industry knowledge, cutting-edge technology and family-type culture are what set them apart in choosing to join their national team. “Their philosophy of caring and supporting the whole person instead of only their physical needs was a philosophy I was looking for,” she says.
Mary Schoenahl Director of Client & Caregiver ServicesMary Schoenahl Director of Client & Caregiver Services
Mary Schoenahl comes to Homewatch CareGivers of Reno from a career in acute patient care in the Reno/Carson/Tahoe area. Mary was working in direct patient care at an in-patient facility when a back injury sidelined her, she then followed her lifelong nurturing spirit into home care. She has worked in a variety of settings from acute care to hospice.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration with a focus on long-term care and has participated in consulting for quality improvement projects. “In all of these experiences, I have utilized my own personal experience as a patient, as a caregiver, and a care coordinator to direct, deliver, and coordinate quality care,” Mary says.
When she’s not at work, Mary is an equestrian and also enjoys boating, off-roading and time with her 12-year old dog, Bubba. “My best and most important role in life is being a mom and aunt,” she says.