Margaret "Margie" Lannon Owner & PresidentMargaret "Margie" Lannon Owner & President
Margaret “Margie” Lannon born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is now the proud owner of Homewatch CareGivers in Southern Arizona. She opened her first Homewatch CareGivers office in 2009 in Tucson, and her second located in Green Valley in 2019.
She has always had a passion for working with the elderly. It probably first started when she volunteered in nursing homes when she was in Girl Scouts during grade school. Her leader would take the whole troop there every month. It was something she looked forward to every month and it’s not clear who enjoyed it more—Margie or the clients who she visited with. After college, she was a social worker in a nursing home. She took a little hiatus and worked with young teens and adults and then came back to the elderly in 2009.
Now as the owner of Homewatch CareGivers, she is a Certified Senior Advisor. She has been on numerous boards throughout the years including the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Woman’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, and Tucson College. She is very active in Rotary in her community serving as Past President for past two years. She has volunteered with many charities in town including Wings for Women, the Alzheimer’s Association, The Forgotten Children and chaired the Woman’s Foundation Luncheon in 2015 and 2016, the largest luncheon in Tucson.
Growing old is not an easy task but it is inevitable. Margie and her team want to make sure that their clients enjoy every last minute of it. Whether it is having someone by their side to talk to them to more personal tasks, the team at Homewatch CareGivers just wants to make everyone’s life they can touch a little better.
Nancy Kitchen Client Care CoordinatorNancy Kitchen Client Care Coordinator
Nancy Kitchen is the Client Care Coordinator for Homewatch CareGivers in Green Valley, Arizona. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Education Administration. Before joining our team in 2013, she spent 30+ years working in an administrative capacity providing leadership development for hundreds of volunteers across the U.S. and Canada. She has experience as a family caregiver from caring for her grandparents and parents through a variety of medical conditions and treatments.
“While helping to care for my grandmother with Alzheimer’s, I realized that providing care for her was more than taking care of physical needs,” Nancy said. “It was remembering to treat her with dignity and respect because of who she had been in my life, not who she had become. Thus, developed my passion for learning all I could about Alzheimer’s and using the information whenever I can.”
Away from work, Nancy likes to play piano, spend time with family and visit amusement parks.
Iona Patrick HR SpecialistIona Patrick HR Specialist
Iona is the Human Resources Manager at Homewatch CareGivers of Tucson. Prior to joining Homewatch CareGivers, she worked as a Human Resources Manager at Proactive Physical Therapy and Office Manager/Human Resources at A-Atlas for over 10 years.
“Working at Homewatch CareGivers has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me” Iona said. “I never understood just how important what we do here is. The clients truly appreciate our time and what we do for them. We really do make a difference in their lives.”
Outside of work, Iona loves to camp, especially on the beach, and reading every chance she gets. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, as well as their two four-legged children, Mia and Melvin.
Rebecca Karel Administrative AssistantRebecca Karel Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Karel is the Administrative Assistant for Homewatch CareGivers of Tucson. She provides customer service to all clients and care professionals via e-mail, telephone, and mail. Rebecca also processes invoices and receivables, ensuring payments have been made on time. Rebecca wishes to cultivate better communication within Homewatch CareGivers and learn how to take care of others. Rebecca believes, “every human should receive help when help is needed” and that “Homewatch CareGivers provides the help we desperately need in our community.” In her spare time Rebecca is completing her master’s in library science.
Anna Pryscilla HR AssistantAnna Pryscilla HR Assistant
As an HR Assistant, Anna Pryscilla aids in scheduling according to Homewatch CareGivers clients’ needs. Prior to her job at Homewatch CareGivers, Anna Pryscilla worked as a hospital receptionist in the local Tucson area. Anna Pryscilla is passionate about making a positive change in her community. Currently, she is studying criminal justice and continuing to grow and learn with Homewatch CareGivers.