Meet the Team
James Kendall, Founder
James has spent his entire career helping others who could not help themselves. James received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University Fresno and has never stopped serving others. Over the years, James has worked in clinical settings, community settings and in administrative and management capacities. He has continually worked to improve the lives of those he encountered personally and professionally.
When his mother-in-law began to show signs of Alzheimer’s, James experienced the challenges families face when dealing with such a situation. He had many questions without many answers. After this experience, James knew he wanted to help others in the same situation and provide care to those in need. He wanted to provide the best service, using the best caregivers, to ensure a worry free, quality, caring experience. James founded Everlight Care to inform and educate the community while providing quality in home care.
“Everlight Care is committed to education and the highest quality in home care experience.”
Gina Kendall, Owner/Operator
Gina has over 25 years of work experience serving the aging and the disabled. Her extensive experience in care and management began as a Social Services Coordinator in skilled nursing facilities. While working in this capacity, she became aware of the need for, and the importance of, good, quality, home care. Gina worked with families to keep their loved ones home and avoid a return visit to the hospital. As she continued her career of service, she began working with the disabled population helping to expand and improve their independence throughout all aspects of life.
This combination of experiences has afforded Gina a unique view of the needs of the aging and the disabled and how to best serve those needs in a home setting.
Gina’s Central Valley roots run deep. She earned her BA degree from Fresno State in 1993 and has lived and worked in Fresno for the past 20 years. In addition to raising her family in Fresno, she is actively involved in her local church and is a volunteer for various local community organizations.
“Serving the aged and disabled in my community, making a difference, and helping people live full, safe, and active lives is a great honor.”
Shireen Azamian, Regional Director
As Regional Director, Shireen is responsible for directing all operational aspects within the agency's objectives by providing training, coaching and development. She will also assist with quality assurance, client and employee satisfaction, and implemting forecasts to fit the needs of Everlight Care.
"I am attracted by the company’s philosophy to provide the best quality of service for our clients while walking them through the journey of aging. I am continually amazed at how involved our team is with our clients and caregivers, and I want to continue to emphasize on our family connection here,” Shireen stated. “Everlight Care goes above and beyond for everyone we meet, because we believe in providing the best quality and most trusted in-home care in the Central Valley.” Shireen Azamian graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration in 2015. Shireen comes to Everlight Care with over 10 years of healthcare experience and client care satisfaction. Shireen's passion for the senior care community developed from helping her grandmother, who had Alzheimer's. She was previously a caregiver with United Cerebral Palsy where she assisted her client with activities of daily living. She was also a Medical Records Assistant with Sierra Vista skilled nursing facility where she maintained current patient records. Most recently, Shireen worked as an Intake Coordinator for Healthy Living at Home. There, she conducted patient admissions, communicated with families and physician offices, and played an integral part within the referral/client relationship. This background has assisted Shireen with transitioning to her current position with Everlight Care. In Shireen's spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, snorkeling, traveling, and food-tasting.
“My goal is to better the community and make lasting relationships wherever I go. I look forward to expanding the agency over the next several years and I am passionate about advocating for the senior community.”
Melissa Wafer-Campos, Care Manager/Office Manager
Melissa comes to Everlight Care with over 20 years of healthcare experience. She began her career as a caregiver for her grandmother and went on to complete her certification for a front and back office medical assistant. Melissa transitioned to be a Certified Nursing Assistant, working in different departments of hospitals, and later, became the Admissions Director at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. She has found her place with Everlight Care and is happy to be a part of the team as a liaison for our clients and staff. Melissa oversees clients’ care and ensures the highest standard of professionalism from all members of the care team are met. She works directly with families to make sure clients are happy over the course of our service by conducting weekly check ins and expertly matching our clients to their caregivers. In Melissa's spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, making arts and crafts, designing clothes, and making tumblers.
“I love supporting our staff and clients. It is great to be a part of a wonderful team with core morals, respect and compassion for the senior community.”
Monica Badillo, Lead Caregiver
Monica comes to Everlight Care with over 14 years of healthcare experience. Monica began her career as a caregiver and activities coordinator at Palm Village Retirement Community. She also assisted taking care of her family member, who had Autism. Monica came to Everlight Care as a caregiver, and was promoted to a Lead Caregiver. As a Lead Caregiver, Monica assists in care management, quality assurance, training, and scheduling. Monica performs in-person satisfaction visits with clients and caregivers as part of Everlight Care’s personalized home care quality assurance program. Monica plays an integral role in fostering the culture at Everlight Care. In her spare time, Monica enjoys spending quality time with family, and is a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
“I am proud to work for a home care agency that not only has a positive company culture but also puts our caregivers and clients first.”
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