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.”
Teresa Ocegueda, Branch Manager
As Branch Manager, Teresa is responsible for all operational activities, company growth, and performance while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and care Everlight is known to uphold. Teresa comes to Everlight Care with over 13 years of experience as a Case Manager and public outreach in the community. For years, Teresa has been passionate about advocating for adults with mental disabilities. Teresa has the ability to connect with individuals on a personal level, and makes it her mission to ensure they are getting the appropriate care. Her case management and leadership experience has greatly assisted with Teresa’s transition to Everlight Care. Teresa's leisure time includes reading mystery novels, cooking, baking, and collecting holiday décor.
“I am looking forward to being able to contribute my knowledge and skills to our senior community. My goal is to continue executing a respectful, dignified, and reliable home care experience.”
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.”
Andrea Reyes, Human Resources/Staff Development
As Human Resources, Andrea is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing, and onboarding caregivers. She also handles employee relations, payroll, benefits, and training development. Andrea Reyes graduated from Fresno State with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. She began her career teaching young children and then worked as a teen group home counselor. Transitioning into the security industry, Andrea was the general manager for a local private security business for more than 5 years. Andrea has extensive experience in managing client and employee relationships and administrative work. In this role, she became acutely aware of the importance of building the right team. Andrea’s goal for Everlight Care is to foster engaging relationships to help our caregivers feel successful in making a difference in the lives of seniors. Andrea's downtime consists of collecting sea glass and moonstones on the beach with her kids, acrylic canvass painting, gardening, roller coasters, and basketball.
“In order to provide the best service, you make it your mission to find trustworthy, experienced, and reliable team members. When it comes to caregiving, I look for that extra, special quality in an applicant. When I meet with a potential caregiver, I consider is this someone I could trust with my loved ones.”
Gia Limata, Human Resources Assistant
As a Human Resources Assistant, Gia assists with monitoring caregiver compliance and education. She is responsible for maintaining current caregiver files, auditing mandatory licensing training for caregivers, assisting with the recruitment of new employees, and promoting social media engagement. Gia is currently attending Fresno State University and is majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Gia is set to graduate in spring of 2023. Her education has fully equipped her for her current role with Everlight Care. Gia's hobbies include being active in her Delta Gamma Sorority, reading, and volunteering at a local animal shelter.
“I am passionate about fostering relationships within our agency and maintaining a family oriented environment for all employees.”
Juana Rosas-Martin, Accounting Specialist
As an Accounting Specialist, Juana is responsible for managing payroll and billing on behalf of Everlight Care. Juana brings seventeen years of experience from the financial industry with a specific background in accounting. Juana graduated with an Associate’s degree from Heald College. Her previous positions have been local in the Central Valley pertaining to the agriculture, construction, and freight transportation industries. She will also assist with employee relations and scheduling duties. Juana looks forward to transitioning into her new role with Everlight Care. In Juana's spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and camping.
“My goal is to continue the platforms used for financial positioning for company growth and development.”
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