Meet Our Team

  • Jonathan Marsh

    Owner
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    Jonathan Marsh

    Owner
    Jonathan Marsh is an impassioned, compassionate man with a vision of service and community. He now stands at the forefront of a company that is changing the very course of home care services.
    After graduating from Florida State University, Jonathan built a career spanning sixteen years. During those years he consulted with some of the most recognizable Fortune 500 companies but also began to take stock of his personal journey. While his work had been deemed a success by industry standards, it had left him feeling empty and often at odds with his own values and personal goals.
    It was during this period of re-evaluation that Jonathan began to consider his best destiny. He reflected on the life of his Grandmother, a strong and formative influence in his life. He remembers that during her life of 97 years there were times that she needed regular care in her home but had no family or resources locally to provide that. Jonathan witnessed firsthand the sheer devastation that this can bring upon families in this situation. This realization along with some deep consideration, extensive conversation and encouragement from friends inspired Jonathan to consider a new direction.
    In January of 2015, with the formation of Home Helpers, Jonathan embarked on a lifelong dream of fulfilling that best destiny he had dreamt of. With the formation of his home care agency, Jonathan will now be providing a resource to give compassionate, complete and empowering care to the community. Through the use of cutting edge technology and sincere, personal involvement, his company stands to set the benchmark in total, personal care.
    Jonathan is a Certified Dementia Practitioner as well as a Senior Home Safety Specialist and holds a degree from Florida State University, School of Business. He has traveled extensively, enjoys sports and healthy living. His greatest desire is to give back to the community through helping others while creating jobs and providing exceptional service.
  • Ruth Betts

    Registered Nurse
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    Ruth Betts

    Registered Nurse
    Ruth Betts is a Registered Nurse at Home Helpers, providing oversight of client care. With a healthcare background that spans over 50 years, Ruth brings an extraordinary depth of experience and compassion to her role here at Home Helpers.
    Since 1970, Ruth has held a diverse array of positions in healthcare, including medical surgical nurse, psychiatric nurse, home health team leader, home health manager, director of assisted living, wound care nurse, skilled nursing facility liaison, case manager, and private caregiver.
    Ruth’s inspiration to work in the healthcare field stems from a lifelong calling rooted in her heart since she was a young girl. She is proud to have touched countless lives throughout her career and believes that it is both her compassion and empathy that have allowed her to excel in each role she undertakes. She has an exceptional ability to connect with patients’ families by being a good listener and problem-solver, always willing to lend an understanding and ear without judgment.
    Many of her most memorable moments in her career include offering support to families of patients facing end-of-life situations. Her reassuring presence during such delicate times has provided comfort and solace to those she serves.
    Originally from Wayne, Michigan (just outside of Detroit), Ruth has made the Bradenton-Sarasota area her home since 1970. Her family holds a special place in her heart; she was joyfully married to her beloved husband for 54 years, until his passing in 2014. Their enduring love story began when they met while he was serving in the Navy. Ruth is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of 14, one of whom chose to follow in her footsteps as a nurse.
    Outside of work, Ruth’s interests and passions reflect a vibrant and social spirit. She finds joy in traveling (both domestically and internationally), reading, and spending time at the beach. She also cherishes the time she spends with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Ruth also actively contributes to her community, assisting in the organizing of a monthly bunco game for local healthcare professionals.
    At the core of Ruth’s identity is her strong Christian faith, which guides her in every endeavor. Her personal philosophy is captured by the phrase, “You can let your smile change people but don’t let people change your smile.” Her approach to life and work centers around maintaining a positive outlook while influencing those around her with genuine warmth and a welcoming smile.
  • Amanda Lunsford

    Office Manager
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    Amanda Lunsford

    Office Manager
    Amanda Lunsford oversees all administrative functions of the office such as client communications, recruiting, scheduling, payroll, and billing. She has many years of experience as an office manager, managing the administrative functions of multiple companies from a single office. Ms. Lunsford is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is compassionate, has a strong work ethic, and has a history of being an overachiever that takes responsibility and pride in her work. She continually looks forward to adding value to the Home Helpers senior care team using her knowledge and expertise in organization and communication.
    Ms. Lunsford is the mother of four wonderful children. They keep her very busy with their schoolwork, as well as their extracurricular activities such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church, and Dance. As a family, they enjoy camping, canoeing, picnics, parks, and spending time at the beach. In addition, Ms. Lunsford holds an officer position with Girl Scouts: Daisy & Brownie Leader. In her free time, Ms. Lunsford enjoys sewing, crafting, and cooking.
    When Amanda joined the Home Helpers team in April 2016, we were very excited to bring her on board. “The addition of Amanda Lunsford to the Home Helpers senior care team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our clients and provide the best customer service,” noted Jonathan Marsh, Owner of Home Helpers. “Amanda’s experience as well as her sincere desire to help others will greatly benefit Home Helpers, our clients, and our caregivers. She is excited to help continue the Home Helpers tradition of making a difference in our clients’ lives.”
  • Reba Rogers

    Bookkeeper
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    Reba Rogers

    Bookkeeper
    Reba Rogers has joined our senior care team to provide bookkeeping and financial support. She is a Certified Public Accountant who has a passion for protecting seniors and their assets from the many scam artists who prey on the vulnerable senior population.
    After graduating from Florida State University with an accounting degree and Florida International University with a masters of business administration, she spent 25+ years in the corporate environment serving as Chief Financial Officer of multiple insurance organizations and Chief Executive Officer of a Bradenton-based professional employer organization.
    She grew tired of the corporate environment and in 2003 she purchased a Bradenton tax and accounting firm, which she ran for eleven years. At the same time, she founded Secure Aging, a financial and care management company focused on protecting the assets of the seniors in Manatee and Sarasota counties, in addition to providing care management services to those clients. She sold Secure Aging in 2019 and was ready to begin retirement when COVID hit and shut everything down.
    She now is fortunate to have the opportunity to work for Home Helpers of Bradenton doing the bookkeeping and financial work that she loves. She also enjoys knowing that they are providing the much-needed companion and homemaking services that the senior community needs.
    Reba lives in Bradenton with her husband of 43+ years, Tony. They enjoy world travel and have been to many European countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand. Their favorite destination is Italy, both the Tuscan region and Venice. They hope to be able to begin traveling again soon once the COVID pandemic is under control.
  • Eunice Zayas

    Recruiter
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    Eunice Zayas

    Recruiter
    Eunice Zayas is our Recruiter at Home Helpers whose main responsibility is managing the agency’s human resources activities and overseeing the hiring of caregiving staff.
    When it comes to achievements, Eunice is most proud of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and the effort that she puts forward into work every day. She is passionate about her role as a recruiter, allowing her to add new members to our senior care team that support our mission and share our values. These efforts will help our clients receive the best care and their best caregiver matches whenever possible. She understands the value of caring for others in our community, having lost both her father and paternal grandparents in 2017. Per Eunice, “The longer we can keep clients in the home, the better!”
    Eunice is originally from the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Her family has roots in Cuba and she is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Angela Christine C. Lumangtad

    Social Media Manger
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    Angela Christine C. Lumangtad

    Social Media Manger
    Angela Christine C. Lumangtad is a Social Media Manager and Online Marketer at Home Helpers whose primary responsibility is to increase and establish the company’s online presence in the community while also managing overall social media operations.
    Angela graduated college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Financial Management. With her educational background and professional experience, she understands the significant impact of marketing on businesses in today’s digital age. She thrives in helping businesses create engaging and effective social media campaigns which align with the business goals and drive online growth and brand awareness. She continues to push the boundaries of what is possible and stays up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in the digital marketing industry.
    Angela is from the Philippines, particularly Tagum City. In the family, she is the “Unica Hija” (only daughter) and has an elder brother and a younger brother. Angela is a passionate person and desires to be an individual who can spark hope in others. She enjoys helping others, and it gives her happiness and satisfaction when she does something for someone that caters to their needs. She was very honored to have been able to care for her own paternal grandmother and spend time with her, creating memories before she passed away. She currently takes care of her father, who is already a senior citizen, and her mother, who is getting older and needs help with things that are not easy to do anymore. Although they live far away from her maternal grandfather and cannot visit every day, she always remembers the stories he used to tell them when she was still a child. Her hobbies include reading stories, including manga and manhwa (Japanese and Korean comics and graphic novels), watching anime, and she also likes nature. She loves the color of any shade of green. She loves spending time with her family, with her mother as her best friend. Staying at home is something she loves to do as well.
  • Michelle Gratton

    Concierge Program Manager
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    Michelle Gratton

    Concierge Program Manager
    Michelle Gratton oversees the Home Helpers “At Your Service” Concierge Program at the Water’s Edge of Bradenton senior community. She brings over 28 years of healthcare experience to her role as a Concierge Program Manager.
    Michelle’s career has encompassed a diverse array of healthcare and non-healthcare positions, all focused on making a positive impact on the lives of others. Her healthcare-related journey has included serving as a Medical Assistant, Activities Program Coordinator at an Assisted Living Community, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Lead Caregiver, and Med Tech. Beyond healthcare, she has also excelled as a Retail Store Manager and Restaurant Manager, showcasing her versatility and leadership skills.
    Michelle’s inspiration to work in the healthcare field was ignited by her desire to help others, a quality she has possessed since childhood. Michelle fondly recalls caring for her sick mother at the tender age of six, sitting by her bedside to provide comfort and assistance. This early experience solidified her passion for caregiving and set her on a lifelong path of service.
    Among her impactful moments, Michelle recalls a recent experience where she helped prepare a deceased client for their final farewell to family and friends. The difficult task of dressing and grooming the departed was simultaneously challenging and deeply rewarding, cementing her dedication to providing the utmost care and respect to every individual.
    Originally from upstate New York, Michelle has called the Bradenton/Sarasota area her home for the past 15 years. Her close-knit family resides in New York, with the exception of her son, Patrick, who followed Michelle to Florida. Michelle and her husband have been happily married since July 20, 1996, but had been together for 10 years prior to their marriage.
    Outside of her professional endeavors, Michelle cherishes the moments she can spend at the beach. Her philosophy, encapsulated in the phrase “You will only get what you put in,” reflects her approach to life and work, underscoring the importance of dedication and determination.
    Michelle’s aspirations are simple yet profound—to create a meaningful impact that transcends the confines of a job. For her, caregiving isn’t just work; it’s a calling that embodies her sense of purpose and fulfillment. With each interaction, she aims to instill positivity and compassion, fostering a better world one gesture at a time.
  • Christina Sharpless

    Care Coordinator Specialist
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    Christina Sharpless

    Care Coordinator Specialist
    Christina Sharpless is a Care Coordinator Specialist at Home Helpers whose primary responsibilities include handling and overseeing inquiries for services, consultations, and quality assurance visits.
    Christina brings over two decades of customer service excellence and a heartfelt dedication to healthcare, shaped by personal experiences that deeply resonate with her professional journey. With a foundation built on 2 years of managing calls for Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Christina’s expertise is complemented by her compassionate involvement in caring for family members facing health challenges, including her grandmother with dementia and her stepdad in hospice care.
    Christina’s journey into healthcare is deeply personal. Inspired by her daughter’s battle with type 1 diabetes and her grandmother’s struggle with dementia, she has encountered many caring individuals who have left a lasting impact on her life. These experiences have cultivated a profound sense of empathy and compassion in Christina, qualities she considers essential in providing care and support to others.
    A Sarasota native, Christina has called Florida her home for the majority of her life, with brief stints in Indiana and New York. She is a proud mother of two grown children and plays a supportive role in her cousin’s busy household, helping care for her five children. Christina’s passion extends beyond her professional and family life into the realm of creativity. An avid crafter, she finds joy in painting, nature photography, and crafting, embracing the therapeutic aspects of these hobbies.
    Christina lives by a simple yet powerful philosophy: “Be the reason someone feels welcomed, seen, heard, valued, loved, and supported.” This mantra reflects her approach to life and work, emphasizing the importance of making a positive impact in the lives of those she encounters. Her dedication to making others feel supported and valued is a testament to her character and her commitment to her role at Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton.
    Christina’s experiences, both personal and professional, make her a valuable addition to the team. Her ability to relate to and care for others, fueled by her own life’s challenges and victories, positions her as a beacon of support and empathy within the Home Helpers community.
  • Jodi Baron

    Director of Business Development
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    Jodi Baron

    Director of Business Development
    Jodi Baron is the Director of Business Development at Home Helpers whose main responsibility is developing and maintaining relationships/partnerships within the Manatee County community and promoting the agency’s services.
    With a rich background spanning 8 years in the healthcare industry, Jodi has carved a niche as a compassionate innovator and a dedicated advocate for those in need. Her journey in healthcare began with the creation of “The Right Light,” a product designed to illuminate the night shifts of nurses and healthcare staff across the country. Her passion for healthcare is deeply rooted in her family history, surrounded by nurses and healthcare workers who instilled in her a profound desire to make a difference.
    Jodi’s approach to healthcare is built on a foundation of empathy and understanding, qualities she believes are crucial in meeting the needs of both providers and clients. Her story of connecting with her grandmother in her final years highlights her natural caring nature, bringing warmth and joy to her grandmother’s life and gaining invaluable life stories in return.
    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jodi recently made the Bradenton/Sarasota area her new home, bringing with her not only her professional expertise but also her vibrant passions outside work. An avid runner, Jodi has completed numerous half marathons and two full marathons. Her love for reading, live theater, and music, alongside her self-taught drum-playing skills, reflects her multifaceted personality.
    Jodi lives by the principles of honesty and integrity, drawing inspiration from the words of Lou Holtz and Zig Ziglar to always exceed expectations and lead with integrity. Her aspiration to contribute positively to Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton is evident in her commitment to give her all, aiming to enrich the lives of those she works with and serves.
    Jodi’s arrival at Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton marks an exciting new chapter in her career. With her heartfelt dedication and innovative mindset, she is poised to make significant contributions to the community and the lives of individuals needing care.
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    Leporscha Hird

    Scheduler
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    Leporscha Hird

    Scheduler
    Leporscha Hird is a Scheduler and Lead Caregiver at Home Helpers whose main responsibilities include creating and maintaining schedules for care providers and clients, starting care for new clients, covering open shifts, mentoring caregiving staff, and helping to ensure quality care.
    Leporscha is a dedicated healthcare professional with 4 years of meaningful experience in the field, serving roles such as Home Health Aide, Companion, and Patient Care Technician. Born and raised in Bradenton, Florida, Leporscha’s journey into healthcare was inspired by a lifelong passion for caring and making a positive impact in the lives of others, no matter how big or small their needs.
    From a young age, Leporscha felt a deep calling towards healthcare, a passion that was both innate and nurtured through personal experiences. Her dedication to the field is driven by the satisfaction and happiness she derives from being a part of her clients’ lives, helping them navigate the transition from independence to relying on care with compassion and dignity.
    Leporscha’s approach to caregiving is rooted in authenticity and genuine concern, treating each client like family, which resonates deeply with those she serves. Her memorable experiences in healthcare come from the simple yet profound acts of kindness, where being her authentic self makes a significant difference in her clients’ lives, often becoming a cherished part of their day.
    A Bradenton native, Leporscha’s life outside of work is filled with the joys of road trips, beach days, and quality time with family, embodying her belief in the importance of kindness and personal connection. Her personal philosophy, “No matter what, we must be kind. You never know whose day you’re making,” reflects her approach to life and work, emphasizing the impact of compassion and empathy.
    Leporscha’s motivation and dedication to healthcare are deeply influenced by her late aunt Cynthia, whose memory and influence drive Leporscha to care for others with the same passion and dedication. This tribute to her aunt underscores Leporscha’s commitment to making a positive difference in the healthcare field.
    As part of the Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton team, Leporscha continues to share her boundless kindness, expertise, and passion for making a difference in the lives of those she serves, embodying the values of care and compassion that are at the heart of the organization.

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