About Our Team
Here at At Home Quality Care, we truly believe the phrase:
"you can’t take care of other people until you take care of yourself."
Really, this means that our Caregivers come first. They receive the encouragement and attention that ensures they can "pour out" of the energy that comes from a community of support.
We also value and respect our Caregiver’s personal beliefs and convictions- we encourage a holistically healthy lifestyle. You bring your best self to work when you have time to enjoy the things you love outside of work. You won’t be left alone if you are a Caregiver at At Home Quality Care. Now, you're part of an intertwined network of Caregivers that provides encouragement, resources, and meaningful relationships. You will be provided with opportunities to further your specialized training, ideas for creative and engaging activities to try with your Clients, and other helpful resources.
Here’s what some of our employees have to say about us:
As a Caregiver, it is very rewarding to give service to a company that CARES tremendously for both you, and your CLIENT.
Great company to work with, the Mangers care about their employees and their Clients. They will do anything possible to make their Employees and Clients happy!”
I highly recommend! Good Managers and Clients who were willing to work with the Caregivers and were fairly flexible with.
Our 5 Core Values dictate the way we treat our employees and our customers, and adhering to them has brought us to where we are today:
- Trust ‐ We are confident in knowing that others have our best interests in mind.
- Communication ‐ We strive to communicate and listen well.
- Initiative ‐ When we see what needs to be done, we do it.
- Positive Attitude ‐ Attitude + Action = Accomplishment.
- Excellence ‐ We are not perfect, but we strive for excellence!
Trust + Communication + Initiative + Positive Attitude = Excellence.
Have you searched for a workplace that taps into your potential, propels you on to greatness, and encourages you along the way? At Home Quality Care is the place for you.
Get to know our amazing staff:
Clarks Summit Branch:
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION:
Marilyn Major, LPN
Marilyn has 20 years of experience in the healthcare field with an extensive background in patient care. Marilyn has a strong skill-set in leadership and care management. She has held numerous leadership positions throughout her career and enjoys leading and managing people to excel in their trained and gifted areas. Marilyn is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the agency including care management, managing the Sales and Marketing team and assisting the President with operations management.
Kenneth Stewart, MHA, CSA
Ken has worked in home care for his entire 35-year career. He has a strong background in managing home care, respiratory care, medical/surgical, pharmaceuticals/intravenous therapies, and durable medical equipment. His educational background includes a degree in health administration with certifications in orthotics and as a senior advisor. Ken taught healthcare finance as an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Francis. He currently lives in Clarks Summit with his wife and has two children and three granddaughters.
Cheryl Podhany, M.A.
Quality Assurance Officer
Cheryl has been working in the medical field for over 8 years and her experience has been concentrated in organizational skills in the medical office environment. Cheryl excels in managing office employees, caregivers and supervising the client’s care. Cheryl is responsible for the coordination and management of the recruitment, orientation and hiring process of those employees who work under her supervision along with scheduling.
Jay Major, BS
Jay started working with At Home Quality Care in the summer of 2013 as part of a business internship. Since then, Jay has graduated from Liberty University in 2014 and has been working with students at a non-profit youth organization as the organization’s Director of Operations and Ministry Site Leader. On the days that he works with At Home Quality Care, Jay is responsible for the Accounts Receivable department.
Patricia Camayd, BS
Patricia has worked in the field of private accounting for over twenty years. In addition to obtaining her B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton, she has studied at the graduate level at Marywood University with a concentration in Health Care Administration. She is certified as a Pro-Advisor in accounting software. When she is not working, she enjoys travel, music and walks with her dogs. She has two children and resides in Clarks Green with her husband. Patricia is responsible for all accounting for the company. She works in the finance department with both the Business Manager and the Payroll and Billing Supervisor.
Maria Pettis, AS
Payroll and Billing Supervisor
Maria is our Payroll and Billing Supervisor. She has over 10 years experience in healthcare finance and has an Associates Degree in Information Technology. She has exceptional customer service, analytical, and administrative skills. Maria enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Maria is responsible for the weekly task of payroll recording and submission and check distribution as well as invoicing and receiving payments for service.
Meg has more than 30 years work experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and collections. She retired from Eastman Kodak in international marketing of optics. She has returned to work “after retirement” in bookkeeping and tax preparation. Meg has been working for AHQC for several years through our accountant and recently came on as part time staff.
CLIENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Beth Buza, RN
Client Services Manager
Beth graduated from Penn State University in 2002 with her nursing degree and has worked in the health care field for 19 years. Beth started with At Home Quality Care in 2015 as the Caregiver Instructor and Regional Care Coordinator. Beth now has the role of Client Services Manager, which includes, incident reporting, handling client/caregiver issues, taking and overseeing referrals, and supervising client care and coordination. Beth also assists in any area where help is needed. Beth is a great asset to the At Home Quality Care team.
Sheila Stangline, RN
Caregiver Training Instructor
Sheila has been a Registered Nurse since 1994 and has been employed in the Long Term Care and hospital settings. Sheila has numerous skill sets including sub-acute care, telemetry, as well as wound and ostomy care. Sheila has also held Supervisory roles throughout her career path which makes her a great asset to our agency as her new role as our Caregiver Training Instructor. Sheila enjoys teaching our new caregivers the skills to equip them with activities of daily living for our clients.
Evelyn McAuliffe, CNA
Evelyn has seven years of experience in the caregiving field. She pursued her certification in nurse aide training and graduated from Marywood University in 2010. Evelyn became employed with us shortly after graduation. Because of her excellent work and friendly personality, the office staff promoted her to scheduling coordinator. She interacts with all caregivers and is the direct line of communication for all scheduling needs.
Scheduling Coordinator/HR Assistant
Josie came on staff with our company as a receptionist originally. After time away, she was rehired as one of our scheduling coordinators. Josie has worked in the secretarial field for over 30 years. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and crocheting. Josie’s friendly personality and willingness to help out makes her a great asset to At Home Quality Care and we are very glad to have her on staff.
Regional Care Coordinator
Kelly has 17 years experience working in the caregiving field. She graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a human development degree. Kelly has been employed with At Home Quality Care since 2011 as a caregiver and has recently been promoted to working alongside of the office staff as a live in scheduling coordinator.
Dylan is our office assistant. He’s a life long resident of Scranton, PA and truly loves his hometown. After nearly ten years in retail he decided his limitless empathy and compassion for other people might be better utilized in another field. He is usually the first voice one hears when calling our office as he answers the phone calls to the office. Dylan assists with some Human Resource responsibilities and assists in other office responsibilities as needed. He loves music, movies, and his hamster, Walter. He deeply cares about our clients, caregivers and office staff.
HR & Marketing Department
Christina Gaska, CHRM, MS
Human Resources Manager
Christina has worked as a temporary office assistant for At Home Quality Care since 2011. She came aboard to fill a permanent position to assist with our daily human resources responsibilities. Christina graduated with her Masters degree in Human Services with a focus on Family Therapy from Liberty University. She also holds a Human Resources Management certificate from Cornell University. She specializes in maintaining personnel files and caregiver recruitment. She also makes sure our company is compliant with all HR regulations and policies. She works alongside of the Administrative team to assist in areas where additional help is needed.
Regional Marketing Executive
Tammy graduated with a degree in Family and Children Services. She spent 13 years working with at-risk families and children, and 4 years working with adults through service coordination. Tammy started working with At Home Quality Care in 2019 as a Regional Marketing Executive. She is responsible for marketing and public relations. Tammy distributes information to health care agencies and throughout the community. She meets with any client or agency interested in learning more about our agency answering any questions regarding services. We are so excited to have her join our team!
Sue Parise, LPN
Regional Marketing Manager
Sue has been a nurse for 35 years spending the majority of her career in geriatrics. She also obtained a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Marywood University. She is responsible for marketing and public relations, distributing information to other health care professionals and the community regarding our services, and generating referrals. Sue also does meet-and-greets to introduce our agency and answer any questions regarding our services.
After working full-time for many years, Barb started volunteering, first as a member of the Waverly Women's Club, then Christian Women's Club of NEPA, Youth for Christ of NEPA, Allied Services, Parker Hill Church, and for the last few years at At Home Quality Care. Volunteering continues to be a rewarding part of her life. Barb assists all office staff in various tasks including filing paperwork and answering phones. Barb contributes a hardworking attitude to the team, and she is a highly committed employee. Barb is so appreciated by all the staff, and she is a valued member of our team!