Meet Your Local Comfort Keepers’ Senior Home Health Agencies

Our home health agencies team is uniquely qualified and ready to help

Every member of our senior home health agencies team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart from other elderly care health agencies, though, is their natural gift of caring for others.

All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.

Anna Holden


Anna Holden joined Comfort Keepers family in March of 2013 with the extensive background in understanding the customer's need and bringing solutions that add value. Prior to becoming a Comfort Keeper, Anna spent 6 years working as a Benefit Consultant at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire, IL and later as a Senior Sales Executive at Kaiser Permanente. In her latest role, Anna lead extended teams in 8 different markets and collaborated with hospitals and physicians to bring unique solutions to her clients as well as mentored and trained staff. Anna holds a Bachelors degrees in Science and Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago as well as Masters in Healthcare Administration and Strategy from Kellogg School of Management. Anna is married and resides in Buffalo Grove together with her husband and two children.

Dharma Khurel, LPN, CSA

Client Care Coordinator

Dharma joined our team in May 2014 as a Client Care Coordinator. She has 13 years of geriatric Home Care experience as a caregiver and a CNA as well as non-medical Home Care experience as a business and care manager. Dharma holds Nursing degree from Americare Technical school as an LPN, a CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) certification and currently working towards a health administration degree.She is married and has a son.

Marina Gutgarts

Sr. Staffing Manager / Team Lead

Marina joined Comfort Keepers team in September of 2009 as the Staffing Manager. Since then she has been a cornerstone in working with IDOA Community Care Programs and is well known and loved by both caregivers and clients our office services. Marina’s past experience in accounting and billing helped her stay very organized and focused. However, she thinks that it is more fun to work with people than just numbers. Marina resides in Arlington Heights together with her husband and son. Her favorite leisure activities are reading and travel.

Erika Rivera, LPN, CSA

Client Care Coordinator

Erika joined Comfort Keepers as a Client Care Coordinator in 2013. With her, Erika brought over 13 years of home care and home health care experience from leading organizations. Erika has worked with direct patient care, has experience with hospital settings, operating rooms and clinics among other health settings. Over the years, Erika developed an interest in working with geriatric patients and enjoys interaction with clients and their families. Erika holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Wright College, a CNA certification and has recently been certified as CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) certification. Erika is married and resides in Addison with her husband and two boys.

Dana Wilk

HR Manager

Dana joined Comfort Keepers in 2006 as HR Generalist and has been since promoted to the HR Manager position in 2013. Her role is dedicated to recruiting our caregivers, meeting company’s policies and compliance requirements. Dana is also very involved in employee trainings and performance reviews. Dana has administrative assistant certificate form College of Lake County and is an active member of the SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management). Dana is married and resides in Lake Zurich with her husband and daughter.

Elena Layevskaya

Billing and Payroll Manager

Lena has joined our Comfort Keepers team in March of 2014 and quickly stepped up to her role of Staffing Manager. In December of 2015 Lena assumed the role of Billing and Payroll Manager. Lena's prior fifteen year experience in booking and accounting helps her stay on top of small details, be accurate and punctual.  Her communication skills and easy going personality help her in her daily tasks as well makes it easy for Lena to interact with our clients and lead the caregivers who work with Lena.  Lena resides in Chicago with her husband.  Her favorite passing time is traveling and watching movies.

Anna Tsirlina

Staffing Manager

Anna joined Comfort Keepers family in January 2015 as staffing manager. She has extensive experience working as a social worker and enjoys working with with seniors. 

Eileen Knapp

Administrative Assistant

Eileen joined Comfort Keepers team in November 2017 in a role of Administrative Assistant. 

Larisa Uster

Billing Manager

Larisa joined Comfort Keepers team in December of 2014 as a Staffing Manager. Prior to joining Comfort Keepers she spent 10 years working as supervisor in Rehab Department at Holy Family Health Center, and prior to that 10 years as Health Insurance Coordinator and Medical Claims Reimbursement Specialist at Life Watch Cardiac Monitoring Co.  Larisa holds nursing and estheticians degrees from Ukraine. She enjoys working with seniors and takes pride in serving their every need. Larisa resides in Buffalo Grove with her husband and two children.

Jessica Kappler

Staffing Manager

Jessica joined Comfort Keepers team in April 2015. Jessica takes pride in assisting, advocating and protecting elders in our community. She has been working in Home Care since 2009 under many roles and understands different perspectives. Jessica started her Home Care journey working as a caregiver/ CNA and is also certified in CPR/ First Aid.

Yennifer Ramos

HR and Billing Assistant

Yennifer joined Comfort Keepers team in March of 2016 as Human Resources and Billing assistant. 

Lena Gozman

Staffing Manager

Lena joined our team in January 2017 as a Staffing Manager.

She has an extensive CSR background and people communication skills.

Lena spent over 10 years working as a Travel Coordinator at Travel Selection Co in Wheeling, IL.

Patricia Leniart

Staffing Manager

Patricia joined Comfort Keepers team in May 2017 as a Staffing Manager.

Lisa Sutton

Operations Manager

Lisa joined Comfort Keepers team in June 2018 to assume the role of Operations Manager.

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