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Cesar Caceres

CEO

Cesar started Companions Forever over 10 years ago when he couldn’t find reliable care for his Grandmother. Since then, Cesar has grown Companions Forever to be Connecticut’s Senior Care Service, spanning the Hartford and New Haven areas. Cesar believes in hiring qualified caregivers and transparency in care for loved ones. Cesar is currently focused on our new office building in Newington and can be seen around the community with his 3 young children.

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Jacquelyn Morrone

Human Resources

Jacquelyn started her career as a hospice caretaker and has been an HR professional for over 20 years. Her expertise has helped Companions Forever develop one of the strongest training programs for caregivers in the state; along with raising our stature at the Dept. of Labor. Jackie is currently developing our TRUST program and Caregiver Safety Committee. She sometimes brings in amazing hot-wings her co-workers devour in minutes.

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Veronica Coelho

Client Relations

Veronica has been with the agency since the start and focuses on Client Relations, working hard to make sure every senior has the quality care they need. She also speaks 3 languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) and is knowledgeable on state programs. Veronica makes regular house visits to clients, ensuring that each senior’s plan of care is up to date with their needs. You can usually see Vero and her kids at local Wethersfield events.

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Laura Irons

Director of Sales/Marketing

Laura recently joined our team as our Director of Marketing. She has been in the industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our agency. Her experience bringing seniors out of the hospital and into the comfort of their own homes along with her exceptional networking skills allows Companions Forever to grow in new areas. She has known Cesar inadvertently since high school and is an active member of the community.

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Pamela Marcelo

Client Relations

Pamela is part of our Client Relations team and began her career as one of our caregivers. With her experience as a caregiver, she is able to provide the ultimate care based on each client’s needs. Her devotion to her clients is unparallel and Pamela makes sure they are happy with their caregivers. Pamela is bilingual and is attending college for her social work degree.

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Dee Folk

Client Relations - New Haven

Dee is our New Haven Client Relations team member and has over 15 years of experience in the elderly home care agency. She is 100% committed to the seniors we care for and is always there to support the caregivers who take care of them. Companions Forever is growing in the New Haven area with Dee’s help and her experience working within the community and State programs is unmatched. Dee resides in the Branford area with her children.

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Cori Zuppardi

Client Relations

Cori is one of our new Client Relations team members, having come from Connecticut Community Care, Inc. She has a wealth of knowledge on how state programs work and years of experience helping seniors one on one. Cori frequently goes on home visits, always checking up on her clients to make sure they are happy and healthy. Cori lives in Wallingford with her young daughter and Restaurateur husband.

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Frida Ruiz

Coordinator

Frida has years of experience in the elderly care industry and is one of our coordinators for the Hartford area. Frida works closely with Pamela, ensuring that clients have the care they need and are happy with their caregivers. Speaking both English and Spanish, Frida is instrumental in the customer service we provide to seniors across the state.

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Eileen Rodriguez

Recruiter

Eileen is our expert caregiver recruiter and also conducts our training seminars. She has been with the agency since the beginning and is well-versed in elderly care employment practices. Eileen is also bilingual and truly understands the hiring side of elderly care, making sure caregivers are a good match for the seniors they care for. Eileen has two young children and a Season Pass to Six Flags.

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Jennifer Franceschina

Human Resources

Jennifer started with Companions Forever as a Personal Care Assistant, she took care of one of our clients Francis who recently turned 98 years old! Jennifer is part of our HR department and assists Eileen and Jacquelyn with the hiring process. With her background as a caregiver, her experience helps us find the right caregivers for each senior’s needs. Jennifer lives with her two young children, chinchillas, and dogs.

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Samantha Serrano

Coordinator

Samantha recently joined our team as a Coordinator. She works closely with Veronica, making sure clients are being serviced and are receiving quality care from their caregivers. You might get Samantha when you give us a call, she is bilingual and helps clients understand their daily care. Samantha loves spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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Alexa Antonaras

Marketing/Operations

Alexa does all of the Marketing and Operations for Companions Forever. She is experienced with digital marketing and in streamlining operations. Her background working in large industries has helped her highlight the stories of seniors and their caregivers online; showing Connecticut that Companions Forever is an agency focused on being genuine, optimistic, and approachable.

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Daniel Rodriguez

Quality Control

Daniel is our Quality Control team member, working on scheduling and making sure caregivers are clocking in and out of their shifts correctly. He deals with a lot of information and is our SanData (State System) expert. Daniel is fluent in English and Spanish as well and provides excellent phone support to our caregivers out in the field. He also loves puppies.

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Juan Terrones

Payroll

Juan does all of the Payroll for Companions Forever. He also works with Daniel on Quality Control. He is the point of contact for new hires setting up their Direct Deposit and makes sure all employees are paid accordingly and clock in and out of their shifts correctly. Juan is currently attending school for Accounting and plays soccer regularly.

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Rafal Oldziej

Billing

Rafal is our Billing/Accountant team member and has been with Companions Forever since the beginning, meeting Cesar at the local Oakland Soccer club in Wethersfield. Rafal makes sure that all of our billing for private and state clients is updated regularly and he also works on all accounting aspects of the company. He also enjoys pizza.