All of our team members were hand-selected by the A Place at Home management team for their professionalism, expertise and compassion. We think they are a great group and we're happy to introduce them to you.
Chris Cummings started her career in healthcare under the tutelage of her mother who was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She is passionate about helping seniors, especially those like her grandfather who had Alzheimer’s, to keep their independence. She is an avid proponent of giving back to her community.
As a former owner of a Home Care company, she brings a wealth of knowledge to A Place at Home by identifying the best care options for all our clients. As an added benefit, Chris is a social butterfly who loves to visit senior communities around the area and spread her knowledge of Home Care while documenting all of the fun for our blog. She is a perfect fit as our Metro Omaha and Council Bluffs Community Liaison.
Denise Winter, RN
Denise realized her desire to work in the healthcare industry in high school working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a skilled nursing facility. She went on to graduate from Methodist School of Nursing with a Registered Nursing (RN) degree and has worked as a pediatric nurse as well as a private duty home health nurse. She is also a licensed massage therapist.
Denise joined our team in September of 2013 and she believes in promoting seniors’ wishes to stay in their homes for a better quality of life. You will most likely meet her as part of our initial assessment process or if you need someone to accompany you to a doctor's visit or sort medication, as she is also one of the faces of our RN Advocacy service. Denise brings a warm, loving, caring and compassionate attitude to everything she does at A Place at Home.
Danielle Pierce, Senior Services Coordinator
Danielle realized early on that helping others was a passion she couldn’t ignore. She has spent most of her career as a CNA/Medaide, and originally came to A Place at Home as a CNA caregiver. Early on, APH recognized her strong work ethic as well as organizational and problem solving abilities, and as the company grew, it seemed a natural fit that she move into a role where she could benefit both our caregivers and clients. She is now our lead Staffing Coordinator.
Danielle has a young son who keeps her on her toes and when she’s not busy chasing him around, she enjoys cooking, crafts, sports and being outside. Danielle appreciates APH’s flexible schedule, which allows for family time and the possibility to return to school.
Aubre Phillips, Senior Services Coordinator
Aubre recognized how much she enjoyed helping others when she was 18 and volunteering for the American Red Cross. After finishing school, she found herself in the healthcare field working in a medical laboratory and eventually becoming part of the management team. And while she enjoyed her role in leadership, she missed the direct contact with patients and their families and began to think about transitioning into a role that was more care-focused.
When her grandparent’s health started to decline, she resigned from her position with her former employer so that she could take care of them full time. Witnessing how much care and help they needed in order to stay in their home, she heard her calling to help keep seniors in their homes full time. Her experience with seniors combined with her business background makes her an ideal Senior Services Coordinator.
Cindy Kohll Persky began her career in health care over 25 years ago working for an institutional pharmacy that provided senior living communities with medications and medical supplies. After leaving the pharmacy business, she spent years as a photographer, which took her across the globe. A move back to Omaha brought her back to serving seniors as our Senior Living Advisor where she helps individuals transition from home, hospital or rehab to a senior living community (Independent, Assisted, Memory or Skilled.)
When Cindy’s grandfather was diagnosed with dementia, she saw how devastating the disease could be to a family and how difficult it was to find caregivers and the right senior living community. She now puts the expertise she learned during this time into her work helping seniors navigate through all the choices and making the transition process much less daunting.
Cindy is married with two children, loves to run, travel, and is a Board Member with Help Adult Services.