Our Team

Christina Caro, LPN

Christina has a long career in both long-term care and home health care. She began as a home health aide for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care in 2007.  While working for the agency, Christina, with the encouragement of the nursing staff, became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2010. She soon became responsible for overseeing the Promoting Independence for the Elderly grant program, helping elderly remain independent and at home. She held this position until 2012 when she was asked to take on the role of Nurse Liaison for the new non-medical home health care program, an affiliate of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Christina became the Director of Franciscan Ever There Care in 2019.

Jenny Tapia
Human Resource Manager

Jenny Tapia has been an integral part of the agency since 2019. Her extensive experience in the health care industry gives her an understanding of the importance of quality caregiving for seniors. As Human Resource Manager, Jenny identifies and recruits compassionate and skilled caregivers. A bilingual professional, she is able to support the entire staff and clients as questions and concerns come up. Her commitment to excellence contributes greatly to the success of the the agency’s mission.

Sister Jilda Marie Chabot, FSE, RN, BSN
Nurse Liaison

Sister Jilda Marie, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, came to Franciscan Ever There Care after 25 years as a nurse and wound specialist for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Prior to home care nursing, she worked at Meriden-Wallingford Hospital in the medical-surgical, intensive care and step-down units. Her nursing background is valuable as she assesses the needs of clients and their appropriateness for the services of Franciscan Ever There Care. Sister Jilda Marie earned her Licensed Practical Nurse degree from Vinal Regional Technical School, Middletown, and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Idaho State University.

Rafael Velez
Operations Coordinator

Rafael Velez, a resident of Meriden, has committed his professional journey to delivering exceptional care and service to the local community, particularly those individuals seeking to maintain an independent and secure living arrangement within their homes. With over ten years of experience in leadership roles within group homes, his expertise encompasses operational management, innovative care coordination strategies, and a strong passion for ensuring top-tier quality care. This valuable combination of skills and commitment is now applied at Franciscan Ever There Care, where Rafael serves as an integral member of the team.

Maritza Figueroa
Office Support Specialist

Rosa Rivera

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