About Our Team

About Our Team

The Assisted Living Connections team is a dedicated and compassionate group of professionals committed to providing exceptional service and support.

Tami Podell – Owner/Founder, Eldercare Advisor, RCFE Administrator

Tami Podell, Founder of Assisted Living ConnectionsTami’s passion for helping others grew out of the experience of watching the painful decline of her father through dementia. The entire process of residential placement for her father was overwhelming. Tami realized there must be others like her who needed support and information from a knowledgeable and unbiased source. As a result, it became Tami’s mission to become this resource for others. She obtained her Residential Care for the Elderly license and, after working as an eldercare counselor, founded Assisted Living Connections. Tami’s goal for the past nine years is to help families find the best fit for their loved one’s care needs at an affordable price without sacrificing the key component of dignity.

Tami’s goal for the past nine years is to help families find the best fit for their loved one’s care needs at an affordable price without sacrificing the key component of dignity.

Please contact Tami at: 818-357-1123

Kelila Heller – Owner, Eldercare Advisor, RCFE Administrator

Kelila Heller, Co-owner of Assisted Living ConnectionsBeing an Eldercare Advisor is Kelila’s path of service and calling in life. She is passionate about helping families and seniors find the care and assistance they deserve. In short, the wants people to have the best quality of life possible.

Kelila is a licensed Administrator, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly by the State of California, Department of Social Services.

Kelila and her husband raised their two adult sons and have been residents of Thousand Oaks for 30 years. Her mother Bobbie lives locally in a large assisted living community. Kelila loves being a resource and counselor for seniors and their families, helping them obtain the best information as they explore assisted living and home care choices.

Please contact Kelila at: 805-551-1740

Sherry Chernotsky – Eldercare Advisor, RCFE Administrator

Sherry Chernotsky, Eldercare Advisor with Assisted Living ConnectionsSherry Chernotsky is the newest member of our team. With over 30 years of diverse experience in Senior Care including sales, marketing, and operations, Sherry brings a broad perspective in most aspects of assisted living at the community level. Sherry is an ardent advocate for quality lifestyles that respect and understand the elderly population and their families.

Sherry developed her spectrum of skills in the San Fernando Valley, where she also lives along with her husband. This is why Assisted Living Connections is delighted to have Sherry on board as our official representative in west Los Angeles County, where she will utilize all of her practical experience to help families find the perfect place for their loved ones.

Please contact Sherry at: 818-522-7569

Mark Viergutz – Technology, Marketing, & Client Support

Mark Viergutz, Tech & Digital Marketing Support For Assisted Living ConnectionsMark Mark’s career path consisted of creative pursuits that evolved with the onset of internet technology. Graphic design, writing, and television production merged with website design and digital marketing. Mark’s passions for creative expression and entrepreneurial pursuits eventually found a home with Assisted Living Connections just as they were positioning for expansion and increased brand awareness.

Working with Tami, Kelila, and Sherry has progressed into a gratifying alliance built upon a foundation of learning from one another. The senior services industry provides a canvas for Mark to create new ways to help the team reach and provide their services to more and more transitioning seniors and their loved ones.

“Rewarding on multiple levels,” is how Mark describes working with Assisted Living Connections.

Please contact Mark at: 805-467-6875

Angie Becerra – Family Mediation, Crisis Coaching & Support

Angie Becerra, Family Mediation, Crisis Coaching, and Support Angie uses her certified mediation skills to bridge the gap in challenging situations within a family. She specializes in working with families who are considering life transitioning plans for a senior. Angie has a compassionate and unique approach to conflict resolution that smooth’s the way for families to talk about difficult issues. Through the most difficult circumstances, Angie works with families to ensure a respectful conversation. Her goal is to coach families in communicating and finding the process that work for them. Our clients benefit from having someone impartial help them navigate what can be an emotional part of the transition process. This saves time and reduces pressure, headaches and especially disconnection within the family.

Contact Angie at: 805-390-2999 text/voice
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