About Our TeamThe 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 AdministratorTami’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.
Please contact Tami at: 818-357-1123
Kelila Heller – Owner, Eldercare Advisor, RCFE AdministratorBeing 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, she 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 AdministratorWith over 30 years of diverse experience in Senior Living including sales, marketing, and operations, Sherry Chernotsky brings a broad perspective to 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 lives with her husband. Assisted Living Connections is delighted that Sherry is our official representative in west Los Angeles County, where she utilizes all of her practical experience to help families find the perfect place for their loved ones.
Please contact Sherry at: 818-522-7569
Angie Becerra – Family Mediation, Crisis Coaching & SupportAngie 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