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BENNY LATINO

Co-founder and CEO

Graduating from the University of Montevallo in Alabama, Benny has always had a desire to help others. He has been in the healthcare industry for 20 years, and an entrepreneur from very early on. His desire to help seniors enabled him to put the capital together to go out on his own in 2004, when he started Heavenly Care Home Health, Inc. He quickly realized he could serve seniors in an additional way, and began Heavenly Care Moving Services, Inc. in 2005.

Since then, both businesses have grown substantially due to the focus on quality care and the mission of Providing Home Care and Moving SOLUTIONS. Heavenly Care Moving is now local and nationwide, serving residential, commercial, and long distance. “It’s the best decision I’ve ever made,” states Benny of starting his businesses. “I know I make a difference every day, and I am proud of my team in the field and everything they do.” He’s also very proud of his marriage of 20 years to wife Alice, and their children, Cole, Cecilia, and Benny III.

ALICE LATINO

Co-founder

Alice brings over 20 years of experience in Health Care Management to Heavenly Care Home Health. With an MBA from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Montevallo, her love and dedication to the lives of Seniors brought her to work with Emeritus Senior Living. Serving in various capacities for over 17 years, including Vice President of Operations, she positively impacted both the quality of care delivered and the profit metrics within her Division’s 60 properties and over 5,000 units.

In 2004, she co-launched Heavenly Care Home Health and Heavenly Care Moving in 2005. These Austin based companies lead with the Mission of Creating Home Care and Moving SOLUTIONS by offering Private Duty medical and non-medical Home Care and both local and nationwide Moving. Alice also serves on the Texas Silver Haired Legislators Advisory Council, and is the Co-president of the Coming of Age Board. She considers it an honor and a privilege to be in a position to help Seniors in Texas maintain independence as well as contribute to the community in various capacities of their choice.

CARLY TOAL

Branch Manager

Carly has been in Texas since 1997 when she moved to Austin from Kansas City, where she was born and raised. She owned and operated a daycare from her home for 10 years. She then moved into geriatric care as the House Manager for a personal care home, and later decided to pursue her CNA certification.

She has been working in home health ever since. Her roles have included Skilled Intake Coordinator, Branch Manager, Administrator and Director of Business Development.

CASEY RYAN

Director of Nursing

Casey is a Registered Nurse who started her career in California over 20 years ago, focusing on Neurotrauma patients in the ICU at both UCLA and UCSF hospitals. She went on to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara where her health care focus was in Cardiothoracic post-op. Casey is passionate about senior care as well, an area where she has volunteered in the past and takes special pride in ensuring practice-wide excellence for Heavenly Care.

When Casey is a mother of three who loves hiking and spending time with her family on Lake Austin.

CINDY GUNDERSON

Organization Development

Cindy Gunderson has been a key leader, decision maker, strategic planner, and developer of innovative HR programs for a variety of organizations for 25+ years. Spanning companies from Fortune 500, to nonprofit, to start ups, Cindy connects the talents of employees to the needs of any company to better serve its clients. Throughout her tenure Cindy exemplifies her proven capability in spearheading HR initiatives, restructuring businesses for growth, and transitioning operations. Cindy has been the VP of HR for large national financial company and for a local Austin nonprofit. She has been an individual contributor and a leader for others.

For 10 years, Cindy has poured her heart in to ensuring seniors and other vulnerable individuals get the services and care they need. She most recently joined Heavenly Care as the Organization Development/HR Strategist to continue the growth and good work Heavenly provides to those who need it. A graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Cindy holds an SPHR and a SHRM-SCP as well as dedicates her time to various philanthropic needs including Coming of Age and Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

PAT GRIDER

Assistant Director of Nursing

Register Nurse in Texas with Certification in Gerontology. Experience in ICU, Surgery, Med-Surg, Home Health and Gerontology. Primary and recent nursing practice over the last 25 years has been Long Term Care and Assisted Living serving as a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care and as a Divisional and Regional RN Consultant for Long Term Care and Assisted Living.

When not working, Pat is an avid bird watcher, wine connoisseur, and loves classic cars.

SHERI SPIVEY

Director of Recruitment and Retention

Sheri has been a Certified Nurse Assistant for 15 years. Five of those were dedicated to administrative work. While working with hospice as a CNA, she had the privilege to experience life changing moments when losing loved ones that she cared for on an everyday basis. Her passion for hospice led her to provide the best possible at the end of life and move forward teaching others about how the hospice world works. This drive brought her to Heavenly as the Recruiting and Retention Specialist. Not only does she get to find and hire Heavenly caregivers, she also can share her experience so that they can provide the best care possible. Sheri has 2 beautiful girls and loves to spend with family and friends.

JENNY KAUFFMAN

Care Coordinator

Born and raised in a small town of Michigan, Jenny moved to Texas about 10 years ago with her husband and daughter. She has experience primarily in the field working with clients and their families, but also has administrative expertise dealing with home health care. This breadth and depth of experience allows her to see care from all angles. Jenny has been working in the industry over 10 years now and feels that homecare is her true calling. She and her husband and daughter enjoy the awesome Live Music scene in Austin.

YVONNE PRIMANIS

Business Office Manager

Born in Upstate New York and graduating from SUNY Broome with a Hygiene Degree, Yvonne made her way south to Austin. She married a Texan and raised their boys in Austin and Wyoming, eventually making Austin their home to be close to family. Yvonne spent over 25 years in the medical and dental field with 5 years caring for her mother through illness and dementia. She is excited to bring her caregiving and health care experience to Heavenly Care. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and creating in her art studio.

ELLA COLEY

Operations Manager

Ella was born in Manilla, Philippines and moved to the States when she was 4 years old. She has always wanted to work in the Health Care field but was not sure how she wanted to make an impact. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 3 years and then decided to change path and receive her Master’s degree in Health Care Administration. All while she was getting her Master’s degree, Ella worked as a Memory Care Director in a facility and just fell in love with caring for our Seniors. Working with Heavenly Care as an Operations Manager allows her to put her education, love for Seniors, and experience to work for the best client care and employee support.
During her time off, Ella enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, reading, and running in the cooler weather.