Our Staff

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.

SANDY RODRIGUEZ

Office Manager

Sandy Rodriguez organizes and coordinates the office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Having an extensive amount of experience with all administrative task including clerical and secretarial responsibilities, Sandy has shown compassion and dedication to Home Care Solutions from the beginning. She provides a vital role in coordinating the activities of our busy office. She not only ensures that the day to day job of managing our business is on task, but she plays a pivotal role in connecting our clients, customers, and employees, giving the best service possible.

Chicago born and raised, Sandy Rodriguez loves her new hometown in Austin TX. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree of Accounting. Sandy strives in helping others, inspiring her to seek a career where she could immerse herself in it.

In addition of duties as an Office Manager, Sandy is also active and participates in her Church, which is part of a community outreach program that provides hot meals to local homeless and underprivileged residents. She also spends time with her husband and son, enjoying all that Austin has to offer.

CARLY TOAL

Director of Business Development

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.

LISA BIONDO

Assistant Business Office Manager

Lisa grew up in Rochester Michigan and attended Norcross University in Georgia with studies in Business Management. She has been in the Medical Field for several years, working with seniors/elderly and enjoys interacting with Clients, family, and caregivers here at Heavenly. She recently moved to Austin to be close to her family, including her two beautiful Granddaughters. She enjoys getting to experience all that Austin has to offer, and certainly enjoys this warmer weather! Her hobbies are spending time with her Grandchildren, coin collecting, reading and antique shopping.

PAT GRIDER

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.

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.

YVONNE PRIMANIS

Care Coordinator

Born in Upstate New York and graduating from SUNY Broome with a Dental Hygiene Degree, Yvonne made her way south to Austin. She married a Texan and 2 sons later, you can say this is definitely home!

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.