Debbie Kenney - Managing Member
Being in business is almost second nature for Debbie Kenny because she comes from a family of entrepreneurs, including both parents being very successful business owners. Debbie is one of the founding members of Alianza Family Services, LLC and her joy since 2003 has been to support individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy their best life. While she strives to consistently deliver outstanding results, her energy has been primarily focused on supporting caregivers to be successful. At Alianza Family Services, Debbie watch aging parents and caregivers face new challenges with everyday activities. At the same time, Debbie became the primary support for her parents as they age and realized the tremendous need to help families care for their loved ones with dignity and respect. As she searched for ways to help, she found Right at Home and realized this company shared her passion for improving the quality of life for others. Family is what balances Debbie. She is completely dedicated to her husband, Chris Kenny, and her two boys, Thomas and Conor Kenny. Debbie is equally passionate about animals, especially dogs, and is known to bring home strays despite her husband’s wishes. For her own mental health, she likes to ski, hike, ride bikes, scrapbook and take pictures.
Tim Shultz - Managing Member
Tim has been a professional do-gooder since 1996 when he fell in love with his first job as the director of a small emergency food pantry. He went on to work for several non-profit organizations in various capacities including as an advocate for anti-poverty programs, a program director implementing anti-hunger projects in partnership with state and local governments, and eventually as executive director for a local chapter of the United Way. He later co-founded Alianza Family Services, an agency that serves adults with developmental disabilities under New Mexico’s DD Waiver program. His passion for caregiving eventually led him to Right at Home. Tim is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and the occasional ultramarathon.
Ariel Castillo - Operations Manager
Ariel is the Operations Manager of Right at Home and has been part of the team since 2010. She works closely with our office team and care staff to ensure that all clients and referring professionals have an exceptional care experience. Ariel’s interest in the social and healthcare needs of the sick and elderly have led her to the profession. She has extensive experience in both human resources and case management. Ariel is a graduate the University of New Mexico and has a bachelor's degree in family studies and human development. From personal experiences with her own family, Ariel has become a compassionate and understanding advocate to those who require a trusted partner in homecare. Ariel’s biggest joy in life is her family. She is the proud wife of a marine veteran and a dog mom to 3 rambunctious pups.
Julie Gutierrez - Care Manager
Julie first came to Right at Home in 2005 where she got her start as a caregiver. Through the years, Julie has explored various fields in health care industry. Julie is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Natural Therapeutics Specialist. Her passion for preventative wellness and Alzheimer’s research led her to attend the Holistic Life Institute in Oakdale, California. Julie enjoys working closely with the elderly population to better their quality of life. She is also passionate about mentoring our caregivers and making sure each person has a rewarding work experience. In her spare time, Julie loves supporting local artists and musicians.
Mikhaila Diekmann - Client Care Coordinator
For as long as she can remember, Mikhaila has been a natural born helper and a business savvy entrepreneur. With a background in social work and community outreach, Mikhaila has worked with a variety of populations. As a Navy wife and mother of 3 active boys, coordinating care is a way of life for her. Mikhaila is a passionate health and wellness advocate, who promotes independence and activity in seniors. As a Client Coordinator, Mikhaila is responsible for setting up care for our clients. She ensures that each client receives personalized care with a compatible caregiver. As a successful professional and active wife and mom, Mikhaila still finds the time to volunteer with the local public schools focussing on social emotional development programs.
Kelsey Zavala - Administrative Assistant
Kelsey joined the Right at Home team as a caregiver in 2012. Through her years with Right at Home, Kelsey has cared for many families, making her one of our most experienced and skilled members. Kelsey began working as our Administrative Assistant in the fall of 2018. She is the first voice you hear when you call, and the first smile you see when you visit. What Kelsey loves most about her job is the history and stories each client and family shares. In her spare time, Kelsey loves exploring interior design and caring for her pets.
Samantha Allen - On Call Supervisor
Samantha is our On Call Supervisor. She is responsible for answering calls and coordinating care outside of normal business hours. Samantha started with Right at Home in 2011 as a caregiver, but quickly moved up to different managing positions. Though she takes great pride in her work, Samantha’s greatest achievement is her family. She loves spending time with her husband and five children. You can often find her volunteering in her children's schools as well as helping with her sons boy scouts program.