Every business is only as good as their people. Right at Home Austin is proud to have an unparalleled team of professionals in the office, and the most compassionate, highly-trained caregivers in the field. Our team's focus is on caring . . . caring for our clients, caring for our caregivers, and caring for our community. Our highly selective hiring process is only the beginning for members of our care team, with individual mentoring, intensive monthly training opportunities, and robust benefits and advancement opportunities. This level of professionalism shows in the high quality, individualized care we provide our clients, and the collaboration and support we provide our partners in the community. We live and breathe our mission each and every day, with the goal of helping our clients navigate their life journeys.
"To Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve"
Kate VanBenthuysen | Administrator
Kate was born and raised in Central Minnesota before moving to Missouri for college. She graduated from William Woods University with her Bachelor’s Degree and moved down to Texas. After the move, Kate began working for Texas Health & Human Services where she determined eligibility for Medicaid programs. Though she found joy in helping people, it was heartbreaking to deny seniors who were unable qualify for the programs.
Knowing she wanted to do more for seniors, Kate left the State position and began working for Right at Home as the Marble Falls General Manager. Her favorite part of the new position was being hands on helping our seniors and their loved ones navigate the path of aging and needing additional care. With a lot of hard work and dedication she took the small satellite office and quickly grew it into a thriving branch. In March 2019, Kate was promoted to Right at Home’s Administrator, managing the office operations for the Austin West, San Marcos, Brenham, and Marble Falls offices. Her business philosophy focuses around teamwork and customer service, making her a great leader for the team. When Kate is not running around the office, she stays busy raising her 5 children and step children with the help of her husband. Together they love all things outdoors and spending lots of time on the highland lakes!
Anna Rose | Community Liaison
I am the Community Liaison for Right at Home covering Austin, Marble Falls, Brenham, and San Marcos. Before making my transition to working with seniors at Right at Home, I worked with children on the Autism spectrum at an ABA therapy clinic. In both roles, I’ve had the opportunity to exercise my passion of helping families connect to the services and resources they need to support their loved ones through often difficult decisions and life changing transitions. I know how important it is to trust and feel confident in those you make referrals to, so I take every referral from our community partners to heart. Myself and the team at Right at Home promise to always do the absolute most that we can to provide high quality care to our clients and to create positive experiences to our clients, their families, and the other companies involved in their care. My mission is to be a reliable go-to-girl for not only Right at Home’s in-home caregiving services, but also to help navigate and connect professionals and families to other resources seniors may need. It truly takes a village to provide the best care possible for seniors, and our community's collaboration and teamwork is essential for in caring for and supporting our seniors.
Katelyn Hudson-Hartley | Operations Manager
Katelyn grew up in San Antonio with her family and love for animals. She has graduated with her; Registered Behavioral Technician License and her Aesthetician License, where she found herself able to make a positive impact. Katelyn ended up quitting what she was doing and decided to take care of her “Grammy” who had Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Katelyn found joy in doing this and knew she wanted to grow in the Healthcare industry more so. Katelyn then moved to Austin to grow in her knowledge and continue to help families. She is now our Operations Manager for Austin and Marble Falls Territories, and she has said “She is Home, at Right at Home”. Helping families and creating environments for caregivers to be their best selves is what Katelyn is truly great with.
Adria Edwards | Client Care Manager
Adria joined the Right at Home family January 2022 as the Client Care Manager at the Austin West office. Adria’s love for people, people person skills, leadership skills, and her compassion in helping others in need, has made the person who Adria is today. Her healthcare career started in 2003, when she became a Medical Assistant and worked for a Podiatrist at the (Center for Foot & Ankle Surgery) located in St. David’s medical center here in Austin, Texas for 3 years. She decided to leave the healthcare field, and explore other career options before she settled in healthcare. Over the next 15 years Adria held many long-term positions in Management in different job sector’s which included (Hospitality Management with Hilton Hotels, Call Center Department Supervisor, Warehouse Department Supervisor, and the I.R.S). After doing some soul searching, Adria realized she wasn’t still doing what her purpose and love in life is. She decided to go back to the career in healthcare, so she can help with people in need (Elderly) and be in management.
Shannon Powell | Payroll & Billing Specialist
Shannon retired in 2018 after working 35 years for the State of Texas as the Assistant to the Director of Psychology at a 24 hour residential facility for intellectually disabled individuals. Throughout her career with the state, Shannon was part of a team that strives to improves the quality of life for others. Working for Right at Home has allowed Shannon to continue her passion.
Daniela Jimenez | Recruiter
I'm Daniela, I was born in Medellín, Colombia. I'm on my last semester of environmental and industrial microbiology at the University of Antioquia, and also working with Right at Home as a recruiter. I love being outdoors with my family and Friends enjoying Medellín's beautiful landscapes, I love to Sing and spend time with my baby Cats.