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Our People

"To Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve" As a mission-driven organization, Right at Home Austin is passionate about serving our clients, our caregivers, and our community. We are dedicated to outstanding customer service, and firmly believe that our exceptional caregivers are the best in the industry. 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.

Kate VanBenthuysen | Administrator

Kate VanBenthuysen

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

Anna Rose

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 Hudson-Hartley

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.

Connor Harris | Client Care Manager

Connor Harris

Connor moved from New York to Texas when he was 8 years old and has been a diehard Texan ever since. He graduated with his degree in geology with a minor in astronomy, however he always felt as if there was something more, he could do for not only his family but his community as well. His love of space and the universe made him realize that we all have something to offer or contribute to society and has always had an interest in helping people. He was searching for a purposeful place to be able to offer his help to those who truly needed it which is when he found Right At Home. He began his start in health care here with Right At Home and has loved it ever since, his close work with the senior population of the Austin area has been an incredible and rewarding experience. He enjoys the hands-on impact that he has on the seniors of the greater Austin area and truly feels and understands the thankfulness, and the joy that comes from our clients when he is able to provide excellent and quality care to those that are in need on a daily basis. As the Client Care Manager for Right at Home’s Austin branch, Connor has the amazing opportunity to assist and help relieve the stress of our clients and their families during the hard times of aging and needing someone to care for a loved one.

Adria Edwards | Client Care Manager

Adria Edwards, Right at Home Austin 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.

Kyla Weess | Retention Specialist

Kyla Weess

Kyla’s caregiving career started when her daughter was a young child by becoming a CNA and matriculating into nursing school. Then an opportunity arose to be an account executive for a local radio station and Kyla’s sales career began. She spent many years selling advertising with radio, newspaper and internet. However, Kyla moved to Austin from Sherman, Texas to welcome her first grandchild into the world. She then accepted the opportunity to rejoin the senior care industry and started working with Right at Home in April of 2016. Kyla has a passion for taking care of the elderly and making sure both the client and their family are happy with the caregiver assigned to them. She is a past member of the Kiwanas Club, Business and Professional Women, and Texas Press Women. She has a daughter, Erica, who is a social worker for a local senior living facility, and a precious grandson, Dean, who is her heart.

Maxann Hohenberger | Intake Specialist

Maxann Hohenberger

Hi my name is Maxann. I grew up in the hill country of Texas and fell in love with the ever giving adventures it has to offer.

I chose to become part of the health care environment so that I knew my family and loved ones would be taken care of and make a difference. I have been in the healthcare industry for eight years now, my journey with Right at Home started with me being a caregiver. I was then offered to grow with Right at Home and am so proud to announce I am the Intake Specialist for Marble Falls and surrounding areas. Helping families get started in what can be a difficult journey brings happiness to my heart. I chose Right at Home for the family like environment and rewarding atmosphere.

Dusty Wadkins | Intake Specialist

Dusty Wadkins, Intake Specialist for Right at Home Austin, Brenham, San Marcos, Marble Falls, and Bastrop offices

As Intake Specialist her job is to use her passion for understanding people to create a safe space for communication between clients and agency. While effectively collaborating with all parties, Dusty’s objective is always people first. Person centered care is a philosophy ingrained in her heart as she works to build perspective around every client’s needs in addition to sharing resources and empowering them to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. As a single mom with a well rounded education and plenty of life experience she comes to Right At Home with compassion and a high standard of integrity that just can’t be underappreciated.

Shannon Powell | Payroll & Billing Specialist

Shannon Powell

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

Daniela Jimenez

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.

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