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Our People

Every business is only as good as their people. Right at Home Bastrop 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.

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"To Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve"

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.

Jason Kleinsmith | Operations Manager

Jason Kleinsmith, Operations Manager for Brenham, San Marcos, and Bastrop Right at Home offices

Jason was born in Portsmouth Virginia. He developed his passion for helping people when he cared for his older brother when his brother was in the late stages of life. After graduating from high school in 1997, he enlisted in the United States Navy as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator, Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Aircrewman. He did multiple deployments to many far-off countries where his lived by the Rescue Swimmer ethos of “So Others May Live”. He took part in Hurricane Katrina efforts. Jason was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 2008 and received his Bachelor’s degree doing online courses while at sea. As a Naval Officer, he continued to strive to help others participating in many relief efforts including the Haiti earth quake while onboard the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70. Jason retired from the Navy in 2019. After retirement, he has been supporting his wife in pursuing her Nursing career, which brought him to Brenham Texas. His continued passion for helping others brought him to Right at Home where he strives to ensure every client receive the very best care.

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.

Quaneshia Survillion | Community Liaison

Quaneshia Survillion Community Liaison at Right at Home Bastrop and Brenham

I'm Quaneshia Survillion (Neshia) married with 5 kids (1 adopted). I love giving back to the community, spending time with my husband and kids. I was inspired to make a difference in the world, my passion and drive to help others lead me into the medical field at the age of 18 and I have steadily grown in the industry for a little over 16 years now. I started as a Certified Nursing Assistant while attending HCC (Houston Community College) where I successfully obtained my Associates Degree in Accounting, which gave me the opportunity to grow in the medical industry and was quickly offered a Scheduling / HR Director position. Being able to be around the day to day of caring for the elderly and helping staff was just my staring point of diving deeper into my passion for medical. I decided to further my education by going back school earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University Of Phoenix. Over the years I have maintained a steady work history within the medical profession, I take pride in being able to provide others with the best resources that I may have available to share with them. As a Community Liaison my goal is to establish, build and maintain positive relationships throughout the Brenham / Bastrop (surrounding) areas. I look forward to my career with Right At Home!! Thank You all for this amazing opportunity!

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