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Our People

"To Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve" – As a mission-driven organization, Right at Home Chicago 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.

Heather Lantry, Owner

Right at Home Chicago Metro

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Having all four grandparents and five living great-grandparents as a young child, I have always been drawn to working with older adults. A Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and Master’s degree in Community Counseling led to a successful tenure in hospice care preceding my joining the incredible, service-focused world of Right at Home in 2013. I am passionate about assisting individuals to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible, aging in place with dignity and autonomy, or recuperating from an illness or injury in the comfort of their own home! It is an honor to serve my community as part of the RightCare, Right at Home team. When not supporting the needs of our clients, caregivers, and community, I still enjoy making music, especially with my husband and four children.

 

Lily Calder

Director of Business Development

As the daughter of a hospice music therapist, I am delighted to apply my skills in business development towards helping seniors in a truly meaningful way. By fostering connections with our senior care partners, I'm able to ensure that seniors in our community have easy access to the right care, in the right place, Right at Home.
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Denise Reyes RN, BSN

Director of Nursing

Hi, my name is Denise Reyes. I graduated with my BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing back in 2016. I’ve been a registered nurse for six years now but have been in the healthcare industry for a total of 9 years. I have extensive experience serving memory-care patients, chronically ill patients, and the geriatric patient population. In the hospital setting, my clinical focus was working as a Medical-Surgical floor nurse, so I’ve taken care of Med-Surg, Stroke, Detox, and Hospice patients. My hobbies include reading, running outside (weather permitting), and watching a lot of Netflix. I’m also currently working on finishing up my dual master’s degree program, with the focus on a Master of Science in Nursing- Leadership and Management track along with an MBA degree. I originally got into nursing because I come from a family of CNAs and caregivers. I believe everyone should be able to receive safe and high-quality patient care. My nursing career has given me the opportunity to serve all sorts of patients and has allowed me to be their advocate when they couldn’t advocate for themselves. Joining the Right at Home family has been an amazing experience so far! This new nursing role has provided a leadership opportunity that allows me to continue serving the elderly community in a variety of ways outside of the hospital setting. Some interesting facts about myself are that I have a miniature Shih Tzu Schnauzer who is 15 years old, I love to travel, and I’m always open to trying out new restaurants.
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Marta Santiago

Director of Care

Marta has a genuine passion for improving the lives of olderadults, and she dedicated to her career to making a positive impact on the elderly community. Marta enjoys learning new ways in helping seniors maintain their independence at home, also while supporting families during challenging phases of their lives.

Marta graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in Chemistry. Over the years, Marta’s career has flourished as she took on various roles within the senior care
sector. Working in Senior Living, Hospice, and Home Care. Marta also expanded her expertise by becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a Support Group Facilitator through the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition to her professional work, Marta has been an active volunteer in local senior centers and support groups. Marta’s dedication to working with senior citizens goes beyond just a career; during her free time, Marta enjoys spending time with family and traveling to new countries with her husband.


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Mikiya Lashley, CNA

Director of Human Resources

Mikiya has been a certified nurses assistant since 2005, bringing her talents and passion for service to Right at Home in 2007. Starting as an outstanding care professional, Mikiya was promoted to Field Supervisor in 2014 and Staffing Coordinator in 2021. Mikiya is passionate about creating outstanding experiences for our care professionals and clients through careful matching, training, and support. In her free time, Mikiya enjoys being with her husband and two children, fellowship with her extended family, and reading.
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Traci Carr

On Call Scheduler

Traci has a degree in Psychology and Business from Judson College in Marion, Alabama. She started her career working with mentally challenged adults in a group home setting and loved that she could make a difference for the clients in her care. She has been doing On Call Scheduling for two years and truly believes that she has found her calling. Getting to know and assisting our clients and caregivers overnight and on the weekends is her favorite part of her job.

Outside of work, Traci enjoys crocheting and spending time with her two adult children and senior dogs.
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Holiday Party for Our Care Professionals

We had over 40 of our amazing Care Professionals stop by the office for holiday fun and fellowship, followed by our annual administrative team dinner at EJ's Place. Thanks for the outstanding service, wonderful team picture, and 'accidental' selfie, Cristian!
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