Connie Hanson, Community Relations Manager
My name is Connie Hanson (bottom right) and I joined Shalom Plotkin at Right at Home as a community relations manager on the East Side of Cleveland in the spring of 2017. Not to date myself, but I have been a caregiver for my family and friends as well as for another home care agency for decades. I also had a rewarding career teaching in Cleveland's Public schools for 30 years.
When I met Shalom while volunteering for meals on wheels in Shaker Heights I was impressed with how well he listens. Then I saw him in action making a match between a family that needed his support in the house and a wonderfully skilled caregiver.
I thought, Connie, this will be a great way to help some people stay in their homes, and spread the word about a caring agency. I look forward to a long relationship with Right at Home.
You might see me performing in the handbell choir at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. I look forward to meeting you at our quarterly Right at Home food raiser for the food bank, or you'll hear me speaking about our partnership with the Free Wheelchair Mission.
Operations Manager - Mary Lou Barreto
“I love hearing my client’s stories. I listen and then help them stay active and safe wherever they live. I promise I will find you a caring aide that you can trust.”
Mary Lou worked for 17 years in a nursing home and then went back to school to become an MA. Now after 30 years in the Aging In Place field, Mary Lou has the training and experience to be an effective advocate for the families she serves.
Mary Lou is one of eight children and is blessed to still have her elderly mother. She is a mother of three and has been married for 20 years. When she is not working with the Plotkin family at Right at Home you might find Mary Lou in church, camping, or rooting for her favorite NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick.
Velisha “Leelee” Sellers — Client Care Coordinator
Hello friends, my name is Velisha “Leelee” Sellers and I became the Client Care Coordinator at Right at Home Cleveland East in March 2019. Everyone welcomed me which made the transition into the office easy. I’ve gained a special understanding for the challenges experienced by seniors with dementia and their caregivers since I’ve been serving as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) since 2008. I worked my way up to being the coordinator here because of the Plotkin’s integrity, compassion, culture of respect for differences, and flexibility. I’m passionate about adding a bit of special care to someone else’s day.
You might not know from speaking with with me on the phone, but I am a huge music lover and enjoy reading novels.