Right at Home Reno's amazing staff
Regina Lodi-House, Client Care Manager/Staffing Supervisor
Regina has been with Right at Home Reno for over 8 years. She was the first employee hired as core office staff and is and has been a fierce advocate for our clients. She has worked with the geriatric population for 31 years. During that time, Regina has been a CNA, therapy technician, medical technician, and medical assistant. She has experience working in long term rehabilitation care facilities, assisted living facilities, and independent living facilities. Regina and her family love football and are die-hard 49er fans. She enjoys spending time with her two grandsons and attending as well as participating in her eldest grandson’s local Pop Warner Football Division where she makes football signs for the game and acts as team photographer. Regina contributes to local charities including the Diabetes Association and the Nevada Humane Society. Regina strongly believes in “family” whether it is her home family, work family or the families which we provide support and care for.
Tricia Starbuck, Client Care Coordinator
Tricia has been with Right at Home Reno for four years. Tricia was a social worker focusing in child welfare for many years before deciding to specialize in the geriatric population. Tricia stays busy with her two kids and enjoys going to her daughter’s volleyball tournaments and watching her son practice martial arts and play basketball. In her downtime, she enjoys watching movies, eating junk food, and turning all of the phones off!
Melissa Marinaccio, Human Resource Director
Melissa has been with Right at Home Reno since 2009. Melissa started as the afterhours supervisor and has worked her way up to Human Resource Director. She was a CNA for 10 years and during that time worked in skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. Melissa has a 15 ½ year old son who keeps her busy with football, basketball, and track events and she is very scared that he will soon be driving a car. Melissa was born in New Jersey and moved to the Reno area when she was 13 years old and has been loving it here ever since. She is very close with her family and her favorite thing to do is Sunday night dinners with her family. Melissa loves working out, the outdoors, cooking, and watching her son play sports-especially football-where she is extremely proud to say he is starting on the Varsity Squad as a sophomore!
Tamra Arellano, Bookkeeper
Tamra has been with Right at Home Reno since May of 2012. She was part owner/operator of a family owned business for 15 years. In 1997 she retired and raised her children. After Tamra’s children left home, she had more time to help her husband in his new business ventures. Currently she is the owner and bookkeeper for her husband’s businesses which opened in 2005 and 2009. Tamra now works part time for Right at Home Reno and enjoys working with all the office staff. Tamra states, “knowing there is quality home care for the elderly gives me fulfillment in my heart knowing that I can be a part of something special in the client’s time of need. Family members also get peace of mind knowing they are not alone in caring for their loved ones." Tamra enjoys accounting and feels that working with numbers is a great way to stimulate the brain and to stay active in the work environment. Tamra likes to travel, bake, cook, and do arts and crafts. Tamra’s favorite way to spend her time is with her young grandchildren.
Pete Kuzmich, Operations Manager
Pete was born in the Sacramento area and lived throughout California for the first 35 years of his life. He was educated at UCSB in sunny Santa Barbara, California and graduated in four years with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. Upon graduation he worked in the mortgage industry for several years and then transitioned into home repair and general carpentry. For the next 10 years or so he worked in the construction industry. During this time he met his future wife and they made the decision to move to the Chico area where he continued to work in construction. In 2015, he and his wife decided to move back to Reno and he began a new career, joining the Right at Home Reno team. He and his wife are proud parents of a beautiful two and a half year old daughter. Pete also serves on the Board of Directors for a local charity, The Senior Service Network, which is based out of Carson City and provides one time financial assistance to seniors in need. This year he is also happy to announce that he has joined the planning committee for the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Nancy Lawson, Scheduler Extraordinaire
Nancy has lived in Nevada for over 25 years and has worked various positions over the years, including sales, executive assistant and financial aid consultant, to name a few, but a few years back she started working in scheduling, and she found out she really enjoyed the hustle and bustle of that work. Around a year ago, she joined the team at Right at Home in that capacity and we are thrilled and honored to have her as a member of our family. She’s married and has a blended family of four grown children, and they are blessed with seven grandchildren who get spoiled non-stop. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, and of course taking road trips on the
Harley with her husband.
Suzie Kuczynski, Community Liaison
Suzie comes to Right at Home with a passion to serve. Her years of experience have been in sales and marketing always with an emphasis on doing what's right for others. She views her works as a ministry - hoping that at day's end it can be said "well done my good and faithful servant". She is a product of Northern Nevada having been in the area all her life and can't imagine living without a view of mountains. Suzie enjoys spending time with her family. With three grown children, she and her husband are redeveloping life as "empty nesters". To refill her cup she takes trips back to nature, enjoys a day at the spa, rose gardening, mushing on her fur babies, and "retail therapy."
Ginny Saiz, Recruiter
Ginny Saiz was raised in the Bay Area, the ninth of thirteen children, and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was a high school science teacher for 6 years and then operated her own home childcare business while raising her 3 children: Corry, Neil and Catherine. She was the Assistant Director at Holy Child Early Learning Center for 7 years before transitioning to home healthcare. She was a caregiver for her daughter with Consumer Direct Personal Care for 8 years and then worked as Program Coordinator and Development Coordinator there for several years. She is active in the Reno and Carson City communities and is currently the Co-chair of the Nevada Caregiver Coalition Awards Luncheon. We are happy to have Ginny join the Right at Home team as our first dedicated Caregiver Recruiter.
She and her family, her mother (92 years old) and her siblings, are very close. They camp together, with their families, each summer for a week. Her children have become amazing adults and she is looking forward to becoming a grandparent in the future! She loves the outdoors and is an avid runner and hiker and is a part time children’s ski instructor at Mt. Rose.
Bubi, Right at Home Reno Mascot
Bubi's favorite thing to do is go for a walk or cuddle. Bubi was born on December 21, 2010 and has been coming to the office since she was eight weeks old. Everyone in the office loves when Bubi comes in and she now shares her spirit outside the office as she is a therapy dog!