Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing Management Team
Jenanne joined the team at Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing in 2007. Jenanne has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Marquette University. After college, she spent 3 years working with an international non-profit organization on asset building and welfare reform for low-income individuals and families. During this time she was involved in establishing standards and creating growth in the asset building field as well as assisting to develop training for programs at the community level. Most recently Jenanne transitioned into the health care field after working for an orthopedic physician office as a marketing coordinator. She has also worked to increase census as an Admissions Director at a local skilled nursing facility.
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Patti has been in health care for the past 15 years. She began her career with Dunn & Bradstreet, working with small group health insurance carriers and agents and was frequently recognized for customer service excellence. Patti spent the next 8 years in an administrative position with a leading rehabilitation staffing organization. In 2002, she joined Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing and was recently promoted to her current role as manager of our corporate office operations which also includes staffing cases and managing inquiries.
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Linnea has been working in healthcare for several years. Linnea graduated from Aurora University in 2006 with a degree in psychology. She began working at Manor Care Health Services in Admissions/Marketing. She then joined the Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing team in 2008. Linnea is who will accompany all employees to their first interview with the clients. She also manages all the home assessments and the home visits. She is responsible for visiting our clients on a regular basis in order to manage our clients’ needs, progress, and expectations.
Francine has been working with seniors in the healthcare industry for over 13 years. Francine received a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with an emphasis on Gerontology at The Ohio State University. After college, she worked in Independent/Assisted Living communities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Francine’s responsibilities at Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing will include marketing to the community at large, partnering with physicians, case managers, long term care agents, and local organizations.
Sandra Kerwin, RN
Sandra is a registered nurse who recently joined the team at Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing in the role of Clinical Nurse Supervisor. She has been an RN for 21 years and has experience working in many areas in healthcare both in the hospital and in client’s homes, primarily in caring for the oncology patients. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from North Park University here in Chicago. At Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing, she will supervise our nurses in the field, providing regular education to all our staff so that they are competent and comfortable caring for our clients.
Kelly was born and raised in Highland Park. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. She has experience working in customer service and joined the Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing team in 2016 as a Human Resources Coordinator. She interviews potential caregivers and aids in the hiring process. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and learning new languages. Kelly looks forward to growing with the FHC Company and making long-lasting relationships along the way.
Barbara Strongin has been a respected and dedicated medical care professional for more than 30 years. A Chicago native, she has dedicated herself to business development and administrative coordination in urban and suburban medical settings. Among her specialties are placements ranging from in-home private duty care for individuals to large-scale medical facility and staffing needs. Since beginning her career in the late 1960s, Barbara has trained field staff supervisors and served as regional director for business development. She joined Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing in 2018. Barbara’s areas of expertise include project management, administrative coordination, navigation of public health surveys and licensing, and staff logistics. She is a member of the advisory board of Oakton Community College School of Nursing. Barbara lives in Northbrook with her husband and enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.