Rita has a diverse background in senior care including 10 years as a physical therapy assistant. She has worked as a Care Manager in a variety of settings including private homes, independent and assisted living, memory care facilities, as well as, skilled nursing homes. Additionally, she works with our clients to continue their therapy goals after their insurance or Medicare benefits have ended. Rita helps clients maintain their functional abilities at home such as walking, transfers, equipment selection, as well as overall strength and endurance. She also assists our clients in various care management capacities. Rita is a member of the Dallas Area Gerontological Society.
Karen is a talented business professional with over 20 years of experience specializing in information technology, project management and financial systems. She earned a BBA in Information Systems and Quantitative Business Analysis from Baylor University. Karen is a highly organized individual and handles a variety of daily responsibilities including accounting, billing, office management, and research. She oversees all business infrastructure at Caring with Grace while supporting the company team and enabling them to provide quality care to our clients.
Angela is a master’s trained nurse with over 40 years of experience. She received her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. In 2006 Angela founded Caring with Grace to enable her to share her passion, knowledge, and experience to assist seniors, adults with disabilities and their families navigate the challenges of aging.
In 2016 the Aging Life Care Association® conferred upon Angela the designation, Fellow of the Leadership Academy, for her exemplary dedication to the association and the profession of Aging Life Care™ /care management. This designation signifies excellence, devotion, and dedication to serving individuals and their families in the aging community. She is an advanced professional member of the ALCA and currently serves as the President of the South Central Chapter.
Angela has authored articles for The Senior Voice newspaper and speaks frequently at community events on topics related to aging. She is a member of the Case Managers Society of America, the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and the Dallas Area Gerontological Society. Angela is the past Chair of the Hoarding Task Force of Greater Dallas.
Tina has over 23 years of experience working in a number of different areas including health care, public relations, non-profit, education, care management and strategic development. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Missouri State University. Tina was executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association in South Central Kansas for 4 years and operated her own care management company for 14 years. She was one of the first educators and advocates of the person-centered care model for long term care facilities in Kansas. She also developed a “Care at Home” program and “Home Technology” program for a large hospital system. In 2014 Tina moved to Dallas with her husband. We are thrilled she has joined the Caring with Grace team as a Care Manager. Tina is a professional member of the Aging Life Care Association® and the Dallas Area Gerontological Society.
Beth earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Baylor University. She has practiced in both the medical and non-profit arenas, with extensive expertise in oncology and chronic illness. As a care manager, Beth serves as an advocate to our clients in today’s confusing and complex medical infrastructure. She is experienced in psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention and planning for continuity of care. Beth brings first-hand professional and personal experience to the Caring with Grace team and is committed to helping our clients achieve the highest quality of life and level of independence for as long as possible. She is an advanced professional member of the Aging Life Care Association® and the Dallas Area Gerontological Society.
Laura Syvrud Lofland earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. She has extensive experience in the field of geriatrics, performing thousands of assessments and care plans for long term care insurance companies over the past 14 years. With a passion for elderly clients and their families, she recently joined the team at Caring with Grace as a Care Manager. Past endeavors include perioperative nursing, education, and years in the medical device industry as a Clinical Consultant. As a Care Manager, Laura will serve the eastern portion of the Metroplex, including Rockwall, Rowlett, Garland, and Mesquite. She is a professional member of the Aging Life Care Association®.
Barbara is a BSN trained nurse with over 30 years of experience. She received her nursing degree from Texas Woman's University School of Nursing. Barbara has worked in a variety of hospital settings from burns to medical-surgical. She also gained experience as a Home Health Coordinator arranging home care for patients transitioning from hospital to home. Barbara's nursing skills complement the Caring with Grace team to assist in meeting the needs of our clients. She is a member of the Dallas Area Gerontological Society.