About Visiting Angels

Richard Glass

Rick Glass oversees Visiting Angels of Pasco, Pinellas, and Tampa; Rick recognized the need for a service in the Tampa Bay area that would allow the elderly to stay in their own homes while receiving care. He began looking into different sources with his parents and after finding a void, Rick decided to fill it by opening a Visiting Angels to serve the greater Tampa Bay area. Rick says, “This is good, important work. Providing people a way to receive care while staying in their lifetime homes is rewarding and there is a big need for the services Visiting Angels provides.”

Marti Sayre, Billing Assistant

Marti Sayre joined our Tarpon Springs via Indianapolis, and serves as our Billing Assistant. She offers us more than 20 years of operation management experience in the student loan industry and has extensive business ownership experience as well. Marti had the opportunity to experience home care services from a daughter's perspective as she watched her parents age. Touched by the care and compassion she saw in her parents' caregivers, Marti is excited to be able to be a part of an organization who sends caregivers out to serve others in a similar situation. Marti is married with 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren, who all still call Indianapolis home. We are sure that Marti will fall in love with her first Florida winter this year and that she will have plenty of family visitors! We are pleased to have Marti on our team and know that our clients and families will benefit from her organization and devotion to service. Please join us in welcoming Marti to our Tarpon Springs team.

Lisa H. Hudak, Financial Controller

Lisa Hudak is our Financial Controller and boasts over 20+ years of accounting experience. Lisa is a USF graduate, majoring in Accounting and minoring in Business Management. She had her own accounting practice for 12 years before selling it to a colleague and has experience with a broad range of industries and clients. With recent experience in the care of her elderly parents, Lisa found a heart and compassion for senior care; she understands the unique challenges that accompany it. Lisa is married with 1 child, a 16 year old son who is in the engineering program in high school. Lisa is a long time resident of Pinellas/Pasco county, and has a desire to help and contribute to her community.

Angela LoCascio, Support Staff

Angela LoCascio joined Visiting Angels as Support Staff for our Tarpon Springs & Tampa Offices in November 2015. Angela brings work experience and knowledge in the fields of Medical Billing and Retail Sales. Her role is critical to the success of Visiting Angels as she serves many clients and family members by phone every day. She also works closely with the rest of the Visiting Angels team. Angela and her family live in Tarpon Springs; she has 2 children, ages 8 and 12. Angela's family is from Brazil, and she speaks fluent Portuguese. While not working, Angela enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Melanie Price

After spending 28 years in the financial services industry with Bank of America, Melanie retired for several years to enjoy time at home with her teenage daughter, Maddie. In February 2016, Melanie joined Visiting Angels to support the growth of the company, focusing on sales, service, and operations. Melanie is passionate about taking care of clients and their families through ensuring the staff has the right tools, processes, training and compassion to grow the business one customer at a time. Melanie will continue to develop lead sources through a strong & dedicated Sales Team in the Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough areas while staying involved in the communities in which we live and work.

Christina Burns

Christina Burns joined Visiting Angels in March of 2016, moving back to Florida with her Family from Ohio. Christina is our Scheduling Coordinator for Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Prior to working with Visiting Angels, Christina worked as the Staffing Coordinator for a hospital, and brings strong experience in how to deliver the right caregivers to our clients. In her spare time, Christina enjoys kayaking, boating and being back in the Florida Sunshine State.

Deann Hollister - Client Care Manager

Deann joined Visiting Angels in November 2016 as Client Care Manager for the Pasco & North Pinellas Markets. Deann brings 15 years experience in the health care industry including senior living, business development and marketing. With her background from WellCare Health, University Village & Freedom Plaza, Deann is a great addition to the Team to support the vision of Visiting Angels to meet expanding needs of families with their loved ones. Deann's role is to actively generate referrals from hospitals, assisted living facilities, doctors and other key business sources to grow the business through selling our services that include Personal Care, Companionship, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, Medicine Reminders & other Services. When not working, Deann is busy with her 3 children at baseball games, school and other activities at home.

Karin Wood - Director of Client Services

As Director of Client Services, Karin oversees the day to day operations of our home care agency, working closely with Clients, Schedulers, Sales Team and Caregivers. With 20 years of experience in home care & marketing, Karin balances sales, service & compliance goals to ensure we deliver the right services to our clients, one client at a time. Karin With 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren, owns her an electrical contracting company with her husband, Eugene, Karin stays busy. While not working, the family enjoys going to theme parks and being together.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.