About Visiting Angels

Richard Glass - Owner

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.”

Rosie Shmyel - Financial Controller, Tampa, Pasco & North Pinellas Markets
A native of Minnesota & graduate of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management in Corporate Finance, Rosie Shmyel moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2017. As the Visiting Angels Financial Controller for the Tampa, Pasco & North Pinellas Markets, Rosie brings many years of experience as a Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable Manager & Accounting Supervisor. Rosie has an extensive background & successful performance as a leader in training, supervising & motivating accounting staff teams over the years.

Rosie chose Visiting Angels because she wanted to be part of a growing, fast-paced company that makes a difference for Clients & local Communities. Rosie likes to be part of a Team, a Family - always looking for ways to better the Client Experiences & Processes.

Rosie's dog, Tiger is her 'love' ! Outside of working, Rosie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking & taking one day & weekend trips exploring more of what Florida has to offer.

Melanie Price - Director  

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 - Director of Operations
Christina Burns joined Visiting Angels in March of 2016 as a Client Coordinator for the Pasco and Pinellas areas. Prior to working with Visiting Angels, Christina worked as the Staffing Coordinator for a hospital in Ohio, coordinating schedules for staff, nurses, doctors and patients. With her prior experience, Christina was able to grow the Visiting Angels Pasco & North Pinellas Market by 200%, and was promoted to Director of Operations in May 2017. Christina leads the 2 Visiting Angels Offices in daily operations, service & compliance. While not working, Christina enjoys kayaking, boating and being outdoors.

Angela LoCasio - Office Manager 

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.

Josh Stanaland -Client Director for Tampa & East Pasco Markets
Client Director for Tampa & East Pasco Markets - Josh & his family live in Wesley Chapel, FL, growing up in Jacksonville, FL. Josh is about relationship building, partnering with business referral sources to refer caregivers for mutual patients & clients. High energy and always on the go, Josh is loyal to those he works with, using his past experiences in sales & service to make a difference.

Josh stays busy on the weekend with his family, especially with 2 children - ages 3 & 7 ! Loves dogs and stays active in community organizations like the Leukemia Lymphoma Society & Alzheimer's Association, raising awareness and dollars for key events throughout the year.

 Jane Verlander - Client Coordinator for the Tampa & East Pasco Markets
 Jane brings 20+ years of administration, management and coordination of living centers, working closely with client schedules, social services and home care for residents & families.  Jane brings a calming voice to anyone she interacts with on the phone and in person, knows how to manage multiple tasks well & is focused on the client & family with every interaction. 

 Additionally, Jane's experience includes training caregivers, facilitating Alzheimer's Support Group Meetings and completing care plans for the clients & families in need of home care services.

 After growing up in Caerphilly, South Wales & spending the last 20 years working in her country, Jane relocated to Florida in 2017 to be closer to her parents.  Jane stays busy with her 2 great danes - Dennis & Kevin, and likes to explore Florida weekends mini-trips.  Jane has 2 grown children who continue to live in England and visit regularly.

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.