About Us

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.”

Renee Katsaras - Financial Controller
Renee Katsaras joined Visiting Angels in April of 2017, bringing 30+ years of experience as an licensed, certified public accountant. Renee grew up in Tarpon Springs with her family, raising her daughter & son and is graduate of University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Over the years, Renee has helped many companies and families grow their business through her accounting services. After serving 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer of a distributing company, Renee comes to Visiting Angels with experience and focus on the client experience. Renee K's addition to the Team has brought another level of care and compassion for clients and their families. On a daily basis, Renee works closely with the staff, vendors, community leaders and families.

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.

Renee Brazell - Client Director for Pasco & North Pinellas Markets
Renee B joined the Visiting Angels Team in January of 2018, bringing many years of experience in the sales, service & marketing business. After 20+ years at Federal Express in Memphis, Tennessee, Renee moved to Florida with her 3 boys to be closer to family. Renee's continued success is focused on building strong, trusting relationships with everyone she meets. Renee B finds ways to help others & go the 'extra' mile in business & client relationships - During work and after work, Renee has a commitment to always giving back to the communities where she lives & works. While not working, Renee enjoys traveling, going to the beach, spending time with her family and enjoying her 5 year old rescue dog, Baby.

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.

Latreesha Verzi - Client Coordinator, Tampa & East Pasco
Latreesha Verzi joined Visiting Angels in February 2018 as our Client Coordinator for Hillsborough County and East Pasco. Latreesha is a USF graduate and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science. Latreesha's background is in Social Work, and she was also a CNA for many years while going to college. She understands the need for senior care and understands the heart and compassion involved in caring for our clients. Being a Social Worker, Latreesha brings strong experience in relationship building and understanding with our clients' needs. While not working, her 2 year old son Lucas keeps her very busy at home. She also enjoys spending time with her family as well as fishing, canoeing and spending time outdoors.

Sutton Hand - Client Coordinator, Pasco & North Pinellas
Sutton joined Visiting Angels in September of 2018 as a Client Coordinator for Pasco and Pinellas County. Prior to joining Visiting Angels, Sutton worked as a Lead Care Representative of a Medical Company, building strong, loyal relationships by phone with Respiratory Therapists, Physicians and Patients with their Families. Sutton brings many years of Customer Service experience, always finding solutions and going the 'extra' mile for each and every client with care and compassion to ensure satisfaction. Sutton is currently pursuing a Nursing Degree while working full time. When not working or attending class, free time is spent riding her horses, kayaking and enjoying the company of family & friends.

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.

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.
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.