Meet Our Comfort Keepers®

Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to help 

Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others. 

All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.

Katie Fielmann

Owner/General Manager

Stocking shelves, delivering medicines and Pharmacy Technician for her father’s pharmacies (Chicago’s iconic Bruce and Ken’s Pharmacy), from a young age, Katie has long been involved in the health and well-being of her neighbors. In April of 2002, she took her commitment in community healthcare to the next level when she, her brother, sister, and father, began their Comfort Keepers business. Today, Katie leads a team of over 100 Comfort Keepers in providing exceptional home care services to the families of the Greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Katie serves on the boards of several local and national organizations, including Team Leader of the Aging Well Lyons/North Riverside and Riverside Team, Vice President of the Home Care Association of America Illinois Chapter, Past President of the Senior Citizen’s Services Coordinating Council and Senior Lifestyle Expo Advisory Board Member. She is also a member of several senior industry associations. Katie spends her downtime enjoying her family. Katie, her husband, and their four daughters, are avid cyclists and boaters; spending as much time as possible on the regional trails and lakes.

Kathy Voegtle

Client Care Manager

Kathy joined the Comfort Keepers team in 2002 and now manages the Client Care Department. Kathy has worked in many capacities for Comfort Keepers for the last 11½ years, starting as a caregiver and now as Client Care Manager. Working with the Comfort Keepers staff and caregivers to enhance their client’s lives and assist them in staying at home provides great personal satisfaction to Kathy. Prior to Comfort Keepers. Kathy worked in the medical insurance field until she started her family and was able to be a stay at home mom for 7 years.

Zora Moffitt

Client Care Coordinator

Zora joined the Comfort Keepers team as a Client Care Coordinator in 2011. Since receiving her master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, Zora has worked with several different populations at a community mental health center and through various volunteer positions throughout the years. Recent experiences in caregiving for family members have focused her interest in working with seniors. As part of an enthusiastic team at Comfort Keepers, she is able to facilitate services that enable our seniors to stay in their homes. This has provided numerous rewarding and heartfelt experiences during her many client home visits. She spends time volunteering with the Kenneth Young Center and also enjoys traveling, reading and gardening.

Shelly Valenzia

Client Care Coordinator

Shelly joined the Comfort Keepers team in early 2009 as a Client Care Coordinator. Shelly has assisted older adults and their families for over twenty years, working at retirement communities and a memory care assisted living. Shelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. When Shelly’s not working, she enjoys scrapbooking, photography and leading her daughter’s Brownie troop.

Linda Wozniak

H.R. Coordinator/Training Coordinator

Linda joined the Comfort Keepers team in 2013 as the H.R. Coordinator/Training Coordinator. Linda has been in the direct care field for over 25 years. Her journey began as a volunteer at age 14 where she spent her evenings supporting individuals with developmental disabilities with dinner and bath time. Her passion for working with children and adults with special needs continued for the next 20 years where she went on to hold positions such as housemother, activity director, Special Olympics head coach and training coordinator. A few years ago, she completed her Associates Degree at College of DuPage with Honors. Linda spends her free time volunteering at her church where she is a part of the Parent’s Commission and spending time with her two children.

Judy Mikesell

Bookkeeper

Judy joined the Comfort Keepers team in early 2013 as Bookkeeper. Judy has worked the past eighteen years in the financial environment of small business. During her career she has completed a degree, with high honors, at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. From accounting to Sudoku, she enjoys working and playing with numbers. Judy enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, biking and exploring the many sites and rich history of Chicago, the suburbs and area forest preserves.

Mary Flynn

Business Development

Mary joined the Comfort Keepers team in 2014 in the position as Business Development. For over 20 years, Mary has loved working with seniors and their families, in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Independent Living. Her love for seniors is directly related to the close bond she had with all 4 grandparents while growing up. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, from the University of West Virginia. When she is not working she enjoys raising her three children, volunteering at school activities, reading, photography and gardening.   

Meghan Fielmann-Anselmo

Business Development

Meghan joined the Comfort Keepers family in 2015 as part of the Business Development team. Since graduating from Eastern Illinois University with her degree in Healthcare and Business Administration, Meghan has gained experience working with individuals with disabilities and clients under guardianship. Her knowledge of the probate system has helped her to bridge the gap between families and their care coordination. Meghan has a passion for serving her clients and hopes to provide peace of mind for her clients and their families.   

Annette Adkins

Scheduling Coordinator

Annette started Comfort Keepers in June 2016.  Annette had previously worked in the healthcare industry as a Medical Records clerk and then in the financial industry for 15 years prior to climbing the ladder into the Scheduler position here at Comfort Keepers.

She is very excited to work for Comfort Keepers! 

Becky Tranchita

Administrative Assistant

Becky spent 25 years working in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. After many years of hard work, she felt she wanted to have a larger impact on a company. She found Comfort Keepers in 2015, where she could help all departments. Her passion is helping others, and she does so at Comfort Keepers by providing warm greetings at the front desk, setting up for parties, and ensuring satisfaction in each person she meets. On her down time, Becky loves to go boating with her husband and three daughters on the Chain-O-Lakes near Antioch, IL.

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