Management Team

Julianne Roth, President: 
Julianne Roth has been a professional in the business community over the past 30 years. Her corporate and entrepreneurial experiences have spanned the disciplines of Customer Service, Marketing and Sales, Human Resources and Process Consulting at companies such as Sprint/Sprint PCS, Hifi.com and ADVO. After watching several close relatives (and the family) struggle as they aged, Julianne set her sights and business experience on the mission of improving the lives of seniors. In September of 2005 she launched Companions for Living, LLC. It is her philosophy that everyone should be allowed to age in whatever style they wish, and engagement in life and the community is the key in aging successfully.

Julianne’s community involvement reach beyond Companions for Living.  She serves on several volunteer boards of Directors, is the Chairperson the Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies, and holds an officer position on the board of the Homecare Association of America.  She holds a BS in Marketing and a MS in Organizational Behavior, both from the University of Hartford.

Julianne is available for public speaking engagements. She is able to customize topics specific to an audience’s interests. She may be reached at (860) 882-0802 or jroth@companionsforliving.com.


Frank Day, Director, Operations:
Frank Day brings 20 years of experience running his own business to his role as Director of Operations at Companions for Living. In his role, Frank oversees the Human Resource, Scheduling and Community Outreach functions.  His earliest experience in human resources was as a student at Central Connecticut State University studying business management and working part-time. His employer, a large logistics company, promoted him to the role of recruiter. In later years as a business owner, Frank hired and managed both employees and sub-contractors. This experience instilled in him the importance of choosing employees with both the skills and character to deliver the highest quality service for customers.

In his current role, Frank hires and oversees the management of over 100 Certified Nurse’s Aides, Home Health Aides, and companions/homemakers that provide the direct care of clients. Only experienced caregivers are considered. During the interview process, Frank looks for that sparkle in their eyes when they describe their warm and caring relationships with former clients. His guiding principle is to ask himself, would I want this person to care for my own mother? Only if the answer is yes, would the candidate be considered for employment.


David Goldberg, Community Liaison:
David Goldberg has over 20 years professional experience in the public and private sector. He has held positions ranging from frontline customer service and mediation through leadership level roles. His experiences span several disciplines including communications, public relations, strategy and business development.

David is an active member of the community, volunteering on several committees, boards, and organizations, including non-profits, municipal, and youth organizations. He has coached for 25 years, teaching life lessons to the youth in our communities, and now will further his passion of helping others by supporting individuals and families sustain an independent and engaged lifestyle…….Living Younger, Longer. He holds a BA in Organizational Communications and an MBA in Marketing.

David will work directly with families to determine the appropriate home care support and further work with facilities and organizations seeking collaborative opportunities.  He also has had personal experiences that have fueled his desire to continue to support others. He is available at 860-216-2516 and dgoldberg@companionsforliving.com.


Doreen Katusabe, Client Relations Manager
Doreen comes to CFL with a background in the customer service industry and home care services.  Her background gave her the skills to perform her critical role at Companions for Living.  She is responsible for finding the right caregiver for each client.  This requires knowing each of the caregivers’ skill sets and personality so that she is able to coordinate client requirements and preferences with our caregivers’ attributes.  As the link between our clients and caregivers she also communicates schedule changes and other important information.  As a Dementia specialist Doreen enjoys counseling our caregivers with any questions, concerns or difficult situations that they encounter while taking care of our clients.

Doreen has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Makerere University (Uganda) and a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from University of Connecticut.  Outside the office, Doreen enjoys spending time with her friends, traveling and shopping.

 


Marsha Sisson, Office Manager:
Marsha Sisson, a Rhode Island native, started her career with Companions for Living in August of 2016 as the Administrative Assistant. Marsha spent a few months in the scheduling department before taking on the role as Office Manager. As Office Manager, her responsibilities include invoicing, assisting with Human Resources, Social Media Management, and general office support.  Through our proprietary Memory Support partnership with Hebrew Senior Care, Marsha holds a certificate as a Dementia Care Specialist.

Before Companions for Living, Marsha worked as an Account Manager for a company that produced debit and credit card plastics for banks and credit unions. She assisted customers in making a smooth transition from magnetic strip cards to the EMV chip technology cards that we use today. Prior to being an Account Manager, Marsha worked as a Project Manager in the automotive digital marketing industry for seven years. She also volunteered her time as the HR Program Committee member, where she increased morale and engagement through employee appreciation, events and community involvement.

 


Tamara Chiron, Scheduling Coordinator:

Tamara Chiron joined the CFL Scheduling Team as a Coordinator in 2018. Prior to joining the team, she spent 19 years working in the Home Care Industry. Specifically, she has been scheduling since 2006 in both Coordinator and Supervisory roles, and prior to that time she was a Caregiver. Tamara is an integral part of the CFL team. Her attention to detail and genuine compassion for our clients and staff make her successful in her role.

Tamara attended several semesters at the University of New Haven for Business Management and then attended the Stone Academy where she was certified as a Medical Office Assistant and a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA). In her free time, Tamara loves to watch movies and enjoys spending time with her kids.