MEET THE TEAM

Cathy Shiroda

Chief Executive Officer / Co-owner of Generations Home Care, LLC

Cathy has a long history of success in the home care industry. Prior to becoming a co-owner of Generations Home Care, LLC in 2018, she served for over ten years in a leadership role for one of the largest home care agencies in Arizona, which provided services to people of all ages, needs, and challenges. Prior to her in-home care and community-based experience, she worked as a regional sales and training director and as a national sales and marketing director for a large retailer for nearly twenty years.
Cathy has been deeply involved in community outreach endeavors throughout Arizona, focusing primarily on health care issues and solutions. She has also volunteered for numerous community-based health care coalitions and boards in Arizona, which serve the aging population, veterans, and the intellectually and developmentally disabled population.

“My passion for caregiving started around age 10, as I helped my parents take care of my grandmother with Parkinson’s disease who lived with us. It was an honor at such a young age to be able to provide love, support and care for my wonderful Grandmother”.

“In 2017 I quit my corporate job in the home care industry to become the full time caregiver for my loving husband of 30 years who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. During this time also helped my father provide care for my mom who had been diagnosed with Dementia. After my husband passed, joined Generations Home Care, LLC as CEO and Co-owner so that I could continue to help other families navigate the difficult path of providing care and supports with dignity and respect to their loved-ones facing challenging times.”

Rachel McKusick

Executive Director/Co-owner of Generations Home Care, LLC

Rachel has an extensive background in healthcare, specifically Ophthalmology. She has worked in clinical settings, assisted with surgical procedures and medical research in the Ophthalmology industry.

Rachel’s husband owned a large home health and hospice company where she gained great knowledge and experience in the skilled health care field through his endeavors. She has both personal and professional experience in home care.
“In 2015 my dad was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer. He was living in California and I had to figure out his care from Arizona at the same time I was pregnant with my first child. I was able to get him home care and eventually hospice care in the skilled group home where he lived. Because of this experience managing his care from afar, I deeply understand as a family member the challenges of the being the adult child making the tough decision for their parents, especially from a long distance. It was a privilege to be able to do this for him”.

In addition to being a co-owner, Rachel is also a wife and mother to 2 boys, ages 7 and 9. Rachel enjoys being with her family, watching her boys play soccer, spending summer time in the pool with her boys and traveling. Rachel feels blessed to be part of Generations Home Care, LLC and believes it is a privilege to give families and clients the peace of mind to be able to have access to quality care.

Kathy Lesselyoung

Recruiter and Retention Specialist

Kathy Lesselyoung is Generations Home Care, LLC Recruiter and Retention Specialist. Kathy joined the Generations Home Care Team in 2020 as a Community Support Specialist working with our Warrior clients with TBI and PTSD. She was promoted to Recruiter and Retention Specialist based on her vast experience in human resources.

She is responsible for all recruiting, interviewing, and on-boarding of all new hires. Also plays a role in developing retention programs for our professional care team. Kathy’s favorite part of her recruitment role is when she finds the perfect care professional for our clients.

Prior to coming to Arizona and the Generations Home Care, LLC Team in 2020, Kathy had a successful 30-year career working at the Palatine Police

Department in Illinois as the Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police. Kathy also served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for 6+ years. Prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps, Kathy attended Iowa State University. Kathy and her husband live in Chandler and enjoy playing sand volleyball, pickleball and watching college football.

Kristen Cunningham

Client Care Coordinator / Scheduler

Kristen Cunningham is Generations Home Care, LLC Client Care Coordinator and Scheduler. Kristen joined the team in November of 2022. Kristen comes to Generations Home Care, LLC with over 25 years of experience in the home care industry. She is responsible for scheduling and coordinating care between clients and our professional care team members.

Prior to joining Generations Home care, LLC team, Kristen had a successful career with several other home care agencies. She began as a care professional in the field, gained experience as a Habilitation Specialist working with children and adults with developmental disabilities and worked as a Client Care Coordinator and promoted to a Supervisor of Care Coordination. Kristen also transitioned to staff development and became a red cross instructor.

Loves helping clients, supporting staff in the field and making sure we are delivering the highest quality care and supports. Enjoys matching the perfect scheduling fit between care professional and client.

Tammy Buscher

Community Care Liaison

Tammy has a diverse, 30-year, professional background that includes working for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and healthcare providers. After losing both of her parents to cancer she started working in hospice care. She wanted to give back to help people the same way she was helped while coordinating care for her parents.

Tammy joined the Generations Home Care team in 2021. In her role, Tammy meets with individuals and families in the comfort of their own home or wherever they are receiving care. She takes the Generations Home Care, LLC mission statement seriously “Treat every contact as a friend, every client as family, and every task as an honor”.

Tammy’s happy place is when she is seated at the kitchen table of a potential client finding out how she can help. She considers it an honor to be invited into someone’s home especially following an unexpected diagnosis, a hospitalization or a senior adult struggling with the fact they need care and support services to remain independent and safe at home.

She prides herself in doing the right thing for the person in front of her, which means an individualized care plan and a schedule that works for both their care needs and their budget. Her goal is to help people remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, in the comfort of their own home.

She is a graduate of West Virginia University and still gets a tear in her eye when she hears the song, Take Me Home Country Roads.

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