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Meet Our Team at Comfort Keepers Home Care in Southbury, CT

Our exceptional at home caregivers are specially trained to provide expert care

Every member of our team of caregivers 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.

If you’re interested in learning more about Comfort Keepers career opportunities for at home caregivers, please contact our office in Southbury, CT, today!


Mark McGoldrick


Mark has owned Comfort Keepers since 2016. Prior to acquiring the 14-year-old company, Mark owned another health care services business.  It was through his involvement with this business that Mark developed a passion for owning companies whose core mission is helping people in need.

Mark spent 26 years founding, building, and managing highly successful financial services businesses for Global Banks.  He has a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Carolyn McGoldrick


Head of Human Resources Carolyn oversees all aspects of Human Resources and is committed to building a high caliber team of motivated caregivers and management staff.  Carolyn brings to Comfort Keepers a wide array of skills honed through 14 years Human Resources experience with a global financial services firm.  Carolyn graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in Economics.  She is actively involved in her community as a long term volunteer with her church, public school, local recreational organizations and the National Charity League. 

Kim Pernerewski

General Manager

Kim has been in the healthcare industry for the past 30 years.  She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of AZ and continued to get her MBA from Western Connecticut State University.  Kim started her career working at New Milford Hospital then transitioned to skilled nursing communities.  In the last 10 years, Kim has worked in the assisted living and home care fields and has seen the increased needs of seniors.  Kim recognizes the unique needs of seniors and caregivers including the specialized need of those living with dementia.  Kim is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer allowing her to understand the unique challenges faced by those living with the disease. 

Lois Ruby

Office Administrator

Lois Ruby joined Comfort Keepers in February 2002 which was shortly after the business opened. Lois was new to the homecare industry but came with years of experience working as an office administrator for various doctors and an Information Technology company. 

When she joined Comfort Keepers Lois was fortunate to work in every aspect of the company including hiring, training, scheduling and home visits. As the company grew and additional staff was added Lois took over the back office operations of payroll, invoicing and insurance.

Lois has watched the business grow from its initial development and has contributed to its success to the present day.

Michelle Ellis

Scheduling Coordinator

Michelle is an LPN and has been with Comfort Keepers since 2013. She started as a caregiver and is now Scheduling Coordinator. Having nursing, caregiving, and office knowledge Michelle is able to utilize those skills to provide clients and their families with the best home care experience possible.

Patrick McGoldrick

Sales and Marketing

Pat is the newest member of our team.  He comes to Comfort Keepers with over 28 years in Sales / Marketing.  He has spent a good portion of his career helping startup companies grow their business and brand.  While he excels in business development, his heart has always been in assisting others.  At this point in his career, his true gratification comes from helping others and making someone else’s day brighter! 

Venneshia Daniels

Administrative Assistant

Venneshia came to Comfort Keepers in April of 2016 with over 12 years Quality Management/ Administrative Assistant experience. Prior to joining Comfort Keepers, she worked on a Quality Management team obtaining background checks for medical professionals within the corporate environment. Venneshia is the “Voice of Comfort Keepers” when you call.

Joanne Milord

Recruiting and Retention Manager

Before joining Comfort Keepers, Joanne was an Administrator/Human Resources Director at an Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility in Cambridge, MA.

Joanne graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management Certificate from the University of Bridgeport. Joanne brings over 10 years of customer service, healthcare and business management experience, supervisory experience, case management and expertise.

A native of Stamford, Connecticut, Joanne enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and very large family. 

Cynthia Festo

Live-In client scheduler

She joined Comfort Keepers team September 2017. She is a Medical Assistant and previously worked at a CT nursing home as the Scheduling Coordinator and Central Supply Manager. She combines both her medical and office knowledge to best match live-in caregivers to live-in clients.  

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