Our Team

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From the people who answer our phones to the people who come to your home, we have assembled a team of professionals with big hearts. Working together we each bring our knowledge, insight and wisdom to guide you and your family through the elder care journey.

Our team includes:

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Care Managers

Bonnie Shimko CEO, CSA

Bonnie, a Certified Senior Advisor, is known for her senior advocacy throughout this area. She has a heart for educating seniors and professionals on their options available for seniors as they navigate their journey of aging.  Bonnie is the co-founder and CEO of  Arizona Care Management Solutions, where she is now able to focus full time on elder care management. Bonnie’s professional experience includes establishing and managing non-medical in home care companies, an adult day center and the implementation of the Medical Home grant which provides care coordination for children with special needs in Northern Arizona. She was an Elder Care Advisor for 10 years with Jackson White Law Firm assisting people with their questions concerning VA benefits and ALTCS. Bonnie serves on the Regional Leadership Council for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Northern AZ Gerontology Association, and Rusty’s Morning Star Ranch for autistic men. Bonnie is a well-respected speaker on elder care management providing numerous free informational seminars to the community and a frequent presenter for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Connect with Bonnie on LinkedIn

 

Raeann Lewis

Raeann brings a life-long personal experience of compassion and caring for the needs of others.  Having lived with aging grandparents in her early 20’s and taken an early retirement to care for elderly parents, other family members, and friends she understands the many complex levels in coordinating resources, balancing time and career, and networking for each individual situation.

Her 25-year career in health insurance claims, medical review assistant, research analyst and auditing has helped prepare her for the work she does today.  Raeann has strong analytical skills and is capable of assessing conditions and implementing solutions to complex problems.  She is also completing a master’s degree program in natural medicine as a Holistic Health Practitioner.

Being an AZ native, her childhood summers were spent in Sedona where she learned to love the great outdoors with all its adventures.  She loves hiking with her golden retriever and often she can be found playing a variety of card and domino games with her neighbors.  With a talent for researching, Raeann has become “the family historian”.  Raeann will be joining our team of care managers in the Verde Valley.

 

Leoni Meeder CMT

Leoni has always had a passion for caretaking and bringing peace to others. She started her caretaking journey nearly a decade ago while living in California where she earned degrees in social and behavioral science and business administration.  She has recently completed her Med Tech Certification.
After graduating college, she moved to North Dakota with her husband and focused on raising their children.  In 2022 they relocated to the Verde Valley to be closer to Leoni’s family.
As a Certified Nursing Assistant Leoni has a passion for supporting patients and their families, with a unique focus on providing end of life care.  Leoni is working towards becoming a death doula so she can dedicate her career to bringing peace, tranquility, and compassion to patients and their families when they need it most.  We are excited to have Leoni join our Verde Valley Care Management Team where she can utilize her education and experience to help our seniors.

 

Rick Basulto CMT

Rick has over 33 years of experience working in various patient service and management sectors in the medical industry. These include hospital administration, medical network management, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Hematology Oncology, Interventional Radiology, Medical Imaging, Home Health, Palliative Care, Hospice, Orthopedic Surgery ASC & Practice Management.
His life focus is his faith, family and making the world a better place. Born in Mexico City and lived in Nicaragua until age 9.  He grew up in Huntington Beach in Southern California and in 2019 moved to Surprise, Arizona.
He has a passion for ensuring patients are provided the highest quality healthcare services. Rick is also Med Tech Certified.  His philosophy is that all patients must be treated with kindness, compassion and dignity in every encounter.   Rick enjoys hiking, fishing, rockhounding (collecting rocks) and taking trips with family to explore new places.  We are pleased to have Rick as part of our Care Management team in the Phoenix Market..

 

Stephanie Hillsman

Stephanie has worked in healthcare most of her adult life. She was the administrator of a physical therapy clinic for nine years, while working on her post secondary-education, before focusing on her family and choosing to be a domestic engineer for the next seven years. She than began her trek back into the healthcare field by opening a senior living group home in Cottonwood. Two years later she started a senior services and senior placement specialty business in Phoenix, both of which she continues to own and operate.

Stephanie has worked with seniors and their families for the past ten years and loves every second of it.  She also has her Med Tech Certification.  Stephanie leads our team of Care Managers in the Phoenix area.

 

 

 

Gina Holm CMT

Gina grew up in the Midwest. She has a unique background in social services, healthcare, and customer service.  Gina brings personal and professional experience to her Care Manager position with Arizona Care Management Solutions.

From an early age, Gina gravitated towards opportunities to care and serve others-from preschoolers to seniors-and has served in various related leadership roles during her career.  She has overseen an in-home daycare, has her Med Tech Certification, case managed a home care independent nursing team, supervised a housekeeping team at a Skilled Nursing Facility and was the Director of a Memory Care Community, and is a Licensed Wisconsin Assisted Living Administrator. Gina was a member of an Advisory Board for a home care agency and facilitated a Caregiver Support Group sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Throughout Gina’s career her focus has been centered on people while striving to create a welcoming, calm, and pleasant atmosphere. She is in her element when working with our clients.  Gina is leading our team of Care Managers in the Prescott / Quad Cities area.

 

Andrea Fuller CSA
Andrea is a passionate care manager with a background in many areas of health care.  She recently moved to the Verde Valley from a small community in southeastern Arizona.  We are excited to have her on our Verde Valley Team.
Andrea brings an understanding of the hospital system, primary care offices, skilled nursing facilities, and even all aspects of home services.  Most recently working with home health, hospice, and non-skilled home care, Andrea advocates for quality care in all areas.  Andrea also managed the Well Woman HealthCheck Program for 2 counties.  She recently achieved her Med Tech Certification.  Andrea is a recognized Certified Senior Advisor.
Andrea originally comes from southern California and grew up on the beach, surfing, bike riding, and playing tennis.  She and her family moved to Arizona for an opportunity to raise their son with more presence.  Her proudest accomplishments include her marriage and the incredible man her son has grown into.

Working hard and giving her all is something Andrea does easily.  Andrea has a servant’s heart and is compassionate in all she does.

 

Amy Holt CMT

Amy, originally from the Boston area, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and an MA from University of Phoenix. Her career in the healthcare industry began in 2013 when she assumed the role of Community Liaison for a homecare company serving the entirety of Phoenix. In this capacity, Amy engaged with clients in their homes, assessing their needs and ensuring their safety while overseeing caregiver teams. Her experience extends to senior living and home health nursing and therapy services covered by Medicare.  She also has her Med Tech Certification.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Amy is a dedicated wife and proud mother to three grown children. In 2018, she and her husband moved from Phoenix to Prescott, where they enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, and all forms of travel.

Amy’s care management approach is marked by understanding and compassion as she assists clients in navigating healthcare services and resources and exploring options to enhance their quality of life. Her commitment to spending meaningful time with clients underscores her passion for helping individuals achieve what matters most to them.  We are proud to have Amy as part of our team in the Prescott / Quad Cities Market.

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Administrative Team

Bob Shimko CFO 

Bob has spent over 30 years in a variety of management and leadership roles in both the retail and financial industries.  Bob is the co-founder and CFO of Arizona Care Management Solutions where he focuses on providing and leading an excellent team approach to elder care management in Arizona. Bob’s professional experience allows him to provide guidance to those families with many of the financial decisions they face through the aging process. His primary focus is assisting clients with identifying and understanding the resources and benefits that may be available to help them.  Co-Founded the AZ Senior Cares Foundation 501c (3) in 2023 to support vulnerable seniors who struggle to obtain resources to maintain quality of life.  Bob is currently the President of the Rusty’s Morningstar Ranch Board of Directors in the Verde Valley.

Connect with Bob on LinkedIn

 

Kristin Rice COO

Kristin has assumed the role of COO effective 02.01.2024.  Kristin works as a liaison between our clients and care management team. She handles scheduling, client relations, care management development, and service coordination.  Kristin assures that all the needs of our clients are being met and facilitates our constant communication with family members.  She has a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University and has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. A devoted wife and mother of four, Kristin has a genuine love of family and a sincere desire to see all generations thrive in a healthy and happy environment.

 

 

 

 

Karla Ayers

Karla has a Bachelor of Science from Grand Canyon College (before it became a University!). She was an administrative assistant in a church office for over 12 years and has served in many clerical positions in the past 36 years. She enjoys getting to know people and making new friends. She and her husband, Jim, have lived in the Verde Valley for 30 years. They raised their son and daughter here and now enjoying visits from their seven grandchildren, ages 11 to 3. They also enjoy getting out and walking in the area; you might bump in to them if you visit Dead Horse Ranch State Park.  Karla supervises our new office location in Cottonwood.

 

 

 

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Care Manager Assistants

Kelli Santamaria

Kelli is a Care Manager Assistant in the Verde Valley for AZCMS.  Kelli was born and raised right here in the Verde Valley.  She pursued her education through Paul Mitchell.  During her training, she developed a deeper passion for assisting seniors.  Kelli has been described as an “old soul”, enjoys antiquing, and the classics.  Kelli has demonstrated a natural ability for working with the senior population.  She is very creative and engages our clients in a variety of activities for both stimulation and enjoyment.  Kelli enjoys spending time with her family, thrift shopping with her husband, and caring for her eclectic mix of pets.

 

 

 

 

Laurie Shultz

Laurie has worked in the medical field for over 17 years.  For the last 15 years she acted as the office manager for a successful local  gastroenterologist.  This is where she developed her love & compassion for people, especially seniors. She truly enjoys helping identify the issues and then meeting those needs for our seniors.

Laurie and her husband Bob enjoy serving in their local church.  They also enjoy opening up their home for Bible studies, friendly get-togethers,  & any excuse for a card party!

 

 

 

 

 

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