Our Team

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:

Care Managers

Bonnie Shimko, 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 has also been a contract Elder Care Advisor for the last 8 years for 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.

Connect with Bonnie on LinkedIn

 

Janice Mauz RN, BSN, CMC

Janice was the founder of Aging Well Prescott LLC (formerly JHM Senior Advocacy LLC) in the Quad cities area.  She has merged her company into Arizona Care Management Solutions in January 2017.  She earned a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She has a Certificate in Gerontology from Yavapai College in Prescott as well certification as a professional care manager (CMC). Janice has lived and worked as an RN and care manager in the Quad Cities for over 25 years.

 

Carol Dexter

Carol and her husband, Russ, moved to sunny Arizona from Indiana in 1999 and built a beautiful home in Lake Montezuma.  Carol’s early career was spent in the corporate world in several management roles.   Carol has always been drawn to seniors.  She had a small business helping seniors with their daily financial needs.  As a banker, she was assigned to handle senior accounts and served as the Director of an Assisted Living Facility for 6 years.  “Giving a hug or seeing a senior smile just makes my day!” states Carol.  Carol likes to read, play golf and ride her quad.  She and her husband are raising two grand children and are very busy with their sport activities.

 

Pat Maharry RN

Pat has 43 years of experience as an RN in most areas of hospital nursing care, she spent years in preoperative and post operative recovery.  She has been able to utilize her experience and knowledge in helping to assess and then providing guidance for our clients.  Pat’s keen awareness has helped to alert families to possible needs and/or changes for their loved ones.  Her advocacy for our clients whether at the doctor’s office or healthcare facility helps to assure continuity of care among multiple providers and peace of mind for the family.  Pat lives in the Verde Valley and loves being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

 

Maria Lodico

Maria is a graduate of California State University of Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Physical Therapy.  She worked 5 years at the University of California, Irvine ICU Burn Center in which she learned to react quickly and effectively.  Maria’s work experience in physical therapy includes orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurology centers.  Her training includes Feldenkrais Method, specific geriatric and neurological rehab training.  She taught high school biology in Southern California for 5 years and continues to take continuing education classes to assist with learning about today’s aging population, specifically dementia research.  She is characterized as one who is guided by compassion in her work.  She is a devoted wife and mother of 5 children.  As a pastor’s wife, she has been involved in children’s and women’s ministry for over 20 years.  Her passions include cooking, spending time with her family and hiking.  She is currently pursuing a 5 year goal of hiking the Arizona Trail.

 

Anne Davies

Anne was born and raised in Wisconsin, her family moved to Arizona almost thirty years ago.  She has a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the Univ. of Wisconsin.  Her career in patient advocacy started in Cardiac Rehabilitation where she assisted patients through recovery after major cardiac events.  After moving to Sedona, she was happy to find the opportunity to continue advocating for the health and safety of seniors as a care manager with Arizona Care Management Solutions.  She also enjoys running, hiking, gardening, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers!  We welcome her 30 years of experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation and expertise in care management to our team.

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Administrative Team

Bob Shimko CFO / COO

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 / COO of  Arizona Care Management Solutions where he focuses on providing and leading an excellent team approach to elder care management in Northern 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. Bob is currently the chairman for the Verde Community Church Board of Deacons, President of the Rusty’s Morningstar Ranch Board of Directors, and advisor as previous president of the Board to Manzanita Outreach / Kids Against Hunger in the Verde Valley.

Connect with Bob on LinkedIn

 

Kristin Rice

Kristin fills the role of Office Manager and is the friendly voice that answers the phones at AZCMS. Kristin works as a liaison between our clients and care management team. She handles scheduling, client relations, and service coordination.  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.

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Personal Assistance Providers

Marianne Justus

Marianne is our personal assistance care provider.  Marianne earned her BS in Education from Northern Arizona University.  She taught in a local private school for many years and loved working with the children.  Marianne transitioned that same caring and compassion to her work with seniors by providing assistance with their personal care needs.  She and her husband have lived in the Verde Valley for over 25 years.  They have 2 adult children that live locally.  They enjoy camping, boating, and trail riding.

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