Anne Markowitz Recht, LMSW, CMC

Anne Markowitz Recht, LMSW, CMC

CEO

amr@amrcaregroup.com

Anne is the founder and CEO of AMR Care Group. She has been a Care Manager since 2000. Anne is a former director of the Family and Children’s Guardianship

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Anne Markowitz Recht, LMSW, CMC – CEO

Anne Markowitz Recht, LMSW, CMC is the founder and CEO of AMR Care Group. She has been a Care Manager since 2000. Anne is a former director of the Family and Children’s Guardianship Program and has held various administrative positions at other nonprofit organizations. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Albany and a Master of Social Work from Adelphi University. Anne is a Certified Care Manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. She also completed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program in 2016.

Anne has presented about various topics relating to aging issues for The New York State Bar Association, Women in Law Committee; The National Business Institute; Nassau Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers,The Aging Life Care Association as well as other professional groups. She has also presented for Guardian and Court Examiner training for the NY State Office of Guardianship. With a marketing background, Anne speaks on Social Media and business growth to her colleagues at ALCA (Aging Life Care Association) National and Regional meetings.

Anne is the recipient of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award for 2004, She is the is the President of the New York ALCA Chapter and is Vice Chair for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Long Island ChapterBoard of Trustees;

Meeting new people and listening to their stories always gives me a lift. All of our clients have compelling life stories that provide a fascinating view of this most amazing stage of life! The greatest feeling is when our clients enjoy a better quality of life after they have met us. I am proud of our staff, who provide the highest quality of service to our clients

Anne enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, traveling, seeing Broadway shows, skiing and being with family and friends and her dog

Nicole Kelly

Alison Kreush, LMSW

Care Manager

akreush@amrcaregroup.com

Alison Kreush joined AMR Care Group with more than 19 years’ case management experience, which includes working with multiple populations,

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Alison Kreush, LMSW - Care Manager

Alison Kreush joined AMR Care Group with more than 19 years’ case management experience, which includes working with multiple populations over a variety of settings.

Alison received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Molloy College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She has completed additional certifications, such as Person Centered Planning, because she believes that knowledge is power. Her Father would always say from an early age, “Education/Knowledge is something no one can ever take away from you.”

“Having been a Social Worker for nearly two decades, I realize how lucky I am to have chosen a profession I love, and receive the benefits of knowing and learning from every person I cross paths with.”

When Alison is not working, she loves to watch her children’s activities and sporting events and taking photos. She tries to incorporate the two as much as possible. She also enjoys reading a good book.

Nicole Kelly

Francine Sullivan, LMSW

Care Manager

fsullivan@amrcaregroup.com

After a successful banking career, Francine Sullivan returned to her first love of Social Work by helping AMR Care Group’s clients. Francine has worked,

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Francine Sullivan, LMSW - Care Manager

After a successful banking career, Francine Sullivan returned to her first love of Social Work by helping AMR Care Group’s clients. Francine has worked at the Long Island Crisis Center for over 8 years.

Francine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Molloy College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She has also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

“It is truly rewarding to work with each individual client to explore their unique perspective and goals.”

When not working with clients, Francine enjoys Yoga, golf, the beach and road trips.

Julia Torres-Hernandez, LMSW

Julia Torres-Hernandez, LMSW

Care Manager

jtorres@amrcaregroup.com

Julia joined AMR Group with over 34 years’ experience in case management for seniors and disabled individuals. Her extensive experience includes medical,

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Julia Torres-Hernandez, LMSW – Care Manager

Julia joined AMR Group with over 34 years’ experience in case management for seniors and disabled individuals. Her extensive experience includes medical social work, care management in home care programs and training and management experience. Julia received her Bachelor’s in Sociology, a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and a Post Master’s in Gerontology from Yeshiva University.

It is a true privilege to work with seniors, people with disabilities and their families. Learning about their varied background and achievements is enlightening. It’s rewarding to work with clients to maintain their dignity and independence. This is something AMR Care Group strives to do every day for every client.

In addition to helping her clients, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, watching foreign films and going to concerts.

Jill Smith

Jill Smith

Director of Companion Services

jsmith@amrcaregroup.com

Jill is AMR Care Group’s Director of Companion Services. She is responsible for working with our Companions and matching them to our clients. Previously,

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Jill Smith – Director of Companion Services

Jill is AMR Care Group’s Director of Companion Services. She is responsible for working with our Companions and matching them to our clients. Previously, Jill was AMR Care Group’s Administrative Assistant for three years. Her experience, knowledge of our client’s needs and ability to work in a busy environment make her an invaluable asset to our team.

“One of the biggest qualities that attracted me to work for AMR Care Group was the genuine care it has for improving quality of life for its clients. This is extremely important to me and helps me feel connected to what I am doing. AMR Care Group is dedicated to customer service and improving quality of life for their patients.”

After work, Jill enjoys reading, painting, traveling and going to the beach in the summer.

Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly

HR Coordinator, Companion Services

nkelly@amrcaregroup.com

Nicole interviews and hires our companions. She ensures we are hiring quality staff for our clients through thorough screenings, in-depth interviews

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Nicole Kelly – Human Resources Coordinator, Companion Services

Nicole interviews and hires our companions. She ensures we are hiring quality staff for our clients through thorough screenings, in-depth interviews and updated documents. Her attention to detail and organization has been a great asset to the onboarding and scheduling process. Nicole has been with AMR Care Group since March, 2017. She graduated from Suny Purchase with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

“It’s been a great learning process for me here with AMR Care Group. By working so closely with the staff, I’ve developed a lot of pride in the overall motive of the company.”

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys painting landscapes and still life, as well as exploring the outdoors and finding new trails to hike.

Nicole Kelly

Sue-Ann Banfield

Companion Outreach Coordinator

sbanfield@amrcaregroup.com

Sue-Ann started at AMR Care Group in 2016 as a companion. Sue was promoted to Companion Outreach Coordinator and is still a caring and compassionate,

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Sue-Ann Banfield - Companion Outreach Coordinator

Sue-Ann started at AMR Care Group in 2016 as a companion. Sue was promoted to Companion Outreach Coordinator and is still a caring and compassionate companion to our clients as well. Her responsibilities include connecting with clients and companions including Alzheimer’s and emergency training.

“Taking care of my Mother when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 was the stepping stone to my career in health care. I love the work I do because it allows me to help improve the lives of our clients and their families”.

When Sue is not working, she loves spending time with her family and loved ones, listening to music, enjoying the arts, dancing, volunteering and learning new things.

Nicole Kelly

Tobi Hirsch

Bookkeeper

thirsch@amrcaregroup.com

Tobi Hirsch joined AMR Care Group with more than 18 years of management and accounting experience. She is responsible for all accounting functions,

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Tobi Hirsch - Bookkeeper

Tobi Hirsch joined AMR Care Group with more than 18 years of management and accounting experience. She is responsible for all accounting functions and helps with Care Management. Her empathetic nature when speaking with clients and family members has been an asset to our company.

“I initially joined AMR Care Group because I admired AMR’s vision of helping people and their families with a compassionate and caring touch, and I am now honored to be contributing to that vision.”

After work, Tobi enjoys spoiling her children and her puppies. She also enjoys exploring the wonders of nature and capturing the beauty with her camera and her pen.

Lisa L. Short Hills, New Jersey

Anne and her entire staff have provided thoughtfulprofessionaland realistic help for our family dealing with elderly parent’s long distance. As new and different situations arise, Anne is there to help us all (seniors, too) navigate the unknown.