Griswold Home Care is led by a passionate executive team that works tirelessly to help our franchisees thrive. Our executive team members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each has brought their unique experience to our senior care franchise, helping us to build a network that you can always count on for guidance and support.
Griswold Home Care was one of the first franchise companies in the United States to offer in-home non-medical care services to the elderly and adults with disabilities. For over 40 years, we have been trusted to deliver the premium quality of care that our clients deserve. This success would not have been possible if not for the passionate dedication of our executive team.
Michael Slupecki joined Griswold Home Care in 2020 as its Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for leading the development, operations, and execution of Griswold’s short and long-term strategies. His career in home care began in 2004 when he joined a domestic franchise home healthcare, home hospice, and healthcare staffing company as their Controller. Over his tenure, he was elevated to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, transforming the organization into a multinational franchisor of in-home medical and non-medical care managing three brands across seven countries with a combined network of over 500 franchise locations.
Prior to joining the home care industry, Michael’s career began with the global financial advisory firm, KPMG, where he earned his Certified Public Accountant designation. He later spent nine years in the recruiting and staffing industry, starting with a regional boutique recruiting company that subsequently merged with a $2 billion public company that provided a full range of staffing and recruiting services across the US. His formal education includes a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. When Michael isn’t at the corporate office in Pennsylvania, he can be found enjoying time with his wife and three children in South Florida where he resides. He spends time boating, fishing, and golfing, and has completed over 80 running and multisport events.
A proven leader with over 15 years of experience in healthcare services and healthcare franchising companies, Michael’s skillset and vision is instrumental to the future growth of Griswold Home Care. Michael firmly believes that as leaders, there is little we can accomplish individually; long term success is determined by assembling a team of competent and motivated professionals who value team success above individual recognition.
Steven Turner is the Chief Operating Officer of Griswold Home Care whose primary goal is to help new and existing owners achieve the success they desire in their individual markets. Steven brings 15+ years of experience to Griswold with an extensive background in supporting entrepreneurs in the medical and non-medical home care franchise space. Steven started in the franchise world with a small brand where he was an integral part of franchise development, training, onboarding, and supporting existing operations. After seven years, he moved to one of the United States’ largest home care franchise companies and added over 70 new owners, supporting them during their initial start-up and growth.
His direct approach to ensuring a new owner's success includes in-person office openings and site visits to help owners grow their businesses and meet the goals they have set. Steven believes in the power of franchising ownership - current franchise owners at Griswold embody this passion for growing their business and serving their communities. When he isn’t at the corporate office in Pennsylvania, Steven spends his time at home in Hollywood, Florida, biking, reading, and traveling with his wife Jennifer, as well as visiting their two grown children.
Katherine Schiavino joined the Griswold team in February 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer. She brings 24 years of Finance leadership experience from diverse industries of consumer products, manufacturing, telecommunications, and distribution where she strengthened and led finance organizations to successfully partner with business leads to drive strategic growth.
She most recently served as the VP Finance / Interim CFO for BioMatrix, a national specialty pharmacy headquartered in Plantation, FL. Prior to that she held executive Finance leadership positions with Lenox Corp., US Foods, and Comcast. A New Jersey native, Katherine earned her BS in Accounting from Rutgers University. Now residing in the sunny state of Florida, Katherine has a love for trying new dishes by experiencing different restaurants, traveling, and most of all, spending time with family!
Christina Sommerfield started her journey in home care 31 years ago when she was hired as a caregiver during college at West Chester University, where she graduated with a BS in Public Health/Health Administration. Prior to joining Griswold in September of 2020, Christina spent seven years with Aveanna Healthcare, where she served as Area Vice President of Operations, Executive Director, and Senior Client Relations Director. Her dynamic approach to leading cross-functional teams and building relationships at all levels successfully increased account penetration and leads, which converted into revenue growth opportunities. Her commitment to growing Griswold’s company owned offices is proven through her consistent value-based leadership and passion for engaging and helping others achieve organizational goals with strategic planning and process improvement. In her spare time, Christina loves spending time with her two grandsons and enjoying outdoor activities including biking, boating, skiing, and playing field hockey internationally on the USA Women’s Masters team.
Shelley Kanther may be new to franchising having started with Griswold Home Care in November 2020, but she is a knowledgeable veteran when it comes to providing strategic marketing leadership to the small business community. Shelley spent the last ten years in the appliance industry, most recently as the Marketing & Digital Strategy Director for The New England Group, a cooperative buying organization with 105 local independent retail-members. Prior to that, Shelley was the Northeast Regional Marketing Manager for Electrolux & Frigidaire Major Appliances. In both roles, Shelley set corporate digital strategy while creating effective marketing plans for small to mid-size businesses. Having been a partner at Hoopla Marketing & PR and a Marketing Director for both Comcast and CBS Radio, she brings almost 25 years and a wide variety of applicable experience to Griswold Home Care. Shelley loves skiing the Alps, laughing with friends, eating good food and playing games with her young son, Ethan.
Matthew Ericksen joined the Griswold team in October 2020 as Director of Sales & Operations with responsibilities for Talent Acquisition, Operations and Franchisee Growth. Bringing over 11 years of experience in Customer Service, Sales and Operations, he has spent the past 8 years exclusively in Home Healthcare as a Director of Operations/Executive Director building successful Skilled and Non-Medical Home Health locations through NJ and PA. Before joining Griswold, he spent the last 3.5 years as Director of Operations leading the startup and development of a dual-licensed Brightstar Care franchise location. Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and pursuing his hobbies including photography, homebrewing and running.
Amanda Lepore joined Griswold Home Care in 2015 and has worked with our franchisees in multiple capacities over her time with the company. Prior to joining the team, she managed operations, training, customer service, and sales for various retail chains and an investment firm. Amanda brings over 15 years of experience in leveraging education to achieve sales goals, improve operations, and build effective teams. When she isn’t helping our franchisees achieve greatness, Amanda enjoys personal and professional development and self-education; you’ll always find her in the middle of a great book or online course. In her spare time, she volunteers with a local dog rescue organization as a foster to help abandoned dogs find a better life. She loves spending time with friends, family and her own rescue pup, Stella.
Tim Swan joined the Griswold team in November 2021 as Director of Information Technology. He has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience in the insurance, pharmaceutical and medical products, higher education, international standards development, and publishing industries. Throughout his expansive career path, Tim led IT transformations that supported business growth strategies and improved customer experience by improving the quality and efficiency of services through continued thought leadership and strategic planning.
A Midwest native, Tim moved east for school, earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Management & Technology from Syracuse University and his Master of Science from the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters in suburban Philadelphia.
Alexis Johnston joined the Griswold team in May 2022 as Director of People & Culture. She has more than ten years of people operations leadership experience in specialty healthcare industries and start-up environments. Throughout her career, Alexis’ passion has been leading organizational optimization and culture transformation to support the overall strategic growth – of the business and its employees.
Originally from South Jersey, Alexis earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Management from Rowan University. Alexis also is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified. Alexis enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, along with adding miles with women’s running group in West Chester, PA.
Cathy Reilly joined Griswold Home Care in May 2018 as a Human Resources Specialist. In January 2019, Cathy moved into her current role as Manager of Compliance. Prior to Griswold, Cathy worked for Financial Health Services, LLC, and brings over 15 years of Human Resources/Compliance experience to Griswold Home Care.
As the ambassador for Griswold Home Care’s brand, Franchise Development Manager, Brian Hill, is responsible for growing its footprint by identifying strategic territories for expansion. His goal is to award single and multi-unit franchises to qualified candidates who fit Griswold’s quality standards and are aligned with its purpose-driven business model.
Prior to Griswold, Brian awarded over 120 franchises in only five years, most recently with Neighborly Home Services. Before working in development, he spent over ten years in the restaurant industry, most recently as General Manager with McAlister’s Deli. A US Air Force Reserves veteran, Brian served for 13 years, completing three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004-2009.
Brian brings fresh insights to Griswold’s expansion efforts thanks to his dynamic experience and impressive franchise development record. A Texas native, Brian earned a BS in Business Administration from Tarleton State University and now lives in the city of Waco with his wife and young son. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching baseball and football, and camping.
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