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!
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.
Caitlin Griffith joined Griswold Home Care in November 2023 as their Director of People & Culture. Prior to Griswold Home Care, Caitlin supported various Healthcare organizations for over 10 years as a Human Resources Director, Manager and Senior HR Business Partner, where she was responsible for all facets of Human Resources operations, including training and development, benefits administration, employee relations, compensation and payroll, performance management, recruiting and retention, diversity and inclusion, and more. Not only does Caitlin have an extensive background in Human Resources, she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Now, Caitlin brings a passion for helping people with their professional growth and a deep understanding of HR dynamics to the Griswold community and is excited to foster a collaborative work environment and support the overall success of Griswold Home Care.
In Caitlin’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves travelling whenever she can and seeing new places, as well as reading and cooking.
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.
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