Karen Vassar, Owner and Director
After a long and successful career in the executive search industry, Karen realized she was ready for a change. She wanted the next chapter in her professional life to be one of significant impact, and inspired by the work of Jean Griswold, she opened a Griswold Home Care office in July of 2014.
As a daughter of an aging parent herself, Karen understands the challenges people face in making decisions about care for the elderly. This is highly personal work for her, and that fact translates very naturally to our clients. Karen is typically the first contact families have when they call for information or help, and remains highly involved with all our clients during the course of their care. She ensures that the high standards for quality our clients demand and deserve are met consistently.
If your loved one needs personal or companion care on an hourly or live-in basis, I hope you will contact Karen and see how she can help your loved one live in the place that they love.
Kelly Lambert, Care Coordinator
Kelly brings decades of experience in sales and management to the role of Care Coordinator at Griswold NoVA West. She recruits, screens, interviews, hires and schedules all our caregivers. Her years in the retail world have given her the intrinsic skills needed to balance a demand for a high standard of excellent performance in our staff with the ability to make certain that our caregivers feel the respect and appreciation that they deserve for their hard work.
Heather Suri, BSN RN, Nursing Director
Heather has practiced community based nursing the entirety of her career. She brings many years of experience in home care, long term care and hospice. Heather has a strong commitment to connecting families and caregivers with the resources they need to be successful in keeping our clients safe and comfortable at home.
Lucy Dickson, Care Development Specialist
Lucy’s first memories of caring for homebound seniors go back to age 4! She has found her life’s work in caregiving, both paid and as a volunteer. She has worked as a lay caregiver and later as a Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant. Now she is most passionate about teaching, mentoring and empowering caregivers to build their clinical and professional skills and grow in their careers. As the Care Development Specialist, Lucy provides one-on-one support to caregivers. The families we work with value her expansive experience, expertise and practical advice while adjusting to care in the home.