MEET THE TEAM

CAREWORKS HEALTH SERVICES, a California licensed home health, medical staffing and in-home care services agency, was established in 2010. It is owned and operated independently, and has retained the same dedicated staff since it first opened.


ANH (ANN) T. DANG
Founder and President


“I was 13 when I became a caregiver for my dad, who suffered a stroke which paralyzed his left side. It was hard on the entire family because the amount of care he required was 24/7 and could barely be met by family caregivers. This is the reason why I started my home care agency. Caregivers make a huge difference in the quality of life on those who cannot perform all their activities of daily living. Had we known that home healthcare was an option, we would have hired a caregiver to help out so we could have peace of mind.”

Anh has a wealth of experience from her 5+ years in owning and operating a home care agency. and her entire family have consisted of caregivers. Her mother is a retired respiratory therapist, brother is a nurse practitioner, sister-in-law is studying for her doctorate in nursing & nurse practitioner license, and father was a social worker. Her caregivers and staff have serviced hundreds of families in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Thousands of hours have been dedicated to searching and recruiting for that ideal caregiver that families would love. Elderly assistance has been a passion from a young age.

Between 2014-2015, Anh has served on the local and national board of American Board of Home Care, a non-profit organization which mission is to promote ethical and legal business practices in the home care industry.

A 2014 SCORE Foundation Awards – Honorable Mention. The SCORE awards recognize outstanding American businesses nominated by SCORE volunteer business mentors for their entrepreneurship, leadership and community engagement.


MELODY PHOK
HR Coordinator & Recruiter


“I was inspired to work in the senior care industry after living through the experience of witnessing my grandmother’s deteriorating heath, after her passing, I knew I wanted a career that would allow me to help those who are unable to help themselves. As the HR Recruiter, my main job is to find quality home care aides to serve our clients. I have previous experience working in the Human Resources field, what I enjoy most is being able to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. Outside of work, I enjoy attending outdoor music festivals, practicing yoga, or reading new books. I love books that focus on self-development, a favorite book of mine is called “Material Girl, Mystical World”, which talks about modern spirituality in the 21st century.”


Charlotte Smilow
Care Coordinator


“I started working in healthcare to gain experience for my future career as a DDS. Currently, I am finishing the last year of my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from CSULB. My hobbies include reading (Shelley, Byron, etc.) as well as playing the guitar and singing. I enjoy working in this field because it gives me an insight into the healthcare profession as well as customer service tools that I can utilize in the future. My quote to live by: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience” -Eleanor Roosevelt.”


RON MORRIS
Care Coordinator


“I became interested in senior care after caring for my mother during the final years of her life.  I have been working in healthcare for more than 24 years, including 4 years as a care supervisor in assisted living facilities.  It’s been gratifying, knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s golden years.  I’m a Denver Bronco’s fan, love baseball and bowling.  In my free time, I like spending time with my fiancé or playing with my two grandchildren.”


CHRISTINE UMALI
Administrative Assistant and Future Physical Therapist

“As a current graduate student in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, I find the greatest gratification working in senior care. It is tremendously rewarding to see how patience and kindness can go the distance with helping another person lead a more fulfilling life. I am thrilled to be part of CareWorks Health Services because it is a company comprised of likeminded people dedicated to providing quality, professional, and compassionate care to seniors. In my free time, I find happiness in traveling, yoga, cooking and eating, music, the beautiful outdoors, and spending time with the people I love.

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike “


STEPHANIE AGUILAR
Manager- Care Services

Scheduling, manages screening and training of all caregivers.

“I was motivated to join the senior home care industry because I’m passionate about helping people and finding ways to impact their quality of life. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my two boys paddle boarding, I love to hiking, travel, and enjoy readings from my favorite author Paulo Coelho. I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Marketing from Cal State Dominguez Hills.”


SHUB RAI
HR Assistant & Scheduling Coordinator

“I am currently working towards a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Policy and Public Service at the University of California, Irvine. I joined the CareWorks team because I understand the importance of providing quality care to our elders. In the past, I’ve hired caregivers for a family member so I’ve witnessed the impact that quality care can have on the lives of those in need of assistance. I love working with CareWorks because we strive to satisfy our clients’ needs while acknowledging the efforts that are put in by our caregivers to provide the best services possible.”


SUSAN PARKHOUSE
Bookkeeper

Manages all payroll and bookkeeping for over 100 employees.

“I started in this industry after caring for my 90+ in-laws. What attracted me the most to CareWorks was the level of care provided, for the affordability. I decided to come on full time and lend my expertise in bookkeeping in order to do what I could to give back to the company what I could offer as an individual since I felt so passionate about the services they offer to their clientele.”


Dominic Nguyen
Intern


“My interest for healthcare started when I was a high school student volunteering for the local hospital. I am currently a Master of Health Administration student at the University of Southern California. In my free time, I enjoy doing yoga, running, and cooking.”