Visionary Care Consultants, Healthcare Advocates, and Care Managers of San Diego & Riverside in California.

Meet the Team

San Diego Care Team

Heather O' Boyle, LCSW

Life Care Manager

Heather O’Boyle, LCSW, MPH is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Public Health from San Diego State University. She has over 15 years experience assisting older adults in various healthcare settings, such as, hospitals, home health and hospice. Heather’s work has concentrated on end of life care and aging related issues. She understands the unique needs that individuals have, and uses her experience to provide compassionate and individualized care. She is passionate about providing person centered care where people can work toward their goals. When she’s not working, you can find Heather spending time with her family, going to the beach and hiking.

 

You can contact Heather by email at heather@visionarycaresd.com

I am an Aging Life Care Professional so I can advocate and provide guidance to families so that their loved ones can age well with optimal care.

Jill Bansberg, MSW, CMC, CDP

Life Care Manager

Jill has worked in the Aging field for over 15 years, beginning as a caregiver for people living with memory impairment. She then went on to receive a Bachelor’s (psychology) and Master’s (Social Work) from SDSU. Jill participated in research at SDSU and UCSD on projects related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Jill has experience working as a hospice Social Worker, as well as over 6 years of experience as an Aging Life Care Manager. She is currently a board member with the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) Western Chapter, and is a Certified Care Manager (CMC) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

 

 

You can contact Jill by email at jill@visionarycareconsultants.com

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Tamra Atwood

Life Care Manager

Tamra Atwood is a gerontologist with years of experience caring for and working with seniors in various healthcare and social service settings. Her compassionate, holistic, client-centered approach to care management provides her clients with individualized support, ensuring them the dignity and respect they deserve. 

 

A Southern California native, Tamra holds a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Southern California, a bachelor’s degree in health science from San Diego State University, and a specialized certificate in case management from the University of California at San Diego, Extended Studies. She is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association and a SAGE certified care manger serving the LGBTQ community. 

 

You can contact Tamra by email at tamra@visionarycaresd.com 

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Jamil Benslimane, MPH, MBA, BS

Life Care Manager, Program Development

Jamil has experience working with Psychiatric care with Telecare/San Diego, traumatic brain injuries, and those with complicated heart challenges. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, behavioral health assessment/evaluations and identifying gaps in resources in order to create the best quality of life for our clients. He is also certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. He is fluent in French, Arabic, Moroccan and English. He is currently receiving his doctorate in Public Health with a specialty in Infectious Disease. He also holds an MBA from Columbia college business school and a BS degree from the University of Denver.

 

 

You can contact Jamil by email at jamil@visionarycareconsultants.com

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Shuji Masuda

Care Manager Associate

Shuji Masuda has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University and studied the Health Services Administration, and he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from California State University, Northridge.  He also completed the Professional Fiduciary Management for Conservators and Trustees at California State University, Fullerton.  He has more than 20 years of experience to work for the elderly population in Southern California. 

 

He has experience working as a RN at long term care facilities and as a charge nurse, unit supervisor, MDS nurse, and more.  His experience also consists of working as the general manager of a home care company  and while he managed the business, he also visited the clients and the families to assess the conditions of the clients and their needs, developed care plans, and arranged caregivers.  In addition to the medical field experience he brings to Visionary Care, Shuji took a position as the agent under power of attorney for health and finance  for an older adult and eventually became the trustee.

 

Shuji understands the unique needs of older adults, utilizes his knowledge and experience, and finds ways to meet his clients needs.  He has a lot of passion for helping seniors, enjoys working for them and with them, and treats each client with dignity, respect, and compassion.

 

You can contact Shuji by email at: shuji@visionarycaresd.com

Jamie Jeffredo, BS, COTA

Care Manager Associate, Thoughtful Engagement Specialist

Jamie has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She got her start as a CNA in a memory care facility, and later worked with SCI, TBI and stroke patients in a Rehabilitation hospital while in college. She has an AAS degree (COTA) and a BS in Psychology. Jamie has over 17 years of experience providing Occupational Therapy services, 6 of those years working in the home health setting with the senior population. She has a Geriatic Care Certification and a Fall Prevention Specialist Certification. Jamie believes in whole person care, with a focus on safety, independence and quality of life. She is also an advocate for Aging in Place. In her free time, Jamie volunteers for a local nonprofit where she assists with home safety assessments.


You can contact Jamie by email at jamie@visionarycareconsultants.com

 

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Kapri Tenorio

Thoughtful Engagement Specialist

Kapri has been in the healthcare industry for over 11 yrs. Her background includes being a CNA, RNA, a Med – Tech, an Activities Assistant as well as an Activities Director mostly in San Diego. Kapri has a Therapeutic Recreational Therapist certificate from the state of California and is looking forward to stepping into her role as the Thoughtful Engagement Specialist for Visionary Care Consultants in Southern California. Kapri loves bringing joy to our elders and is looking forward to digging deep to find what it is that makes them smile even if it is just a walk down memory lane, or recreating a favorite holiday. During her time working in memory care Kapri developed the Sensory Box. This is an activity that focuses on stimulating four main senses sight, touch, smell, and taste.

 

 

You can contact Kapri by email at thoughtfulengagement@visionarycaresd.com

 

Carla Murphy, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Carla comes to VCC with 15 years experience as a Social Worker in San Diego. Carla’s experience working with clients and other professionals is vast including several years as a mental health social worker for Alvarado Parkway Institute here in San Diego, medical and palliative social work at Scripps Hospital, and 10 years working with the veteran population, with chronically homeless population, palliative care social at the VA hospital in La Jolla, and most recently as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker assisting Veterans who are transitioning out of the military. She has also been providing supervision for MSW students for over 6 years. Her passion for mentoring other professionals in the field of Social Work and Care Management, and assisting her fellow colleagues to be the best they can be is at the forefront of her mission.

Denise Ysais

General Manager

Denise is a San Diego native who’s career in Healthcare began 20 yrs ago working as an EMT on an ambulance. It was during this time that Denise experienced first hand, helping families and/or individuals in medical or behavioral crises and knew that being a part of the Healthcare Industry would be her career home.

 

Since her time as an EMT, Denise has carried the role of Business Development & Client Liaison in the Ambulance and Home Care Industry where she worked directly with local Hospital Systems, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Retirement Communities. In 2017 she moved into the Home Care Service sector as a Staffing Manager. This role continued to evolve, leading Denise to adding the position of Operations Manager. Denise’s years of experience out in the field, in Operations Management, having worked first hand with Patients and Families to Care Managers and Social Workers, allows Denise to be all encompassing to manage interactions with people within and outside the organization. Her passion for being a part of a dynamic team that makes a difference is her driving force.

 

  

You can contact Denise by email at info@visionarycareconsultants.com

Lorenta L. Hogue, RN

Operations Consultant

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lorenta joins the VCC Team after departing her most recent role as Regional Manager for the Long-Term Services and Supports Care Coordination Team at Anthem, Inc.

Lorenta received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Associates of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has worked as an educator in primary and secondary education, a licensed practical nurse and registered nurse.  Lorenta has held additional roles in acute, home health and long-term care nursing, utilization management, quality management, MCO denial appeals and post-acute care coordination.  Lorenta is trained in person-centered thinking and believes that true client advocacy starts with being a good listener. 

  

You can contact Lorenta by email at operations@visionarycareconsultants.com

Stuart B. Kipper, MD

Concierge Physician
After growing up in Los Angeles and attending UCLA as an undergraduate majoring in Microbiology, Dr. Kipper spent the next five years in the PhD. program in Immunology at UC San Francisco. While at UCSF, he worked on the role of T Cells – their maturation and importance – in autoimmune diseases like Lupus. After his PhD. work, he matriculated to UCLA Medical School, just as his two older brothers had done before him. After medical school, he settled in San Diego where he completed his residency program in Internal Medicine, in which he became Board Certified.

After residency, Dr. Kipper founded Medical Group of North County in 1990. Over the years, MGNC grew to be one of the largest independent and private medical practices in San Diego’s North County, and eventually became a part of the UCSD Healthcare System. In 2010, Dr. Kipper left the practice to pursue his efforts in maintaining committed relationships with his patients by opening his own private concierge practice in Encinitas, Ca. He has been in solo practice there ever since. Visionary Care is thrilled to have him provide concierge medical care to our clients.

 

Riverside Care Team

Erika Gonzalez

Life Care Manager

Erika graduated from University of California San Diego choosing to study Urban Studies and Planning. Erika has experience working with seniors in assisted living settings and also as a case manager for the Enhanced Care Management program for Medicaid populations. Her passion is serving her community. She also serves Riveride County as a volunteer reserve firefighter. As part of her hobbies, Erika enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and spending time with her nieces. She is also a proud cat mom.

 

You can contact Erika by email at erika@visionarycareconsultants.com