Visionary Care Consultants, Healthcare Advocates, and Care Managers of San Diego and Middle Tennessee.

Meet the Team

San Diego California Team

Mary Clapp, MSW

Life Care Manager

Mary Clapp has a Masters’s degree in Social Work from Ohio State University and a Bachelors’s degree in Social work from San Diego State University. She has over 25 years of experience working with seniors in various settings including home health and her own Care Management agency in Ohio. As a result, she draws on her extensive experience to act on her client’s behalf. She understands the unique needs and concerns of aging individuals and their families while treating each client with the love and compassion which she would expect for her own family members. Mary is a member of the Aging Life Care Association.


You can contact Mary by email at

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

Amy Hull, MS Gerontology

Life Care Manager
Amy is originally from the Boston area and spent the last ten years of her career working at a local nonprofit that helps older adults remain independent in their own home. Prior to that, she spent ten years in health care as an Administrative Supervisor at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Amy has worked with all ages; she has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Elementary Education, and a Master’s degree in Gerontology, Management of Aging Services from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
She has a passion for helping people live their lives to the fullest, and enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them achieve their goals. She has always enjoyed working with older adults and finds enjoyment in listening to their stories and hearing their wisdom.

In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy the beach, being in nature, and attending their children’s sporting events. She enjoys reading and learning new things every day.


You can contact Amy by email at

Juliet York

Life Care Manager

Juliet became passionate about helping the older population after volunteering as an Activities Assistant in an extended care unit during high school and by caring for her grandmother during the last couple months of her life.


Juliet attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in Gerontology. After graduation, she worked as a Project Manager on a non-profit grant who provided social programs for teenagers. Throughout her career, Juliet has worked with the older population and families providing service and education in hospice, home care, and assisted living.


For the past 17 years Juliet has enjoyed her time working in nursing homes as the Director of Social Services. She has helped countless clients return safely to their homes and ensured the medically related emotional and social needs of each client were met and maintained. She enjoys listening and learning about the clients background and about what life has taught them.


When she is not working, Juliet enjoys spending time with her family, trail running, volunteering for community programs and practicing martial arts.


You can contact Juliet by email at:

Shuji Masuda

Life Care Manager

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:

Susana Baptista

Care Manager Assistant/Thoughtful Engagement Specialist

As a professional working in various capacities in the medical field for over 22 years, Susana has
cultivated a passion for serving clients of all ages, but more specifically seniors and individuals with disabilities.

In this next chapter of her career, she aspires to provide client-centered advocacy for seniors as a Care Manager Assistant. Susana also is one of our thoughtful engagement specialists and engages clients in their homes and facilitates engageful activities in the community.

It is Susana’s mission to help clients and their families navigate medical and social welfare systems by providing assistance with translation, paperwork, and connection to appropriate resources. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and basic American Sign Language.


You can contact Susana by email at:

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.



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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.


Tennessee Team


Gale Schmenk

Business Development Liason

Born and raised in SE Michigan, Gale worked the majority of her 20+ years sales career in Ann Arbor; most recently for a manufacturing firm whose product was popular amongst the senior population. It was there she discovered her passion for working with the aging population and with the growing number of baby boomers felt the demand would only continue to grow. Coupling this with the fact that her Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, she witnessed her own family struggle with the many decisions involved in caring for her  loved one. Her personal battle led her to discover her passion!  In 2017 (after enough years of cold and snow), Gale realized She was in need of a change of scenery so she relocated to Middle Tennessee.  


Joining the Visionary Care Consultants team is a career dream come true for Gale. “I believe in our mission that every individual deserves the right to age with dignity! As Business Development Liaison, my goal is to connect clients and family members with the resources they desperately need so they may age in place; where ever they call home.”


You can contact Gale by email at

Ellen Abbott

Life Care Manager

Ellen Abbott has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville, Indiana. She has over fifteen years of experience in the identity theft and consumer fraud industry as a fraud investigator, manager, and program manager. In 2019, she received her Sacred Passage End of Life Doula certification from the Conscious Dying Institute in Boulder, Colorado.


This unique combination of skills is what makes Ellen a natural listener, counselor, and advocate for people of all ages and backgrounds but especially the senior population. She has always enjoyed working with and advocating for the needs of older adults. She is a strong believer in conscious and purposeful living and enhancing the lives of seniors through action and advocacy at all facets of the lifecycle.


Ellen is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and enjoys spending time with her family and children and traveling.


You can contact Ellen by email at