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Meet Our Team

Reach Healthcare Services employs a talented group of nurses and experienced caregivers who are highly trained in delivering every form of home health care.  This caring group of individuals are compassionately serving our patients needs either in the office by scheduling supply deliveries and politely providing health care solutions over the phone or visiting patient’s homes to administer quality care in a amicable way. 

Theresa Bohannon-Gerke, RN

Principal/Chief Executive Officer



It is through the passion of caring for others with integrity, reliability and compassion that Reach Healthcare Services was established.

 

 

 

Theresa (Terri) Bohannon-Gerke has 35 years of experience as an owner/operator of high acuity home healthcare companies. She received her Registered Nursing License in 1980 and shortly after began working in hospitals in the pediatric unit. She realized that the healthcare industry was missing something; a reliable company that was able to care for medically fragile and technology dependent patients. This thought is what lead Terri to start her own home health care agency in 1982, specializing in providing acute care in the home environment. A true entrepreneur, Terri and her business colleague, Bonnie Smith, have worked together for 28 years to establish and develop home infusion services, Respiratory/DME/ventilator specialties, and pediatric therapy clinics, in addition to the skilled home health, private duty, and caregiver services that are at the heart of the company you know today.  Throughout the many changes, Reach Healthcare Services continues to embody and display their core values, providing outstanding care to their patients and their family members with integrity, reliability, and compassion.

Bonnie Smith, BSN, RN

 

Principal/VP of Sales & Marketing

 

Bonnie Smith graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston in 1980. Shortly after realizing her passion for patient care in both hospital and home settings, Bonnie found she had a talent for clinical program development and management. She established home Post Surgical and Rehabilitation programs, which were progressive in meeting high acuity healthcare needs, post hospitalization. In order to better establish the programs, Bonnie became engrossed with informing physicians, case managers, other healthcare professionals and patients/families about the post hospital care options available. This resulted in her true passion of improving patients' quality of life. She has over 30 years experience in home healthcare marketing and business development. Bonnie Smith and business colleague, Terri Bohannon-Gerke, have worked together for 28 years. They continue to advocate for dependable, compassionate care to help patients maintain independence in their home, embracing customer service above all else. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, gardening and almost any outdoor activity.




 

Julie Abney

 

Director of Operations



As head of Operations at Reach, Julie Abney is dedicated to promoting the company's core values of providing dependable, efficient and compassionate care to our patients and their families. Julie has over 25 years of experience in business management and human resources, 20 of which have been devoted to the home health and health care industry here at Reach. Julie has a Bachelor in Business Management from Texas A&M and her experience and knowledge has been instrumental to our company over the years. As Director of Operations, she has gracefully taken on the role of helping direct our day to day operations, which range from employee and customer relations to managing the company's financial performance. As a valuable member of our team, Julie knows how to handle any situation that comes her way, and we are grateful for her commitment to Reach Healthcare. Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and giving back to the community by volunteering and participating in city events.

Lily Esparza, BSN, RN

 I am Hiliana Esparza-Miller, the Director of Clinical Services for all services provided by Reach Healthcare Services, but my family, friends and colleagues call me Lily.  I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. I have had the honor of serving my country in the United States Marine Corps and serving patients from a 28 week premature baby to a 102 year old gentleman. I have worked the hospital floor at night, infused a pediatric patient at home in the midst of a hurricane evacuation, and directed the clinical care of a multi-million dollar home health agency. I chose the nursing profession after my tour of duty due to a need to provide for my family. However, this profession has rewarded me time and time again in more profound ways than just monetary. Serving my patients and their families as they recover at home or settle in to a chronic diagnosis has taught me life lessons and fuels my desire to advocate for them in every way possible. Joining Reach Healthcare Services in 2014 gave me the platform to deliver holistic patient care and continue growing both as a nurse and an individual. If the need arises for care, I hope to have the privilege of serving you and your family.

Tameria Kelly-Peña, RN


I’m the Director of Nursing at Reach Healthcare Services for the Licensed and Certified Division and joined their team August 2015. I’ve been working in home healthcare since February 2006 and held a title of RN case manager/supervisory nurse for 6 months until I was promoted to become the Director of Nursing.  I also have experience as an Administrator for 3 years.  I am bilingual and able to speak, read and write Spanish. Prior to working in home care, I was s hospital charge nurse in the pediatric unit and have experience in newborn nursery, post partum and Med-Surg floor. I love doing home healthcare and being the supervising nurse, especially interacting with the patients. All my patients love me because I treat them like family. I am married and a mother of 5 beautiful children and adopted a 6th child 6 years ago. I am happy to be a part of Reach Healthcare Services.
 

 

Lisa Clifton

Director of Caregiver Services

 

 

Lisa Clifton is our Director of Caregiver Services. She has been with Reach for a little over 5 years and has 25 years experience as a volunteer EMT. After taking a break from EMT, Lisa decided to try the oil and gas business. She soon realized that her true passion was helping people and quickly made the transition over to Reach Healthcare Services, where she continues to grow and develop our Caregiver Services program. Born and raised in the Houston area, Lisa enjoys volunteering as a Bike medic for the Houston Marathon and MS150 Houston to Austin, spending time with family and supporting local businesses in her spare time. Currently she sits on the Houston Rodeo Art Committee. Lisa Clifton is a vital part of our team here at Reach Healthcare Services, and we commend her on her hard work and loyalty with the company and the Caregiver Services program.

Jenny Borchers

 

Senior Account Executive

 

 

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Jenny Borchers moved to Houston 27 years ago for a career opportunity in the Life Insurance and Financial  Services field. After many years of assisting clients with their insurance needs and questions, the transition to the work of Home Healthcare was a natural progression. When Jenny was asked why her work is meaningful she shared that "It is rewarding to know that our patients and clients are receiving both the skilled and personal care they need in order to maintain their independence and be where they feel the most comfortable". Jenny is a graduate of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree.


 


Christina Sanchez

 

 Intake Coordinator                 



I love knowing that our patients are deeply cared for and that they get the care they deserve.
 

 

 

 

Christina Sanchez has worked in the home healthcare industry for fifteen years and six of those years have been with Reach Healthcare Services. Christina has held many positions with Reach, from processing referrals and scheduling nurses for our Licensed and Certified Home Health Division, to scheduling and payroll for our Caregiver and Private Duty Nursing Division. Currently Christina is our intake coordinator and handles all referrals that come in from case managers and physician offices. Her compassion and empathy for our patients, their families, and our referral sources shows every day as she continues to provide outstanding service.

Carol Rahe

Carol Rahe I have worked in home healthcare for twenty-eight years, twenty-two of which I have spent with Reach Healthcare Services. I have had several job responsibilities throughout my career including, Patient Care Coordinator, Medicare Billing, Processing Referrals & Paperwork. For the last five years I have worked as a Reach Out Advocate, working with Private Duty Nursing and Caregiver Service clients & marketing with our referral sources. I enjoy speaking with our clients, families and referral sources. My hobbies are traveling, enjoying nature, walking and spending time with friends and family.

As Carol has mentioned she has worn many hats over her long career at our agency. She has long been the Reach historian and can remember patients, staff and events that most of us forget. She has a unique ability to connect with people and possesses the valuable skill of listening and showing you that you are important enough for her to hear you. She is kind, thoughtful and is a presence that all of us have come to depend upon. She takes on the responsibility of her tasks related to patients as if those patients were her own family.

Christy Dobson

Manager of Clinical Administrative Support Team

I have been in home healthcare for 15 years and with Reach Healthcare Services for 12 ½ of those years. I have had multiple job duties through the years with this company including working in IV, scheduling for IV, HHA, Private Duty Nursing, and Caregiver patients, payroll, working referrals or other clerical functions. I now am the Manager of Clinical Administrative Support Team for nursing department and Supervisor for Caregiver staff. One of the reasons I love Reach Healthcare Services is the fact that I am recognized. I have the opportunity to know the CEO and Executive Director of the company, and they know me by name. I also like the caring people that I work with. Reach Healthcare Services have great nurses and staff. I would not trade it for anything.



Christy has become an integral part of our agency. She keeps all of us in line. She is an incredible multi-tasker and adapts to changes flawlessly. She cares deeply for our patients, as well as our staff. Over the years she has grown with the department and is an incredible resource. She is dedicated, dependable, adaptable and invaluable.

Ariel Hernandez, BSN, RN

I am a home infusion nurse part of the family of Reach since January 2014. Highly motivated, dedicated and patient focused RN with experience in infusion therapy for treatment of rare diseases. I graduated in 2003 from University of Miami in Florida,  with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and since then I have worked in several settings, including ICU, PACU, Outpatient, and Home Health. I pride myself in the exceptional capacity to multi-task, strong teaching skills centered on disease awareness and treatment compliance and proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other members of the medical team. To me, there is no greater reward than knowing I am making a difference in the live of my patients every day.  

 

Sally Barnes, LVN

Sally Barnes

 

Sally has been with us for 15 years caring for our patients. She is a loving wife and mother of 3 beautiful girls and 2 grandbabies, whom she loves very much. She loves taking care of her patients and being a compassionate nurse to all. Sally has been a nurse since 1994 and started out working in med-surgical at the hospital. Later she moved on to working for an urgent care center, and was a school nurse for 3 years before coming to Reach Healthcare, formerly known as The Care Group. Her specialty is wound care and taking care of our vent/trach dependent patients. Sally is really one of a kind and a blessing to have all these years.

Raciel Hernandez, LVN

 

Raciel has been a nurse for 11 years. He worked with home healthcare agencies in Miami Florida for 2 years and later went to work for a rehab facility, caring for over 30 post op patients. While Raciel was working for the rehab facility, he still managed to work in the home healthcare industry on a part timme bases. Raciel has been with Reach Healthcare for 4  ½ years. He specializes in respiratory, IV therapy, wound care/wound vac and post op patients.  He loves caring for his patients and is willing to go the extra mile, driving all over Houston, and as far north as Conroe and Porter to service his patients. Raciel is married with 2 beautiful children.