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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 patient's needs, either in the office by scheduling supply deliveries, politely providing health care solutions over the phone, or visiting patient’s homes to administer quality care in an 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

Director of Clinical Services

 

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. 
 

 

 

 

Hiliana Esparza-Miller, Lily, is our Director of Clinical Services for all services provided by Reach Healthcare Services. Lily had the honor of serving our country in the United States Marine Corps and has taken care of patients ranging from a 28 week premature baby to a 102 year old gentleman. She has experience working in hospitals as a floor nurse, specialty in-home infusion nurse, and has directed clinical care for a multi-million dollar home healthcare agency. She chose the nursing profession after her tour of duty due to a need to provide for her family. Lily, however, has stated how her profession has rewarded her in more profound ways than just monetary. She enjoys serving her patients and advocating for them to ensure they receive the superior care that they deserve. Lily joined our team back in 2014 and continues to grow as a respected, cherished employee and educated nurse.

Tameria Kelly-Peña, RN

Director of Nursing


I come from a long line of nurses and have always enjoyed helping people and treating my patients like family.
 





 

Tameria Kelly-Pena is our Director of Nursing for our Licensed and Certified Division. She graduated with her Associate Degree/Registered Nursing in 2004 from Houston Community College. After graduating, Tameria started off in the hospital setting as a charge nurse in the pediatric unit. She assisted patients in the newborn nursery, postpartum and the Med-Surg units as a floater. After working in the hospital, Tameria made the transition into home healthcare. The first home healthcare agency she worked for, Tameria started off as an RN Case Manager/Supervisory Nurse and was soon promoted to Director of Nursing within 6 months. After holding that title for about 5 ½ years, she then took on the role of Administrator for 3 years. Tameria then made the decision to join our team here at Reach Healthcare Services in August 2015. Tameria has always been one of our most dedicated, bilingual nursing professionals and enjoys helping our patients reach their healthcare goals. We are very blessed and proud to have Tameria Kelly-Pena be part of our team at Reach.

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

Reach Out Advocate

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



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. 

 



Christy Dobson has been in home healthcare for 20 plus years and the majority of that time has been here with us at Reach Healthcare Services. She has held multiple titles with our company including Scheduler, Intake Coordinator, and Manager of Caregiver Services. She currently is our Manager of Clinical Administrative Support Team. Christy enjoys working for Reach Healthcare Services because she likes the people that she works with, including the outstanding nurses and other field staff. Christy has become an integral part of our agency and assists us with staying organized and focused on the common goal. 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 company and is an incredible resource. Christy is dedicated, dependable, adaptable and invaluable.

Ariel Hernandez, BSN, RN



To me, there is no greater reward than knowing I am making a difference in the live of my patients.  



 

 

Ariel is one of our dedicated infusion nurses and has been a part of our family here at Reach since January 2014. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Miami in 2003 and has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as ICU, PACU, Outpatient, and Home Health. Ariel is bilingual in Spanish and prides himself in being able to teach skills centered around disease awareness, treatment compliance and focuses on infusion therapy treatment for rare diseases. He enjoys building a positive relationship with his patients, their family members, physicians, and other members of the medical team.

Sally Barnes, LVN

Sally Barnes

 

Sally has been caring for our patients here at Reach for over 15 years. She is a loving wife and mother of 3 beautiful girls and 2 grandbabies, whom she loves very much. She enjoys 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 on the team.

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 operation patients. While Raciel was working for the rehab facility, he still managed to work in the home healthcare industry on a part time bases. Raciel has been with Reach Healthcare Services for 4 ½ years. He specializes in respiratory, IV therapy, wound care/wound vac and post operation patients.  He loves caring for his patients and is willing to go the extra mile to insure their happiness and exceed their expectations. Raciel is married with 2 beautiful children.