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Joe Bettencourt
Interim HealthCare of East Bay was first established in the early 1970‘s. Joe purchased the franchise in 2003, and since has worked with numerous organizations and non-profits helping to create synergistic solutions for the health and aging population in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Prior to ownership, he worked in the long term care business and financial planning industry for over 20 years. As an active member of the community, Joe is involved in many regional organizations including  (but not limited to) Adult Day Network of Contra Costa County, Senior Care Connections, Senior Summit, Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging, John Muir Caring Hands, Rotary Home Team, Veteran's Affairs & All Regional Centers. Joe became interested in the senior care profession during his grandmother’s five-year battle with cancer; a time when his grandfather and mother experienced the strains of caregiving and the disparity between hospital and home care. On the rare occasions when he and his wife, Tina, have spare time, they enjoy nearby attractions ranging from the Lafayette Reservoir to the coastal towns along our coast. Their blended family includes two daughters, three sons and three granchildren. What does Joe look for when hiring new employees? “We employ the people who are passionate about what they do” 

Sue Smith,
Office Manager

Born in Cardiff, Wales, raised in England. Sue obtained her RN specializing in intellectual and physical disabilities from Southampton University Hospital. Although Sue loved being a nurse she became a stay at home mom to her four children, one girl and three boys. She moved to the US in 1995 and moved back and forth between the East and West coasts, finally settling down in CA in 1998. Sue joined our Interim team eight years ago as a CSR and became our Office Manager in 2011. 
In April of 2014, Sue became a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisers, the world's largest organization dedicated to certifying professionals who serve seniors. Additionally, Sue holds the designation of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).
Sue loves working with seniors and being able to contribute to the community in any way she can. She loves her employees as well as our clients and always looks out for everyone’s best interest. We are lucky to have her and she has contributed so much to helping our franchise grow and continue to be successful.

Melissa Stolte,
Assistant Office Manager
Melissa grew up in Albany, CA and is a mother of four children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women Gender studies from SFSU. While care giving Melissa volunteered at UCSF Medical Center as an operating room implant coordinator working with doctors, nurses and other staff members. That experience was a great insight into the medical field. Her time as a caregiver helped her design and implement comprehensive care plans for individuals and families. Melissa has a keen insight for the needs and views of others and is able to listen and identify problem areas and form innovative solutions. We at Interim welcomed Melissa in May of 2011 to join our care giving family. In September 2012 we asked her to join the administrative team. Melissa enjoys working with Interim Healthcare and hopes to make a difference in our team and more importantly in each of our client’s lives.

Dilushika Senarathgoda 
Dilushika was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Pune, India. Growing up, she also lived in the Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia. She moved to the US in 2012 to further her education, and recently graduated from La Sierra University with an MBA in Healthcare Management. She loves to travel, and speaks Hindi, Tamil, Pohnpeian, and Sinhalese. Dilushika recently joined the Interim family and is thrilled to be our newest recruiter. She enjoys meeting new people, creating lasting relationships and giving back to the community.

Yecenia Renteria
Client Care Coordinator
Yecenia was born and raised in Concord, California and is the mother of two young boys. Yecenia graduated as a Medical Assistant and worked for a private practice, before joining Interim.  After her Grandfather passed in 2010, she realized her her passion for caring for people and pursued a career in healthcare. Yecenia is a wonderful addition to our team and is the warm friendly face that greets you at our front desk.




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