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Behind the Passion: Dr. Anthony and Renée Cortés, Owners of Interim Healthcare of Sarasota County

Born with a desire to give back, Dr. Anthony and Renée Cortés know firsthand the importance of quality home care when it matters most. In 2003, Renée’s mother Gracie needed support due to a heart condition and aging challenges. Immediately Renée provided quality in-home personal care that gave Grace a long and happy life in the comfort of her own home. Later in 2010, Anthony’s father, Don Antonio, was diagnosed with Dementia and required in-home assistance with activities of daily living (ADL). He was able to receive support, enrichment programming and personal care in the comfort and familiarity of his home for many years. The passion to serve and support folks at home for Dr. Anthony and Renée is more than just a career but a mission, a ministry and a purpose to live out their parent’s caring legacy.

Renée serves as our CFO and began her career as an environmental engineer and after 15 years decided to turn her skills into serving her community through non-profits, senior care, ministry, design and finance. Her life's work has revolved around providing exceptional care for the less fortunate. Renée manages our finances to ensure growth and financial responsibility. She meets, assesses and trains each new caregiver to ensure quality of care, integrity and professionalism for all our clients.

Dr. Anthony Cortés, who goes by Tony, spent a 30-year career centered on proven capabilities in executive leadership to the educational, non-profit and international relief workplaces across the US and aboard. He has served on various boards such as the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Latino Health Advisory and as the vice chair for a statewide youth nonprofit organization. He brings to Interim HealthCare his expertise as COO, vice president and department director for various private agencies. Tony has a Ph.D. in Human Development with a concentration in positive psychology and instructional leadership. Dr. Cortes serves as our CEO and his focus is creating community partnerships and finding the best caregivers while providing them with an environment where they are valued, trusted and empowered to do their best work.

Meet the rest of our Team:

picture of our director of nursingStacy is our Director of Nursing but wears many hats as she is determined to provide the best service possible to all our clients and staff. A Registered Nurse, Stacy Baker has 15 years of extensive experience in home health care. She has applied her skilled nursing abilities as a Case Manager, Director of Clinical Services, Director of Nursing Home Health, and Director of Staffing and Client Care. When Stacy isn’t doing home visits, she’s working in the office where she is the warm friendly individual who greets everyone with a smile in her voice.


 

Marie-B2.jpgOur Administrator Marie is an experienced Registered Nurse with a wealth of knowledge in the medical field. She has worked almost 40 years combined in Surgical Intensive Care, as a Nurse Manager, in Outpatient Oncology Nursing and Infusion Oncology. Marie moved from Kansas City, MO to Venice, FL two years ago with her husband Dan. Her hobbies are sewing and “digging in the dirt” while Dan likes to fish and golf.

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