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Palmeira Leadership

Gen Barter

Gen Barter

Chief Executive Officer

After working in the home health care field for over 8 years, Genevieve Barter knew she had found a career and an industry that she loved. Along the way, she had learned there are so many avenues of health care that don’t make people better. But she found hope in home health care – which she considers the last facet of health services based on human touch – that did help patients improve through education, compassion and goal-focused care. She was intrigued by the gap between mom and pop-run home health companies and the larger, more impersonal conglomerates. She saw a need in the community and an opportunity to change the industry and make an impact. So she bought the company she worked for and began expanding services into multiple states. The idea of Palmeira Home Health Services was born. She drew from her family’s medical background – her father is a retired ophthalmologist in California, her political science education from the University of San Diego and her past sales experience to make Palmeira Health Services into one of the top home health service companies in the market today.

Patrick Benedicto

Patrick Benedicto

Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Patrick manages the Palmeira team of dedicated sales professionals who work directly with providers to deliver the best home health service possible for their patients. Patrick also leads the Palmeira Health Services Assisted Living division. Patrick brings extensive sales experience to Palmeira having worked with staffing companies to provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy professionals for Home Health agencies in Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, San Diego and Los Angeles. Patrick attended Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines for his industrial engineering degree. After college, he played professional basketball in the Philippines for five years including the team that won the league championship in 2001.

Lynda Ferri, RN

Director of Nursing

As Director of Nursing, Lynda is responsible for the overall direction of our home health clinical services at Palmeira. In her leadership role as Clinical Manager, she evaluates clinical care services and all administrative operations and activities. She maintains the structure and staffing of the agency to effectively meet the needs of patents. She establishes and implements patient care protocol that ensures a high standard of quality and that all regulations are met. Over 30 years ago, Lynda began her career as a nursing assistant. She brings over 17 years of experience in Medicare and insurance procedures. Her expertise includes Medicare urgent claim processing protocol and coordination with multiple insurer benefits, coding and data collection. She often educated patients and physicians on Medicare processes and guidelines. Lynda graduated with her RN from Breckinridge School of Nursing and has dedicated her career over the past 7 years to excellence in home health services, including leadership positions with Caring Nurses Inc. and Horizon Home Heath, which later became known as Palmeira.

Andrea Kerrigan, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

As Assistant Director of Nursing at Palmeira Home + Health, Andrea focuses on business solutions that improve productivity, efficiency, and most importantly, quality health care to members of our community. Her goal is to achieve optimum utilization of resources, but she is the first willing to go and see her patients even when it is her day off, if they truly need her. Andrea has over 15 years of experience in business development and management and comes from a family of healthcare professionals. Every year she attends a wound care conference to learn new advances in wound care and supplies, a key treatment focus for home health patients. She is able to bring back that information and train our staff to stay up-to-date on how we can provide better care for better outcomes for our patients. She earned her Psychology degree and her RN degree from the College of Southern Nevada. Andrea enjoys volunteering within the community and presently hold positions on the Board of Directors for two non-profit associations as well as volunteering with the American Red Cross as a Registered Nurse.

Cecilia Yepremyan

Quality Assurance Manager

As Quality Assurance Manager for Palmeira Home + Health, Cecilia Yepremyan focuses on Palmeira delivering quality care and expert solutions to our patients while exceeding expectations when it comes to customer service. She strives to ensure patients receive the right care for the right duration with targeted clinical interventions that support shorter recovery times and ongoing wellness. Cecilia brings over 13 years of experience and a background as a licensed LVN certified in IV therapy and blood withdrawal. Her past experience in hospital settings, mental health facilities, convalescent settings and home visit includes coding per Medicare guidelines and home health rules plus managing quality assurance by reviewing and auditing charts. She earned her nursing degree from Glendale Career College in California.

Becky Tolmasoff

Human Resources Manager

As Human Resources Manager, Becky Tolmasoff brings over 12 years of experience in office management, recruiting, and human resources management to the Palmeira Health Services network of locations. Having specialized in the medical field and supporting organizations with multiple locations, her duties include the full cycle of recruiting, onboarding and human resource management. She is focused on maintaining excellent communication and reporting with the organization as well as existing employees and prospective candidates. She provides strategic insight to manage and deliver core HR support in areas such as employee development, compensation, succession planning, training, recruiting, policies and programs, benefits and employee relations. Becky maintains a leadership role for the planning and achievement of objectives that are consistent with the company, business and financial goals.

Palmeira Sales Managers

The Palmeira Home + Health Sales Manager manages business development of the post-acute continuum for our regional locations. The Sales Manager works with internal clinical and operational leadership to align with our Palmeira Continuum of Care Partners to ensure a smooth transition of care for the patient. The Regional Sales Manager provides Better Care for Better Outcomes™ for those entrusted to our care by managing the day to day operations and business development throughout the healthcare network. Referrals are gained by building relationships and providing education on Palmeira services and resources to our partners in the healthcare field including physician offices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. The Regional Sales Manager also creates awareness in the community for the need and benefits of home healthcare services and coordinates continuing education programs for the community and healthcare workers.

Jermaine Johnson

Sales Manager - Arizona

Johnson brings over 25 years of experience in sales and client relationship management and retention to his role at Palmeira. Over his career, he has been consistently recognized for achieving company goals, the ability to develop new sales, and improving customer retention levels within highly competitive markets. His sales management experience spans the range of major corporations, health & wellness institutions, academic institutions and government divisions for clients including Novum Pharma, Seacret Wellness, and Pre-Paid Legal Services.

Jonathan Albert

Sales Manager - Nevada

Albert brings over 17 years of experience in managing sales teams and developing marketing strategies for companies including Billion Global Technologies, Career Education Corporation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. In health care, he has recruited students for fields in Anesthesiology, Sonography, Radiography, Dialysis and Medical Assisting. Through pharmaceutical sales, he has extensive experience working with Dermatologists, Podiatrists, Primary Care Physicians and doctors of Internal Medicine.

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Every single employee from Palmeira Health were extremely helpful, polite and caring. Each one made me feel important and they were here for me not because it was their job!


Jayne B.

Jesus (the Physical Therapist) helped me get a lot stronger.


Sue H.

All services provided by your Home Health was greatly appreciated. Your staff was very personal and interested in my recovery.


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Phone: 844.4PALMEIRA

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