Our Team

The Inspire Care of Central New York team consists of compassionate licensed and certified professionals that include nurses, social workers, and allied staff called Care Manager Assistants. We all specialize in serving seniors and the disabled to address their needs to age in place.

We bring expertise to our clients and their families in dementia, medical or functional impairment, complex medical conditions, benefits and entitlements, abuse/neglect, housing, and home care assistance.

A team approach is fostered for each client, allowing us to match individual needs to the best qualified Inspire Care of Central New York team member as well as offering the advice and direction of multiple professionals.

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Kellie Capoto, MSW, Senior Manager of Sales and Operations

Meet Kellie Capoto, our Senior Manager of Sales and Operations, a driving force behind our commitment to providing exceptional service to our community.

Kellie is a Syracuse area native, graduating from Liverpool High School. She went on to get her Bachelor’s in Human Development at SUNY Oswego. Her passion for making a difference then led her to Syracuse University, where she attained a Master’s in Social Work, laying the foundation for her impactful career.

Kellie’s professional path has been diverse and enriching, working many unique aspects of senior care in differing demographics. She began her career as a hospital care manager in Orlando, FL, where she honed her skills in patient advocacy, primarily working with seniors. Shortly after marrying her college sweetheart, Kellie and her husband moved to Long Island so they could be closer to family. This is where her career began transitioning into sales and marketing roles within skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. She found her niche in merging her compassionate nature with strategic leadership.

Kellie, her husband, 2 sons, and 2 dogs eventually made their way back to the Syracuse area to plant their roots. Now, as our Senior Manager of Sales and Operations, Kellie is thrilled to lead our team and is committed to carry on the mission of Inpsire Care of CNY. Her vision is clear: to ensure that every individual we serve receives the highest standard of care and support.

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Our Team

 

Deborah Jacques, PT, DPT, CMC, Aging Life Care Clinical Coordinator 

Deborah is responsible for care management compliance, assisting team members in appropriate client care services, staff training, and providing care management and physical therapy duties. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist with experience in Home Care, Sub-Acute Care, and Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation. She holds a Care Manager Certification (CMC) through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an Advanced Professional member with the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). Deborah has been on the Inspire Care of Central New York team since 2021. She is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Associative Awareness Technique. Deborah continues to expand her skills and knowledge with ongoing education to help her clients meet their goals. She loves getting to know her clients, their unique strengths, abilities and goals in order to tailor their personal exercise program. Deborah is passionate about helping people live and move their best so they can maintain their independence.

Deborah graduated from Upstate Medical University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012.

   

 

Deborah Lynch, RN, BSN, Aging Life Care Manager 

Deb is a Registered Professional Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After retiring from Nascentia Health in Syracuse (formerly the Visiting Nurses Association of Central New York) after 35 years of a rewarding career in Home Care, she joined Inspire Care of Central New York in 2018. Deb’s focus has always been to assist and support seniors and their families in managing medical conditions safely in their home. She now enjoys using her extensive home care experience with the Inspire Care of Central New York team while maintaining a focus of helping those she serves to “age in place” with dignity.

 

Cheryl Metz, Assistant Administrator/CMA Coordinator

Cheryl is our CMA (Care Manager Assistant) Coordinator, responsible for day-to-day contact with CMA’s, scheduling and assists in matching CMA’s with clients. She also assists with administrative duties. Cheryl joined Inspire Care of Central New York in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant providing client/customer service duties and office related tasks. In 2019 She was promoted to CMA, assisting clients in their homes with non-medical tasks, transportation, and other companion services. Cheryl has training in caring for clients with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.

Cheryl has the passion and dedication to help each of her clients achieve their care management goals. Her desire for caring for others began with taking care of her mother with dementia and other medical conditions.

Cheryl has an Associate degree in Paralegal Studies. She is the mother of four beautiful children and grandmother of one. Cheryl has lived in the Central New York area for over 25 years.

 

Maribeth Morgan, LMSW, Aging Life Care Manager

Maribeth is a Licensed Master Social Worker and holds a certification in gerontology. She has over 25 years experience working in a multitude of health care facilities, hospitals, and other care management companies prior to joining Inspire Care of Central New York in 2019.

Maribeth graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Community Services, and a Master of Social Work.

 

Tracy Sassaman, LPN, Aging Life Care Manager

Meet Tracy Sassaman, a LPN with nearly 25 years of invaluable nursing experience, the majority of which has been dedicated to senior care. Tracy’s journey in nursing has been marked by a steadfast commitment to excellence, compassion, and leadership.

Throughout her career, Tracy has held various leadership positions, cultivating a wealth of knowledge and expertise that is simply invaluable. Now, she brings her wealth of experience and her can-do attitude to our team, ready to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Her dedication to providing exceptional, compassionate care is seen with each interaction she has through her unwavering focus on the well-being of our clients and their families. Tracy ensures that every individual receives the highest standard of support and attention.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Tracy finds joy in spending time with her family, particularly her beloved granddaughter.  Tracy’s heartwarming presence and dedication shine through, making her an invaluable asset to our team.

 

Gwen Sorber, BSN, MSN, Aging Life Care Manager

Gwen is a Registered Professional Nurse and an advanced practice nurse with over 40 years of experience in health care, ranging from acute care to home care to nursing education and now in care management. She has been privileged to work in multiple settings allowing her to develop an extensive network within the medical community in Syracuse.  Gwen has been with Inspire Care of Central New York since 2020.

She holds a BSN from Bloomsburg State University and a MSN/ANP from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Gwen is active in her faith community and serves on the Board of Education at a local private school. She enjoys working in a problem solving capacity, especially with seniors, to impact quality of life.

 

 

 

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