Meet Our Team

Working with seniors so they can remain active and live at home is not just a job but a passion. We believe you are more than just a client. You are full of wisdom, a friend, and mentor. We’re honored to provide the professional, personalized home care services in Raleigh and the surrounding area that help make life the very best it can be. Contact us today!

Jen Stengl, Owner

Jen Stengl

"I started Golden Harmony after my own stressful experience of being a long distance daughter for my mother. Due to a severe illness which required an extended hospitalization and months of home recovery, I took on the task of trying to meet her needs while also taking care of my own family. With the many eight-hour round-trip drives to and from my home to hers, I had ample opportunity to reflect upon the types of services a business such as mine should provide. During this difficult time with my own mother, I wanted a service that would provide loving, professional help with daily responsibilities thus allowing aging adults and their family to have the time and space to simply love and enjoy each other.

I have a natural affinity for enjoying the presence of all people, it is seniors who I have always felt particularly drawn to. I attribute this quality to the extraordinary influence my grandparents had in my life. Their love, guidance, and wisdom are a large part of who I am today."

Out of a love for seniors who want to remain independent and their families who aren’t always able to help, Golden Harmony was born. Jen lives in Wake Forest with her husband, three children, and their dog.

Raynie Escobedo

Raynie Escobedo

Office Administrator

Raynie was raised in Texas and earned her Master’s degree in Social work form Texas State University. Raynie spent the early part of her career as a nursing home social worker working with patients on the Alzheimer’s unit. For eight years, she worked for Disability Determination Services, assisting clients with their Social Security Disability benefits.

Relocating to Wake Forest in 2009 Raynie knew immediately North Carolina would be her family’s permanent home and where she and her husband would raise their son and daughter. In her free time, Raynie enjoys reading, being outdoors, camping in their travel trailer and spending time with family.

Kristee Marconi

Kristee Marconi

RN, BSN, Lead Nurse Supervisor

Kristee joined the Golden Harmony team in October 2020 as the RN Supervisor.  Kristee was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia.  She graduated from Barton College, Wilson, NC in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After graduation, she worked for several years at UNC Rex Hospital on a Cardiology Step Down Unit as a floor nurse and was eventually promoted to Charge Nurse.

In 2000 she left Rex to begin working for a private Cardiology practice doing cardiology care and diagnostic testing. Kristee took a few years off to be a stay at home mom to her three children. She returned to UNC Rex Hospital in 2010 to work on the General Surgery floor part-time.

Kristee lives in Cary, NC with her husband Derrick and three children. Kristee believes that education and detailed communication are the key to good home health care. During her free time, she enjoys travel, scrapbooking and listening to true crime podcasts.

Kathleen Henig

Kathleen Henig

RN Nurse Supervisor

Kathleen received her BA degree from East Stroudsburg University in PA and her AAS degree from Bergen Community College in NJ. She began her early nursing career over 20 years ago at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. After moving to NC she took some time off to raise her children but once they were older she returned to nursing with an emphasis on senior care.

Prior to joining us at Golden Harmony, Kathleen’s experience includes working as an RN in home care with a focus on clients with dementia. She believes that everyone should have the right to compassionate and effective care, but also enjoys bringing laughter and hope to her clients. 

Kathleen lives in Wake Forest with her husband, three kids, and their new puppy, Hennessey. When not working or taking care of her family, Kathleen enjoys playing tennis, crafting, and being involved in the PTSA.

Holly Bretzius

Holly Bretzius

Care Coordinator

Holly first joined the Golden Harmony team in September 2020 as a Companion. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. She spent several years working with children and adults with disabilities as a Case Manager, advocating for their well being and exceptional care. After this Holly stayed at home for several years, raising her four daughters before joining us at Golden Harmony. She has always had a strong interest in helping seniors and has really enjoyed her experiences as a Companion.

Holly lives in Cary with her husband and family and is looking forward to continuing to make new friends and to help make a difference in their daily lives!

Jill Barwick

Jill Barwick

Recruitment Coordinator

Jill joined Golden Harmony in November of 2020.  Prior to joining Golden Harmony Jill was a Montessori teacher focused on early childhood development.  She is passionate about helping others and believes that warmth and compassion are the foundation of good senior care.

Jill received her BA in sociology from UNC-Charlotte.  A native of Leonia, NJ, Jill has happily called North Carolina home for the last 28 years.  She’s lived in Raleigh for 8 years with her husband, two teenage children and sometime well-behaved dog, Gunner.

In her free time Jill enjoys tennis, travel, reading and spending time with her family.

We look forward to meeting you and your loved one. Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation at 919-426-7522.

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