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

Nathan Robison

Executive Director

Lauren Barry

Director of Care Coordination

Jill Barwick

Care Coordinator

Robyn Hall

Care Coordinator

Kristee Marconi

RN, BSN, NURSE SUPERVISOR

Kathleen Henig​

RN NURSE SUPERVISOR

Nissa Pickett

Scheduling Coordinator

Raynie Escobedo

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Shay Barnett

DIRECTOR OF SALES​

Rokkell Jones

Community Liaison

Ashley Vaughan

Community Liaison

Jen Stengl

Jen Stengl

Owner

"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.

Nathan-Robison

Nathan Robison

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Nathan oversees all aspects of our office, focusing on ensuring that the needs of those we serve are not just met, but exceeded. Nathan’s passion for serving seniors began as a teenager, when he helped his grandparents with cleaning and yardwork. He loved the conversations they had and the interesting things he learned. It led him to volunteer at local nursing homes and adult day centers while earning his master’s degree in gerontology at the University of Utah. Since then, he’s served in a variety of roles to improve life for seniors, including as Executive Director for a North Carolina senior living community for 13 years.

Nathan was inspired by our mission to serve seniors and make it possible for them to age in place at home, and we were inspired to invite him to join our exceptional team of care professionals. 

Lauren Barry

Director of Care Coordination

As Director of Care Coordination, Lauren’s primary role is to further our commitment to deliver excellent care and service to our clients, families and team members. Lauren oversees our care coordinators, schedulers, and care staff, while ensuring Golden Harmony’s reputation for high quality and personalized care is maintained.

Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Capella University. She has several years of experience in home care operations, and is excited to be part of a company that focuses exclusively on home care and companionship services. Lauren is passionate about helping people continue to live in their homes, explaining, “Home is where clients receive the highest quality of care and is where they truly want to be.” 

Jill-Barwick

Jill Barwick

Care Coordinator

When someone calls Golden Harmony with a care need, Jill’s friendly voice is one of the first ones they may hear. She takes incoming calls, provides customer care and support and client care consultations, matches clients with the right caregiver, and takes care of scheduling. 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 bachelor’s degree in sociology from UNC-Charlotte. 

Robyn Hall

Care Coordinator

As a Care Coordinator, Robyn is living her passion of helping families and caregivers provide the very best care for their loved ones. Robyn’s focus when talking to families and coordinating care for them is to provide them with answers and resources and to let them know that they have an advocate. She also makes sure our hardworking staff know they are appreciated for the work they do. Teamwork makes the dream work, and she believes Golden Harmony is the best team player to have on your side.  

Robyn found her calling of advocating for seniors after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Parks & Recreation Management concentrating in Recreation Therapy. Previously, Robyn was a Recreation Therapist for independent living, assisted living, and memory care facilities, as well as an Aging Life Care Manager. She is also a facilitator for the Dementia Alliance of NC for wonderful caregivers. 

Kristee-Marconi

Kristee Marconi

RN, BSN, Nurse Supervisor

Kristee joined the Golden Harmony team in October 2020 as the RN Supervisor. In her role, she provides in-home assessments for our clients to determine how best to help them overcome any obstacles to safe, independent living. She provides training for our caregivers and performs competency checks to ensure each senior is receiving the exceptional care they need and deserve.

Kristee graduated from Barton College, Wilson, NC in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation, she worked for several years at UNC Rex Hospital as a floor nurse, worked on the general surgery floor, and was eventually promoted to charge nurse. 

Kristee believes that education and detailed communication are the key to good home health care, and she makes sure that both our caregivers and clients have the tools they need for successful outcomes.

Kathleen-Henig

Kathleen Henig

RN Nurse Supervisor

In her role as Nurse Supervisor, Kathleen both serves our clients in need of nursing care and performs competency checks to ensure high quality care. Additionally, she is our recruiter, seeking out the best caregivers to add to our team.

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. 

Nissa Pickett

Nissa Pickett

Scheduling Coordinator

As Scheduling Coordinator, Nissa provides exceptional customer service, ensuring seniors receive the care they need at just the right time. She works closely with our Care Coordinators to ensure we select team members that are compatible and experienced in the individualized care for each client. She is also in frequent communication with clients and their families to accommodate scheduling requests or changes as they arise.

Nissa began her career with Golden Harmony at the beginning of 2023 as a companion and caregiver. She discovered her passion for senior care when caring for her own family members, and finds caregiving to be highly rewarding. She particularly enjoys hearing the stories and wisdom she gleans from the older adults she talks to, and is passionate about giving back to those who have contributed to their community throughout their lives.

Raynie-Escobedo

Raynie Escobedo

Office Administrator

Raynie makes sure each caregiver who is interested in joining Golden Harmony is fully vetted, trained, and fully equipped to provide the seniors we serve with the highest possible quality of care. She also helps our clients with long-term care policies to ensure they’re receiving all of the benefits to which they’re entitled, making the process as smooth and simple as possible. 

Raynie 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. Her education and experience give her a valuable perspective into understanding the unique needs of each senior we serve, ensuring the caregivers we hire will have a positive influence and impact on their lives.

Shay Barnett

Director of Sales

In her role as Director of Sales, Shay leads the sales team to ensure best-in-class customer service to each person we serve. This includes intently listening to their concerns and coordinating solutions. Shay is often the first point of contact for callers who reach out to us for assistance. She schedules in-home consultations and follows up as needed with inquirers, referral sources, and clients alike to confirm that everyone’s needs are fully met.

Shay is a servant-style leader with a passion for growth and serving the elderly. She began working with seniors almost 20 years ago as a care provider, and continued developing skills that led to specializing in sales and management contributions. She is dedicated to continuing education that will further her skills and knowledge of the senior-serving industry.

Rokkell Jones

Rokkell Jones​

Community Liaison

Rokkell Jones, a North Carolina native, was born and raised in Burlington NC. She loved the small town known for its homey feeling where everyone is family. Rokkell attended North Carolina Wesleyan, majoring in Psychology and Business Administration, and graduated in December 2020. In May 2023, she received her MBA.
 
Rokkell began her healthcare career as a certified nursing assistant, working mostly with the geriatric population. She later became the admission director of a skilled nursing facility, which sparked her skills and love for seniors and sales and marketing in the industry.
 
Giving back to the community is a passion for Rokkell. She volunteers her time with organizations such as Interact, a program that helps battered women get back on their feet and into the workforce. She also volunteers with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which helps raise money for a cure for breast cancer. This organization holds a special place in her heart because her mother passed away from breast cancer.
 
Rokkell recently married her best friend, Steven. She has three children and a grandson whom she adores. Outside of work and volunteering, Rokkell loves visiting vineyards, food tastings, watching Law & Order SVU and Sunday night football. Go Steelers!

Ashley Vaughan

Community Liaison

In her role as Community Liaison, Ashley is focused on building relationships and networking, as well as performing in-home consultations to help determine the best plan of care for each senior we serve. Ashley graduated from Salem College in 1993 before dedicating 19 years to working in business development and sales, most recently for a small home care company that was expanding into the Raleigh market.  

With her combination of business skills and a compassionate and caring heart, Ashley ensures we can continue to grow while meeting the unique needs of each individual in the comfort and familiarity of home.

We look forward to meeting you and your loved one. Give us a call today at 919-426-7522 to learn more about our home care services in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, and the nearby areas.