Meet the Team


*We dedicate this page to the memory of Charles Butler,
our Beloved Recreational therapist,
who recently lost his battle to sickness.

May Charles Rest in Peace.

MEET SOME OF OUR CONTRACTORS AFFILIATED WITH HOUSE CALLS
(we are highlighting just a few)....

Beth AlbanezeBETH ALBANEZE, MA, CTRS, CPRP
CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION THERAPIST
CERTIFIED REHABILITATION PRACTITIONER

House Calls, LLC is owned and operated by Beth Albaneze, CTRS, CPRP, CLP. Beth started the House Calls in 2004 when a family member moved to her home requiring a variety of services over time. Beth was motivated to secure and obtain resources for her loved one to ensure an optimal level of care. Beth brings House Calls over 40 years of experience as a credentialed Rehabilitation and Recreation Therapist with additional skills in Geriatric Care Management.
Beth Albaneze CTRS CPRP, CLP is a Certified Recreation Therapist and Rehabilitation Counselor. She has over 40 years of expertise providing services to individuals with chronic disabilities of all ages, in all settings, including their home, Her many titles have included Director of the 'Open Door’ program for the Montgomery County Recreation Department, Director of Students and Volunteers for two state-wide organizations and continues as Adjunct Faculty in the Mental Health program at Montgomery College.

Positive Attitude - House Calls, LLCBeth is the Founder of her award-winning company House Calls, LLC, which provides an array of specialized services from teens to seniors. She has received many awards over the years including "Practitioner of the Year" from the Maryland Association of Psychosocial Services, National Society on Experiential Education, Best Buddies, American Association of Therapeutic Recreation and the Montgomery County Police Department.

Beth's extensive experience, along with her team of specialized professionals, use techniques and strategies to enhance physical, mental, emotional and/or social functioning. The House Calls alternative approaches such as meeting clients in their home setting create a comfort level during life transition. Beth’s skills teaching Active Listening help to establish trust quickly with individuals suffering from chronic medical or mental health conditions. Individuals are validated and receive guidance and/or Counseling in order to sustain healthy lifestyles.

Find more about Beth, Beth's experience, Beth's awards & honors, and Beth's certifications here.

Sheri CohenSHERI COHEN
ADMINISTRATOR

Sheri has been with House Calls for 7 years and she provides office services by implementing administrative systems, billing clients, handling accounts receivable, payroll, monitoring contractors' hours and administrative projects. She creates & monitors record keeping systems and provides information to the team by answering questions and requests.

 

Neljean DendyNELLJEAN DENDY, LCPC
PSYCHOTHERAPIST
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

House Calls provides Mental Health Counseling, Social Work and Psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. Seasoned professionals help clients to resolve issues including anxiety, depression, self-growth, support system resources, education, career, relational and family issues within the home setting or comfortable alternative.

In addition to clients seeking a brand new therapeutic rapport, Nelljean Dendy and House Call's team of therapists are available to enhance client's work with existing professionals in private practice by extending services to the client's place of preference between office sessions. This helps implement treatment goals and offers increased evaluation, motivation and encouragement in the daily lives of clients. HC therapeutic services are person centered oriented and executed in a manner that complements and extends treatment established by the client's existing counselor. Communication between therapists honors confidentiality and is only recommended with written permission when it pertains directly to the client's progress.

 

Janis FroehlichJANIS FROEHLICH
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALL, LLC

Janis Froehlich has more than 25 years of experience managing public service programs, conducting community outreach and education and career development guidance for teens and adults. She holds a Masters in Public Administration/health policy and planning. She has served on various committees that address violence prevention, emergency preparedness and volunteer management. Janis also reviews marketing materials which includes website, brochures and other informational documentation.

Edward JonesEDWARD JONES, CPRS
CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALL, LLC

Assists individuals in recovery process of mental/substance abuse issues. Ed addresses the need to become aware and accepting that there is a plethora of avenues which individuals can begin to engage, be involved in the healing process and stay in recovery.

Assists individuals in recovery process of mental/substance abuse issues. Ed addresses the need to become aware and accepting that there is a plethora of avenues which individuals can begin to engage, be involved in the healing process and stay in recovery.

Family Coaching: Interventions for individuals and families in the home setting or location of your choice
Peer-centered / motivational
Remove barriers / mentors
Mentoring / guidance / role-modeling
Community work & interaction
Reduce revolving door syndrome
Client centered definition of recovery
One size DOES NOT fit all.

Ed comes to you and turns hopelessness into hopefulness.

Debbie C. MarcusDEBORAH C. MARCUS
RECREATION THERAPY
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Debbie is a Certified Recreation Therapist and has been in the field for over 36 years. She has experience with people of all ages and disabilities. Her role with House Calls ranges from conducting Recreation Therapy assessments, coaching clients who are in life transition and teaching socialization behaviors.
 For those who are isolated, Debbie will meet at their home or Debbie facilitates a Social Club that meets two times/month to integrate them into the community through her role modeling and matching them with people who express similar interests. The goal is to create a lifestyle incorporating friendships made in the club.

Alexis MckenzieDR. ALEXIS MCKENZIE, MSC. D, RM, CHT, BCAT
MASTER CLINICIAN
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Dr. McKenzie specializes in elder-care consulting. Dr. McKenzie holds a doctorate degree in Metaphysical Science and brings to our House Calls clients over 20 years experience working with Alzheimer's and related dementia.

She has assisted House Call's families and individuals, in making the best choice of care from remaining in the home, to transitioning into a communal setting.

 

Debra NorbergDEBRA NORBERG
CASE MANAGEMENT
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Debra Assists families transitioning parents and grandparents with home health services (physical, occupational, speech therapy, infusion, wound care, housekeeping, medication management, personal care, sitters, transportation).

Debra provides Case Management to people who suffer from feelings of depression, isolation or immobilization needing life coaching in the comfort of their own home, to help formulate a new path both recreational and vocational.

The Director of Case Management is your initial contact to House Calls. We provide a link to our intake form: right on our website. After the intake is completed and submitted, Debra meets with you and our team determines what services are appropriate.

MARY JANE PERRAUTMary Jane Perraut
DAILY MONEY MANAGER AND HEALTH ADVOCATE
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Mary Jane is a Certified Public Accountant and a daily money manager. She can assist those needing guidance on how to organize for bill payment, budgeting, and setting financial goals.  She also has a nursing background and can act as a health advocate.

SARAH PUTNAM
LIFE COACH/MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Sarah Putnam graduated at the top of her class at UMBC with a degree in psychology. She has worked with House Calls as an intern and then contractor for two Years. She has been working with clients in a variety of roles such as daily living, vocational, educational and social coaching with individuals with various mental health and medical challenges, ranging from mood disorders and/or combined case management.  Her passion is to help those with life challenges achieve the highest quality of life possible.

EVELYN GORDON PYRDOLEvelyn Gordon Pyrdol
MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Evelyn has worked as an employee and consultant in Healthcare Administration for 40+ years. She has held positions in numerous medical practices functioning as a leader in management and healthcare billing. She is knowledgeable in CPT and ICD 10 coding with an additional expertise in health insurances of the MidAtlantic and the Federal/State Laws governing the medical billing process.

She is available to assist individuals who have questions or need help in following up on all sorts of medical billing issues such as:

  • Did the doctor accurately bill for professional and facility services? (For example: Why did the insurance company receive 4 bills for 1 colonoscopy?)
  • Did your insurance company reimburse correctly?
  • Was the invoice requesting me to pay a deductible, coinsurance, or copay to my doctor/facility accurate?
  • How can I work with the physician’s office/facility/insurance company to achieve accurate payment when a billing error occurred?
  • What are the details of my specific health insurance policy(ies)? Would a different insurance payor be more appropriate for my needs?
  • What are the Federal/State Laws governing my payment (i.e., routine versus diagnostic diagnoses0? How does this impact reimbursement from both the insurance company and me?

SHEREEN RUBENSTEIN, MSW
SOCIAL WORKER/LIFE COACH
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Shereen Rubenstein, MSW, has practiced as a social worker in various fields and is currently becoming more specialized as a life coach. She has worked extensively with parents in the home and in support groups, counseled sexual assault victims, and facilitated groups for teen girls at risk. Shereen is currently coaching clients to overcome challenges and fulfill their life goals using practical, manageable, and realistic strategies.

Renee StubbsDR. RENEE STUBBS
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Dr. Stubbs is a determined and results driven professional with 30 plus years of experience providing opportunities for growth and development in support of organizational missions. Renee provides presentations on a variety of topics nationally.

Renee's role with House Calls includes conducting recreation therapy assessments, providing treatment services to clients and teaching relaxation skills.

Dr. Stubbs is our Liaison for Assisted Living and Long Term Care. Dr. Stubbs identifies the best residence for our clients needing a more restrictive environment and acts as an advocate on their behalf.

Marianne SydorkoMARIANNE SYDORKO, LCSW-C
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Marianne has expertise working with adults who face depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, phobias and life transitions. She has hospital and private practice experience as well as community. She works primarily with adults and seniors who are isolated. She meets with clients at home or in an environment that is comfortable.

Jocelyn VasJOCELYN VAS, LGPC
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
ON BEHALF OF HOUSE CALLS, LLC

Jocelyn provides a tailored therapeutic approach as each individual, couple, and family presents a different story and a different perspective. Jocelyn assists clients with identifying and processing core struggles in order to gain personal awareness and change maladaptive emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. Jocelyn can assist with resources in the community and assistance working with and navigating health insurance.

Jocelyn is available for individual counseling, and is also available as an extension to private practice counseling. She can assist the client with daily needs that the private practice therapist is unable to assist with. Jocelyn is available via email, the telephone, or in person for support.

Jocelyn's therapeutic services are eclectic, but focus on childhood experiences and their impact on the client in the present. With assisted guided examination of self and self-awareness, Jocelyn can support and guide the client through this process to promote positive change.

*We also utilize student interns from local colleges in the Metro DC area. Students majoring in different specialty areas may provide daily life coaching, vocational and educational mentoring, and recreation restoration.

"I have had the opportunity to work with Beth Albaneze, House Calls, LLC on numerous cases involving persons with mental illness. I respect Beth for absolute professionalism as well as the empathy she displays towards her clients. I know that Beth has the ability to assist her clients through their most difficult times allowing them to maintain their privacy and dignity.” —Joan Logan, Crisis Intervention Team Leader

Many, Many Testimonials. See them Here.

*Memorial to Charle Butler from Beth Albaneze....

My name is Beth Albaneze. I was fortunate enough to have Charles join my business House Calls several years ago. Debbie Marcus recruited him and then recruited Renee Stubbs to be a contractor. We work with teens to seniors facing a variety of acute and/or chronic life transition.

Charles would mentor young men with Aspergers, teach vocational skills to individuals with developmental disabilities, work with hoarders who had so much bizarre clutter that most people would shy away from such work but not Charles. Charles, Debbie and our Recovery Coach worked with a man who not only had chronic mental illness but an alcohol addiction. He would drive this man to his psychiatrist, take him to doctors, meetings, grocery shop and discuss historical and political topics along the way. Even though Charles was a Recreation Therapist, no job was off limits to him and each client felt so cared about.

Most recently he was working with a woman who jumped in front of a train three times and had a series of physical and mental problems but Charles took her to the library, the recreation center, walked with her to get ice cream and buoyed her up with his upbeat philosophy and personal stories of Dennis's determination.

Charles and I have know each other for years personally and professionally, however working with him directly enlightened me as to why everyone respected, loved and wanted to be with Charles. He was a man of integrity, generous to others despite his physical decline, loyal to me and my business by marketing House Calls at association meetings and always sustaining our positive image. My business will not be the same without Charles but I know our clients have benefited from knowing him. I personally feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share so much time with him over these years.
-Love Beth House Calls LLC Beth Albaneze, CTRS CPRP