We are very pleased to announce the addition of Kim Burnett as our new Executive Assistant. She will help out with scheduling and recruitment and will take on projects under Regina’s direction as well. Our company is in growth mode now and more hands are welcome.

Kim was born in Brooklyn, NY. She is the middle child of two sisters. Her family moved to CT when she was 5 where she attended public schools in Meriden and Middletown. After graduating high school Kim attended and graduated from The Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology and for a short period of time she was a licensed hairdresser.

In March of 1987 Kim started a career at Aetna as a file clerk. After 30 years, having risen in the system to a research analyst position, early retirement was offered and Kim accepted this opportunity. It was always her intention to return to meaningful work.

Like many of us, Kim cites as her greatest accomplishment her children. She is the proud parent of 4 children, 1 cat (Simba), 3 grandchildren and 1 grand pup.

Her son Deron Jr, 28 served in the US Army as a military police officer at Ft Hood, Texas. He has since returned

home and is currently managing a gym and also works in the kitchen of a local assisted living facility. His daughter Riley, 4 is the apple of his eye.

Deric, 27 is currently serving as a combat engineer in the US Army. In 2017 he became Staff Sgt Deric Burnett. He and his wife Samantha and children Savanah 4 and Deric Jr 2 are stationed at Ft Bragg in NC. Their third child is a German Shepard named Sasha.

Ashlyn, age 24 is a graduate of Mitchell College in New London CT where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She currently works as a teacher at Educational Playcare in Berlin Ct. Ashlyn plans to return to school to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work.

Aisha, age 19 is in her junior year at Springfield College where she is majoring in Communications and minoring in English. She is currently an AmeriCorps member and mentors middle school aged children in the Springfield community.

Kim volunteers as director of The All Peoples Community Outreach Ministry (APCOM) food pantry in Middletown where her responsibilities span from ordering, shopping and picking up food to stocking shelves, doing pantry statistics and managing all the volunteers. This position has given Kim the opportunity to work with and serve a diverse group of people in her community which has become very rewarding.

On most Sunday mornings you will find Kim in the choir stand at her church, Cross St AME Zion church AKA The Cross in Middletown CT. Kim is very active in the music ministry in her church including the praise and worship team. Currently she is vice president of the choir. Kim sings everywhere!

Kim is very excited to be a part of the Always There Home Care team and looks forward to meeting and working with everyone.

We are very glad Kim chose to work with us. In addition to her other talents and skills, she is already in love with our Pet Therapy dog, Darcey ! ■