Our Caring Staff

At Family Bridges, it is our goal to provide the highest level of non-medical care at an affordable price to our clients. Family Bridges has cultivated a reputation for respecting our staff which enables us to attract and retain the best caregivers in the field.

Mike Garfunkel

Mike Garfunkel

President & Founder

Mike founded Family Bridges in 2003 when he was 40 years old because he needed a more emotionally satisfying career than what he felt he was getting by being a financial adviser.  It has been a decision he has never regretted.

Jen Pennington

Jen Pennington

HR Generalist/Recruitment Manager

Jen has been with Family Bridges in the capacity of On Call Scheduling Coordinator since January of 2017. She joined the office full time as HR Manager in January 2018 and currently holds both positions.  Jen enjoys enriching the lives of our clients by hiring quality caregivers. Jen is an avid sports fan and baseball mom turned proud army mom.

Tugs

Tugs

Care Co-Ordinator

She has previously trained as a midwife. Her nine years’ experience as a nurse included working in the Hospital Medical Ward and Accident and Emergency.

Faith Day

Faith Day

RN Case Manager / Office Manager

Faith is a Registered Nurse and has been with Family Bridges since 2009.  Faith oversees day to day operations, while ensuring top quality home care delivery and customer service. She believes in keeping seniors safe, healthy and happy.

Kendra Schenk

Kendra Schenk

Case Manager

Kendra has been with Family Bridges since May of 2015.  Her Primary roll is a Case Manger however she does assist with scheduling and Human Resources as needed.  Kendra is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Miami University.  Kendra and her husband enjoy attending UC athletic events.

Deja Woods

Deja Woods

Caregiver / Office Administration

I’ve been with Family Bridges for almost 9 months. My favorite part about Family Bridges is how we all get along as a family. What I like to do in my spare time is travel with my husband and my kids. Our other hobbies are bowling or family game nights.

Mary Mendel

Mary Mendel

Marketing

Mary has over 25 years sales experience, Mary is an accomplished networker and has earned the nickname “The Connector.” Her goal is to be a resource and trusted advisor to the families we serve. Mary is a singer/songwriter, a lifelong cat lover, and is known for her hand-painted chocolates.