601 Heritage Dr #211, Jupiter, FL 33458 | Become a Caregiver

Meet Our Comfort Keepers®

Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to help 

Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others. 

All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.

Paul Cain, PhD

Chief Problem Solver

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Cain was educated in Europe at the University of Paris and the University of Heidelberg where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy with minors in Psychology and Sociology. He has been active in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies. Dr. Cain is a nationally known speaker, author and business consultant. He is our fearless leader and Chief Problem Solver and has lived in Jupiter for 12 years.

Shauna Barstow

General Manager

Shauna brings more than 15 years of diversified leadership experience spanning from healthcare to financial institutions. She takes pride in building strong, collaborative teams. She combines motivational leadership with process streamlining and technology to ensure the first contact clients have with us is professional, warm, comforting, and most importantly helpful. Shauna’s ultimate goal is to assist others in reaching their full potential. 

Fran Vallie, RN

Lead RN, Alternate Administrator

Fran is originally from Canada where she earned her nursing degree at the Victoria School of Nursing in London, Ontario.  She currently holds her RN license in both Michigan and Florida.  She has been active as Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing and Regional Manager  for over 15 years.  She also has experience as the Branch Manager for three  Blood Bank locations. Fran was active in Habitat for Humanity as a family liaison in St. Lucie County. While watching elderly parents of friends struggle with their activities of daily living, Fran decided that she needed to be involved  by using her experience to help this growing population. She found her place as a Comfort Keeper and continues to find great joy as she conducts RN assessments, oversees Quality Control and is a Home Health Aide Supervisor for Comfort Keepers in Jupiter and Stuart.

Cogan Cain

Home Safety Coordinator

Cogan is a fourth year college student in Healthcare Management. He has been active with Comfort Keepers for three years. As our Home Safety Coordinator, he is dedicated to the development of a safe environment for all Comfort Keepers' Clients.  Cogan is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the safety technology devices that we provide to our clients, including the popular PERS unit. Cogan is also involved in Senior outings, events and various transportation needs. When someone needs to get somewhere fast, Cogan is the guy to go to.

Amy King, RN

RN, Quality Control

Amy is a Florida native. She worked as a CNA at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, for 6 years, while attending Palm Beach College, to earn her Nursing Degree.  Amy spent her first 10 years as a Nurse, in skilled Nursing facilities. She then worked with Hospice of Palm Beach County for 10 years.  Throughout her experiences in these areas, she has found that making other People comfortable has always been her major goal. She brings her high level of experience to our Comfort Keepers team, conducting Client Assessments, Quality Control, and Home Health Aide Supervisor, since the beginning of 2014.

Arlene Alpert, LMHC

Advisory Committee Member

Arlene is a respected business consultant, psychotherapist, professional speaker, author and educator. Arlene has been a resident of Tequesta for 15 years now. She has shared her knowledge, experience and expertise in the United States and abroad with thousands of people who have experienced substantial positive changes in their lives and careers. Arlene serves on our Professional Advisory Committee.

Joan Fitzsimmons, RN


With over 40 years of nursing experience, Joan brings a broad background of healthcare and nursing knowledge to the team at Comfort Keepers.  Joan has extensive hospital experience in the areas of Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care, and Emergency Department nursing.  She also has many years of experience gained by working as a school nurse and administrator in a large school district. Joan has also been active as the Care Manager for her aging mother and therefore is very cognizant of and sensitive to the needs and requests of clients and their families to enable clients to maintain a vibrant quality of life at any age!

Joan looks forward to meeting you and to collaborating with the team at Comfort Keepers to provide the considerate, thoughtful care needed for you or your loved one.

Jean Campbell

Scheduling Coordinator

Since relocating to Florida over eleven years ago, Jean has been active in the healthcare field in a variety of capacities. She has served as Scheduling Coordinator and Central Supply Manager at a large Skilled Nursing Facility in Palm Beach Gardens where she managed daily assignments for over 150 Nurses and Healthcare Aides. Following that position, Jean entered into the Home Health Care field and honed her skills matching Caregivers and Clients to ensure the right fit of needs and personalities. She brings a deep commitment and a high level of experience to the Comfort Keepers Team to ensure the highest level of quality care for our clients.

Jennifer Slean

Office Manager

Jenn keeps our office flowing smoothly by overseeing Payroll, Billing and general Office Management. Recruited for her outstanding organizational skills by our Administrator, Jenn comes to us from the hospitality industry where she was active in managerial capacities including the handling of financial matters and personnel development. She is an avid organizer and, outside the office, a water sports enthusiast.

Ashley Cole, M.A.

Client Care Coordinator

As our Client Care Coordinator ensuring the complete satisfaction of the families we serve, Ashley brings a wealth of education and experience to our organization. She earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology with continuing advanced studies in Applied Behavior Science. Her career experience includes over 14 years with the State of Florida serving in the capacity of Regional Supervisor to ensure the implementation of Total Quality Management for the care of those with disabilities. She brings to us the proven ability to work with families to meet and exceed their service expectations in every way.

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