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“Our mission is to bring patient-centered care to the comfort of your own home, helping people to lead healthier more independent lives. Our qualified team far exceeds the traditional scope of home healthcare, empowering your loved ones to live with freedom and comfort.”
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Katie Naranjo is the CEO of A Pineywoods Health Care, a group of organizations serving over 2,000 patients throughout central and east Texas. Katie serves on the Austin Community Board at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, is Chair of the Government Affairs Committee at the Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice, and is a Board Trustee of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History. Katie received her Masters in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas in 2017, and received a Bachelors of Arts in Government in 2009 and a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations in 2009.
Kerri Griffin has been a nurse for the past 33 years, beginning as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1989 and earning her Registered Nurse Degree in 1992. Kerri joined the A Pineywoods team in 1995 and has served in a management capacity for 27 years. In July 2012, Kerri was promoted to Administrator of the Home Health division then advanced to Chief Clinical Officer in 2022. As a team member, Kerri participated in developing our latest healthcare service line, Elite Home Medical Care, LP where she serves as the Administrator. Kerri shares a passion for providing quality home care to the elderly population. Born in Shelby County, Kerri is a lifelong Center, Texas resident and a member of Sardis Pentecostal Church. She was selected as a 2020 recipient of “Stars over Shelby County” for her contributions of providing quality health care through leadership in the medical community. She was also selected for the 2020 Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice’s Nursing Achievement Award. She and her husband Ray have three beautiful daughters and four wonderful grandchildren.
Brent Shankle is a Lufkin, TX native and 2006 Lufkin High school graduate. He began his medical career in 2010 at Angelina College and graduated in 2012 with his Associate’s Degree as a Radiology Technician. He continued his pursuit of furthering his education in 2016 by returning to school and completing the Locational Nursing program. Additionally, in 2020 he wanted to stretch himself and decided to enter the marketing field, working as a Community Liaison for A Pineywoods Home Health. Currently, he is studying to gain his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Brent further serves his community through music ministry, leadership on several different boards throughout the community. He is a Leading Edge graduate with the Lufkin Chamber and a current Leadership Lufkin Class #40, graduate. One of Brent’s biggest passions is his family. He considers it a joy to work daily to balance providing them with the tools to be successful, and equally spending quality time with them to make certain they feel loved. Lastly, he enjoys traveling with those closest to him and making memories as often as possible.
Jennifer La Corte
Jennifer La Corte has a heart for service and enjoys playing a role in bringing patient - centered care to the comfort of a home setting. She worked closely with the A Pineywoods Home Heal th and Home Services senior management to meet company objectives as the Director of Business Operations beginning in April 2020 and has transitioned into the role of Alternate Administrator at Elite Medical Home Care. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University and a Master of Arts in Communication from California State University - East Bay. Jennifer received the honor of being awarded “40 Under 40” in 2019 from her alma mater CSU - East Bay and was awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” from the Junior League of Lufkin in 2021. She likes to actively volunteer with various local community organizations, express herself through creative outlets, explore cultures through food and experience the world by traveling near and far. Jennifer is married to her husband, Phillip La Corte, and has two young daughters who she enjoys spending her free time with. She moved from California in 2015 and now loves calling East Texas home.
Director of Operations / Community Liaison
Kendall Beattie has over 10 years in the healthcare industry specializing in marketing, business development, and patient care. She has her Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences degree in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University. She is very involved in the Lufkin community where she is a member of the Junior League of Lufkin, on the Angelina Beautiful/Clean Board of Directors, Museum of East Texas Guild Board, Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee, and member of Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Kendall and her husband, Kory, have two girls together. They enjoy being outdoors, checking out local eateries, traveling, cooking, and game nights
Our Purpose: We believe in the dignity, independence, and vitality of high-quality healthcare in the home. Elite Medical Home Care’s purpose is to serve our community by delivering exceptional healthcare to improve our patient’s quality of life at home.
Our mission: is to provide exceptional healthcare and outstanding customer service delivered by trained and caring professionals in the comfort of home. We believe in being stewards of community by investing in the communities we serve, developing the next generation of healthcare leaders, and building partnerships that increase access to high-quality healthcare.
Our Values: We believe in helping our patients and employees lead a life with purpose. The Naranjo Family started Elite Medical Home Care LP with a singular vision, to care for our patients as we care for our family. Our family believes helping people is the highest purpose to dedicate our lives too. Our company’s purpose to assist people in living independent and meaningful lives continues through the delivery of innovative and compassionate healthcare.
We believe the best community is a healthy community where all can access the best quality care in the most supportive environment. We are dedicated to expanding access to high-quality healthcare for rural communities and our senior neighbors. Our companies and team of healthcare professionals operate with integrity, purpose, compassion, and belief in our patient’s health, safety, and happiness. To that end, we commit ourselves to the service of others.