After working in the field of occupational therapy, as well as various marketing, sales and management roles for both private duty nursing and assisted living providers, Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As president and owner of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather. A World War II veteran, he unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family simply did not know about the opportunities that were available to assist him in his golden years.
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 60 professionals.
In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area.
Kyle is an accredited claims agent by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Homecare Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.
As vice president of operations at Veterans Care Coordination, Shea is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations, business growth initiatives, staff development, and employee productivity. She has been a member of the VCC staff since the company’s founding in April 2011, previously serving as the company’s director of operations. Prior to her employment at VCC, Shea held a number of roles in various business functions including operations, product management, and sales. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.
Shea has a deep connection to VCC’s clients. Her father, grandfather, uncle and nephew are all veterans. She believes it is both a privilege and a motivator to be given the opportunity to work on a daily basis to help veterans and spouses obtain the benefits they’ve earned. Every day at work, Shea is challenged to achieve more to honor her family members and the other great men and women who have served. In her spare time, Shea enjoys recording music with talented artists and spending time with family.
As training and development director for Veterans Care Coordination, Diane plays an integral role in the company’s plans for growth. She is responsible for creating and implementing the employee orientation and on-boarding processes for new VCC team members, as well as developing on-going training modules for all VCC employees. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Louis University. She brings more than 25 years of sales and training experience to her role.
Diane also has deep family connections to the military. Her father served in World War II as a member of the military police. Her brother Ron, a Purple Heart recipient, served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. She brings her family’s commitment to military service to her role at VCC every day. When not at the office, Diane and her husband, Mike, enjoy traveling, as well as hosting foreign exchange students from Iceland, Italy, Brazil, Spain and Norway.
As community outreach manager, Sherry educates social workers, hospitals, medical professionals and members of the community about the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit. In addition, she communicates the advantages of VCC’s unique eight-step qualification process. Prior to VCC, Sherry was a community outreach representative for Evercare Hospice. In addition, she served as the director of marketing for a privately owned homecare agency for more than six years. Sherry has also held positions with Algonquin Home Health, Tender Loving Care and BJC Home Care Services. She began her career as an ICU nurse.
Sherry graduated from nursing school at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She subsequently received a Bachelor of Health Sciences, as well as a Master of Science in Health Administration, from the University of St. Francis, earning top honors. She is a member of the board of directors for the Missouri Care Plan Council, and is active with the Association of Long Term Care Social Workers (LTCSW), Continuum of Care Marketing Association (CCMA), and the Breakthrough Coalition. Sherry is an advocate for veterans and their families in memory of her late grandfather, who served in the army during World War II and would have qualified for the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit if his family known about it.
Lisa serves as accounting manager at Veterans Care Coordination. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her role, having previously worked at various companies throughout the St. Louis region. For the past eight years, Lisa has focused her career on working with veterans and helping them obtain the benefits they have earned.
Military personnel and their families are dear to Lisa’s heart. Her late husband, father, brother and great uncles were all veterans. Currently Lisa’s son is on active duty in the Air Force. She knows firsthand the difference VCC’s services can make to military families. When not at the office, Lisa is an active volunteer with the USO, as well as St. Louis Honor Flight. She is the mother of two and a grandmother of three.
Human Resources Manager Rachel Freeman joined Veterans Care Coordination in June 2014. In this position, she leads the company’s human resources function and brings more than 12 years of management and HR experience to the role. Previously she worked for a variety of diverse organizations, both large and small. Additionally, Rachel has experience in the court reporting and retail management industries.
Rachel is excited to be a part of the VCC team. Her family has a deep connection to the military. Rachel’s father, grandfathers, uncles and cousins have all served.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science in communication, with a minor in human resource management and industrial relations from Missouri State University. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with family and friends, and is the mother of twins.