Home Health Services In Manatee County, FL
Learn more about the team of dedicated leaders guiding the professional home health services at First in Care Home Health Agency, Inc., in Bradenton, Florida.
When you call First in Care Home Health Agency, Inc., chances are that one of our owners, John Bresnick or Dawn Riccio, answers the phone so they can personally address your questions and concerns. Their direct involvement in all aspects of the business, from formulating the plan of care to scheduling the caregivers, as well as direct supervision of each case, truly sets our agency apart. This dedication to quality patient care is our hallmark, from 1-hour bath visits to 24/7 comprehensive care.
President & Owner
President since June 2006
Hands-on Management of Daily Operations
- Assistant Administrator since March 2008
Administrator & Owner
- Established in Manatee County Home Health Field
- 23 Years of Direct Management in Home Health Care
20 Years of Supervision of Health Care Professionals
“After 23 years in the Home Health Care Industry, I have found that one of the hardest transitions for anyone to make is allowing an outsider into their home or life. John and I established First in Care Home Health Agency to make this transition as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We strive to have a warm and positive impact on each patient’s life. In just a short period of time, we will not be a business to you and your loved ones, just an extension of your family.” – Dawn Riccio
Sheryl Henken, RN
Director of Nursing
Sheryl has been with First In Care Home Health since 2014. She began her journey with us as a nurse caregiver and now is currently our Director of Nursing. She has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including experience working in surgery, doctors’ offices and with Tidewell Hospice.
Sheryl loves home health care because it allows her to meet the clients and provide them with the personalized care they need. She has lived in Florida since 1995 and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Director of Business Development & Marketing
Stephanie Plesz joined the First In Care Home Health team in June 2019. Stephanie has over 12 years of experience in marketing, business development, event coordination, and project management. She graduated from Webster University in May 2016 with a Master’s of Business Administration degree. Previously, Stephanie was the Marketing Coordinator for Natural Immunogenics Corp. where she was responsible for trade-focused marketing collateral, marketing asset and project management and trade show coordination. Throughout her career, Stephanie has been very community oriented and has had a passion for serving others and giving back. She has been active in professional organizations such as the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Venice Area Young Professionals, Junior League of Sarasota, and Toastmasters. Her current community involvement includes serving on the Manatee County Caregiver Forum committee, Walk To End Alzheimer’s committee, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Cynthia Velazquez Montanez
Human Resources Manager
Cynthia Velazquez joined First In Care Home Health Agency, Inc. in June 2019. She is a Human Resources professional with over 15 years of experience mostly working in medical offices. Previously, Cynthia was an office manager, billing coordinator and a registered chiropractic assistant for 12 years. Bradenton has been Cynthia’s home since 1998 when she arrived from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Cynthia has been married for 12 years and has a beautiful daughter named Sophia and a cute puppy named Lucy Bella.
Rebecca joined the First In Care Home Health team in 2014 as our Office Manager. Rebecca is a University of Wisconsin Superior graduate with a BA in Liberal Arts. She is originally from Wichita, Kansas and has been Manatee County resident for the past 37 years.