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Meet the team

Laurie Malone

Laurie Malone

Laurie Malone, Managing Partner/CEO, has a personal passion for seniors. Laurie’s Dad and Mom, who were married 64 years insisted that they would always remain in their home. Their home is their identity and Laurie has learned the importance of keeping that comfort intact. Bill and Barbara, (Mom and Dad) wanted to live their full lives safely at home. They were safe at home until passing in 2019 and 2016 respectively. They raised Laurie with a strong work ethic.
Golden Heart Senior Care has been named a “Top 100 Woman Owned Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal for the 3rd year in a row. Golden Heart also successfully acquired two new companies in 2019, increasing their private client base by 50%.

Laurie and Rodney’s oldest son , Christopher is an administrator with the Vail District in Tucson and his wife, Kelsey, teaches special needs children.
Maximillian, 23, is a successful Artist. His music has been charting Number 1 for R&B and Soul. Max works with his parents and provides social media guidance and input. He is also a strategic consultant for the Company, focused on “Make Big Moves”. Max volunteered with Cortney’s Place. Emilie, their 15 year old daughter volunteers by visiting seniors and cheerleading at her school. Compassionate care is a family passion. Laurie is an Advisory Board Member/Founding Board Member of K2 Adventures Foundation. She also served as Secretary of the Board for K2 Adventures Foundation. The Malone’s also sponsor Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Malone family believes in being of SERVICE!

Rodney Malone

Rodney Malone

Rodney Malone, Partner/COO, manages all staff and operations, including scheduling of more than 75 employees. Rodney focuses on ensuring the highest level of care for our private and commercial clients. Rodney was raised by his Grandmother, who raised 10 kids of her own and two Grandchildren. “Granny” gave him a unique perspective on always caring for others, no matter what the circumstances. Finally, Rodney’s leadership, working with several charitable organizations, focused on special needs advocacy, has given him a unique perspective on the importance of opportunities for everyone. Rodney firmly believes we can achieve more collectively that we can alone. Rodney is an Advisory/ Founding Board member of K2 Adventures Foundation.

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    Melissa Freidman

    Meet Melissa, Golden Heart Senior Care’s VP of Operations:

    Melissa has been with Golden Heart, starting in the role of Office Manager in 2019. She has been promoted to VP of Operations in August of 2020. Melissa oversees all staff; Client Account staffing; quality control; insurance processing and manages the office team. Melissa showed tremendous leadership during the pandemic quarantine period, ensuring that clients were always served and no shifts were missed. Melissa brings knowledge, experience and maturity to her role.

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    Holly Stearns

    Meet Holly, OnCall Scheduler:

    Holly joined Golden Heart in 2020 with many years experience in home care and hospitals. She fills the very important evening and weekend on call schedule. Holly understands and ensures that clients are kept safe and every shift is filled. We are proud to have her on board.

    Patricia Trujillo

    Patricia Trujillo

    Meet Patricia:

    Patricia, Lead Scheduler, makes it all come together. Dancing the delicate dance of caregiver/client matchmaking everyday , ensuring excellent care for our clients. Patricia brings many years of home care experience and runs the schedule like an air traffic controller! Patty is a core team member!