Foundation Board

  • Maryanne Murray Chair of the Board and Griswold Home Care Franchisee

    Maryanne Murray, chair of the foundation, has more than 20 years' experience with Griswold Home Care. She initially worked for Jean Griswold in the Lower Merion, PA office, learning from the master.

    "If you care about the people - the caregivers and clients - you will be a success,” Jean repeated to Maryanne.

    Wanting to be an owner, Maryanne bought the Delaware territory, winning many awards including "Franchise of the Year" from the IFA, and the SBA person of the year for Delaware in 2005. Maryanne recently sold her Delaware offices to the directors in those offices, and is currently helping her daughter to develop the Chevy Chase, MD territory.

    "I have found my calling in Griswold Home Care in helping seniors stay safely in their homes,” she said.

  • Cathy Howard Board Member and Griswold Home Care Franchisee

    Cathy Howard has been a member of the JGF board of directors for over 10 years and a GHC franchisee for over 30 years.

    Cathy began her career as a paralegal and then served as a trust officer for a large national bank, working with high-net worth individuals. Cathy joined GHC in March, 1991, after experiencing the personal challenges of caring for a grandfather with dementia.

    Cathy and her two daughters, Kelly and Jessica, are managing the Fairfield County CT offices of GHC.

    Cathy is also a member of the Franchise Advisory Council and has been a member of several additional boards over the years.

    Cathy is thrilled that the JGF is now a public foundation focused on giving educational grants to worthy caregivers who choose to further their education in the field of caregiving.

  • Shelley Kanther Board Member and Griswold Vice President of Marketing

    Shelley Kanther joined Griswold Home Care in 2020 and is a knowledgeable veteran when it comes to providing strategic marketing leadership to the small-business community.

    Shelley spent the previous 10 years in the appliance industry, most recently as the marketing & digital strategy director for The New England Group. Prior to that, Shelley was the Northeast regional marketing director for Electrolux & Frigidaire Major Appliances. In both roles, Shelley set corporate digital strategy while creating effective marketing plans for small to mid-size businesses. Shelley also served on the Four Diamonds Fund Advisory Board, a non-profit dedicated to pediatric cancer research.

    Having been a partner at Hoopla Marketing & PR and a marketing director for both Comcast and CBS Radio, Shelley brings almost 25 years of experience and a wide variety of relevant background and knowledge to Griswold Home Care and the Jean Griswold Foundation.

    Shelley loves skiing the Alps, laughing with friends, eating good food and playing games with her young son, Ethan.

  • Amanda Lepore Board Member and Griswold Director of Learning & Development

    Amanda Lepore, Director of Learning & Development, joined Griswold Home Care in 2015 and has worked with our franchisees in multiple capacities over her time with the company. Her favorite part is helping our offices provide the very best training for their caregivers to continue to hone their skills. Prior to joining the team, she managed operations, training, customer service, and sales for various retail chains and an investment firm. Amanda brings over 20 years of experience in leveraging education and training to achieve sales goals, improve operations, and build effective teams.

    Amanda brings a lifelong love of learning and the belief that education is a critical part of achieving many dreams, instilled in her by her grandfather at a very young age, to everything she does. She enjoys personal and professional development and her furthering her own education; recently completing her bachelor’s degree and starting her own journey as a full-time graduate student. In her spare time, she volunteers with a local dog rescue organization as a foster to help abandoned dogs find a better life. She loves spending time with friends, family, and her own rescue pup, Stella.

  • Michael Slupecki Board Member and Griswold Chief Executive Officer

    Michael Slupecki joined Griswold Home Care in 2020 as its chief executive officer. He is responsible for leading the development, operations and execution of Griswold’s short- and long-term strategies.

    His career in home care began in 2004 when he joined a domestic franchise home healthcare, home hospice, and healthcare staffing company as their controller. He eventually became chief operating officer and chief financial officer, transforming the organization into a multinational franchisor of in-home medical and non-medical care. In that capacity, Michael helped manage three brands across seven countries with a combined network of over 500 franchise locations.

    When Michael isn’t at the GHC corporate office in Pennsylvania, he can be found enjoying time with his wife and three children in South Florida where he resides. He spends time boating, fishing and golfing, and has completed over 80 running and multi-sport events.

  • Sarah Latini Director

    Sarah has been with Griswold Home Care since 2011. Her roles have included supporting new franchisees, coordination in franchise development, and since 2015, planning the GHC annual national conferences.

    With demonstrated performance in both event sponsorship and non-profit fundraising plus experience in the management of various projects, Sarah is thrilled to put her skills to use impacting the foundation’s development and Caregiver Scholarship efforts.

    With her husband and three sons, Sarah enjoys the outdoors, cooking, playing games and spending time with dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages.

  • Gail Rittenhouse Consultant to the Board

    Gail has over 35 years of experience as an executive director in the non-profit sector. She is CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certified, and during her career has researched, written and secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding.

    She is an expert in executive leadership mentoring and team building, and skilled in assessing, creating and implementing communication strategies.

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