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Meet the People Behind the Scenes

The Pegasus Family

Here's a look at the "nerve center" of Pegasus. Our office staff will be happy to assist you with all of your needs.

Ryan Abunas

 

Ryan Abunas, LVN
Oasis Coordinator for Skilled Care

“I create the whole picture of our patients which requires me to be a bit of a detective at times but I just love the hunt and the research.” Ryan reviews the notes, all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner and compiles all the reports from field staff and RNs (this is my most challenging task!) and does all the diagnosis coding for our patients.


Mike Hernandez

 

Mike Hernandez
Client Relations Representative

Mike is Pegasus’ “face” to the doctors and hospitals we serve, to whom he enthusiastically promotes our quality care and services. He is responsible for maintaining and building relationships and new business development. “Just call me the schmoozer,” he says with a chuckle. Finesse and cache, that’s our Mike.


Pilar Huliganga

 

Pilar Huliganga, RN
Clinical Supervisor

“I’ve been in home health care for over 24 years and just love what I do. I’ve found my niche in this industry.” Pilar overseas all day to day operations and coordinates all patient care services for our skilled care operations. She heads up our close knit team of over 50 professionals in the field including our RNs, LVNs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Therapists and Home Health Aides.


Jeff Hutcherson

 

Jeff Hutcherson
Information Systems Manager

In this age of wireless communication, “I’m the lifeline or conduit of information between the field and the office.” In charge of the entire computer network, Jeff is also the nerve center for our “point of care” devices - our remote communication devices each of our field professionals has.  He is also in charge of installing Telehealth monitors in the field and training our patients how to use them. “Yup, I’m the techno guy.”


Pamela Johnson

 

Pamela Johnson
Insurance Authorization Coordinator for Skilled Services

From co-pays to deductibles, to arranging increases and adjustments from insurance companies, Pamela makes sure it gets done. From the first time a referral comes in, she coordinates the benefits and guides the family and patients through the very complicated world of medical insurance benefits.


Rhea Lua

 

Rhea Umayam-Lua
Manager of Patient Care Coordination

Every morning when she arrives, she hits the ground running as she is the person responsible for ensuring that all patient referrals are expedited within 24 -48 hours. “It’s nothing to handle 20 patients in a day, reacting quickly and efficiently to make sure everything is executed perfectly.” Communication with hospital staff and doctors and equipment providers and medical needs — that’s her role and that’s her forte. She takes great pride in ensuring that everything a patient needs is there when they need it.


Tina Oz

 

Tina Oz
Administrative Assistant a.k.a. The Nucleus of Pegasus

Remembering back to science class, we can all recall learning that the “nucleus” was the positively charged core of an atom around which all other parts revolved (yes, those protons and neutrons). That’s Tina; she’s undoubtedly the positively charged core of Pegasus. She’s the first person anyone and everyone speak to when they call. From patients to doctors to staff, she fields all the calls and ensures every one of their requests; their needs and their questions are answered or directed to the person who can help. She also wears the rather lofty hat of HR Supervisor screening applicants, performing thorough background checks on all staff, ensuring that all staff is in complete compliance with Department of Health guidelines and all licenses, and certifications are current. In between the phone ringing 300 times a day, administrating all HR policies and procedures, she the one in charge of planning all the parties – birthday, holiday, or routine in-service staff lunches – she’s the one-stop event planner.


Natalie Soacha Panigua

 

Nathalia Soacha Paniagua
Full-time LVN

“I’m the jack of all trades,” says Nathalia when asked to describe her role. “I not only work in the office but also out in the field so I have a unique view of how all the components of what we do fit together.” “We are all cross trained in the office which is invaluable at times but I really love my patient time in the field.” Her role in the office?  Most important – she processes payroll!


Michelle Prado

 

Michelle Prado, Accountant & LVN
Director of Finance

An accountant by profession for years, her interest in Home Health Care led her to also obtain her LVN so she would be more familiar with this very unique world of business and make her more effective in her role. “The jargon alone is confusing if you don’t have a medical background.” Michelle takes care of all day to day financial operations for Pegasus ensuring sound business decisions are made, billing is done in a timely fashion and the daunting and ever changing laws are always adhered to. And on occasion, Michelle plays the role of visiting nurse.


Sokie Paulin

 

Sokie Paulin
Accounts Receivable Specialist: aka “The Money Magnet”

“I am the person who will help you get your supplies, from canes to wheelchairs; I make sure you have everything you need.” Sokieʼs roles are many; from ensuring patients receive insurance authorizations to performing all billing, collections and tracking of corresponding paperwork from the field and in the office. “Iʼm the one who translates of all of this paperwork into green bucks so we can keep growing and serving you and our families better every day.”


Eileen Rodriguez

 

Eileen Rodriguez
Scheduling & Staff Coordinator

Eileen coordinates all staff scheduling for both our Home Health Care and Personal Care services. “There’s nothing boring about my job!” she comments. Eileen is responsible for scheduling the different professional staff as ordered by the doctors as well as coordinating all the visits by the personal caregivers. She works closely with the families to develop a clear understanding of their needs and concerns. “I love the camaraderie and the work ethic that is part of my job and working with Pegasus.”


Juan Soacha

 

Juan Soacha
Medical Records Coordinator

“I’m the dumpster” he says with a smile on his face. “Everyone “dumps everything here…” that is, anything to do with a patient’s chart, both skilled and non-skilled. From a patient’s first day with us to their last day of discharge, whether it’s 3 days or 3 years, he tracks it all — all doctors orders, notes from field staff — anything and everything goes to Juan.


Shelley McNamara

 

Shelley McNamara
Physical Therapist

Shelley has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 17 years and still, the favorite part of her job is “ seeing patients return to their previous mobility. I just love when they are better when I leave then when I arrived.” Shelley works with 5 to 6 patients every day. Her experience in working with everything from severe spinal cord injury patients to those with just minor physical limitations makes her an important asset to our team of skilled medical professionals.


Florian Snyder

 

Florian Snyder
Personal Care Billing and Field Payroll

Florian is loved by the Pegasus staff in the field as she processes payroll for all
of our field personnel and independent contractors. The other hat she wears is
focused on our Personal Care side where she is in charge of all insurance and
patient billing for these services. She made a major career change in the past
few years that brought her to Pegasus. An engineer in her previous profession,
she brings that much valued attention to detail that is so important when working with insurance companies and their billing procedures.


 

 

Sylvia Curtis, R.N.

Sylviaʼs zest and zeal for her job is evident the first time you meet her. As a full
time case manager in the field, she works with up to 20 patients each week,
caring for their medical needs but also educating the patient and the families
about their care, medication procedures. Sylvia specifically chose her nursing
career to be devoted to home health care. She loves the opportunity to work with both the patients and the families and the opportunity to educate her clients in a much more meaningful way than a hospital setting allows.


A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR WONDERFUL FIELD STAFF...

Anna Lapteva, RN

Anna Lapteva, RN

 

Danielle Stratton, LPT

Danielle Stratton, LPT

 

Heidi Cardone, LPT

Heidi Cardone, LPT

 

Jeanette Davis, LVN, MBA-HCM

Jeanette Davis,
LVN, MBA-HCM

 

Marsha Blanchard, RN

Marsha Blanchard, RN

 

Tiffany Becker, RN

Tiffany Becker, RN

 

Missy Ajayi, LVN

Missy Ajayi, LVN

 

Tobi Koval, LVN

Tobi Koval, LVN

   


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