Meet Our Team
The people who work and volunteer at Caregiver Connection have chosen service as their life’s work. With more than 20 years of experience, we are your complete resource — not just to find a caregiver, but also a gateway to a host other relevant programs and social services. Above all, we value personalized service, compassion and earning your trust.
Linda Geistman is the Caregiver Administrator for JF&CS’s Caregiver Connection. In this role, she assists with recruiting and training of caregivers, scheduling and client intakes. She was a volunteer in the Caregiver Connection program for a year before being hired by JF&CS.
Prior to coming to JF&CS, Linda owned and operated an importing and distributing company for 24 years. She also had a previous career as a special education teacher in Northern Virginia.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from University of Maryland, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from George Washington University.
Holly Anderson, Caregiver Services Coordinator for JF&CS and Staffing Supervisor for JEVS at Home, has been a caregiver services coordinator for the Caregiver Connection since 2007. In this position, she assists with scheduling, recruiting and training caregivers. This program is for private pay clients.
As the staffing supervisor for JEVS at Home, she is the first point of contact for applicants and Direct Care Workers, and is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, screening, testing/verifying qualifications, hiring, and placement. Holly performs daily tasks in accordance with the job description and assignments in compliance with JEVS at Home policies and procedures, as well as applicable standards of care and governmental laws and regulations. JEVS at home provides service to participants of the PDA waiver. Aging Home and Community-Based Waiver Services may be available to Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 to enable them to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services.
Holly has worked in the human service field for over 20 years. She worked for seven years for ARC Westmoreland as a caregiver in a residential setting. She also worked at the Somerset Children's Aide home as a youth care worker in a residential setting. During her career she also supervised resource coordinators in the Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities at the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living. In this position, she gained extensive knowledge of resources and advocacy issues concerning people with disabilities.
During her years as a caregiver and youth care worker, she attended classes in human services at Seton Hill University.
Barbara Rosenberg is a Caregiver Connection longtime volunteer. She assists with all regular functions of the service including matching caregivers with clients, informing them about other JF&CS services, interviewing and training potential caregivers, and also acts as an advocate for both caregivers and clients.
Barbara has been associated with assisting clients and caregivers for over 25 years as a volunteer. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education and her graduate degree in community counseling from Duquesne University.
Give Back: Join Us in Making a Difference
As a nonprofit, our community’s support is vital. Caregiver Connection is just one part of an agency committed to helping people through all of life’s changes and challenges. We help individuals and families in our community live their best life and achieve their complete potential, no matter who they are or where they come from.
If you are ready to find a caregiver or become one, please choose the appropriate introductory form below. Clients will be contacted within 24 hours, and caregiver applications will be responded to as soon as possible. Welcome to the Caregiver Connection family!