Leadership and Staff

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Solutions for Care. It is responsible for ensuring that Solutions for Care is effective in achieving its mission and goals, and for setting the agency’s direction, establishing policies and managing and allocating resources. Its primary responsibilities are to:

  • Set policy, approve position statements, programs, and services. 
  • Approve the annual budget statements, programs, and services. 
  • Represent the public need and interest to the organization and positively represent Solutions for Care to the public.
  • Find the resources needed for an efficient organization.
  • Evaluate organizational effectiveness.

If you are interested in serving a two-year term on the Board of Directors, please contact Richard Juarez at (708) 447-2448, or rjuarez@solutionsforcare.org for information and a nomination form.

Board Members

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Paul Porter,

Board President

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Javier Garibay,

Board Vice President

Executive Director SER

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Mark Schotteler,

Board Treasurer


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Andrew Barone,

Board Secretary


Janine Layman,


Anna Maria Montes de Oca- Rojas,


Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Ph.D.,


Olivia Baez, MSW,


Ray Pope,


Melissa Howe, Ph.D.,


Tony Nuñez,


Tracy F. Patton,


Leadership Team

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Richard Juarez Sr., 

Executive Director

Christine Komperda,

Assistant Executive Director


Solutions for Care Supervisors

Adam Filip,

Adult Protective Services Supervisor

(708) 447-2448 Ext. 206

Miriam Rico, 

Caregiver Specialist

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Elizabeth Hruza,

Care Coordination Supervisor

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Adult & Disability Resource Network  Supervisor

(708) 447-2448

Tamieca McDade,

Team Lead Choices for Care

(708) 965-0602