Our Diverse Team
Systems Architect / IT Manager / Entrepreneur
Lead Investor and Mentor
Steve is an accomplished information systems architect, business/team leader, software and Internet technology entrepreneur. For 25 years he has developed IT infrastructure and networks. After launching a series of successful software companies, he created an IT platform to organize and support an international group of talented software architects, engineers, and business professionals.
He is a visionary and a key player in the inception and early stage development of software startups, taking leadership in the formation of the company’s early relationships with major technology companies and positioning in the global IT market. He has been instrumental in providing business and technical advice to iNeedHomecareNow in developing a distinctive online product for Aging in Place Essential Toolkit.
Specialties: Visionary Leadership
Information Technology Management
Business Development for Internet Startups
Chief Technology Officer
For more than twenty years, Dylan Pattenaude has led online application development, database architecture, and diversified marketing communications projects. He creates high-impact campaigns that generate revenue and results by integrating web-based applications and online marketing with traditional marketing. He manages digital solutions by implementing interactive strategies for hundreds of senior living organizations, from individual communities to corporations with hundreds of locations throughout the nation. He supports the Aging in Place Toolkit team’s caring approach to the life challenges all of us will confront, either personally or on behalf of a loved one.
Public Relations and Communications Director and Advisor
As communications consultant to the Aging in Place Essential Toolkit, Jenny Smith supports content development and marketing, social strategy and media outreach. As owner and principal of Acuity Public Relations LLC, she develops and supports integrated communications programs for senior living communities, home care agencies and senior care organizations.
Smith received her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and her BA in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Connecticut representative of the Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG).
Senior Technology Lead Development
Arda Tezcan leads a development team building the underlying application, tracking and reporting for the Aging in Place Toolkit. Currently, he is co-creating technology needs and resource needs. He is a full LAMP developer and strategist. He has been developing in multiple languages for over 10 years. He is currently a freelance consultant helping multiple companies develop online solutions. Mr. Tezcan specializes in advanced custom website/application design, along with the hosting, back-up and monitoring systems required for a successful enterprise level solution.
Social Media and Website Director
Lauren Esposito is a marketing and communications strategist with nearly 20 years experience working with businesses and organizations to increase their visibility and reach across all aspects of the digital spectrum. She manages the social media community of the Aging in Place Toolkit and directs its website user experience.
Previously, she has managed the social media community management for businesses that include health care, home care, commercial and residential real estate, beauty, education, finance, information technology, museum, non-profit, project management, religious, sports and style. Currently, she is enrolled in the Interactive Media Graduate program at Quinnipiac University where she is increasing her skills knowledge with strategic planning for social media, social media community management, digital analytics, user experience design and producing content for mobile media.
Website and Graphic Design Specialist
Alaina Tobin joined the iNeedHomecareNow™ product Aging in Place Essential Toolkit team more than five years ago. She applies her visual design and website management skills to support this enterprise. Ms. Tobin works with a team of content providers, social media and web developers by applying market research and integrating Aging in Place’s brand identity to create a unique, easy-to-navigate user experience for visitors. Her work to customize the Aging in Place website/app helps help family caregivers and aging in place planners easily find and use its diverse resources. When not applying her creative talents to the Aging in Place toolkit, Alaina teaches snowshoeing in the winter and enjoys a host of outdoor activities year-round.