Meet the Owners
Founding Partner – CEO
Robert Pratt is our Founding Partner – CEO. Bob chose Elder
Care as his final venture, after a highly successful sales and marketing career in the
electronic components industry.
In 2009, Bob agreed to collaborate with the national Golden Heart Senior Care
franchise entrepreneurs to sell this powerful Home Care model. Then, he surprised
even himself when he boldly set out to establish the pilot franchise, located in Arizona.
Bob is the “founding” franchisee with Golden Heart Senior Care and has also served
corporately to help new franchise owners get started. He and his wife Judy opened the
Arizona franchise in the Sun City area during 2010.
Bob focuses his expertise on managing effective outcomes with our business vendors,
selling new franchises in our territories, collaborating with Industry Partners, and serving
the Greater Community through local organizations such as Rotary International. Bob is
President of the Rotary Club of Sun City West 2019-2020.
He is passionate about protecting seniors from financial predators…
Bob counts it a blessing to be a home care franchise owner, and this is a surprising finish to his career! When he discovered the magnitude of elder abuse and fraud in our nation, it lit a fire under him. He is passionate about protecting seniors from financial predator scams and unethical contractors — and proudly served on the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Association (MEAPA) Financial Exploitation Committee.
Partner – CFO
Judy Pratt is a former teacher and French major. She became the proverbial whiz kid when she entered the Silicon Valley electronics/semi-conductor in¬dustry. Her sales record includes great success in customer relations and financial management.
Judy may have been more surprised than Bob when she discovered he was taking her into a whole new business enterprise, just when she was thinking about retirement! Judy is well-known in the community as a committed volunteer and philanthropist. When she is not giving her time as CFO of Golden Heart, you will find her serving in a variety of projects with PEO International (Philanthropic Educational Organization) and the local stadium as a volunteer with Surprise Sundancers.
Judy is passionate about helping seniors finish well…
She says, “Watching my mother decline after her 100th birthday celebration, and witnessing the care she received, transformed me forever. I never planned on a second career, but the opportunity to open the first Golden Heart Senior Care franchise provided me an outlet to care for the frail aged and give back to the community.”
Regional – COO
Angie has served on the senior leadership team of Golden Heart in the west valley for the past seven years, and currently leads as our Regional Chief Operations Officer. In August of 2018, Angie expanded our team’s region when she became the Franchise Owner of Golden Heart – Peoria.
She is devoted to those in need…
In Angie’s early professions she served in Social Work and Special Education. After obtaining her M.A.-Ed (Counseling) she became a High School Counselor for 25 years. Angie’s focus was profoundly changed when her mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. After nearly a decade of struggling, her mother passed away in 2010. During these years, Angie and her family felt helpless and hopeless due to the lack of resources and support available to Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Angie (and her family) persevered and cared for her beloved mother to the end. She wanted to translate the grief of that helpless and hopeless experience into making a difference for other frail aged people and their loved ones. Through her family’s devastating events, Angie gained the empowerment to use all the years of experience in her previous career, plus her new personal understanding, and captured a vision of how she wanted to spend the rest of her life – Thus she arrived at Golden Heart’s door! In an overwhelming interview experience she discovered her vision matched the vision of Golden Heart. She rolled up her sleeves and began working from the ground up.
Angie is passionate about making a difference for Clients and their families. She demonstrates this passion through offering leadership, education and counseling support, and most of all through her heart-felt care and concern. Daily, Angie intertwines laughter through the pain, breathes hope into the spirit, and offers peace to the mind.
Linda Smith, RN
Care Plan Manager
She has a passion for home health…
Linda is a graduate of Easton Hospital School of Nursing with a three-year diploma. During her Home Health Nursing rotation, she became interested in this aspect of care, but most of her early nursing opportunities were in long term care. Her family relocated to Phoenix, AZ where Linda finally found a very satisfying niche in Home Health Nursing. Four years later, her family moved to South Carolina which required her to leave home health and go back into long term care.
…and loves educating new people entering the health care industry.
In 2001, Linda was excited to become a nurse educator. During the next 11 years, she trained Nursing Assistants for the American Red Cross, Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, and Trendsetter’s CNA Academy in Youngtown, AZ. Yet always in the back of her mind was the desire to return to Home Health Nursing, but nothing really worked out until she met Golden. Strangely enough, Linda and Golden met through a new CNA who had been a student in Linda’s final class of Trendsetter’s CNA Academy.
She is committed to excellence!
Linda’s compassion for helping others shows through in her hard work ethic and dedication to Golden Heart’s clients. She personally oversees development of excellent care plans for our frail and high-risk Clients, and mentors Caregivers to help them in their professional development. She has become a valued member of the Golden Heart team!
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