Kyle Laramie – President
After working in the field of occupational therapy, as well as various marketing, sales and management roles for both private duty nursing and assisted living providers, Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination™ in April 2011. As president and owner of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather. A World War II veteran, he unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family simply did not know about the opportunities that were available to assist him in his golden years.
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination™ has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 65 professionals.
In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In 2015, Kyle was selected as one of ten national finalists for the 2015 Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination™ was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area, in 2014 the company was honored as a finalist for the Arcus Awards and by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for being a Top Workplace.
He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Home care Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.
Melissa Brown - Client Operations Manager
Melissa is the Client Operations Manager at Veterans Care Coordination. She is originally from San Diego, California. Melissa has a Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master’s degree from National Louis University in Chicago, and is a Doctoral candidate at Lindenwood University.
Before VCC, Melissa worked as an operational manager in the private education industry for over 14 years.
Melissa’s father is a retired Lieutenant Commander from the United States Navy, and both of her grandfathers served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Melissa spends her spare time with her son, Patrick.
Dan Schlesinger, Strategic Operations Manager
Dan Schlesinger is the Strategic Operations Manager at Veteran’s Care Coordination. Dan has lived in St. Louis his entire life but has traveled extensively for work over the last 25 years. Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is currently working on a Master’s of Theology from Franciscan University. Dan has worked as Vice-President of Sales and Operations in the past and early in his career, owned and operated his own company for 20 years.Dan’s grandfather, father and brother were all veterans from WWI, WWII, and Vietnam respectively. Dan feels very committed to the vision and goals of Veterans Care Coordination, helping veterans live fulfilling lives at home when possible.
In Dan’s spare time he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his 7 children and 10 grandchildren.
Shea Peffly – Vice President
As vice president of Veterans Care Coordination™, Shea is responsible for carrying out the company’s mission and vision by maximizing operating performance, ensuring superior customer service and implementing strategic business growth initiatives. Shea has over twenty years’ experience in business management and operations roles including product and strategic sales development. She is a graduate of Memphis State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.
Shea takes pride not only in achieving company initiatives and goals, but also in honoring her family and the other great men and women who have served their country. Shea’s father, stepfather, grandfather, uncle and nephew are all veterans. She believes it is both a privilege and honor to advocate daily on behalf of veterans and surviving spouses to obtain the benefits they’ve earned. When not at work, Shea enjoys spending time with her family.
Angela Rhyne- Administration & Operations Manager
Angela is the Administration and Operations Manager at Veterans Care Coordination.
In her role, she will support and drive results for the Human Resources, IT and Marketing departments.
Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from SIU-Carbondale and an Associate’s Degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. Angela has worked in Banking and Retail for 9 years, owned her own business and 15+ years in the Human Resources field. Her father was a disabled Air Force Vietnam Veteran. After retiring, he worked for the VA and eventually became a Civil Servant at Scott Air Force Base. He instilled a mission to help others. She hopes to honor his memory and support the vision of VCC. When not at work, Angela enjoys spending time with family & friends. Her hobbies are reading, cross-stitching, making cards, scrapbooks and invitations.
Josh Saffa- Sales Operations Manager
Josh Saffa is the Sales Operations Manager at Veterans Care Coordination. He was born and raised in St. Louis, and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Josh served our country for 8 years, with deployments aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Josh considers it a privilege to now carry a role that honors our veterans and their service to our country. Josh has a background in operations, sales, and continuous improvement. He is presently working towards obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Business Management. When he's not at work, Josh enjoys fitness and most importantly spending time with his son Lincoln.