Owner, Director of Business Development at Synergy HomeCare Southeast Texas
Stephanie Allen, owner and director of business development for Synergy HomeCare Southeast Texas, said her leadership revolves around clear vision and confidence in herself and her team, while allowing for the fact that she is not perfect.
"I am passionate about what I do and the people we care for because I feel this is where God has placed me in my life," Allen said. "I am blessed with a job that allows me to get to know these people and their families and assist them with tasks that many of us take for granted, like going to the beauty shop, going to church, or having someone there to assist them with taking a bath daily, not once or twice a week. My job is very fulfilling and rewarding and I am honored to be able to serve the people in this area."
When not working, Allen spends time with her husband, Craig, and their two children, Morgan, 19, and Blakeley, 13. The family enjoys fishing, swimming and riding bikes. Allen also enjoys gardening, and was a florist before beginning her health care career.
She said her husband and children have supported her and have been her biggest fans.
"My daughter, Morgan, gave me the biggest honor when she wrote her college essay about me and everything she had witnessed our family sacrifice, celebrate and enjoy during the birth of Synergy HomeCare," Allen said. "I'm not sure I can even put into words how this made me feel. I was very moved and honored."
Allen's co-worker, Katrina Wilson, said the Allens wanted to become business owners in a field that would help people. She said they purchased the Synergy HomeCare franchise in 2010 because of Allen's compassionate and caring nature.
That extends to Allen's volunteer work through her role as a national ambassador for theAlzheimer's Association.
"I feel the people and their families that are affected by this disease deserve a voice," Allen said. "I … reach out to our local, state and federal governmental officials to find ways to increase funding for research for a cure."
She said she also supports family caregivers to make sure they also have the assistance and support they need.
Wilson said Allen deserves recognition for her work in the community.
"I work with her and I feel she is an outstanding individual and deserves this type of recognition for all her community involvement."