Our Angels

All of our caregivers are qualified, experienced, and dedicated

Celtic Angels puts tremendous emphasis on the intangible traits of our caregivers. These traits include having a strong desire to help people, being caring and loving and also having a family experience of caring for a loved one. All of our caregivers have extensive work experience and qualifications that are associated with home health care.

Meet our Angels
Home Health Care Team, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Maria Burke, owner

Maria Burke has worked in the home health care field for 28 plus years and founded “Celtic Angels Inc.” in 2005. As a registered nurse, Maria felt with her experience and knowledge she could provide exceptional care with a personal touch and create a community of care for her patients. Her philosophy has always been to do more than expected and measures her company’s success not by numbers, but by the quality of its services and the relationships with clients and their family members.

Maria Burke, RN
President, Owner, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Emma O'Donoghue

Emma manages the day-to-day scheduling of our caregivers and provides our clients with the caregivers that best match each individual client’s needs.

Emma O’Donoghue
Human Resource Coordinator, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Elaine Conroy

Elaine leads the client care team. She ensures all our clients and their families receive the very best care. She has a formal background in the home care field for more than 13 years. She’s been with Celtic Angels since 2007, serving as the client care manager. Her responsibilities focus on each individual client so that their needs are met and solves any problems that may arise. Her direct contact with family members has long since been a comfort and valuable asset for our clients.

Elaine Conroy
Client Care Manager, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Christal Trumbo

As a registered nurse, Christal is our RN client care manager in Needham. She has a deep knowledge of patient care in the home health care setting. She also achieved a certificate for clinical research from Boston College. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing. She’s worked for industry giants likes Johnson and Johnson and is dedicated to her patients.

Christal Trumbo, RN
Client Care Manager, RN, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Kate O'Sullivan

As Administrative Assistant, Kate manages all the personal touches Celtic Angels is well known for especially birthday cards, flowers, and gift baskets in order to acknowledge clients life, caregivers birthdays, donations for non-profit organizations to support the local community and more. Prior to working at Celtic Angels, Kate worked for MIT for many years.

Kate O’Sullivan
Administrative Support, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Mary Irving, LPN

As an LPN, Mary case manages and performs nursing visits with all our clients. She is a strong advocate for our clients with their medical care team. She develops proper care plans that are tailored to each individual patient, depending upon their unique set of needs. She is a great resource not only for our patients but also our patient’s families.

Mary Irving, LPN
LPN , Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Gary Valanzola

Gary manages our payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger duties. He is a veteran; serving as a 2nd Lt in the US Army and Captain in the Army Reserves. He handles all billing activities for veteran’s authorization; long term care accounts; and accounting software. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.

Gary Valanzola
Accounts Manager, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Elizabeth O’Sullivan

Elizabeth is typically the first point of contact for people who call or drop into the Weymouth office. She answers and directs all phone calls to the appropriate staff member; greets clients and visitors, manages the office’s data entry activities and office supply ordering. She formerly worked at General Dynamics in the Marine Operations department as administrative assistant to the Vice President.

Elizabeth O’Sullivan
Administrative Assistant, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Dolores started working for Celtic Angels in February 2023. Previously, she spent 10 years working as scheduler for a Home Care Agency in Littleton. Prior to that, she worked with her husband, Lee “Chip” Guercio, Jr in his family’ s Bull Run Restaurant Business in Shirley, MA for more than 30 years. Her favorite pass time is spending family time with their children, grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family members at their lake house.

Dolores Guericio
Scheduling Coordinator, Needham Office, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Altina Costa Pereira

I’m Altina Costa Pereira. I’m originally from Brazil. As the weekend “On Call ‘supervisor for Celtic Angels, my duties include checking in on all the caregivers and their schedules to make sure they have what they need to report to their respective client locations, on time with the right tools. I make sure they manage their record keeping properly and most importantly, if any of them have a personal or family emergency and cannot report for their shift, my role is to ensure we have an alternate caregiver to cover the shift.

Altina has been working in this new capacity since 2021. She actually joined us back in July 2014 as a caregiver and has been a core member of our “Celtic Angels” family ever since. Prior to joining us, she worked as a nursing assistant and caregiver herself. Her core competency was providing care for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Altina Costa Pereira
Weekend ‘On Call’ Supervisor, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Celtic Angels Karen Manning

Karen works part-time as an RN for the Celtic Angels Home Health Care family and has been since the fall of 2021. She services clients out of both the Needham and Weymouth offices.

Her role varies, where on some days she provides care to only one client. Other days, she may visit several clients to perform a nursing assessment or orientate a new caregiver at a client’s home.

Prior to working at Celtic Angels Home Health Care, Karen worked as a visiting nurse for North Hill and VNA Care Network in Needham. Her nursing role for the past 20 years has been focused on caring for older adults in their home.

Karen Manning
RN, Celtic Angels, Inc.

Our Patients Say It Best

“I love the Angels. I remember when they first arrived; I was very nervous but the Angels were so nice and helpful.  Within no time we were old friends. I don’t know what I would do without them!”  (Maureen Twohig, Needham MA)

“Everyone Marie has brought to us has been a true Angel.” (M.Harold, Quincy MA)

“The Angels take care of me like a daughter would.” (Margaret Lind, Milton MA)

“I can sleep at night now, knowing one of the Angels are watching over me.” (T. Landers, Dorchester MA)

“I’m not afraid anymore – one of the girls is always here with me. I’m never lonely. The girls take me anywhere I want to go.” (E. Shagorny, West Roxbury MA)


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