You can always expect the highest quality of care from our caregivers. Meet a few of the people from our exceptional team and learn about what drives their passion for helping those with in-home care needs.


  • Lucy Charles-Basden

    Caregiver

    Years with Lisa: 11.5

    Originally from Trinidad, Lucy started caregiving over 15 years ago and has been a dedicated member of the LVA team since September 2009. Over the past decade, Lucy has provided exceptional, compassionate care to numerous agency clients.

    Lucy works every weekend with a client she has been with for the last 2.5 years, and during the week, Lucy works with Bode & Reed Vogel who she has been with for nearly 8 years. She shows tremendous commitment to the agency, and we are so grateful to have Lucy in the LVA family!

    Lucy’s proudest moment with LVA was celebrating her 10-year work anniversary with Lisa. In her spare time, Lucy loves to go to church and enjoys spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren whenever she can. If you see Lucy, please congratulate her on this accomplishment!

  • Olga Nabutovskaya

    Caregiver

    Years with Lisa: 9

    In the caregiving field for 23 years, Olga Nabutovskaya, strives each day to make patients happy. The reason she chose to make a career of caregiving is because she, “loves people and enjoys taking care of them.”

    Olga knows it can be hard for families to trust a stranger with their family member, so she is more than willing to do what it takes to put families and the client at ease.

    She said she is so glad to be working for The Lisa Vogel Agency.

  • Salma Luhombero

    Caregiver

    Years with Lisa: 5

    Salma joined the Lisa Vogel Agency in 2016 and has worked with her most recent clients, Dr. and Mrs. Efron, for over a year now. Salma works almost every day and is always willing to pick up extra shifts when needed. She loves her job and views her patients as her own family.

    Salma started her caregiving career by taking care of her grandmother in her home country of Tanzania. She knew that this is what she was meant to do and has been a caregiver for over 15 years since she moved to America. When she is not working, Salma enjoys watching movies; her favorites are The Sound of Music and Coming to America.

    Salma loves working with Lisa and enjoys chatting with the office staff. We are so lucky to have such a committed, hardworking and compassionate individual like Salma on the team! If you see Salma, please congratulate her on this accomplishment!

  • Ndeye Faty

    Caregiver

    Years with Lisa: 2

    Ndeye Faty, born in Mali, West Africa, joined the Lisa Vogel Agency Bethesda office in November 2018. A week after joining the agency, Ndeye began working with a client, and they are still together today! They have formed a wonderful bond and truly enjoy each other’s company. They love to get out of the house to run errands, especially their (almost) daily trips to Harris Teeter!

    While Ndeye was in high school, she worked as an activity coordinator at an assisted living facility, and this is where her interest in caregiving started. Now, working as a caregiver for the last 16 years, Ndeye loves providing compassionate care to her clients. Ndeye enjoys spending time with her three children when she is not working. If you see Ndeye, please congratulate her on this accomplishment!

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    Mary Holder

    Caregiver

    Years with Lisa: 11.5

    Mary Holder has enjoyed taking care of others for 25 years. If she had to describe what she does in her role as a caregiver, she would say it means “serving as the eyes and ears for the family and other care providers.”

    She took on the role of caregiver because she was inspired by the example her mother set. For more than six years, she has chosen to work for The Lisa Vogel Agency because she appreciates that Lisa looks out for her.

  • Nina Syzmanska

    Caregiver

    Years with Lisa: 8

    Nina Syzmanska has been named our caregiver of the month for May. Nina, originally from Poland, has been in the United States for 25 years and has worked with LVA since 2013. Growing up in Poland, Nina spent most of her time with her grandmother and grandfather and provided care to them as they grew older. Her favorite parts of working for the agency are the friendly office staff and the special people she has had the privilege of taking care of, especially Ms. Evelyn Gross.

    In her free time, Nina enjoys planting flowers, attending church and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She has many friends at church that ask her “Why do you work so much?” Nina responds by saying that she loves to stay busy and looks forward doing something important every day. After losing her husband 10 years ago, Nina was determined to continue on and provide for herself while also making a difference – and that she has done!