“Our mission is to serve those individuals faced with the challenges and complexities of aging and special needs by delivering the highest quality of life care management services. We exist to support our clients by providing personalized planning, consultation, education, advocacy and resource navigation.”
Mir Senior Care Management and Care Consultant’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving quality life care management and guardianship services and be the most valued and credible resource to those that support our client and the community at large.
Our Core Values
Honor our commitments to our clients and partners by never compromising our ethics and integrity
Excellence in service to the client above all and continually strive to exceed the expectations of our team, clients, and partners.
Conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, consumers, vendors and the public.
Frances Mir, MSN, RN, CMC, TxCG is an Aging Life Care Professional, and a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in primarily acute health care, case management, home care and hospice care.
She is certified by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Ms. Mir has completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing Adminstration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas.
Ms. Mir has served as President of the South Central Committee of the Aging Life Care Association which covers Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Lina Supnet-Zapata, MBA, CTXG, CMC, TxCG is an Aging Life Care Professional Lina with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As Community Educator and Area Director for ten years in the hospice industry, she worked with families and health care providers educating and advocating for increased awareness and better understanding of issues that emerge during end of life care.
In 2013, she joined her mother-in-law, Frances Mir, to oversee operations for Mir Care Consultants, Inc. founded in 2004.
Lina’s passion, commitment and dedication for patient advocacy, consumer health education, ensuring accountability and excellence in care, assure individuals’ choices are honored.
As Vice President of Mir Senior Care Consultants, Lina advocates that pre-planning in a complex health care system will help their clients and families to maintain control of their choices and achieve a greater peace of mind.
Lina serves on the boards of AGE of Central Texas, the Aging Life Care Association, and is an active member of Women’s Business Enterprises, Texas Guardianship Association, Dementia Friendly America and the Austin LBGT Chamber.
When not working or volunteering, Lina spends time with her husband Orlando, three grown children, three dogs, playing pickle ball and traveling.
Kristin Martinelli, Senior Director of Care Management
Kristin Martinelli, LMSW, CCM, TxCG is a Life Care Manager, a licensed master social worker and former Director of Business Development, I have a strong interest in helping others understand what they are looking for, as well as supporting them as they achieve their goals. I have been a Care Manager for the past 5 years and previously worked over 10 years in the long term care industry in a marketing and sales role of a Skilled Nursing facility. My love for older people began early when I visited with my great grandmother in a long term care facility as a young child and that interest peaked during my college years when I stumbled across courses in the field of gerontology
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas and went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland with a specialization in Gerontology. Following graduation, I moved to Austin and began my career in Business Development. During this time, I learned to work with both the client and the facility to assist in maintaining the highest possible standard of living for each individual and helping the families through the transition. My years as a Care Manager have only enhanced my knowledge base and I truly enjoy working with both the client and their family to provide a wide array of services to improve quality of life for our clients.
My husband and I love living in Austin with our two daughters and are actively involved in our church and neighborhood. I look forward to meeting with you and your family and am eager to assist you with any needs you might have.
Teresa Stilwell, BSHS, is Manager of Guardianship Services with a Bachelor Degree in human services management. Originally from west Texas, Teresa has spent the last twelve years working in Colorado as a case manager in child and adult protection services. Teresa has extensive experience working with at-risk populations and is most passionate about serving and advocating for the elderly and those with developmental disabilities.
Teresa relocated to Brazos County in 2021 to assist in the care of her aging parent. Teresa and her husband have a blended family consisting of five children and seven grandchildren. When not working, Teresa enjoys exploring her new community, cooking and baking. She is excited to be back in her home state of Texas and has fallen in love with Brazos County. Teresa is looking forward to serving her new community.
Stephanie Braddock joined Mir in April 2020 with a background in senior services as a former director of a non profit overseeing 300 senior clients and 150 volunteers. She changed careers in 2014 after watching over her grandmother and mother in their end of life journeys. Her experience in the hospitality industry, as a meeting planner for a large dental organization and service on boards of non profit organizations add to her expertise in her role. Caring for others began as a volunteer in hospitals and elder care communities in junior high school.
When not volunteering and spending time with her daughter, son, son in law, family and friends, she enjoys cultural arts and music, baking, hiking, drumming and traveling.
Melissa Bergeron, Client Care Manager/Operational Support
Melissa Bergeron has an Associates of Science in Health & Kinesiology. originally from the Corpus Christi area, Melissa has spent the last 20 years working in senior living in the Austin area as Admissions/Marketing Director with experience in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and memory care. In 2012 she received her certification as an Assisted Living Manager and operated a stand-alone memory care community for 3 years. For the next 4 years she then had the opportunity to open and operate a brand-new assisted living & memory care community in North Austin.
Melissa is most passionate about serving and advocating for the elderly, which has allowed her to be a positive influence in the community.
Outside of work, you can find Melissa and her husband on the baseball fields watching their two boys play baseball. In between baseball, Melissa enjoys her workouts and quality time with friends.
Ja’Neen Hight, M.S., LPC, LBSW
I began my pursuit in advanced education in the Fall of 1989 at the local junior college. While working full time, I obtained an Associate’s Degree in Mental Health and continued my education at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, obtaining my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and subsequently a Masters Degree in Counseling. I maintain 2 licenses through the State of Texas, Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Professional Counselor.
During my College years, I continued to work full time. I worked for a group of psychologist’s as an administrative assistant, responsibilities included all aspects of running a private practice including managing state contracts, and filing of insurance for services rendered. Once I received my Bachelor’s Degree, I was hired by one of the psychologists, Gene Muller, PH.D., as a Case Manager working with families who adopted children through the State of Texas. As a Case Manager my role was to locate services/resources for the families and also provide continued support and education to those families. I worked there until the contract with the State ended in 2011.
In 2012, I took a position as social worker for a local hospice company, where I furthered my knowledge of local resources/services and advocating for patients, their care and end of life issues. Hospice Social workers assist families in identifying, locating and accessing needed resources, and also provide the family support. Although, I absolutely loved working with the hospice population, I was sure I had so much more to offer, and when there was an advertisement for MIR Care Consultants in May of 2019, I knew that was to job for me.
About 8 months after going to work for the hospice company, my elderly aunt and uncle began have issues with living independently, as their power of attorney, I was called upon and became their personal “life care manager”. I have helped them through the years in all aspects of their life including learning about assisted living, private home care, navigating the health care system, including veteran’s services. I have supported my aunt with her dementia diagnosis and my uncle has since passed.
My husband and I have lived in Corpus Christi all of our lives. We have 3 sons and have been involved in many their activities/school over the years. We are active members in our church.
I truly believe individuals have the right to and deserve the best possible care, and to live out their life as they choose, with quality of life always being the center stone for decision making. It takes a team to assure needs are met. I look forward to being a part of your team and am eager to assist you with any needs you might have.
Nadia Lozano, RN, BSN, FNP is a licensed registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her graduate degree at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas A&M University. Nadia has worked as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse for 6 years and has been with MIR Senior Care Management for 3 years working closely with our clients and their families in the Rio Grande Valley.
While not working she can be found spending time with her corgi Oliver. She will begin pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice in September through Simmons University.
Amy Mata, MSW, LBSW is a licensed social worker and graduate from Texas A & M University-Kingsville with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in mental health. Amy plans to pursue her education by obtaining her LCSW as well as Doctorate Degree in Social Work. She believes everyone should never stop learning, advocating for all populations in need and always love what you do.
Amy is a Client Care Manager with Mir who loves helping all populations. Amy is continuously seeking to gain more skills and broaden her education. Amy has a strong passion for helping clients and their families meet their needs. Amy believes that change happens when people of all ages are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives.
Amy provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive to the best of their abilities. Amy is very involved with the community as well as is on the Dementia Friendly America Initiative that helps educate communities on ways to become dementia friendly. Working together with others in the community, Amy is seeking to ensure that her community and the ones around are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.
When Amy is not working or attending school, she enjoys spending time with her three sons, husband, three dogs and extended family. Amy also enjoys traveling and volunteering.
Tiffany Howell, MSW, is a Client Care Manager with a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Policy, Administration and Community Work and has a certificate in Gerontology. She has a passion for working with the elderly and has worked in different capacities since 2011, beginning as a waitress in independent and assisted living facilities. Tiffany discovered her love of the aging population and intrest in the issues they face. She interned at a skilled nursing facility and later with AARP researching family caregiver issues and advocating for state legislation benefiting the elderly and their caregivers.
Tiffany has also supervised the care and coordination of services for individuals age18+ with disabilities living in nursing homes assessing if they could live independently. Other experience included the insurance industry in the information and referral department for Medicare consumers. Just prior to joining Mir Care Consultants she worked as a court appointed advocate Guardian ad Litem for children in the child welfare system.
Tiffany brings all of these experiences to her practice and loves sharing her knowledge with others by providing education and information. Enhancing others’ quality of life is a prime focus for her and she hopes to assist clients in finding solutions. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys exploring food spots around Austin, spending time with her dog and going to see live music.
Danielle Garrett, LBSW is a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW) with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW). She obtained her degree from Ashland University located in Ashland, OH. Originally from Ohio, Danielle relocated to Austin, TX in 2017.
Since 2010, Danielle has worked in various settings with various populations. From newborns to centenarians, inpatient to outpatient settings, direct care roles to administrative roles, Danielle is well positioned to make meaningful contributions in the lives of those she works with.
Danielle’s approach is one where high quality, ethical, compassionate care is paramount. She is dedicated to protecting, empowering, and advocating for our clients.
Outside of work, you’ll find Danielle spending quality time with her family and friends. She has a love for baking, traveling, and scrapbooking.
Samantha Perez, Associate Care Manager/Community Client Relations
Samantha Perez, BA is a Corpus Christi native who loves her city and all it has offer. She enjoys partnering with non-profits and volunteering.
Samantha has a passion for helping individuals from all walks of life and is excited to join the Mir team. She enjoys assisting care manages with clients, along with meeting and creating professional relationships to help her connect clients and their families to the most beneficial resources available.
Samantha and her husband share four beautiful children and she is a personal “care manager” of her aunt and uncle. When not working Samantha and her husband enjoy attending concerts, spending leisure time with family and participating with her church.
Latisha Alexander, Associate Care Manager/Community Client Relations
Latisha Alexander has 15 years experience in long term care and skilled nursing facilities. She has worked in several facets of the healthcare industry and is certified as an Activity Director, Nurse Assistant and Medication Aide. Her mission/goal with Mir is to optimize her experience and passion by interacting with families, industry partners and seniors in the community.
When not working or attending classes to complete her Bachelors Degree in Health Administration, Tish enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, baking and event planning.
We pride ourselves in our commitment to stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of senior services and aging research. To this end, our care team are members of the following professional organizations:
Aging Life Care Association
Aging Life Care/geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring
for older adults or others facing ongoing healthy challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertain by. Their guidance leads families
to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry,
stress and time off of work for family caregivers.
The Aging Services Council of Central Texas is a network of individuals and organizations working together to provide older adults and their caregivers the information and services needed to support themselves and family members, ensuring the opportunity to live healthy, safe, and meaningful lives in our communities.
NACCM, a nonprofit organization, providing the premier certification for Care Managers since 1995.
A Care Manager is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for clients and/or families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults.
NACCM ensures that Care Managers are qualified to perform the full range of care management tasks through a validated, standardized examination. Consumers, employers, and other professionals can be confident in their choice when selecting a Care Manager who holds the CMC credential.
The TGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating professional, family, and volunteer guardians as well as legislators and the general public on ethics, standards and best practices related to court-appointed guardianships in Texas. TGA is also committed to identifying and implementing less restrictive alternatives to guardianship and reliance on community supports and services whenever feasible. TGA strives to enrich the lives of those protected by guardianship as well as those who are responsible for the protection of others.
Dementia Friendly America® is a multi-sector, national collaborative on a mission to foster communities that are equipped to support people with dementia and their family and friend care partners by working to become “dementia friendly.” Additional statements for general use include:
Dementia Friendly America®, is taking an all-sectors approach to equipping communities in becoming dementia friendly and has developed resources that can help all parts of a community effectively support people living with dementia.
Each and every part of the community can work towards becoming dementia friendly. As each sector takes its own steps to foster support, a community that is informed, safe and respectful emerges to foster quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners.
Mir Care Consultants is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the national’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and w can add diversity to your supply chain.
AustinUp is a community alliance committed to making Central Texas a place where older adults live full, engaged lives.
We work to prioritize unmet needs of the Central Texas aging population, tap the assets of older adults to improve our community, and embrace innovation and creativity in the pursuit of an age-friendly culture.