Serving others is at the core of what Assistance Home Care does each and every day. Combining years of experience as a family caregiver caring for Sally’s parents with Allen’s 20+ years of executive leadership at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we commit each and every day to serving our Clients and our Employees. Our Leadership Team consists of individuals who all have a powerful “Why” that drives them to serve others and themselves and help us make an incredible impact in our community.
Allen Serfas, Certified Dementia Specialist & C.S.A.
Allen graduated with a degree in Finance from the University of Iowa. Allen enjoyed a 20+ year career and executive management experience as Corporate Officer with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Allen thrived in Enterprise's entrepreneurial and customer service focused environnment helping the company open up new locations, expand new territories along with pioneering the company's Truck Rental Division. Allen's commitment to customer service, exceeding customer's expectations and his commitment to employee development were key ingredients to his success at Enterprise. These key ingredients are at the heart of the foundation of what drives Assistance Home Care. Allen is actively involved with his wife in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, APDA, Memory Care Home Solutions, Community Council, Aging Ahead and numerous local organizations helping to provide advocacy and support for the Saint Louis senior community.
Sally graduated with a B.A. Degree in Education from Lindenwood University. As a family caregiver herself, Sally knows that the best way to give people exactly what they want is to listen to their needs. She has spent a lifetime listening, planning and problem-solving for her parents, while nurturing her community as an elementary teacher. Whether it be fund raising for Alzheimer’s or teaching PSR at our church, Sally has seized countless opportunities to support others, and it has been her honor. Sally spent years as a caregiver to her mother, who ultimately lost her fight with Alzheimer's. Sally's deep participation with her parents and in the human condition along with an understanding of what families can go through led her to co-found Assistance Home Care in her mother's honor and build a truly caring and compassionate community of caregivers.
Teresa (Tess) Dreyer is the Director of Operations where she oversees our four locations to lead, develop, streamline and create systems and processes to best serve our families, caregivers, and community relationships. Tess has a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a Masters in Business. She has a passion for coaching individuals to be the best versions of themselves each and everyday. Of all the CORE VALUES that AHC possesses, Tess is sure to bring "Sunshine and Smiles" with every opportunity and to everyone she meets. Outside of AHC, Tess is a healthy way of life enthusiast where she enjoys working out daily, eating healthy and reading/listening to organizational leadership books and podcasts. Her "WHY" is her grandfather and parents. The selflessness and dedication she has witnessed and experienced her family give has inspired her to create the same opportunities for others and herself.
Michelle has enjoyed a wide variety of expeience as a business manager and benefits administrator. She has worked in various businesses including retail, law, and the non-profit sector. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science from Truman University, where she studied design and business. She is currently the Director of Human Resources and oversees all the HR functions. Michelle loves spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking. She is thankful to her father for inspiring her love of gardening as she enjoys growing her own herbs and vegetables as well as flowers. She also loves spending time with her family, traveling and yoga. When time allows, you can find her reading or being creative with scrapbooking. Michelle is inspired by finding the good in people. Individuals and stories that prove there is still good in the world and those who are continually striving for goodness are a major source of inspiration for her! Michelle has been the happiest in her career when working for a cause—whether it is a personal volunteer effort, or working for a non-profit, helping others has always been an important part of her life. She was drawn to Assistance Home Care because of the passion that drives the mission of caring for others. Her work is fulfilling because she knows she is plays a small part in providing support for caregivers and families who are caring for loved ones. Her “why” is her sister, Carolyn, her hero. Assistance Home Care provides in home care for her because she has MS. This terrible disease has taken so much from her physical life, but she has not let it destroy her spirit. The care she receives from Assistance Home Care has given her back the ability to enjoy aspects of her life she had lost. She is her hero because she approaches every day with joy and gratitude, despite her circumstances. That is something to strive for!