Who is this chick called Susan Avello?

Welcome to HR Virtual Cafe. I am so excited to have you stop by.

A little about me?

I am a transplant from Southeast Alabama who moved to Chicago in 2009 and still trying to adjust to the crazy weather. Upon my move I was lucky enough to hook up with some great gals who owned AgingInfoUSA. I was fortunate to become a partner and therefore changing my title to Vice President / Partner in mid 2010.

I am a wife, mother of a 20year old daughter, mama of two dogs, and author of two books.

My background?

My first experience in the industry of eldercare was at an extended care facility where I was Assistant Activities Directors where I quickly became aware that it was the family caregivers who were in need of education on trusted resources available to assist their elderly loved ones. I spent 3 years researching advanced technology for Alzheimer’s Patients and their Caregivers and for four years headed up the Portable PERS Device Division of a security company before moving to Illinois.

Now I seem to have found what really motivates me and that is helping educate corporations and their employees on the importance of proactively preparing to care for their loved ones before a crisis. We are on the forefront wave of the silver tsunami that is rapidly approaching and it’s not a matter of “if I will one day take care of Mom or Dad” it’s simply a matter of “when.”

Aging Info USA directly supports employee caregivers, HR and Executive Management by implementing creative approaches in education, resources and training in regard to eldercare and family caregiving work/life challenges.

3 Responses to Who is this chick called Susan Avello?

  1. Crazy story Susan.

    I worked at a company in my early twenties where I had a similar experience. It was a small company owned by a woman who had been married for over 20 years before having her first child. Unfortunately for her, she was in her late 40′s and the hormonal imbalance her pregnancy caused made her an unreasonable person to be around, specifically for the men in the office. The company was located in a renovated historical home which was lovely, but it was tight quarters and voices carried regardless of how hard we all tired to speak using our “inside voices.” Here’s the crazy part, every day the owner would take one of the men into her corner office and scream at them on the top of her lungs, throw objects at them and was known to even physically strike them with a closed fist. This woman absolutely scared the daylights out of me. When I saw the male du jour of her abuse leave her office after her tirade, they looked pale, confused and beaten down. Eventually, she came to the realization that she needed to close her business because she just couldn’t manage her emotions and work-life balance at the same time.

    Thank goodness we have labor laws in place today to protect employees.

    • OMG Cyndy, that is crazy. Thank goodness is right, for labor laws. That sounds horrendous, especially for those poor men in the office (smile). Thanks for sharing. Good to know I was not the only one that has experienced that!


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