About Our Staff

Meet the Jay's Legacy Homecare Staff


Renee Derenne

It has been my true pleasure to serve the needs of others for the past 28 years. During this journey, I have had the privilege to serve many people with a variety of needs (those with cognitive disabilities, mental health issues, young, elderly and everyone in between!)  I have worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home care and primarily residential group home settings. I believe that it is so important to choose a career that inspires you to be a  better person. This career has been a true calling and my mission to help others! The benefit to helping others has been more gratifying than I could ever have imagined. I believe I was meant to lead staff to find their passion in helping others. My philosophy is to create work environments where staff truly love what they do. In turn, they are passionate about providing the best possible service to you. Your satisfaction is paramount to us! We will work diligently to enrich your life, not just “come in to do the job”. This mission is personal to me and our relationship with you and your family needs to be too. We are a small company so that we can create a personal connection! We believe you will prefer it that way!

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HR Director

Tammy Cartwright

I've worked in healthcare since 2005 doing various positions as a Medical Assistant. The majority of my career was with the Blood Center of WI as a Supervisor of Donor Services.  Most recently, I did private homecare and it's always been my favorite. I truly enjoy helping people and try to find the best candidates for positions within Jay's Legacy. In my free time I'm a cat magnet.  They just find me. I enjoy going to concerts and love paddle boarding at Elkhart Lake, when the weather cooperates. I also have a degree in horticulture and love gardening and doing landscape design.  
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Area Director Door and Kewaunee County

Kelly Kostka

Kelly attended the University of Wisconsin Stout where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  After 20 years of teaching at the elementary level for the Diocese of Green Bay, and raising her three successful daughters, she is loving her new career with Jay’s Legacy Home Care.  Helping others has always been a priority in Kelly’s life, but recently helping elderly neighbors and family members has influenced her decision to change her path in life.  

Area Director Manitowoc County

Shelley Payette

Shelley has worked in healthcare for a combined 27 years. Shelley has worked in Nursing Homes, Residential Group Homes, and in home care services throughout her caregiving journey. Shelley has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Activity Director, and has enjoyed serving the community not only directly, but by supervising and leading others to provide quality care and compassion.

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Jessica Parkerson

Jessica has the capability to work with many different types of people and adapt to any situation. She is extremely vigilant about any changes she sees and communicates them efficiently.

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Lori Lauscher

Lori is a staff that has the great ability to connect to anyone. Her "down to earth" approach seems to put most people at ease. She has a very caring attitude which allows others to see that she genuinely cares.

LeAnne L

LeAnne is a dedicated caregiver that is very intuitive to others needs. Her calm and kind demeanor seem to be just what is needed when we have clientele who need staff with great emotional intelligence.

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Paula Schoeffel

Paula has a fabulous sense of humor which really provides fun and happiness to the clients she works with. It's very easy to see how much she enjoys her job.


Linda Linsmeier

Linda has the ability to get things done. She will often take on projects that need to be done and is very self sufficient to see what needs to be done and do it. Her attention to detail and the willingness to go the extra mile is first-rate.