We treat all of our home care clients with respect and care so they can continue to enjoy a high quality of life while having all of their needs taken care of.
Jori has a passion for helping and caring for others. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and 15 years of experience in healthcare administration. As an oncology administrator, she built patient navigation and advocacy programs to help support and guide patients, which is the reason she created the Cancer Warriors Program and works closely with the Phoenix Cancer Support Network, American Cancer Society and other non-profit organizations.
Jori has lead successful healthcare teams, implemented many safety and quality initiatives and expanded patient care programs; all resulting in ensuring patients receive the exceptional care they need. She is an Arizona native and loves outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming. Jori and her husband, Will, have two adorable fur babies – a dog named Roscoe and a cat named S’mores.
With all her professional successes, Jori also knows the sorrow of personal loss.
Three years ago, grandma JoAnn had several strokes. She was bounced around between hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and group homes. Grandma hated being away from home, her health declined quickly, and she passed away on Christmas Eve. Jori believes that grandma’s quality of life, health and happiness would have been improved if she had assistance that allowed her remain at home earlier in her recovery process.
This is the reason Jori is so passionate about in-home care. It is an amazing service that allows people to receive the care they need, retain their independence and ultimately continue to enjoy the best things about life…at home! For Jori, AmeriCare Scottsdale isn’t about caretaking…it’s caregiving!
Operations and Marketing Manager
After college and an exciting clinical experience at a teaching hospital, Melinda chose the Emergency Room as her specialty. This led to the opportunity of being a part of the team that created one of the first Urgent Care Centers in Southern California. She was introduced to a newly emerging underserved population – the aging adult.
A spark was ignited and it continued to burn in her career leading Melinda to a life-changing position where it exploded into a professional passion at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine Program in Geriatrics and The Elder Abuse Forensic Center. Here groundbreaking education and research was being developed and was shaping the face of Geriatric Medicine. The results of these studies revealing the prevalence of Elder Abuse was presented to Congress and resulted in the first National Center for Elder Abuse where Elder Abuse cases were investigated and law enforcement, social services, and other professionals were trained to identify Elder Abuse.
Today Melinda has a career focused on the needs of Elder Adults, both as a mentor and educator working for a well-respected Homecare company while continuing to share with professionals, families, and community groups on Geriatric Homecare and Elder Abuse.
Jeffrey Mark Wolk
Physician and Community Relationship Director
Dr. Jeffrey Mark Wolk is a born New Yorker. He graduated from Amherst College in 1977, with a BA in biochemistry, cum laude. Then on to Medical School, and Residency. He completed the residency program at The University of Connecticut and then a fellowship at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After that, Dr. Wolk entered academic medicine as Assistant Professor of Urology at the State University of New York. He followed this by entering private practice in Connecticut. Then at age 50, he realized that he had more winters than he could have imagined, and so finished his last 14 years in practice in the greater Tucson region.
After 41 years in the practice of medicine, Dr. Wolk and his wife, Annemarie, retired to the Marana area of Tucson in February of 2020.
However, Dr. Wolk needed to continue providing care for people and has joined the Americare Tucson Family by bringing his clinical acumen to the service of people of all ages who just need CARE.
When asked, he will tell you that he is a hopeful novelist, photographer, magician, home chef and jazz musician. In reality, he just simply loves his wife, Ann, his 2 grown sons, his 2 granddaughters, and his Burmese cat, Mojo.