Meet Our Comfort Keepers®
Our team is uniquely qualified and ready to help
Every member of our team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others.
All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.
Leslie Van Pelt
Leslie Van Pelt has owned and operated Comfort Keepers since January 2010. Ever since receiving her BA in Education from Oklahoma State University she has been a small business owner. Leslie developed her lifelong love of helping people by watching her own parents care for her grandmother in their home for more than 17 years. She saw firsthand the importance of seniors aging in the comfort of their own homes and receiving loving care. She is proud to now have the opportunity to call herself a Comfort Keeper.
Leslie has lived in Santa Fe since 1974 and raised her two children there. She is now the proud grandmother of two. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, yoga, hiking , reading and cooking for her family and friends.
Client Care Manager
Bea Johnson has been a longtime resident of Santa Fe. She is a graduate of Santa Fe High and later of UNM. Bea taught at and was principal of a private school here. She spent 12 years caring for her aging parents. She has compassion for both those who are in need and those who are responsible for family and friends who require assistance.
Bea enjoys traveling, visiting orphaned children in Mexico, being with family and friends, and theological studies.
Grief Recovery Support and Community Outreach
Eileen has been involved in community outreach in Santa Fe on quality- of- life issues for the past five years. Her background is in personal and group communications and includes twenty years in marketing and business ownership and twenty- five years of life, loss, and grief recovery coaching.
She states: “All my life I have loved helping people, whether it was being mom’s little helper, assisting at the retirement home as a teenager, or working as a hospice and palliative care volunteer and professional coach as an adult.” She is excited to be an integral part of the Comfort Keepers team, leading the Community Outreach effort.”
When Eileen isn’t out in the community connecting with people, she is home talking on the phone with family and friends, visiting neighbors, and enjoying time with her ever- loving hubby. She travels regularly to the two coasts for visits to family.