Owners & Staff

President, Owner
Daniel P. Flavin, CRM, CDP
Dan@GraceFulCare.com
703-904-3994 ext.101

The spirit of service is hard-wired into Daniel Flavin. Daniel served his country for 23 years as a Marine and Army Reserve officer before taking the reins at GraceFul Care. Daniel is the son-in-law of GraceFul Care founder Pat Williams. He and his wife, Erin, have one son, Ryan. Daniel earned a history degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1991 and spent many years in the insurance industry, becoming a Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Daniel serves his community through involvement with Rotary International. As the youngest of seven children, Daniel understands family and empowers the GraceFul Care staff to serve and treat clients just as they would their own family.
 
Daniel is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), having earned the certification through coursework in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Williams
Founder
Pat Williams, MAT, CSA
Pat@GraceFulCare.com
703-904-3994 ext.103

Born in Chicago, Pat Williams spent her childhood in Cuba and Costa Rica, where she learned Spanish and developed an interest in world languages. After earning a Spanish/French degree from DePauw University and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Northwestern University, Pat became a foreign language teacher.
 
In 1995, she founded Northern Virginia’s first home companion agency, naming it GraceFul Care in honor of her mother, Grace. Since then, Pat’s become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Dementia Care Specialist and has received hospice training. She serves on the Fairfax Long Term Care Coordinating Council, where she is creating villages (age-in-place supported communities) and Memory Cafes. 
 
Pat became the Herndon Rotary’s first woman president and established the annual “Senior Senior Prom for ages 55 and better.” While serving on the Board of Leadership Fairfax, she created a Lifetime Leadership Program to help retirees become engaged and make a difference in the community. Pat serves on the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is an active member of the National Speakers Association and teaches college and community classes.
 
 
Pat has received many awards, including the Leadership Fairfax Community Trustee Award, Herndon Rotary Club Citizen of the Year (2008), and the March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Lifetime Achievement Award (2015). Pat is the author of Say The Right Thing, a guidebook to approaching 40 challenging situations, such as visiting elders, people in grief and those with Alzheimer’s Disease.


Community Outreach Specialist
Cheryl Rodakowski, CDP, CSA
Cheryl@GraceFulCare.com

Cheryl Rodakowski is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CSA), Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Licensed Assisted Living Administrator. A mother of four, she joined GraceFul Care in 2010. As an Outreach Specialist, Cheryl markets GraceFul Care, does memory testing, teaches classes, completes assessments and assists other GraceFul Care staff as needed. Cheryl also facilitates two Memory Cafés and is a member of the Fairfax County Long Term Care Council.

Director and Scheduling Coordinator
JoAnn Manriquez
care@GraceFulCare.com
703-904-3994 ext.104

 

Billing Department
Daniel Flavin
dan@GraceFulCare.com

Pat Williams and Cheryl Rodakowski are CSA's: The Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® is the leading certification for professionals serving seniors, and is a designation awarded to qualified individuals. Earning the CSA certification requires individuals to pass a rigorous exam and to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of seniors. CSAs are multi-disciplinary professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge in the multiple processes of aging.
 
Daniel Flavin is a CDP:  The CDP® certification represents that the front line staff and health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care,  achievement  in completing the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course /seminar,  met the NCCDP requirements for CDP® certification, applied for the CDP® certification and received the CDP® certification. The CDP® commits to ongoing professional development through NCCDP Staff Education Week or other educational opportunities and re-certification every two years. A CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the front line staff, health care professional and the organization’s sense of accountability by abiding by the NCCDP ethics statement, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided by the CDP® to the dementia patient.