Audrey O. Brenya
Co-Founder | Executive Director, Sales & Operations
Audrey Brenya began her professional career out of college over fifteen years ago working in the Staffing and Recruiting industry. In 2007, she entered the Insurance industry where she enjoyed much success working for niche insurance companies specializing in serving affluent individuals in a variety of sales, new business development and management capacities. With a desire to have a more fulfilling professional life after having her second child, she closed the chapter on her corporate career and set out to satisfy her entrepreneurial interests to own and operate her own family business, Solace Care.
Born and raised in the Ghanaian culture where aging is celebrated and giving your elders the utmost in respect is the norm, she always knew the elder community played an important role in our society. In her own family, it was not uncommon to see all multi-generations living together in one household caring for one another as parents or grandparents age. Sharing a close and special bond with her late grandmother and having a number of her family members and family friends dedicating their careers to caregiving, she realized this industry was a natural calling for her. She saw this as an opportunity to enhance the level of care for clients and their families, and also recognize the caregivers’ role as an instrumental part in the client’s overall experience as they age in place. Learning about the unfortunate circumstances clients and their families suffered through in search of finding quality care, led her to find a better method to provide compassionate and genuine care for clients.
Audrey Brenya holds a Supervision and Leadership Certificate from Boston University, School of Social Work Center for Aging Disability Education & Research and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Central Florida. She is also pursuing her Certified Senior Advisor designation. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Communications from Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She and her husband are proud residents of Stamford, Connecticut. During her free time she enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her husband and two young and energetic children.
Kelvin O. Brenya
Co-Founder | Executive Director, Business Strategy
Kelvin Brenya began his professional career out of college over thirteen years ago as a Finance and Banking professional for a large national bank. He then entered the Insurance industry in 2005 where he has enjoyed much success working in a variety of underwriting, management and new business development roles. Kelvin is not new to the home care industry. Nearly his entire life he has been surrounded by bold, strong and hard-working women who are all natural caregivers in their own right. From Grandmothers to Aunts to his own mother who has been a Certified Nursing Assistant and family caregiver for over 30 years, he has admired the hard work his family members have dedicated their lives to and realizes the significance of the line of work they are in. He recalls the satisfaction his mother gained from taking great care of her patients, and envisioned a company where both the patient and caregiver are treated with the utmost in dignity and respect. It was a natural collaboration when both he and his wife decided to launch Solace Care. Kelvin Brenya earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Hartford in Bloomfield, CT and holds an RPLU designation. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending quality time with his wife and two young children.
Field Supervisor | Care Coordinator
Our Field Supervisor and Care Coordinator brings over twenty-five years of Home Care and Long Term Care experience to the Home Care industry and is a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She has extensive experience caring for individuals with chronic and acute illnesses and disease; Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s to name a few, in a very nurturing and compassionate way. She has a passion for caregiving and ensures her clients are treated with the utmost in respect and dignity. Her strengths exist in coaching, mentoring and training the caregiving staff as well as ensuring the coordination of care for the client and family is seamless. Our Field Supervisor and Care Coordinator received her medical training from Valley Medical School in Trumbull, Connecticut. She attended Middlesex Community College and Allied Health. She is CPR certified and Peritoneal Dialysis Certified. She holds a degree in Public Relations and Advertising and looks to further her education by attaining her Nursing degree in the near future. During her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her two grandchildren and traveling. She is an ardent golfer and an excellent cook.