Meet our Team
Ellen Simon, Owner
For Papa’s Sake is Ellen’s most treasured professional accomplishment. She takes great pride and works tirelessly to match the needs of her clients with the skills and personalities of our caregivers. When asked what sets her company apart from her competitors, it has to be Ellen’s determination and genuine interest in making sure that both physical and emotional needs are equally being met for her clients. Ellen firmly believes that in addition to being a service for her clients, For Papa’s Sake is a vital support system for the families that are going through the challenges of caring for their aging loved one. She maintains an ever present and ongoing relationship with her clients and caregivers genuinely caring about each one of them as she would her very own family members.
In addition to running her successful business, Ellen serves as a Commissioner on Wheeling’s Board of Health as an advocate for healthy living. She also participates at many local community events that focus on health and senior related concerns.
Ellen’s hobbies include yoga, traveling, reading, theater and spending cuddle time with her Shih Tzu, Bissel.
Robert Simon, Owner
Robert is an integral part of our support systems. Keeping well informed about each of our client cases and working closely with Ellen and their staff, he creates a real “team” approach to running their business. Robert oversees all of the financial aspects of For Papa’s Sake, but his #1 priority is being the necessary liaison between our clients, caregivers and the FPS office staff. He actively ensures everyone’s concerns and needs are being met. With firsthand knowledge of the issues our families are dealing with, he makes it his mission to listen, understand and facilitate wherever he can. Robert’s mom suffered from Alzheimer’s, so he easily relates to the frustrations, challenges and heartbreak of having a loved one afflicted with debilitating issues and how it impacts the entire family.
In his limited free time, Robert can be found at the gym pumping iron or relishing time with his two grandchildren, Jacob and Julianna.
Linda Henningsen, Office Manager
Linda has an extensive background in care giving that evolved by taking care of multiple elderly family members for many years. Navigating through life with a bedridden grandmother and grandma’s 24/7 caregivers living in Linda’s home for almost four years, was care giving experience learned under some of the most trying conditions. For ten years prior to joining For Papa’s Sake, Linda worked at a sheltered workshop for disabled adults as their office manager.
At For Papa’s Sake, Linda has fostered caring and meaningful relationships with our staff, our clients and their families. Her warmth and compassion for our organization is clearly evident and we are thrilled to have her as a part of our team. Linda handles inquiries, all administrative duties, helps in marketing and assists in our hiring and training processes. She is also one of our caregivers on an emergency basis and gladly handles any miscellaneous tasks that arise. When not at work with For Papa’s Sake, you will find her enjoying life with her wonderful husband, Harry, and their precious little grandsons, Beckett and Keaton. Linda also loves to travel, cook and enjoys all sorts of craft projects.
Ron Rosenberg, Caregiver Coordinator
Ron is an experienced Caregiver who has nurtured elderly and disabled seniors for over ten years. It started with his father's and sister’s debilitating illnesses in early 2003. Those were the sparks that inspired his volunteering with an organization for mentally and physically challenged adults.
Ron has been friends with Ellen and Robert for many years and jumped at the opportunity to work with them. He now coordinates scheduling, timekeeping, performs care giving and other administrative tasks as needed at For Papa’s Sake. To this day, he says it was the best decision he ever made professionally because of For Papa’s Sake’s purpose, mission and compassionate approach to caring. In Ron’s free time he enjoys going to the movies, reading and spending time with his two grandchildren, Brennan and Cami.
Becky Ament, Marketing Coordinator
Becky brings several years of marketing expertise to the table. She manages the social media and website along with other marketing efforts. Becky received her undergrad from Columbia College in Chicago focusing on media management and Masters in Business Administration from Lake Forest College.
In Becky’s free time, you can find her hanging out with her 1 year old collie mutt, Arthur.