Aging Life Care Management Staff
Pamela (Bednar) Braun, MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM, LF
Pamela is a Masters-level social worker, licensed clinical social worker and Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager for independent practice in Arizona. She is also a Certified Licensed Fiduciary through the Arizona Supreme Court. She is the founder and owner of Geriatric Assessment, Management & Solutions, LLC since 2000. Pam is originally from Wisconsin but grew up in the Kansas City area. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in gerontology from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas in 1990. Her work experience has been primarily in health and mental healthcare. She has worked in the hospital setting since 1986 including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with neurology and neurosurgical patients.
Since moving to Arizona in 1994, she worked in a geriatric mental health/medical unit at Del Webb Hospital in Sun City West for 6 years. Her areas of interest have been with individuals with dementia and their families specifically with behavior issues. She has done extensive volunteer work with the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. She is active with the Western Regional Chapter of the National Association of Professional Care Managers and has served on the Board, committee positions and co-chaired the Annual Conference in Scottsdale in October 2013. Pam is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and American Case Management Association.
Carrie Lane, MA
Carrie earned her Master of Psychology degree in 2005 from Seattle University’s exclusive Existential Phenomenological Psychology program, where she found her specialty working with seniors at Seattle Mental Health. After counseling individuals, couples and facilitating groups, she realized this was her calling.
Carrie has an extensive interest in dogs and animals and had her own business working with aquatic therapy. After taking a break from the field of geriatrics and moving to Arizona in 2020,
Carrie found her way back to the field as a care manager at GAMS. She has a positive approach to working with people and recognizes their unique strengths and “not the sum of a diagnosis.” Carrie believes that “striving to see the world through the eyes of the human being is where true compassion resides.” We are excited to have her enthusiasm and dedication as a member of our care team.
Jessica Angel Carrillo
Aging Life Manager
Jessica started her career in senior healthcare in 1999. After earning her NCCAP Certificate in long-term care, she wanted to explore her passion in making a difference in senior care and helping their families. In addition to her primary position responsibilities, she was recognized by health care providers for her commitment to deliver high quality care.
Jessica is a loving mother of four adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, family time, her spiritual life, NFL football games and reading.
She is privileged to serve our senior population and is honored to work at GAMS.
Adrianne Benally, BSN
Adrianne has enjoyed caring for older adults in the community since 2018. In 2019, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University. While she has years of experience working in different areas of health care, she has found a passion working with the older adult. She enjoys developing meaningful relationships with Clients and their families while also acting as a resource for a greater quality of life.
Her strengths include active listening, great patience, knowledge of health ailments and advanced therapy solutions.
Adrianne enjoys hiking outdoors with loved ones, listening to podcasts and taking long walks with her two small dogs.
Tracey Bossert, LPN
Tracey Bossert, LPN, has worked in the healthcare field for the past 15 years as both an LPN and NA. She has experience in assisted living; skilled, hospice and acute ambulatory care. She also has over 20 years of experience in customer service including customer relations; communications; dispute resolution; and supervisory positions. She is originally from Oklahoma. We are happy to have her completing medi-sets/nursing visits and working on-call with our clients.
Support Services Staff
Jacqueline (who goes by Jacque) has been in the medical field for 20 plus years serving our community from working in pediatrics to geriatrics, she has a passion for helping people. Working right out of high school at Boswell Hospital to working at Phoenix Children’s Hospital later in life, she has learned that life is special and how precious it can be! Holds a current license and certificate as a pharmacy technician, has recently transitioned into administration and loves it.
Originally from Utah, came to Arizona with her family at a young age to be with her elderly grandparents and aunt. By doing so she watched her mother who was an RN, how she helped people and Jacque wanted to do the same and has!
She is the proud mother of two children and one fur baby, likes the outdoors, sports, and doing all sorts of crafts that are unique like her.
Lori has worked most all of her working career in an administrative assistant role. Originally from California, Lori recently moved to Arizona with her significant other and their beloved dog Jenny, to help with the care of her elderly parents. In doing this Lori realized the importance of being “hands on” with the care of her parents.
Lori is an animal lover who also enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and most recently crochet.