Each staff member in our North Shore Chicagoland office takes pride in carrying on the Traycee family tradition of service above and beyond your expectations.Our nurses, geriatric care managers, staffing specialists and support team are committed to the well-being of every client and family.
Our experienced caregivers are carefully chosen, screened, bonded and insured. They help clients in private homes, independent and assisted living communities, nursing homes and in hospitals.
Meet Our Founders
Sheldon Shlossman, President, Co-Founder
Shelly was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Pharmacy, he owned and operated several hospital and nursing home pharmacies in the Chicago area.
When opportunity called, Shelly combined his talents in the healthcare field to help launch Traycee Services. The company began in 1974, and, soon, Shelly joined Barbara as the President. They were well on their way to successfully establish three well-respected companies: Traycee Domestic Services; and adding Traycee Nannies and Traycee Home Care Services some years later.
Traycee Services are proud members of Life Services Network, Northwest Continuity of Care, Senior Coalition of Lake County; National Private Duty Association; and the Deerfield, Highwood, and Lake Forest Chambers of Commerce.
Barbara Traycee, Vice-President, Co-Founder
Barbara was born in Milwaukee and grew up on the west side of Chicago. She graduated from the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine as a medical lab technician. Barbara also managed several doctors' offices. Since "necessity is the mother of invention,” in 1973 she helped herself as well as some of her friends find skilled child care specialists. When Shelly, her husband, commented on how pleased everyone was, he asked the magic question: "Why not make this our business?"
In early 1974, passion became reality when Barbara created Traycee Services. Initially, Traycee employed screened child care helpers for children during summer vacations. Quickly, Traycee Services' good reputation grew to include nannies, housekeepers, cooks, drivers, and household managers.
Home health care needs were also becoming an important issue as people aged throughout the country. One of her satisfied clients asked Barbara if her agency "had people to care for my aging parents in their own home?" From that question and concern, she launched the much-needed Traycee Home Care Services.
"I have always had an affinity and empathy for older adults," commented Barbara, "and it seemed like the right time to expand into health care." With an increasing number of people living longer, many seniors required assistance with daily activities. Barbara's own mother was a perfect example of an older person needing care and a watchful eye in her own home.
Today, Traycee Home Care Services provides caregivers for all ages--from generation to generation - in their own homes, in hospitals, at nursing facilities, retirement communities, and assisted living facilities.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Lynn Miller, Director of Home Care Services
Lynn joined Traycee Home Care Services in 2005. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Michigan University. After graduation, Lynn accepted an opportunity with the Federal Government in the Housing and Urban Development Department in Washington, D. C. Later, she moved to the Chicago area, and worked for Merrill Lynch at the Board of Trade, Northwestern Mutual Life as office manager and North American Corporation as human resources coordinator.
Vania Tcherneva, Staffing Specialist
Vania joined Traycee Home Care Services in 2006. Born in Bulgaria, her family moved to the U.S.to offer their children a better life and more opportunities. Vania helps to bridge cultural differences with our Eastern European service employees because of her knowledge of three languages. She completed her 2- year degree at Oakton Community College and is currently a student at Northwestern University pursuing a degree in Accounting/Finance.
Pam Boyle, Registered Nurse, Geriatric Care Coordinator
Pam, a Registered Nurse, joined Traycee Home Care Services in 2002. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Elmhurst College. Pam began her career as a Rehabilitation Nurse at Brentwood Nursing Home. She has also worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the medical/surgical nursing department.
Lorelei Mojica, Director of Domestic Services
Lori joined Traycee Home Services in 1986. She grew up in the Philippines and speaks 3 languages. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in the Philippines.
Then Lori received a graduate scholarship at Eastern Illinois University where she completed her Master's Degree in International Relations. She has worked as features editor with a Filipino newspaper and did billing at the then Chicago Center Hospital.
Amber Campbell , Nanny and Newborn Coordinator
Amber joined Traycee in 2009. Her entire life has been centered around children. She grew up in a large family, and was a nanny for 7 years. She loves working with children and understands what the parents are looking for in a nanny. Her work experience in customer service helps her to offer exceptional service to clients.
Administrative Support and Employment Counselor
Gabriela joined Traycee Home Services in 2001.
Since immigrating to America with her family 15 years ago, Gabriela has graduated from Niles West High School. Her work experience in customer service helps her to offer friendly assistance to staff, employees, and clients.
Nancy Tuzzolino, Community Outreach, Business Development
Nancy was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago, with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Finance. Nancy has also completed her Master's of Business Administration Degree. She has over 20 years of business experience in the areas of: Strategic Planning; Training and Development; and Marketing. In 2005, her passion for "senior care" grew out of her own family caregiving experiences. After her mother passed away, Nancy became her father's caregiver for 10 years during his battle with lung cancer. Nancy's own experiences as a family caregiver have been invaluable in bringing an awareness to other families and seniors facing life challenges.