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Connie began her career in 1982 in the technology division of a retail department store. After 3 ½ years, she resigned to explore opportunities in the financial industry. She spent 29 years in the financial industry and had the opportunity to develop her technical and managerial skills.
One of the goals Connie has for the next chapter in her life is to make a difference in the lives of people. In 2009 her father-in-law passed away, leaving her mother-in-law alone. Two years later, in 2011, her mother-in-law came to live with them, after having survived several strokes. This left her very frail. Connie and her husband cared for her in their home for as long as they could, but eventually, they had to find alternate living arrangements. The task of finding a place was an enormous challenge. They did not know where or how to begin. Connie has learned first-hand the challenges facing families during these difficult transitions. She's also reminded of the responsibilities we have as a society to honor and provide for our seniors.
Oasis is a perfect fit for Connie. It allows her to marry her passion with her career. She is able to help meet a tremendous need that is currently lacking in their community, that of maintaining the dignity and quality of life that our seniors deserve.
Pat’s passion for Assisted Living was born, like so many, when looking at communities for a family member. The lifestyle offered (to both the residents and their families) inspired her to give up a successful Orthopedic Sales and Marketing company and become an Assisted Living Marketing Director.
Over her 2-decade long career, Pat has earned the trust of over 1000 families in dealing with the journey to Assisted Living and Memory Care. She is fueled by being the experienced and empathetic guide that can turn hesitancy and inaction into a better quality of life for the whole family.
When not working, Pat can be found in the Kitchen, cooking and baking for and with friends. Carrot cake anyone?
After experiencing the challenges of caring and advocating for ailing parents, Karen is now turning her focus to community health and senior advising. She previously worked thirty-three years as a Central Office Technician at Verizon providing excellent customer service and maintaining complex telecommunications equipment.
As an Office Assistant for Oasis Senior Advisors, Karen is tasked with data input, community touring and networking support. She supports the President of the company as well as the team members with educating and informing seniors and their family members on options pertaining to assisted living communities.
She attended Hofstra University and is graduate of Empire State College with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health. Karen currently resides in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey with her husband of 30 years and has two children, James and Breanna.
Crystal Pizarro is the Marketing Manager for Oasis Senior Advisors- Central Jersey. In this role, she manages email marketing, all social media channels, event marketing, and public relations for the Central Jersey territory.
Prior to joining Oasis Senior Advisors, Crystal worked with clients including; Bank of America, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Please Touch Museum just to name a few. After 4 years in the advertising industry, she decided to join her Mother in her new business venture and assist with all of her marketing needs. In this capacity, she is able to merge all of her prior experiences into one main job function at Oasis Senior Advisors.
Crystal currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she coaches the Villanova Wildcat Pom Squad during her free time. She received a B.A. in Advertising with a concentration in Account Management from Temple University.