Staff Bio

Phil (Administrator/Owner)– Phil Koch is the Owner and Administrator of the group of licensed Family Care Home called Senior Retreat. For the last 13 years, Phil has owned and operated ComForCare Home Care, one of the most decorated and largest licensed Non-Medical Home Care Agency operating throughout the Greater Charlotte Market until he sold it in the fall of 2018. Phil has a BSBA from Appalachian State University and obtained his MBA from Wake Forest University. Phil is currently a licensed Family Care Home Administrator and is currently finishing up coursework training to become a licensed Assisted Living / Memory Care Administrator. He has been the TV Host for Channel 21’s “Ageing with Attitude” since 2013. He has sat on numerous BOD’s including the Shepherd Center, Parkinson’s Association, The Family Center, and CMAC – just to name a few. Phil’s wife is also heavily experienced and connected in the Senior Community currently employed at a large Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab Center. The couple have 3 boys; one at Clemson University and 2 Teenagers going to school in Fort Mill, SC.

Julie (RN) – Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. In 2008 she received her RN and started working at Carolinas Healthcare, Main campus in the medical/surgical/dementia unit. In 2012 Julie transferred to Hospice of Union County, where she worked until coming to Senior Retreat in 2019.

Melanie (SIC) – She has been in Healthcare for over 20 years. Her passion is caring for the young-at-heart. She currently holds a 2-year associated degree in Business Administration. She’s a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Med Tech, and certified Activity Director, Melanie has been with Senior Retreat for a number of years now and look forward to continue in growing with them!

Jen (LPN) – I have worked with geriatrics for 17 years. My 1st 6 years I worked as a CNA. I obtained my med tech and worked as SIC in assisted living for 3 years. I went back to nursing school and have been working as an LPN for the last 8 years overseeing residents in a memory care unit specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. I absolutely love my job as a nurse and am currently furthering my education in nursing.

Megan (Payroll/Scheduling) – Prior to working in the home health care industry, I started out working part time as a caregiver myself shortly after graduating from high school. Soon afterwards I began working at a staffing agency, recruiting and scheduling for various positions and industry. With my caregiving background and scheduling experience, I was thrilled to become a part of the Senior Retreat team in March of 2015. Since then I have taken over all Scheduling Payroll for the company. Our employees are truly invested in our residents and have a true passion for the care that they provide each day.

Damika (HR) – I have been in the health care field for over 20 years, I am currently the HR manager. I am also a CNA/Med Tech. I started working for senior retreat in April 2019.

What clients are saying:

“I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that everyone was so considerate and supportive. Your staff is exceptional!” “Daughter of Resident”