Meet your care team!

Nichole Brant

Nichole has worked in the homecare industry for most of her career. She worked for 10 years as a Certified Nurses Aide in a trained dementia facility and  still provides care to clients when needed in the field. She began her journey with VNA Home in March of 2014 as the VNA Home Scheduler. Over the years she has grown with the company and as Director she oversees all administrative operations. Nichole continues her education with a Bachelors in Business Administration at Quinnipiac University. When Nichole is not working, she is spending time with her family, partner Rob and fur babies Que and Willy.

 Melissa Gmuer


Melissa Gmuer is a mother of two and  certified nurse’s aide for 20 years.  She received her nurse’s aide license at Valerie Manor in Torrington, then worked at Candlewood Health and Rehab for quite a few years. She began working at VNA Home in 2014 in the field with our clients and began working in the office in 2017, occasionally visiting clients as needed. Now as the Clinical Staff Supervisor, she supervises administrative and field staff. When asked why she is in homecare, she states, “I thoroughly enjoy helping those that need a hand.”

Kelsey Collins


Kelsey joined VNA Home in February of 2017 as the Scheduling Coordinator. Before moving to Connecticut, she spent her high school career as a part of the Future Business Leaders of America. Throughout and after graduation she spent time helping care for her grandmother before her passing, this is where she found her passion for helping others. Eager for a change of pace and new beginnings, she found herself moving half way across the country and starting her career in healthcare. She began as a receptionist at a local nursing home, assisting as a rehab technician in the Physical Therapy department and volunteering in the recreational department and at events.  On occation, she enjoys going out to client’s homes to assist individuals and their families select the best caregiver unique to the client’s needs. In her down time Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, fur babies Angus and Pike, and close friends.

 Karen Grosso

Office Staff

Karen joined VNA Home in 2014 as our bookkeeper. Now she handles all Financials and also assists VNA Home clients and caregivers with emergency on-call needs. Karen has a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Sacred Heart University. When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband Chris and their sons.



Que rescued everyone at VNA Home in 2015. When she is not sleeping in her office bed, she is sunbathing in the front lobby. She brings happiness to all of our staff and clients who visit during the day.

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