Meet Our Staff

The Team Dedicated to You

At Leading Home Care, we are a team unified around a common purpose – providing both elderly care and disability services to those in our communities who need assistance. We understand the importance of our jobs and are always available to listen to your needs and concerns in a caring and professional manner.

Each team member in our company has the knowledge and experience to meet your needs and has been thoroughly screened to guarantee your protection and safety. Every person who joins the Leading Home Care team must complete a thorough face-to-face interview, orientation, statewide criminal background check, and nationwide sexual offender check before they are allowed to work with our clients. We also review applicable experience and overall personalities of DSWs to match them closely to the needs of our clients.

Office Staff

With over 100 years of combined work experience, we have the most qualified office staff among provider agencies. Leading Home Care has been in the forefront of progressive thinking and implementing new ways to effectively provide services, all the while having our clients’ needs as the driving factor.

Direct Support Workers (DSW)

The dedication of our DSWs is truly what makes Leading Home Care a great agency. Each of these individuals provide our clients with compassionate care during difficult times, and we could not care for the communities we serve without them.


Meet The Team

Matt Rovira

Chief Executive Officer Matthew has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Leading Home Care since June of 2008. Before this, Matthew served as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs from 2005-2008. His office served as a lead agency...

Josette Rovira Smalling

Founder and Chairman Josette started Leading Home Care in 1997 with one employee and zero clients. She had to apply for a license and be approved before her company could be listed on the Freedom of Choice provider list. “I remember thinking when I opened my company,...

Wendy Gonsoulin

Director of Client Systems & Success Wendy has devoted her entire professional career to assisting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With more than 18 years’ experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Leading Home Care...

Tim Costello

Executive Vice President Tim is an advocate for senior and veteran in-home care and has more than 13 years of experience in the in-home caregiver industry. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Leading Home Care and has helped hundreds of people live...

Lea Boudreaux

Director of Human Resources Lea Boudreaux is a strategic human resources leader who brings a spirit of service to her work with clients and employees. As Director of Human Resources for Leading Home Care, she focuses on organizational development and talent management...

Jennifer Bodin

Vice President of Client Care Jennifer is a knowledgeable and inspirational leader with 10 years of experience in Home and Community Based Services. Since 2011, she has served Leading Home Care in a number of increasing roles including Client Care Manager, Director of...

Blake Theriot

President / Chief Operating Office Blake Theriot is a Lafayette native and resident. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University in Information Systems and Decision Sciences and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration. He then...