Our Team

Daniel Robescu: Executive Director of Good Hands Placement Agency, LLC

Daniel Robescu is a Master Level Social Worker and a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Arizona. Originally from Romania, he immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1996. Daniel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, International Business, and French, from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio in 2003. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2005, and earned a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University in 2013. He completed an internship with Adult Protective Services, as well as an internship with Aurora Behavioral Health, the largest psychiatric hospital in Arizona. 

Daniel’s passion for working with seniors began in 2005, when he founded the Good Hands Placement Agency, LLC. At the time, he also bought and managed an assisted living home, gaining firsthand experience and understanding of the everyday needs of his clients as a licensed caregiver. As director of Good Hands Placement Agency, LLC, he could apply his vast knowledge and experience as a caregiver to being a dedicated advocate for clients with regards to criteria, standards, and industry regulations that the various providers must adhere to in the State of Arizona. In 2007, Daniel sold the Assisted Living home so he could devote 100% of his efforts on advocating for client-oriented care, and provide clients and families the personal support and care they deserve.  

Daniel is a member of the Arizona Geriatric Society, National Association of Social Workers, Better Business Bureau, National Association of Realtors, and the Arizona Caregiver Coalition.

Daniel and his wife Eriona, currently reside in Peoria, Arizona with their daughter Emma. Through professional growth, Daniel also intends to expand his business to offer more assistance to his clients such as care management and fiduciary services in the future. He believes honesty, integrity, and hard work, will undoubtedly ensure that professional success will follow. Helping clients and their families and providing support every step of the way is a reward all its own.

Daniel’s favorite quote:

“When you do what you love, you won’t work a day in your life!”

Westside Representative: Shanna Thomas: 623-202-6877

Shanna Thomas is an Arizona native who has an upbeat personality and is always ready to assist those around her. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University of Southern California majoring in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Business. While living in California, she worked for The Irvine Company which is known as one of the most prestigious master planning companies in the nation. While working for The Irvine Company, Shanna worked as a concierge and after proving her excellence in customer relations, she was promoted into the management office working in the operations department. In that position she worked very closely with contractors, vendors, guests and tenants dealing with insurance, contracts and any problem solving that needed to take place. After moving back to Arizona, Shanna knew that she wanted to focus on assisting the senior demographic and met Daniel with Good Hands Placement Agency. With her hands on experience and training, Shanna is very excited to be aiding those in need and is here for anyone who has questions!

Shanna’s favorite quote:

“A candle loses nothing when lighting another candle.”

 

Placement Agent: Jackie LaMagna 623-210-0299

After many career changes in my life, I enter the Health Care Industry as a  Social Worker.  I worked closely with Daniel and Good Hands Placement Agency. When he mention he needed a an office manager I was please to accept the position. I loved working with families that need advice on what to do when a parent can no longer care for themselves.  The decisions the family have to make can be very stressful. It is such a reward to be able help them and give them the peace needed at this time. After 5 years as office manager I decided to go into the field and work directly with the families. 

 

Jackie quote!  "Helping others is a  gift to oneself"

 

Executive Office Manager: Amy Baldeh: 623-444-7702

Amy Baldeh brings 22 years of expertise in the field of senior living options. Her experience has spanned a variety of areas including working with families and their loved ones providing medical assessments for rehabilitation, assisted living, long term care, and hospice appropriateness.  Amy attended  the University of Phoenix and studied Health Care Administration. Her ability to understand both the need of clients and their families gives her an edge in guiding them through the process and emotions of placement. Amy recently relocated to the Phoenix, AZ area from Kansas City, MO. She is a mother of four and a caregiver to an aging parent.

"We are blessed in life by the moments we share and I am dedicated and committed to those I have the pleasure of serving and sharing in their moments."

Amy Wadlington, LMSW

Amy is a Master Level Social Worker with greater than 20 years of experience with serving some of the most vulnerable populations in Arizona.  She spent the first half of her career providing counseling and case management services to children and families in the community mental health setting, often working with kids in foster care and from impoverished backgrounds.  

Then the opportunity presented itself to enter the medical social service arena, and Amy jumped at the chance to expand her clinical knowledge and to assist individuals who were experiencing physical and mental changes related to their health conditions.  Amy worked as a home health/hospice social worker initially, and then moved on to become a discharge planner in the hospital setting for several years.

Most recently, Amy has worked as a Clinical Liaison for an acute rehab (physical therapy) hospital and has had the unique pleasure of being able to assess and advocate for patients to receive care at the highest level possible to address their complex medical and physical needs.  Also, in this role, Amy was able to engage in networking activities and public education regarding spreading the word about this facility.  

It seems that Amy has found her niche in working within the healthcare industry, especially when it comes to assisting the senior citizen population, which is her favorite group of folks.  She continually operates under the social work premise of "due diligence," and works to do what is best for each client individually.

When Amy is not "doing social work," she usually can be found either volunteering for an animal rescue organization or spending time with her furry foster babies at home.