Armin Shaverdian, PT, DPT

Armin Shaverdian, PT, DPT


“I founded Lifespan knowing that what we do for our clients, our therapists, and the patients results in lives being changed for the better., That makes what I do at Lifespan most rewarding”.

Since 2008, Armin has served as CEO for Lifespan. Armin has been instrumental in conceptualizing and strategic planning, including identifying expansion into new markets and staff development.  His vision has lead Lifespan to become one of the top home health marketplace’s in southern California region.

As a clinician himself, he utilizes his extensive field expertise to provide an environment that is of the utmost quality for clinicians and agencies alike.  

In his off time, Armin enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Stephanie Rodriguez

Scheduling Supervisor

About Stephanie

“Patients that are homebound have a necessity for our therapists. It has made me feel wonderful being able to help patients get the treatment that they need.”

Stephanie plays a vital role in connecting patients with Lifespan therapists. As Scheduling Supervisor, she has one-on-one contact with patients and therapists to schedule times that work for both parties and ensure optimal care. She ensures all Lifespan patients get personalized therapy, meeting any and all needs or special requests.

Part of Stephanie’s passion for all things physical comes from a love for sports, particularly soccer and tennis.

Monica Popenhagen

Intake Manager

About Monica

“I love working for a company that strives to be the best in customer service. Our clients deserve the very best, and I truly believe Lifespan offers that.” 

Monica brings her years of office management experience to Lifespan to keep the office and operations running smoothly. As Intake Manager, Monica is vital part of the Lifespan team—training and standardizing our Intake process, helping with staffing, and interacting with the patients and agencies to help meet their immediate needs.

In her off time, Monica enjoys hiking, swimming, and reading.

Michaela George

Training Supervisor

About Michaela
What I like most about working for Lifespan is being part of a team with a common goal of improving the lives of others on a daily basis.

Scheduling Coordinator

During my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.

Justine Grepo

Document Specialist

About Justine
“What I love most about working at Lifespan is the opportunity to work with other health agencies in ensuring patients receive quality care. It’s always been important to me to know that I made a difference in someone’s life.”

As Lifespan’s office assistant, Rahelle does much more that order supplies. On a daily basis she ensures that Start of Care notes, standard progress notes, reassessment notes and discharge Oasis notes have been reviewed, uploaded and submitted to selected agencies’ health care computers for their own viewing and tenancy. Interacting with both agencies and patients, she also works to keep medical records updated at all times. It is a vital part to facilitating the exceptional customer service Lifespan provides to our valued partners and patients.

When she is not at work helping to change lives, Rachelle loves the arts and enjoys reading, music, movies and spending time with family and friends.

Elexis Rupp

Operations Manager

About Elexis
“I love knowing that I can work hard and it will significantly improve the lives of people who are suffering and unable to help themselves.” 

Elexis oversees the operations at Lifespan including quality assurance departments, document processing, and intake management.

When not working, Elexis enjoys movies, the beach, spending time with family, and traveling.

Katy Ford

QA Supervisor

About Katy

I enjoy working for Lifespan knowing that my work is essential in getting our patients the care that they need. My job is very fulfilling because I know that it effects the livelihood of our clients.

Katy supervises the QA team and provides clinicians with chart education, so our clinicians can focus on giving care to their patients.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, playing frisbee, and exploring San Diego for great restaurants and new sites to see.

Marie Ladines

Scheduling Coordinator

About Marie


Natasha Gonzalez

 Scheduling Coordinator

About Natasha


Maria Cacananta

Document Transcription Assistant

About Maria


Bryan Galzote

Document Transcription Assistant

About Bryan


Joy David

Insurance Authorization Processor

About Joy


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