At Ease Founder & Certified Dementia Practitioner

Barrington, IL

Chris Breneman, Certified Dementia Practitioner, founded At Ease in 2017 to honor his late mother’s memory and provide an alternative home health care option to families in their time of need. Chris earned his BA from Loyola Marymount University and has over 25-years experience in management, marketing and business development.

Chris is involved in his community as a board member of Barrington Council on Aging (BACOA) as well as a Vestry member of St. Marks Episcopal Church. He is married and is raising twins in Barrington, IL.


At Ease Owner & Certified Dementia Practitioner

San Diego, CA

Brad Grubaugh, Certified Dementia Practitioner, joined At Ease in 2020 to expand the company’s reach into California. He earned his BA from California State University San Marcos and has 25-years experience in management, marketing and business development.

Brad is heavily involved in his local community, volunteering his time as a coach in youth athletics and is consistently looking to participate in volunteer groups that are creating a positive impact in his surrounding area. His father, Paul Grubaugh, was Captain of the Vista Fire Department, and his service to the community inspired Brad to help others in their time of need. Brad is married with two children and his wife is very involved in volunteer work in the local community.


NeuroEssence Co-Founder

Dr. Jennifer Stelter is a Clinical Psychologist, who specializes in dementia and mental health care. She has 25 years experience in the healthcare field and over a decade in the long-term care industry. She is the co-owner of NeuroEssence, LLC and owner of The Oil Doctor, Psy.D., LLC, the Program Product Director for Linked Senior, and an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Dr. Stelter is involved in program and policy development, provides initial and ongoing seminars and workshops on a variety of topics that focus on holistic, non-pharmacological interventions, conducts compliance audits, and provides supervision and one-on-one consultation sessions regarding patient care. She sees patients privately in therapeutic coaching sessions as well. She has also participated in talk radio, podcasts, and interviews for news articles, conducted research, and published literature and curriculum. Recently, she has been featured nationally in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and local to the mid-west in Sun Day News, Daily Herald, Northwest Herald, and Quintessential Barrington’s Medical Guide. Additionally, Dr. Stelter is writing and publishing her first book introducing an innovative framework to dementia care with Johns Hopkins University due out in Spring 2021.



NeuroEssence Co-Founder

Jessica Ryan, a.k.a., The Oil Mama ™, is a Biologist and Educator. She is the CEO of The Oil Mama, LLC and co-owner of NeuroEssence, LLC. She has 15+ years of experience in education and science. Over the last five years she has committed to staying on the forefront of evidence-based essential oil uses and educating individuals and families on reducing toxic load and increasing cellular nourishment as the key to healthy mind and body at any age. She has pioneered a specialization in working with the “vintage” population, healthcare professionals, and caregivers to educate them on the usage of therapeutic essential oils for longevity and quality of life. Jessica regularly leads workshops and offers valuable and continued support through her various resources and one-on-one consultations. She also offers additional services to healthcare and residential facilities, including caregiver and continuing education, hospice tools, and customized community wellness plans.

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