IKOR Advocates are independent professionals looking out for the needs of our clients. We go beyond traditional case management by advocating for our clients in every aspect of their life. Our Life Management Assessment provides the foundation for everything we do. Through this assessment, we gain a holistic view of our client’s life and create a Life Management Advocacy Plan tailored to their needs and preferences. In the Life Management Advocacy Plan, you will find expert, unbiased advice that puts the needs of the client first and foremost. Our goal is to achieve an optimal level of wellness and improve coordination of care while providing cost effective, non-duplicative service. From medical advocacy to residential needs assessments to on-site safety assurance evaluations and routine bill pay, IKOR Advocates are the professionals you can rely on.

We understand tending to the needs of seniors and those with disabilities can be overwhelming. Contact us today to learn how IKOR’s unique approach to life management can help you.

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2195 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: (941) 306-2363

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Services Our Office Offers

We are independent advocates focused intently on meeting the needs of our clients. We are different from others that serve the needs of seniors and the disabled. We are advocates first, providing guidance, planning, oversight and the implementation of plans designed to focus on our client’s critical life challenges.

Life Management

  • Living Arrangements
  • Routine Bill Pay
  • Coordination & Oversight of Life Services
  • Ensuring Independence
  • Predatory Issues
  • Personal Rights Protection
  • Ensuring Safety & Independence

Medical Advocacy

  • Medical Oversight
  • Professionals in Crisis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Power of Attorney
  • Agent for Power of Attorney
  • Guardian of Person
  • Agent of Guardian

Financial Advocacy

  • Light Forensic Accounting
  • Routine Bill Pay
  • Power of Attorney
  • Agent for Power of Attorney
  • Guardian of Estate
  • Agent for Guardian of Estate

Disability Advocacy

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabled Individuals
  • Assisting Those in Need

Meet the IKOR Suncoast Advocates

When you are unsure where to turn to get help with life’s challenges, let an IKOR Advocate help. Through our Life Management Advocacy Plans, IKOR Advocates are able to gain a complete view of our client’s life and make objective recommendations to help them maintain or improve their quality of life.

Our client-centered approach goes beyond case management to offer integrated life and care coordination services. Our trained professionals can help manage the medical, financial and personal aspects of life. At IKOR, we simplify the complex parts of life so enabling our clients to focus on life’s more important moments.

President: Antonella Cocconcelli

Antonella has over 20 years of experience as an international business manager and investor and has executive-level management experience with enterprises in Austria, Italy and Florida. Antonella is passionate about her family, and she was drawn to IKOR because she could see the importance of family values in everything the business stands for. She also strongly identifies with the integrity, honesty and passion of the people running the business and the way it intrinsically flows through the DNA of IKOR.

General Counsel: Christopher Jaensch

Chris-Jaensch-CropAttorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in 1995. Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has 19 years of experience in the field of immigration and is Managing Partner of his successful Sarasota-based law firm. He is also General Counsel, Passport Health of Sarasota/Bradenton, which employs a team of RNs who provide travel medicine consulting and specialty vaccinations. Mr. Jaensch was drawn to IKOR because he could see the benefits of using his legal and medical experience to enhance the well-being of the Sarasota community where he has spent a majority of his life.

Managing Director: Rob Galkoff, BA Hons, DipM, Chartered Marketer

Rob GalkoffRob Galkoff has spent most of his 19-year career in the international industry delivering customer excellence and care throughout Europe and the U.S. Having simultaneously gained a Bachelor of Arts in business and a professional diploma in marketing, he embarked on a career in retail, marketing and management consultancy before moving to Sarasota in 2013. Rob has a tremendous amount of hands-on experience in the area of children with special needs. He was a longtime and active Trustee of a UK Charity specializing in providing services for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life-limiting conditions. His nephew also suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and has been in an electric wheelchair since the age of one.

Senior Nurse Advocate: Sarah Canning-Bridgham, RN, BA, BSN

 Sarah Canning-Bridgham | IKOR Suncoast Advocates in Sarasota, FLSarah Canning-Bridgham is IKOR Suncoast Advocates’ lead RN and Patient Advocate. Sarah has over 27 years of nursing experience and has had an advocacy role for most of those years. Sarah has a career background in critical care, home health, health care management, and adult and pediatric health care. In addition, she has years of experience as a Concierge Nurse working with clients of a well-known Boston cardiologist, as well as private high-profile clients in Kennebunkport, Maine, and brings extensive knowledge and years of experience to her IKOR clients. Sarah’s professional demeanor and ability to communicate easily with clients, family members and physicians allows her to truly advocate for the best health care possible for each of her clients. Sarah was attracted to the role of RN Advocate at IKOR because she knows first-hand the devastation of seeing a loved one experience poorly managed health care, and the difficulties in navigating the medical and health-related fields of practice when families are ill-equipped to advocate for themselves. Knowing the ins and outs of navigating communications with physicians and providers gives her an edge when advocating for her clients. Sarah often says how rewarding it is to help those in need of the unique and compassionate care that IKOR Suncoast Advocates provides to each of their clients.

Senior Nurse Advocate: Gail “DeeDee” Eldridge, RN

DeeDeeDeeDee Eldridge is a Senior Registered Nurse (RN) with over 40 years of medical and management experience. She has a vast knowledge of leadership in multifunctional environments, excellent verbal and written communications skills, and a strong detail orientation with compliance to policies and procedures. Since 2009, DeeDee has been working as Managing Director/Nurse Manager for Passport Health of Sarasota/Bradenton. DeeDee is a key member of the IKOR team and her role is to manage the case of each client, ensuring their medical needs are competently managed and administered in their best interests at all times. She is able to achieve this thanks to her years of experience as an RN but, more importantly, thanks to her ability to be able to work with, and manage, her peers and senior colleagues across the medical profession. DeeDee was attracted to IKOR because she has looked after senior members of her family for many years and has firsthand experience of the difficulties with managing their medical affairs. She firmly believes that her intervention has helped those she has cared for to live a longer, more comfortable and happier life.

Nurse Advocate: Stacy Koski, RN, BSN

Stacy-KoskiStacy Koski is a Florida registered nurse who has been practicing care for over seven years. She has lived in Sarasota for the majority of her life and has dedicated her time to community service, healthcare and educating people on living a vital life. She attended the University of Central Florida where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and then returned to school to be certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in holistic nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She was attracted to IKOR because she knows the medical world can be confusing and scary for those of all ages. Helping others find proper care and live a life of peace and happiness is her life’s mission.

Personal Needs Coordinator: Brooke Glasson

Brooke Glasson | IKOR Suncoast Advocates in Sarasota, FLBrooke Glasson has been a Personal Needs Coordinator (PNC) with IKOR Suncoast Advocates since 2017. Brooke is drawn to serve others with her caring and kind-hearted personality. She is nearing completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science specializing in alternative medicine. In her role as an Ikor PNC, Brooke operates across the spectrum of client care, both administratively and personally. She enjoys talking with clients, scheduling appointments, arranging transportation, assisting with shopping and banking, celebrating birthdays! Brooke has lived in South America and in various U.S. states and moved to Florida in 2006. She loves to sail and is most at home in her garden.

Personal Needs Coordinator: Ian R. Bland, BA, CT, CSA®

Ian R. Bland, BA, CT, CSA | IKOR Suncoast Advocates in Sarasota, FLIan R. Bland, BA, CT, CSA® comes to the role of Personal Needs Coordinator (PNC) with years of serving individuals and families as a grief counselor and a senior care advisor. Certified in both fields, Ian finds his work as a PNC to be an interesting blend of personal and administrative support for his clients. Ian can use his experience with the health care industry to help clients navigate complex bureaucratic demands while being a sympathetic companion during the process. Ian moved to Sarasota from Connecticut in 1999 and loves Sarasota’s arts, running and playing golf.

Administrator: Kathy Romero

Kathy RomeroTo be effective, the IKOR Sarasota team needs to be well-organized in every aspect of their work, especially with detailed and accurate record keeping. Kathy assists with day-to-day administration and schedule planning. She is the first person office visitors meet when they come to the office and often the first voice they hear when they call.


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2195 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: (941) 306-2363





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