CMC, Certified GCM, RCFE Admin, JD, MA
David has worn a few different hats in his career, though the one that seems to fit the best is geriatric care. Before Coast Care Partners, he was the COO of Lifeline, guiding the company to tremendous growth in providing services to mature adults. David also owned and operated The Park at Mount Helix and founded an Internet-based senior housing referral service, AssistMatch. Early in his career, he practiced corporate law in Taipei at Jones Day and later served as a Business Advisor at the microfinance nonprofit, ACCION San Diego.
As a foundation to his career, David’s most useful degrees are his B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley. The not-quite-as-practical program was the M.A. in Practical Theology from University of San Diego. At various times he has held licenses in California as an attorney with the State Bar, as a broker with the Department of Real Estate, and as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator with the Department of Social Services. He is a Care Manager, Certified through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and a Certified Geriatric Care Manager with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
David has served as a board member in both nonprofit and for-profit entities. He currently serves on the board of San Diego Cooperative Charter School and is a member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary.
Some particularly favorite activities have included scuba, backpacking, and basketball (and coaching basketball). When not enjoying time with his Coast Care Partners partners, he can typically be found seizing the day with his fiancé Sarah and his four children.
Leigh brings 15 years of experience in the eldercare industry with her to Coast Care Partners. 14 of those years were working for Front Porch retirement communities, where from 2006-2012 she was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Wesley Palms and then at Casa de Manana. Leigh has a Bachelor's degree in English and extensive sales & marketing training with top educators in the eldercare industry, such as the Ritz Carlton, Traci Bild and Eric Lofholm, to name a few.It has always been a natural fit for Leigh to work with the mature adult population. It is such a joy to learn from and help those who have such a wealth of knowledge and experience. knowing that she works in an industry that provide quality care to those who want or need it is extremely fulfilling. Leigh loves all the interesting stories she has heard through the years about how people met, the depression,wartime stories and just getting to know such wonderful individuals.
Penelope brings over 5 years experience in the care field. Her education includes a Bachelor Degree of Science in nursing from Fortis University.
Her love for working in the healthcare field began at an early age as she helped her father, a dentist, through Jr. high and high school after school each day. Her desire to become a nurse only grew after volunteering at a nursing home and working with such a special population. Since 2008, she has assisted patients in all stages of dementia as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Penelope is extremely lucky when it comes to Grandparents. Growing up, her maternal grandmother lived with her and her paternal grandparents lived only a few blocks away. Their constant involvement and support was a huge contribution in her life and Penelope believes it is the main reason why she is so passionate about the geriatric population.
In her spare time, Penelope keeps busy chasing her 3 boys (4, if you count her husband) and spends as much time outdoors as possible soaking up the California sunshine. As a family, they enjoy skiing, 4-wheeling, camping and hope to add surfing to the list very soon. Penelope feels blessed to be part of the Coast Care family.
Human Resources Director
Jodell brings over 15 years experience in the Human Resources field to our team. Her education includes an Associate Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition to these qualifications, Jodell is a certified California Professional in Human Resources, and an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management.
Jodell’s passion for working with mature adults started in her teens when she volunteered at a hospital where she grew up in Valencia, CA. She loved spending time with patients and brightening their day by talking, taking walks and doing arts and crafts with them. She has a passion for the care industry and is known for her screening tactics when hiring top notch employees to represent her company. She has been working in this field since 2009, and considers it a great source of pride each time she finds that "perfect caregiver and client connection". She feels getting to know a client and what they enjoy is an integral part of a company's success.
Jodell is the oldest of 6 children and enjoys her Italian roots. She loves summer time when she can go straight from work to boogie board in the ocean with her husband and twin sons. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling to see her nieces and nephews whom they consider their “favorite aunt”. Jodell feels very blessed to not only be in a partnership with an amazing and well respected group but to be able to work with her friends everyday.
Kelly earned her B.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Texas A&M University, and is currently working towards her CPA designation at UCSD. Kelly loves working at Coast Care, where she can take on a variety of tasks to help improve the operations of the company. She is so happy to be a part of an amazing team, and is excited to help change the face of home care quality in San Diego. When not having fun working with her coworkers, Kelly enjoys surfing with her husband, spending time exploring the city, and running around the bay.