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David Chong

CMC, Certified GCM, RCFE Admin, JD, MA 

Executive Director 

David has worn a few different hats in his career, though the one that seems to fit the best is geriatric care. David owned and operated The Park at Mount Helix and founded an Internet-based senior housing referral service, AssistMatch.

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 currently serves as the Chair of the San Diego Regional Home Care Council and the Treasurer at OASIS San Diego. He is a member of ProVisors, the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary, and the Estate Planning Council of San Diego.

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 wife, Sarah, and his four children.


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Pari Ghalebi, RN

Care Manager

Pari Ghalebi has over  20 years of experience in geriatric nursing. As a Registered Nurse, Pari chose the path of dedicating her professional expertise to the lives of seniors. For more than 15 years, she served as a Director of Nursing for three major senior health care facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and more recently at White Sands of La Jolla.

For the past five years, Pari has been applying all her clinical and social care experiences to Home Care Management. She has offered high standards of Care Management to many elderly who have chosen the comfort of their own surroundings with reliable care plans along with a team of kind and responsible caregivers.

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Care Manager

Amy Glick has been a practicing Social Worker for 25 years.  She earned a BA in psychology from Syracuse University and her MSW from The Wurzweiler School of Social Work/Yeshiva University in New York City.  She found her passion working with seniors at her first Social Work internship, providing services for homebound elderly in Manhattan.  Amy has worked with chronically mentally ill patients in a day treatment facility, she has been a bereavement counselor at a local hospice, and she has worked with children with emotional and behavioral challenges.  She has also been a therapist in private practice.

Amy is an avid exerciser, runner, and hiker.  She enjoys spending time with her two sons, and volunteering in projects through her synagogue.

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Heydi Ortiz, LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Heydi Ortiz joins Coast Care Partners with experience in Mental Health as well as Alzheimer's and Dementia. As an LVN she has chosen to apply her knowledge, skills and compassion to her clients, assuring our clients receive the quality of care and comfort from home that they deserve

As Care Manager she provides peace of mind to our clients and their loved ones by building relationships and providing support to our excellent caregivers.

Heydi is a native of San Diego and enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, jet skiing, boating or just enjoying a day at the park.  


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Sherry Bird

Operations Manager

Sherry is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in staffing, recruiting, quality, credentialing, human resources, and risk management. She has partnered with clients representing a variety of industries, including the Healthcare sector.

As Operations Manager, Sherry provides day-to-day leadership and oversee all aspects of daily operations for Caregiver credentialing, scheduling and payroll that support our Caregivers and Clients across San Diego County.  Responsibilities include carrying out strategic goals and objectives to maximize quality, maintain high service levels, customer service and operating efficiencies.

Sherry brings strong leadership and a high service orientation to the role. She has a unique combination of creativity and analytical skills to assess challenges from all vantage points enabling her to create and implement positive and cost-effective solutions. Sherry was most recently Quality Director for a mobile medical examination company, servicing throughout the nation, responsible for the Credentialing, Quality and Status Departments. She also has many years of experience in the temporary help industry responsible for managing operations with primary focus on staffing, administrative quality, customer service, training and call center activities as well as directing sales efforts.  

Sherry lives in East County with her husband and dog.  She is an avid reader and enjoys going to the river and trips in their 5th wheel.  Most special to her is spending time with her family; her husband, two children and especially their five grandchildren and family dogs.