“Invest in yourself. Service above self.”
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, as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator with the Department of Social Services, and as a Certified Geriatric Care Manager with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
Board and other memberships have included the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary, the San Diego Regional Home Care Council, OASIS San Diego, Vistage, ProVisors and the Estate Planning Council of San Diego.
Some particularly favorite activities have included scuba, backpacking, and hiking (focused on a hiatus from breaking bones). 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.
Tyler Bowker – Operations Manager
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
Tyler is a Certified Administrative Assistant and started out as a Scheduling Coordinator with Coast Care Partners in August of 2016. She has since then grown her responsibilities into many roles in the office. Her current leadership role is to oversee the Scheduling Coordinators, Caregivers and other Human Resource tasks. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Prior to joining Coast Care Partners, Tyler worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Nebraska.
In her spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with her three children: Austin, Brooklynn, and Lucas, as well as their two dogs (Octavia and Mazikeen). She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exploring new places.
Aaron Smith – Client Services Manager
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein
Aaron comes to Coast Care Partners with 4 years of experience working in non-medical home care. After graduating from California State University of Long Beach in 2015, he worked with a home care agency in Orange County until he relocated to San Diego in 2018. Aaron has a passion for helping older adults who want to age safely in their homes. He started working in the senior care industry because he has a deep appreciation for the impact that caregivers leave on the lives of their clients (and, of course, vice-versa). Aaron experienced this first-hand while growing up – as his mother provided care to a disabled woman for many years. When a caregiver grows a strong bond with their client and becomes an extended part of the family, he feels a strong sense of accomplishment.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, cooking, and traveling.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Holli is a native of San Diego and has over 18 years experience in the senior care industry. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly and she has also marketed for a major ambulance company, but found her true passion working in home care with seniors.
Holli also holds her Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrators License with the Department of Social Services and is currently the Vice President of the San Diego County Council on Aging (SDCCOA).
Some of the things Holli enjoys doing is hiking in the Laguna Mountains with her husband Chris, or just spending quality time with her family, which includes her new grand baby.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
Misty comes to Coast Care Partners with over 18 years of experience in building relationships, marketing and educating others in many capacities. Misty is originally from New York, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She worked in marketing for over 7 years within the media industry. Misty then decided she wanted to use her compassion and empathy skills along with her natural ability to teach others to become a special education teacher. While earning her Master’s degree in general education and special education, she taught in the south Bronx for several years.
Being drawn by the lovely weather and healthier lifestyle, Misty decided to leave New York and make San Diego her new home. Having a brother that is an Eldercare lawyer and nursing home administrator, she has always been interested in the field and wanted to enter the eldercare field as well. Since moving to San Diego, Misty has become a Reiki Master, an avid hiker, sunshine seeker and beach enthusiast. She also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and exploring all the beauty that San Diego has to offer.
Misty is excited to be working for Coast Care Partners and is looking forward to helping those who are in need of trusted, reliable, unmatched care.
Brittany comes to Coast Care Partners with 16 years of being in healthcare, she worked in Life Enrichment, In home caregiver as a Personal Care Aide, in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities as Certified Nursing Assistant. Her first experience was at the age of 12 when she helped her mother care for her best friends mother towards the end of life. Working solely in Social Services from 2012 and the beginning of 2020, she was presented with an opportunity to rejoin In-home Care, this time on the administrative and managerial side. Now as a a member of Coast Care Partners team she is eager to create new memories and help many more families obtain optimal care, service and offer resources.
In her spare time, Brittany enjoys relaxing with her family, some good food, a good movie and maybe even a new adventure.
“Whatever you’re not changing, you are choosing” – Laurie Buchanan
Michelle was born and raised in Michigan. She earned a Bachelors of Science from Central Michigan University where she double majored in Health Fitness Promotion and Programming in Corporate and Clinical Settings and Psychology. Directly out of college, Michelle was hired by Pfizer and was employed as an Exercise Physiologist in their corporate headquarters in Manhattan. She took master’s degree level courses in Nutrition at New York University while working at Pfizer. She later excelled in pharmaceutical sales and sales training, with Pfizer and Eli Lilly. Helping to provide patients options with their health care and wellness needs has long been a motivating factor for her. Michelle also earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and has blended her background and interests to join Coast Care Partners as a Client Services Manager.
“The highest form of wisdom is kindness.”
Amy 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 psychotherapist in private practice.
Amy enjoys hiking, and spending time volunteering in various community projects with her two teenage sons.
“Committed to excellence in your care experience while supporting quality of life in each and every day.”
Chris has been a Registered Nurse for 32 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Public Health Nurse Certificate from University of New York Regents College. Chris has devoted her clinical career of nearly 30 years to clinical care and management in the Home Care field as a Home Health Director, and Director of Patient Care Services in a large Hospice and Home Palliative Care organization. Her early experience also includes hospital acute care nursing with cardiac and pulmonary patients, as well as work in home infusion therapy, skilled nursing facility care delivery and disease management programs.
Chris found her passion for serving patients and clients in their home environment early in her nursing practice, recognizing the value in optimizing their health, comfort and well being in the familiar surroundings of home.
In her free time, Chris enjoys hiking, yoga, knitting, and spending precious time with family including her two young grandchildren
“I care with love and respect.”
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.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
Karin is the mother of four children of whom she is very proud. Karin was born in Germany but has been a California girl since she was three years old.
Karin was a licensed Massage Therapist specializing in injury recovery and prenatal therapies for 12 years. Karin worked as a Caregiver for 10 years before moving into management. Karin worked as a Staffing Manager before joining Coast Care Partners.
In her spare time, Karin loves the beach, camping with her family and painting watercolors. She and her girls also raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind Foundation.
“The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus
Donna has had 10 years of experience in senior care. She was full time Home Care Aid with Coast Care Partners for 7 years, then was promoted to Care Coordinator. She now wears multiple hats including teaching, leading orientation, mentoring Home Care Aids, and visiting clients.
Donna is originally from the East Coast. She enjoys photography, dogs, dancing and hiking. She has 2 grown sons and a grand-dog, Bella.
Candace Tamayo- Scheduling Lead
“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together” ― Marilyn Monroe
Candace has over 20 years of scheduling experience. She recently graduated from UEI College as a Medical Office Specialist and is planning to return to school in the near future. She worked as a Caregiver with Coast Care Partners while attending school and was offered to advance with the company as a Scheduling Coordinator. She works alongside our other scheduling coordinator to schedule our 300 caregivers and 100 clients. In addition to scheduling, Candace is our Long Term Care Insurance Specialist, and manages LTC billing for our clients.
She is a San Diego native, born and raised. In her free time you can find her with her husband and kids at the beach, hiking or relaxing at home reading a great book.
“I cant think of any better representation of beauty, than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”
Claudia had been working as a CNA for Coast Care Partners for 3 years before being promoted to a Scheduling Coordinator. She has over 7 years of experience in caregiving and loves to help the elderly. Besides helping with scheduling, she also does the employee reviews for the company’s Home Care Aids.
Claudia is a San Diego native, and in her free time enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her 4 kids and her grandson.