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Coast Care Partners- David cropped 330David Chong – Executive Director

“This is my life purpose.”

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 Certified Geriatric Care Manager with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

David currently serves on the boards of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary, the San Diego Regional Home Care Council and OASIS San Diego. He is a member of ProVisors 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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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.

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Alan Marland – Recruitment Manager

“Becoming who you aspire to be is a journey that you’ll be repeatedly tempted to abandon, don’t do it.” ~David Meltzer

As a Southern California native, Alan holds a Bachelors in Business Management from the University of California Riverside. With over 20 years of experience in hiring, training and developing teams, he joined the Coast Care team with a personal passion to recruit top notch Home Care Aides who not only provide quality care, but become part of your Family of Choice. In addition to Home Care Aides, Alan is responsible for recruiting for other departments within the administration team.

In his spare time Alan enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his family.

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Dietke  Fuege- Regional Sales Manager

“One can never consent to crawl when one feels an impulse to soar!”- Helen Keller

Dietke is a San Diego native as a first generation American citizen.  Her parents immigrated to the U.S. from Lubeck Germany.  She joins Coast Care Partners with over 20 years of industry experience and is passionate about advocating for seniors and their care.  In 2000 she started and ran her own caregiving company for a decade, while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Liberty University.  Most recently she has been leading and managing both sales and operational teams in home care.

Some things Dietke enjoys are “family dates” with her husband and children, volunteering in the homeless community and most anything outdoors.

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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.

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Holli Bennett – Client Service Manager 

“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 grandbaby.

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Amy Glick, LCSW – Care 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.

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Chris Jackson, RN – Care Manager

 “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

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Pari Ghalebi, RN – Care Manager

“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.

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Julie Martinez- Billing Manager

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking” – Henry Ford.

Julie has more than 30 years of experience in the Accounting field and came to Coast Care Partners to lend her expertise to assist us in our mission to empower our Clients to age in peace.

Julie is a devoted family member and caregiver.  She has lived in San Diego County for the past four years with her family where they love exploring the many fascinating sites the County has to offer.

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Nikole Davis-Billing Coordinator

“Kindness costs nothing and means everything.”

Nikole has worked in Accounting and Finance for 30 years, in fields such as healthcare staffing, hospitals, medical offices and government. Her avocational interests include culinary arts, real estate, design, and historic homes. She enjoys meeting new people, and serving her community, and has served as a volunteer, leading a senior walking group, through The Salvation Army.

Nikole is originally from the bay area where she developed an appreciation of cultural diversity, performing arts, and art galleries. Her hobbies include gardening and traveling to new places.

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Donna Scibilia- Care Coordinator

“The only constant in life is change” – Heraclitus

Donna has had 10 years of experience in senior care. She was full time Health Care Aid with Coast Care Partners for 7 years, the 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.

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Stephanie Seiler – Program Manager

“Kindness is magic.”

Stephanie came to Coast Care Partners in 2016 with over 20 years of experience as a paralegal, specializing in medical malpractice litigation and hospital staff privilege issues.  As Program Manager at Coast Care Partners, Stephanie manages the Respite Well voucher program with the County of San Diego, as well as our internal “Bring It In” program designed to increase employee engagement and satisfaction.  She also ensures that all California requirements governing the credentialing of Home Care Aides and the licensing of Coast Care Partners as a Home Care Organization are being met.

Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego, followed by a Paralegal Certificate in Business Litigation from the University of San Diego.  When she’s not at the office, you may find her cooking, reading, writing, or spending time on the tennis court with her teenagers, Nick and Charlotte.

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Yvette Zavala- Receptionist

“Don’t adapt to the energy in the room, influence the energy in the room.”

Yvette came to Coast Care Partners with 8 years of Medical Receptionist experience . As a Medical Receptionist for an Ophthalmologist and a Medical Receptionist for an Orthopedic, she noticed that the majority of her patients were seniors. She enjoyed the relationships that she built over the years and the life changing advice that she received from the senior community and realized she wanted to do something in her career that would be beneficial.

Yvette was born and raised in sunny San Diego and although San Diego is known for its beautiful weather, Yvette prefers to stay indoors and cuddle up with her fur babies (cats) Kermit and Jimi. She also enjoys to cook and interior design.

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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.

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Claudia Centeno- Scheduling Coordinator 

“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 enjoys and loves to help out the elderly. Besides helping with scheduling, she also does the Employee reviews for the company’s Home Care Aids.

She is a San Diego native, and in her free time enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her 4 kids and grandson.

 

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