We Take Care of Family
At Fedelta, we are known for the personal touch in the care we provide.
"Fedelta is an Italian word that means 'trust, care and compassion,' which honors the memory and heritage of my late grandmother, Theresa. It’s what you can expect from me and the entire Fedelta Home Care family."
Where it all began
As a young boy, Steve watched as his family struggled to care for his beloved, Italian grandmother, Theresa. While everyone wanted to keep her at home, they were simply overwhelmed by the task. Due to a lack of options in home care at that time, my family had no choice but to place Theresa in a nursing home.
"My family and my grandmother were heartbroken. It was not the solution anyone wanted," Steve recalls. "My grandmother and I were very close, and I wish that I could have something to help her stay at home. Sadly, she lived in a nursing home the last 18 months of her life."
Steve graduated Cum Laude from Hamlin University and became an expert in organizational development. Steve built a highly successful career helping Fortune 500 companies with best of breed practices. But he always felt something was missing. "My work was not personally fulfilling," he explains. "My experience with my grandmother had always stuck with me, and I felt strongly pulled toward home care."
Steve took steps toward purchasing a home care franchise. But the company's training program convinced him that a chain was not for him. "The personal and business principles I believe in are at odds with the franchise way of doing things," he explains. "I realized I wanted to start my own company." Steve now knows that his purpose in life is to help others care for their aging family members at home.
Steve Meyer created Fedelta in 2004, with the goal of offering a better way for aging people to live at home for as long as possible, and to live their way. Fedelta has grown steadily since then, expanding its services and offerings providing solutions for all clients. Today, Steve proudly serves as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association of Washington, The Washington Home Care Association, and NEST.
The company's name, Fedelta, honors Steve's grandmother, Theresa. "Fedelta is an Italian word that means trust, care and compassion," he explains. "It's a tribute to my grandmother, and it describes the way we do business. It's what you can expect from me and the entire Fedelta Home Care family.
Meet our Care Management Team
Michelle earned her Bachelors of Science at the University of Washington in 2011, one of the best nursing schools in the country. Michelle has over six years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. She is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association as an Associate Care Manager.
Michelle’s experience started out at a hospital on the cardio-thoracic floor. During her time there, she received advanced training in providing care for patients undergoing heart transplants, heart surgeries, and heart failure, in which patients were receiving a substantial level of care within an intense environment.
Michelle also provided nursing consultations and care for a local residential rehabilitation center. The primary residents were those with developmental disorders of all ages, and Michelle supported their medical care and coordination, and found opportunities to empower the residents’ independence. Michelle gained valuable experience caring for patients with mental health issues, behavioral challenges, and chronic diseases. Many of the residents also had difficulty with verbal expression; however, Michelle was able to address their needs by examining more than verbal language and investigating their surroundings and connecting with residents one-on-one. Michelle aims to empower her patients and provide them with compassionate care. She is a firm believer in chronic disease management.
Michelle will go to great lengths to provide individualized care no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. Whether her clients need a quick wound patch, or an advocate in the doctor’s office, Michelle brings professionalism and passion to her clients and their families.
Michelle grew up in Washington, and in her free time, she enjoys caring for her two young children.
Jane graduated with both her Bachelor of Social Work and her Master of Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington. She was an Army brat, having spent most of her childhood in Texas, but also in South Korea and Alaska. Her passion for working with the geriatric population began with a professional internship at a geriatric clinic and continued throughout her career with professional experience in acute settings, clinics, and in the community. Most recently, she provided emotional support and case management for hospice patients in King County.
Meet our Community Relations Team
|Katie studied nursing at Everett Community College and has over eight years of medical industry experience working at Providence Hospital in their Transitional Care Unit. During her time with the Hospital, Katie realized her passion for home care and started working for Providence Hospice of Seattle. Katie's most recent experience includes working for a home medical equipment company as Clinical Liaison. Her personal mission is to serve the local community and advocate for patients to stay in their homes. Katie is largely driven by the opportunities that home care can bring for patient independence, which equally resemble Fedelta’s core values.|
Dean is a Montana native and studied marketing at Montana State University. After working in video post-production in California, he returned to the Pacific Northwest, land of the friendliest people and breathtaking beauty. Dean has so enjoyed meeting his devoted team members and sharing in their warmth, enthusiasm, and deep sense of responsibility. He finds home care to be utterly fulfilling and enjoys the challenges of working in such a vital, dynamic industry. Dean says that communicating Fedelta Home Care’s good message is easy, because our community members respond so well to our unique, solutions-based approach. In his free time, Dean enjoys The Golden Girls, Airstreams, and anything tiki!
Patrick is a Seattle native who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Washington State University. For the last ten years, he has worked in the customer service industry, applying his passion for meeting new people and serving their needs. Patrick is inspired by all the hard workers in the home care field that do their job well and with a smile. In his downtime, Patrick enjoys watching the Mariners play at SafeCo Field and running around the city with his dog, Zeppelin.
Meet our Care Coordination Team
Miranda is Fedelta’s Intake Coordinator. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Eastern Washington University. She also holds an HCA (home care aid) license. Miranda has several years of experience in the home care and health care industries. In her free time, she enjoys running outside, working out at the gym, doing yardwork, and watching movies.
Deborah has over 19 years of staffing experience in the health care industry. She earned a certificate in Medical Office Management from Concorde Career Institute.
Iris was a CNA caregiver with Fedelta Home Care before joining our Care Coordination team. Iris holds a CNA Certificate and a Masters in Healthcare Administration.
Katheryn has served our Puget Sound community, our seniors, and their loved ones since 2000. She started her career directing Social Work services in our local Skilled Nursing Facilities, where she was responsible for Medicare discharge planning.
For the last several years she has directed home care and home health agencies, helping to make the lives of our clients and families better. Katheryn has returned recently to Washington after a four-year stay in the Los Angeles area, where she directed older adult wellness programs for a community-based nonprofit.
Katheryn graduated from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey and has gone on to receive her Health Care Lean Six-Sigma certificate from Washington State University. Recently, she received her certification as an Arthritis Exercise instructor. Katheryn loves living in the Northwest Seattle area with husband Jeff and dog Frank. She enjoys the outdoors and can be found at many of our local parks enjoying all the Northwest has to offer.
Christen is a Seattle native who brings twenty years of customer service experience to Fedelta, as well as seven years in the health care industry. She has a passion for helping others and, once she landed in the health care industry, she realized that home care is where she belonged! Christen has worked in rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities. Christen lives in Shoreline with her husband and three dogs, Fonzi, Marshall, and Ferguson. Her other passions are animals and art, and she has combined the two to create crazy and colorful paintings that you may have seen around town. In her spare time, you can catch her hiking, singing karaoke, throwing balls at the dog beach, milking goats, visiting residents with Marshall, painting, or cooking. Christen is excited to bring her skills and compassion to Fedelta Home Care!
Robin grew up in Shoreline and got her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management from Central Washington University. Robin is married with several young children. She recently returned to the workforce full-time now that her kids are getting to be school-aged. Robin has a passion for helping others and volunteers with P.S. Parent Support of Puget Sound, First Lutheran of Richmond Beach Preschool and Kindergarten, and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. She brings her passion and determination to her career at Fedelta Home Care!
Meet our Human Resources Team
Allison earned her MPA from the University of Washington and has over three years of Human Resources and administration experience. She has worked with several home care agencies as well as a low-income healthcare clinic. Allison ensures Fedelta Home Care complies with the most rigorous local and federal healthcare standards, and values being part of a company committed to quality care.
Sarah comes to Fedelta Home Care with more than fifteen years of caregiving experience. She has cared mostly for children, but also for various members of her family. She has found her passion in caring for others. She is native to Washington and spends most of her free time with her knitting.
Meet our Accounting Team
Jerry brings decades of experience in both health care and accounting to Fedelta Home Care. He earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Puget Sound. Jerry also serves on several non-profit organizational boards.
Dora Lubwama has many years of experience in the home care industry, as well as in Finance and Accounting. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems from Covenant College, and her MBA in Finance from Trident University International.
In her free time, Dora enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and travelling.