We Take Care of Family
At Fedelta, we are known for the personal touch in the care we provide.
Meet our Leadership Team
"Fedelta is an Italian word that means trust, care and compassion. It’s a tribute to my grandmother, Theresa, and it describes the way we do business. It’s what you can expect from me and everyone who works for our company."
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.
Matt has been involved in healthcare since 1998. After joining the U.S. Army as a combat medic he worked his way through both LPN and RN programs between deployments and also worked as a nurse in several critical care environments. His primary areas of emphasis in nursing over the past 10 years have been case management and population health, clinical quality and leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Director of Nursing and Clinical Operations at a home health company were he helped them to grow from a team of one into a Joint Commission accredited home health and home care provider.
Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and their eight amazing children in the mountains, watching and playing soccer, and playing music together. He writes literary fiction on the side and take classes here and there at the Hugo House.
Lou moved to Seattle in 1990 after earning his Finance degree from the University of Florida. After spending 3 years working in banking and investment services, he realized his true passion was helping small and medium sized business succeed by building strong financial foundations. Thus, began his 25-year career leading finance and accounting departments in a variety of industries including healthcare technology, public election ballot printing, winery operations, business technology services and senior housing property management. Along the way, Lou earned his Master’s in Professional Accounting from the University of Washington.
Lou enjoys hiking, camping, golfing, and downhill skiing. He and his wife love traveling throughout the US and abroad. They also visit their two sons in Missoula, MT and Boise, ID regularly and enjoy spending time together exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountain regions where they live.
Margaret is a certified Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), and serves as the Human Resources Director for Fedelta Home Care. She is a Human Resources professional leader with over 20 years managerial experience in positions of increasing responsibility and authority. Margaret is respected as an innovative and influential business leader with experience developing, implementing and executing strategic initiatives to increase organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, and cultural commitment.
Margaret is the leader of Human Resources as part of the Senior Leadership team with Fedelta Home Care while contributing a vast amount of Human Resources experience in both the healthcare and staffing industries. Since joining Fedelta Home Care in early 2020, Margaret spent the last 11 year serving as a Director of Human Resources for Swedish Health Services/Providence St. Joseph Health and in addition, spent nearly 13 years in her past experience as Regional Director for a locally owned professional staffing service organization.
She is thrilled to be able to lead and be a part of our dynamic and diverse Fedelta team at an exciting time in which we are charting our new growth initiatives and bringing quality care to the communities and individuals we serve.
Margaret is a proud native of Seattle who embraces the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, especially the Puget Sound region (rain or shine.) She loves travel, skiing, kayaking and beach walks while spending time with her family and friends.
As a licensed assisted living administrator, Scott brings a wealth of health care experience, with over twenty-five years medical and operations experience. “I have been involved in senior living for the last 7 years and have really found my passion. My commitment is to ensure that we deliver the best care in a home environment with the family, our clients and the staff. Coming to work is like getting to visit and love on my grandparents (and staff) every day!”
Scott was born in Colorado and grew up in the southwest, primarily, New Mexico, and with his family moved to the Seattle area in 2001. Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and has been a Red Cross Certified Instructor for the last 4 years. Together, with his wife of 31 years and their children they enjoy the Pacific Northwest by camping, rock climbing and skiing.
On his time off, Scott enjoys working on his house and yard. The yard is a hang-out for the entire family but more for his dog, Xander, who had also spent time in Assisted Living communities working with Seniors and their families. The future holds room for chickens too with a newly built chicken coop.
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.
Sally grew up in Redmond, Washington, when it had just one stop light. She volunteered at a young age at the Overlake Hospital and discovered her love for helping people and working in the health care field. Sally finished massage therapy school at The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1994 and practiced until 2004. As a CNA, Sally has over 10 years of home care experience, as well as medical front office and administrative experience. She is committed to helping clients experience the best continuity of care possible. Sally understands that familiarity with Fedelta’s programs will support clients and help create a safe and nurturing environment for them. As part of a large and loving family, Sally has been there to help care for loved ones during their health challenges and to support family caregivers. It’s just “in her bones.”
At home she is entertained by and has her hands full with two fun-loving Boxer doggies and her silly cats. Growing much of her own food and creating fantastic food is fun for Sally…and her lucky guests. You will often find her baking up a pie or whipping up a batch of soup from homemade stock.
Jennifer is currently pursuing a BS in Business Management at Western Governors University. She has extensive experience working as a Care Manager and in Business Development, and she is licensed in Washington State as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Additionally, Jennifer has added Manager of Mental Health and Dementia Care training to her skills. Jennifer has over ten years of management experience in health care settings, and thoroughly takes pride in each client she serves and in offering continued support to her team! Jennifer has a proven track record in advocating for her clientele. She grew up in West Seattle and has planted her roots with her family in Edmonds. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys time with her family, outdoor activities, and volunteering with various organizations throughout the community.
Marita hails from rural Eastern Washington, where she began working in long-term care through both high school and college. After gaining licensure as an EMT, surgical technician, and certified medical assistant, she moved to Seattle to complete her RN degree. Marita has worked in multiple specialty areas throughout her career, to include cardiology, multi-disciplinary ambulatory care, infusion nursing, and home-based care. Marita maintains a certification in infusion nursing from the Infusion Nurse Society (INS). In her most recent positions, she has specialized in managing home infusion services that support client goals and adhere to national quality standards. In her free time, Marita enjoys spending time with family, participating in sports, gardening, and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Meet our Community Relations Team
Kris Kirwan earned her B.A. in Social Work & Psychology from Utah State University in 1993. After raising four children, she added her Medical Assisting and Home Care Aide certificates to her repertoire. Kris has worked in the Medical, Home Care, and Home Health field for over 15 years. Kris has 15 years management experience and finds joy in teamwork! Kris’ passion for working with the geriatric population began early, as she worked alongside her mother as her grandfather’s primary caregivers. Kris grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and that is where she currently resides. She enjoys biking and walking her dogs on the riverside trail in her spare time. A few unique things about Kris are that she lived in Scotland for 8 years, she worked on a fishing boat in Alaska during the summer to earn money for college, and she is enjoying her new role as a grandmother! Kris takes pride in her natural abilities to advocate for seniors, their families, and those who serve them!
Meet our Care Coordination Team
Iris was a CNA caregiver with Fedelta Home Care before joining our Care Coordination team. Iris holds a CNA Certificate and a Masters in Health Care Administration.
While Robin was growing up on 20 acres in sunny Southern California, she felt the calling of the Pacific Northwest. After meeting her husband who shared the same dream, they moved to Seattle and thoroughly enjoy the rain with their son and pup, Kona. Robin and her brood get outdoors with activities like hiking, camping & road tripping. Robin's extensive experience ranges from customer service to management to advertising and sales.
When she's not multitasking or creating memorable experiences for our customers at Fedelta Home Care, she's creating amazing murals, making organic body care products or gardening.
Chequita is a native of Seattle who has supported several of Seattle's ”Top Doctors” while working at Proliance Surgeons and Swedish Hospital. She brings five years of medical field training to the team, with experience in patient access, referrals, and scheduling. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from South Seattle College and her Master’s Degree in Leadership from City University. When she's not upholding the highest standards of quality for Fedelta's clients, you can find Chequita with her big family eating delicious food, dancing and listening to music. She aspires to retire one day by opening a cozy bed and breakfast.
Jasmine came to Washington from New Mexico in 2008 and now calls Shoreline home. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico with a minor in Chicano Studies. In addition to bringing over 10 years of medical industry experience to the team, she is also currently working on becoming an RN at Shoreline Community College. When her mission is accomplished, she will have earned Masters in Psychology from the University of Washington and establish a career in mental health. When she's not working, or studying, you will find her at the Crossfit gym or at any used bookstore shopping for a her next new read.
Originally from the Seattle area, Rene and her family relocated to back after spending a decade in Wichita, Kansas. Rene graduated with her Bachelor’s in Education from Wichita State University. Rene put herself through college while raising a family and working as a scheduler in home care for seven years. The opportunity to work as a Care Coordinator allows Rene to combine her experience in scheduling and her love of kids into a new and exciting adventure. In her down time, Rene tutors students and reads young adult novels. She also enjoys spending time with her 3 teenaged children.
Katie is a born-and-raised Seattlite. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Business from Oregon State University. After spending a few years in sunny San Diego, Katie and her husband decided to plant roots back in their hometown. Katie is excited to be back in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and in her spare time she enjoys taking Pilates classes, travelling, baking, and exploring vintage stores with friends.
Meet our Human Resources Team
Caitlyn is a native New Yorker and holds a degree in graphic design with a minor in psychology. With 10+ years of volunteer work and 8 years of administrative experience, she is excited to join the Fedelta Home Care team. Having lived most of her life in Brooklyn, Caitlyn brought along her sense of adventure and love of pizza to the Seattle area in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys walks around Green Lake, finding the best pizza in Seattle (recommendations welcome), and exploring all that Seattle has to offer.
Jane brings two decades of experience in HR and recruiting for the health care industry to Fedelta Home Care. Previously she worked for Puget Sound's favorite local drug store, recruiting pharmacists, and generally helping the company be awesome. Jane hails from Seattle and is an avid Seahawks fan. When she's not making Fedelta a better place for everyone to work, you can find her in the yoga studio, swimming, or enjoying one of the many beautiful Northwest hikes available in our local area.
Washington native Tajarii got her start in customer service straight out of high school and, out of a desire to help those in difficult situations, she moved on to medical office administration. She has a wealth of knowledge in wound care and adaptive/mobility equipment, and a passion for serving the geriatric community. Her hard work in the processing of complex insurance claims, as well as her advocacy to ensure patient access to required medical supplies and equipment, ignited her desire to pursue other opportunities in the field. She shares in the goal of all staff at Fedelta: to consistently provide high-quality care, excellent service, and to guide and support seniors and their families. Tajarii has extensive experience volunteering in greater Seattle communities. She has partnered with Special Olympics of Washington, Bloodworks NW, and several food banks. She lives with her partner and their sweet cat, with dreams of one day building their own sustainable home. In her free time you’ll find her reading, gardening, or out exploring the Pacific Northwest coastline.
Meet our Accounting Team
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.
Liz comes to Fedelta Home Care from Oregon with over 30 years of experience in accounting. She started her career fresh out of high school working with seniors as a medication giver and cagregiver, then went to school to be certified as a hydro therapist, and then moved up to administration and became certified in management and accounting.
Her life is very focused on family, having grown up in a large loving military one. When she is not working, her weekends are spent with her relatives and grandchildren, whom are her pride an joy!
Jam came to the Northwest in 2016 with a Master's degree in Business Administration from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and over nine years of experience in contract management and finance. He worked as a Finance and Contract Manager at the German International Cooperation in Central Asia and in private sector development in Germany. Here in Seattle he served as the Finance Coordinator at Marriott Hotels and Resorts. When he's not managing finances for Fedelta Home Care, he's dabbling in real estate, playing chess and soccer, or working on adding to the four languages he speaks.
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