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.
Hanahn Korman began her nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Observing, in those early days, that outcomes were frequently heartbreaking, she next sought an area of nursing that held more hope for patients and their families, and changed her concentration to rehabilitation nursing. In 1981, she facilitated the discharge-to-home for the first vent-dependent quadriplegic ever discharged directly from an Intensive Care Unit. And in 1983, Hanahn relocated to Seattle where she pioneered a new paradigm in home health, starting her own home health agency designed specifically to serve the needs of ventilator-dependent patients. This endeavor soon brought her full circle, providing hope and care for today’s children who are the success stories of the modern-day NICU. Fedelta is pleased that Hanahn has chosen to share her expertise, insight, and commitment to quality care with our clients.
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!
Anna comes to Fedelta with over 22 years LPN nursing experience, with a focus on pediatric home health. In addition to nursing, Anna has a strong interest in mental health and holistic wellness. To better understand human behavior and development, Anna went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2012. Anna is also the proud parent of three nearly-grown biological children and two special needs foster daughters. As someone who has worked in other families’ homes as a nurse and has had other nurses working in her home with her medically-fragile foster daughter, Anna has a unique understanding of the importance and challenges of home health. Anna is excited to join Fedelta to help families remain together out of the hospital, while still meeting the intensive medical needs of their child or loved one. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, Blossom, and enjoying all that nature has to offer.
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.
Sara is a California native who transplanted to the Seattle area to enjoy the rainy days and greenery of the Emerald City. She has been a nurse for five years, and has an extensive background in clinical laboratories and pharmaceuticals. Sara loves serving her community and making a difference in people’s lives; it's why she became a nurse. In her free time, Sara is an artist, tea enthusiast, and indoor gardener.
Meet our Community Relations Team
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
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.
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.
Cat is a native Seattlite who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Management with a minor in Event Planning. With 8+ years of health care experience, she is excited to join the Fedelta Home Care team. Having always enjoyed traveling, Cat got her first taste of the corporate world as in intern in Bonn, Germany. While there she was able explore and discover everything that the world has to offer and has found a new joy in learning about the world around her. For 10 years, Cat was a competitive swimmer and finds herself always searching for the best beaches and watering holes around. In her free time, Cat enjoys reading a good book, boat rides, planning her next adventure, and exploring the Greater Pacific Northwest.
Emelina is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, but grow up all over the US, from East to West and even the South. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Curry College. She has worked for many years in the health care industry because she enjoys helping people from many different walks of life. She moved back to Washington about 5 years ago with her husband and their three children. In her free time, Emelina enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors.
Andrea was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where she did a lot of skiing. She attended Gene Juarez Beauty School and became a licensed cosmetologist in 1999. Andrea is also a certified Home Care Aide. Andrea has a passion for working with the elderly population. Her past jobs have included giving haircuts to seniors at live-in facilities, being an Activities Coordinator for a senior home, and being a Caregiver. She has many years of experience working with clients and families on various levels. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being with her family, going on driving adventures to explore new things, and camping. Andrea also enjoys small art projects and redecorating her home.
Dwayne is a true Washingtonian, having grown up in Bellingham. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a Human Resources focus from Jones International, and started his PhD at Capella University in Organizational Behavioral Psychology. Prior to joining the Fedelta team, Dwayne spent sixteen years at Swedish Medical Center with a focus in nurse scheduling. At Swedish, he was in charge of day-to-day staffing functions, creatively published monthly schedules for various units while adhering to the union contract, and processed and approved timecards, among other functions. Dwayne is interested in world peace.
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.
Jill earned her Associate of Applied Science in the Administrative Sciences from North Seattle College in 2015, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she moved to the Great Northwest in 1992. Jill is an old movie buff and enjoys gardening and spending time with family. She has over 20 years in administration and customer service.
Gillian is an aspiring HR professional with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University. She graduated in December of 2018. Since high school, she has taken a keen interest in workforce management and working closely with employees to improve their work experiences. As such, she has continuously sought opportunities to deepen her HR knowledge and skills, while gaining real-life experience through her two years serving the international student community at SPU. One of the biggest reasons why Gillian choose to work with Fedelta Home Care is because of the great work culture, which values family and relationships. Gillian is originally from Vietnam. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, taking long walks in the park, cooking new recipes, enjoying great movies, and watching documentaries about animals.
Ryan is a true Washington native - born in Everett. Ryan graduated from Doane University in Nebraska with a degree in Business Administration. He has spent the last 3+ years working as a Human Resources Generalist and Recruiter in the home care industry and comes to Fedelta Home Care with a wealth of knowledge. He loves to golf, travel, and coach baseball. Naturally, he is a die-hard Seattle sports fan. Go Hawks and Huskies!
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.
Rhianna is a Washingtonian who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Linfield College. She studied abroad during her undergraduate career at the University of Nottingham in England. She has a background in the health care and administrative fields, and a passion for helping others. In her spare time, Rhianna enjoys playing the bass guitar, painting, and writing.
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