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
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.
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!
Kyesha grew up in Tacoma, where she raised her two younger siblings. She moved to Seattle in 2014 to attend the University of Washington and she recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and English. Through years of volunteer and work experience in the health care field, Kyesha has found a passion for caring for others and making a difference. She is determined to demonstrate what compassion and empathy look like, in and out of the workplace. She is excited for the opportunity to grow with Fedelta Home Care! During her free time, Kyesha enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching football, cooking, and travelling.
Meet our Human Resources Team
Victoria earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Austin Peay State University and her MBA from Strayer University. She has over four years of experience in human resources and health care, having worked with health insurance corporations, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Victoria is a native Tennessean (Go Vols!) and loves a good glass of sweet tea. She found her way to the Emerald City in 2016 and loves it very much! She enjoys shopping, is a major foodie, and loves a good movie. Victoria lives in Seattle with her awesome partner and her four 4-legged children (three cats and a Long Hair Chihuahua, Wyatt), who are all seriously spoiled! Victoria is responsible for many HR duties, including employee benefits, employee relations, strategic development, and recruiting exempt staff. She is happy to be at Fedelta Home Care!
Gillian is an aspiring HR professional with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration at Seattle Pacific University. She will be graduating in the fall of 2018. Since high school, she has taken a keen interest in managing the workforce and working closely with employees to improve their work experience. 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 the great work culture, which values family and relationships. Gillian is an international student 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 a great movie, and watching documentaries about animals.
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.
Austen moved to Seattle from Florida in 2012 to join the Seattle community with his partner of eight years. A world traveler, Austen has been to the UK, France, Germany, all fifty states, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and is planning to attend the Olympics in Japan in 2020! In Florida, he has worked in Youth Education as a Program Director, a Course Instructor for the American Red Cross, Facilities Director for the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Florida State, University of Florida, and 4-H. Since moving to Seattle he has worked for various organizations revolving around customer service while attaining a Master's Degree to continue working with youth here. He enjoys science fiction, everything about camping, and is an aspiring author and performer. When not working, you can find him at some cultural event around town, deeply focused on a book/tv show/movie, or staring into a word processor figuring out the next act.
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.