Movers & Shakers: Hometeam’s New Hire

Hometeam Hires Ashish Prashar as Director of Communications and Policy

Hometeam, a New York-based in-home care services provider well-known for its technology platform, hired Ashish Prashar as its new director of communications and policy.

In his new role, Prashar will report directly to Hometeam’s CEO and Founder Josh Bruno. He will take over the day-to-day tasks of Hometeam’s communications and shape communications strategy as the company expands and builds a communications team.

Prior to joining Hometeam, Prashar was senior vice president at New York City-based DKC, and worked primarily in the corporate, media and tech divisions. He also served as an account director at Mission PR and as head of communications at Westborne Communications, where he oversaw media campaigns for mophie, The Line, Battersea Power Station, Birmingham Airport and Hitachi. He also served as head of media relations at Ipsos MORI and was a communications and public affairs manager at the Royal Society of Arts.

Prashar also previously had a career in UK politics with the Conservative Party. He handled communications for three members of the Shadow Cabinet, including current Prime Minister Theresa May. He formerly worked on campaigns for Tony Blair and his Faith Foundation in Sierra Leone and acted as a press secretary to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson during his 2008 election campaign and 2012 re-electeion campaign. Prashar worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign, as well.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Hometeam,” Prashar said. “There is a lot of meat to the story, and I am inspired to work with this incredible team to build upon their success to date. We have an opportunity here not only to redefine the way older adults are taken care of, but how caregivers are employed in the U.S.”

FirstLight Home Care Adds New Partner

FirstLight Home Care of Northern Kentucky, a non-medical home care provider, has partnered with local entrepreneur and business leader Brennan Sweeney. The company offers services throughout Northern Kentucky, including Boon, Campbell and Kenton counties.

Sweeney founded and has served as CEO of a growing property management firm, in addition to acting as a strategic advisor for multiple start-up businesses in the area. In his new partnership with FirstLight, Sweeney will be responsible for strategic planning and advise the care provider’s leadership team on initiatives to help grow market share.

Beth Steel, FirstLight’s owner, will continue to manage day-to-day operations while also focusing on expanding the company personal and companion care offerings, staffing and client and caregiver satisfaction.

“Our goal is to be the No. 1 home care provider in Northern Kentucky, and Brennan has the experience and knowledge to help us achieve our aggressive growth goals,” Steel told Northern Kentucky Tribune. “Brennan has a track record of driving results for local and global companies, and we are very fortunate to have him as a member of our team.”

Oswego Home Health Care Hires Carrie Butler as Director

Oswego Home Health Care (OHHC), a certified home care agency in Oswego County, New York, named Carrie Butler, RN, as its director of patient services.

Butler has more than 13 years of home care experience, beginning her career as a home health aide before becoming a case manager and manager of clinical practice where she coordinated patient home care, Oswego County Today reported. Butler has also worked as an adjunct clinical instructor.

Additionally, Butlerhe previously worked as a registered nurse on Oswego Hospital’s fourth floor after she earned her associate’s degree from St. Joseph College of Nursing. She earned bachelor and master degrees in nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.

OHHC provides services 24 hours per day/seven days per week and offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and support services.

Jason Hafer Hired as Executive Director at Personal Home Care

HomeCentris Healthcare, LLC named Jason Hafer as executive director of its home care business, Personal Home Care, LLC. Personal Home Care is a Baltimore-based home care agency offering private pay and Medicare certified services and is the state’s largest Medicaid Waiver home care provider.

Hafer joins Personal Home Care from a national home care provider, and will focus his efforts on scaling the company into new markets and service lines.

“I look forward to continuing the tradition of service that has made Personal Home Care a leading provider in Maryland,” Hafer said. “We will bring that history of quality service to additional markets as we focus on innovative ways to meet the needs of the community while keeping compliance and service excellence at the heart of what we do.”

Written by Amy Baxter