Movers & Shakers: Caring.com Names New CFO

Caring.com Names New CFO

Recently acquired senior care referral service Caring.com has found a new chief financial officer.

San Mateo, California-based Caring.com—acquired in May by private equity group Caring Holdings, LLC—has chosen technology and finance veteran Lia Burke as its next CFO.

Among the reasons for the hiring, Burke was chosen because of her experience leading tech-focused businesses through periods of rapid strategic growth and helping them transition through mergers and acquisitions, according to Caring.com.

Caring.com’s previous owner, Bankrate, agreed to part ways with the senior living referral service last year in order to be acquired by Red Ventures for $1.4 billion.

Two minority investors of Red Ventures—General Atlantic and Silver Lake Partners—already owned A Place for Mom, a Seattle-based company providing similar services.

Those investment ties contributed to a mandated divestiture of Caring.com.

Burke previously served as CFO at RadiumOne Inc. She has also held positions at Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL), KPMG and Ernst & Young.

SpiriTrust Appoints VP

Nina DelGrande has been named vice president of community health services and executive director of SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice.

SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization serving south central and northeastern Pennsylvania, along with parts of northern Maryland.

In addition to hospice care, the organization also offers home health and home care services.

DelGrande previously served as director of SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE, a program that provides professional care helping seniors stay in their homes as they age.

In her duties, DelGrande will be responsible for the operations of both SpiriTrust Luthern Home Care & Hospice and SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE, including client and participant care, along with administrative tasks.

Before joining SpiriTrust’s leadership team, DelGrande held various positions at HomeCall, LHC Group, Affilia Home Health and Pinnacle Health System.

Compass Regional Hospice Welcomes Three New Employees 

Compass Regional Hospice has added three new employees to help meet growing demand for the provider’s services.

Maryland-based Compass Regional Hospice provides routine home hospice care to patients in Queen Anee’s, Kent and Caroline counties. It also offers residential hospice care through its six-bed Hospice Center in Centerville, its four-bed Hospice Center in Chesterton and its three-bed Caroline Hospice Home in Denton for when patients can no longer remain in their homes.

Compass Regional Hospice offers General Inpatient Care (GIP) at its Centerville facility.

Dawn Victoria joins the hospice provider as a clinical assistant for home care, while Shannon von Hagel comes on board as a full-time referral specialist, Kent County News reported. Katie Willis has also accepted a position as a communications and web specialist.

On top of the three new hirings, the hospice provider also recently promoted Holly Hayman to the position of director of clinical services.

Compass Regional’s Bridges program also provides patients with pre-hospice care and support for those who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

Advantage Home Health Hires New Mental Health Specialist 

Advantage Home Health in Oregon has reportedly hired a new RN specialist to help serve the provider’s mental health patients.

Advantage Home Health provides in-home health services and caregiver training. It serves between 150 and 175 clients at a time and has about 100 employees, The News-Review reported.

Roughly half of its clients have dementia or other mental health needs.

RN Greg Wolf joins Advantage Home Health after previously working for a mental health hospital in Junction City, Oregon. In his new role, Wolf will help train caregivers on the physical and emotional needs of clients with mental health illnesses.

Written by Robert Holly

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When Robert's not covering the latest in home health care news, you can likely find him rooting for the White Sox or roaming his neighborhood streets playing Pokemon Go. Before joining HHCN, Robert covered everything from big agribusiness to the hottest tech startups. 

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