(Leaders in private in-home care in the North Bay, Listed alphabetically by the name of their company.)
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Charles FymesArcadia Health Care
101 Brookwood Ave. # 204, Santa Rosa, 95404, 707-541-3600; 4340 Redwood Hwy. #F-123, San Rafael, 94903; arcadiacare.com, 415-472-2273
Charles Fymes started Arcadia Health Care’s San Francisco group of offices in 1993 after 28 years in the field of home health. Now, as an affiliate owner, he oversees operations at seven Arcadia locations – in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, Modesto and Stockton – for the Indianapolis-based company, which has locations in 19 states. In the 1980s, he helped his mentor, Barbara Hamrick, establish Nightingale Nursing in the East Bay, before embarking on his own. He has overseen operations at full-service agency for 18 years and helped it grow to provide services in 11 counties. Mr. Fymes currently serves as the president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Private Duty Association.
Dana Codron Care Network at Queen of the Valley Hospital
3448 Villa Ln. #102, Napa 94558, thequeen.org, 707-251-2000
Dana Codron is the executive director at Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s Community Outreach Department, a position she has held for the past three years. She has been with Queen of the Valley, which is owned by St. Joseph Health System, since 1984 as a registered nurse in a variety of positions. Ms. Codron’s experience in home health began in 1995, when she shifted her focus to the CARE Network, a community-based chronic disease management initiative at the hospital. During her tenure with the medical center, the CARE network has expanded to combine case management strategies, utilizing registered nurses, social work, behavioral health and spiritual support services. Over 300 patients were served in 2010. In her position, Ms. Codron also oversees the Community Outreach Department, which includes a mobile dental clinic, a school-based childhood obesity prevention initiative, and a post-partum depression program, among others. She is a board member for the Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services, the Parent Child Advocacy Network and the Napa Valley Coalition of Nonprofit Agencies. Queen of the Valley awarded her with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Nursing in 2008.
Mark Winter Hired Hands Homecare
84 Galli Dr., Novato, 94949,415-884-4343; 1754 Second St., Napa, 94559, 866-940-4343; 6640 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, 94928; hiredhandshomecare.com, 707-584-5400
Mark Winter is president of Hired Hands Homecare, where he oversees day-to-day operations at locations in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. He grew up with home care with his mother, Hired Hands Homecare CEO Lynn Winter, working in the industry for the past 30 years prior to starting Hired Hands in 1994. Mr. Winter graduated from the University of Missouri in 1991 with a bachelor’s in business, with a focus on marketing and management. He joined his family – his sister Erin Winter is vice president of operations – 17 years ago at the full-service agency, which screens, trains and does a criminal background check on its caregivers. Hired Hands is a member of the National Private Duty Association and the California Association for Health Services at Home, as well as the Better Business Bureau and many local senior related groups.