Holli Bennett – Marketing Director
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Holli is a native of San Diego and has over 18 years experience in the senior care industry. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly and she has also marketed for a major ambulance company, but found her true passion working in home care with seniors.
Holli also holds her Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrators License with the Department of Social Services and is currently the Vice President of the San Diego County Council on Aging (SDCCOA).
Some of the things Holli enjoys doing is hiking in the Laguna Mountains with her husband Chris, or just spending quality time with her family, which includes her new grandbaby.
Tyler Bowker – Office Manager
“Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.”
Tyler is a Certified Administrative Assistant and started out as a Scheduling Coordinator with Coast Care Partners in August of 2016. She has since then grown her responsibilities into many roles in the office. Her current role is to oversee the Scheduling Coordinators, Recruitment and other Human Resource tasks. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Prior to joining Coast Care Partners, Tyler worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Nebraska.
In her spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with her three children: Austin, Brooklynn, and Lucas, as well as their two cats (Nitrogen and Cobalt). She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exploring new places.
David Chong – Founder & CEO
“This is my life purpose.”
David has worn a few different hats in his career, though the one that seems to fit the best is geriatric care. David owned and operated The Park at Mount Helix and founded an Internet-based senior housing referral service, AssistMatch.
As a foundation to his career, David’s most useful degrees are his B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley. The not-quite-as-practical program was the M.A. in Practical Theology from University of San Diego. At various times he has held licenses in California as an attorney with the State Bar, as a broker with the Department of Real Estate, and as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator with the Department of Social Services. He is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
David currently serves on the boards of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary, the San Diego Regional Home Care Council and OASIS San Diego. He is a member of ProVisors and the Estate Planning Council of San Diego.
Some particularly favorite activities have included scuba, backpacking, and basketball (and coaching basketball). When not enjoying time with his Coast Care Partners partners, he can typically be found seizing the day with his wife, Sarah, and his four children.
Pari Ghalebi, RN – Care Manager
“I care with love and respect.”
Pari Ghalebi has over 20 years of experience in geriatric nursing. As a Registered Nurse, Pari chose the path of dedicating her professional expertise to the lives of seniors. For more than 15 years, she served as a Director of Nursing for three major senior health care facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and more recently at White Sands of La Jolla. For the past five years, Pari has been applying all her clinical and social care experiences to Home Care Management. She has offered high standards of Care Management to many elderly who have chosen the comfort of their own surroundings with reliable care plans along with a team of kind and responsible caregivers.
Amy Glick, LCSW – Care Manager
“The highest form of wisdom is kindness.”
Amy has been a practicing Social Worker for 25 years. She earned a BA in psychology from Syracuse University and her MSW from The Wurzweiler School of Social Work/Yeshiva University in New York City. She found her passion working with seniors at her first Social Work internship, providing services for homebound elderly in Manhattan. Amy has worked with chronically mentally ill patients in a day treatment facility, she has been a bereavement counselor at a local hospice, and she has worked with children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She has also been a psychotherapist in private practice.
Amy enjoys hiking, and spending time volunteering in various community projects with her two teenage sons.
Chris Jackson, RN – Care Manager
“Committed to excellence in your care experience while supporting quality of life in each and every day.”
Chris has been a Registered Nurse for 32 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Public Health Nurse Certificate from University of New York Regents College. Chris has devoted her clinical career of nearly 30 years to clinical care and management in the Home Care field as a Home Health Director, and Director of Patient Care Services in a large Hospice and Home Palliative Care organization. Her early experience also includes hospital acute care nursing with cardiac and pulmonary patients, as well as work in home infusion therapy, skilled nursing facility care delivery and disease management programs.
Chris found her passion for serving patients and clients in their home environment early in her nursing practice, recognizing the value in optimizing their health, comfort and well being in the familiar surroundings of home.
In her free time, Chris enjoys hiking, yoga, knitting, and spending precious time with family including her two young grandchildren.
Aaron Johnson – Scheduling Coordinator
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch
Aaron has over 10 years of of experience in the medical and non-medical fields. Aaron started out as a Caregiver working while completing his CNA program. He then went on to work in the psychiatric side of healthcare before moving on to Acute care focusing on long term acute care. He continued to work as a CNA and caregiver while earning his nursing degree. After obtaining his degree he sought further experience in the medical field this time focusing on hospice. After working in hospice Aaron found his way back to home care and discovered his role in Coast Care Partners as a Scheduling Coordinator.
In his down time Aaron enjoys spending time with his Wife (Jessica) and 4 amazing kids; Jacob, Maeson, Liam, and Kendalynn. They enjoy things like camp, visits to Seaworld, the beach and the park.
Alyssa Lee – Care Coordinator
“Hakuna Matata” – The Lion King
Alyssa has been with Coast Care Partners since 2014 where she started as a CNA Caregiver, and has been steadily promoted ever since. Alyssa wears many hats at Coast Care but is primarily responsible for payroll and Care Coordination. Alyssa is very passionate about health care and is currently pursuing her degree in nursing. She hopes to be able to continue working in Geriatrics, specializing in Alzheimer’s/dementia. She is thankful for the opportunities that Coast Care Partners has provided for her and wants to continue working for the company for many years to come.
Alyssa was born and raised in San Diego and is a true California girl. When she is not at work, Alyssa spends her time hiking, spinning, boxing, and taking care of her fur children (Kee Kee, Smokey, and Miss Parker).
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison
Daniel holds the position of Recruitment Coordinator and is responsible for ensuring a continuous stream of quality caregivers and CNAs located throughout the San Diego County and surrounding areas.
Prior to joining Coast Care Partners, Daniel has spent over 3 years as a Recruiter, then promoted to the Accounts Recruitment Manager, within the corporate healthcare industry. Daniel discovered his passion for serving clients within their home environment after having served as an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) worker for his grandparents. Daniel thrives into making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Daniel works closely with each caregiver to assist them in fulfilling the credentials needed for the state of California and to be compliant. Daniel makes sure to go the extra mile when recruiting individuals with the skills and experience required to better service our senior clients.
Candace Tamayo – Scheduling Coordinator
“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together” – Marilyn Monroe
Candace has over 20 years of scheduling experience. She recently graduated from UEI College as a Medical Office Specialist and is planning to return to school in the near future. She worked as a Caregiver with Coast Care Partners while attending school and was offered to advance with the company as a scheduling coordinator. She works alongside our other scheduling coordinator to schedule our 300 caregivers and 100 clients. In addition to scheduling, Candace is our Long Term Care Insurance Specialist, and manages LTC billing for our clients.
She is a San Diego native, born and raised. In her free time you can find her with her husband and kids at the beach, hiking or relaxing at home reading a great book.
Misty Wien, M.S.E – Community Liaison
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” -Maya Angelou
Misty comes to Coast Care Partners with over 15 years of experience in building relationships, marketing and educating others in many capacities. Misty originally from NY, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She worked in marketing for over 7 years within the media industry. Misty then decided she wanted to use her compassion and empathy skills along with her natural ability to teach others to become a special education teacher. While earning her Master’s degree in general education and special education, she taught in the south Bronx for years.
Being drawn by the lovely weather and healthier lifestyle, Misty decided to leave NY and make San Diego her new home. Having a brother that is an elder care lawyer and nursing home administrator, she has always been interested in the field and wanted to enter the eldercare field as well. Since moving to San Diego, Misty has become a Reiki Master, an avid hiker, sunshine seeker and beach enthusiast. She also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and exploring all the beauty San Diego has to offer.
Misty is excited to be working for Coast Care Partners and is looking forward to helping those who are in need of trusted, reliable, unmatched care.