About Our Staff
Kathy Herrfeldt – Owner/President
Home Care Assistance is the result of a dream and vision I’ve had for many years. I spent my “first “career working in information technology for 29 years until deciding to pursue my dream of running and owning my own company. I opened Home Care Assistance – Sacramento. (HCA) in 2013 and have never regretted my decision. I am passionate about making sure people have the information they need in order to make informed decisions. There is so much to consider before bringing someone into your home and I want to help people understand what they need to know before they get started with care.
Every experience I’ve had leading up to this work has prepared me to lead Home Care Assistance. I studied Cultural Anthropology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado which taught me how to appreciate and work with many types of people. I am a Certified Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) which taught me how to plan, develop and execute a strategy. I learned how to gather requirements and understand needs while working as a consultant for Gartner. Spending so many years in an industry that changes as much as IT does I learned to always be innovative, adapt to change and the importance of communication. I love the fact that I can have such a positive impact on people’s lives.
Nicole Garrott – Employee Care Manager
I started my nursing career in Vacaville with high acuity patients working closely with the rehabilitation department. In 2002 I moved to Sacramento and continued working in a local Skilled Nursing facility. After working with the facility for 5 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant I was offered the Staffing and Central Supply position. Scheduling became my full time job. After 10 years of Staffing in a skilled facility I decided to branch out and see what other opportunities I had in the same industry. Something more involved with client and Caregivers. After reaching out to some friends in the industry I was told about Home Care Assistance. With high hopes and a little bit of nervousness I took the leap of faith and here I am. I have been a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2001 which helps me relate to our Care Partners.
Robin Mesman – Executive Director / Recruiting Specialist
I have been with Home Care Assistance since 2015 as a Recruiting Specialist and in 2018 I was promoted to Executive Director. At Home Care Assistance my role is more than a job it is a rewarding career where I can make a difference in a senior’s life.
I truly understand what our Care Partners go through on a daily basis. I can use my knowledge and expertise in working with seniors and hiring care partners as a wonderful benefit for the greater Sacramento area serving both our Clients and Care Partners. My passion for helping others in any way possible is what drives every day to see how We Change the Way the World Ages.
Hannah Gini – Client Care Manager
I have had a passion for seniors for as long as I can remember, and have spent the past 5 years working in a variety of senior care settings. I acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology from California State University, Sacramento, and my experiences with older adults cover many settings, including assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, home health, adult day health, independent living, etc. My work philosophy closely relates to the HCA’s mission, “changing the way the world ages, and this job brings me immense joy because I get to play a role in bringing happiness and fulfillment into the lives of older adults. I have gained experience in this role at the Home Care Assistance of Pleasanton office, and am excited and grateful to be involved in improving the lives of seniors as a Client Care Manager for Home Care Assistance of Sacramento!
Lisa Kahn – Administrative Assistant
I began my career in healthcare administration and management soon after completing High School. As a Health Science major at the California State University East Bay, I was hired as an assistant in a chiropractic office. This sparked my love for working with people, specifically in the healthcare field. By expanding my education in Healthcare Management and attending countless practice management seminars, I have spent over 25 years managing medical offices. In 2018 I took on the role of Administrative Assistant with Home Care Assistance. My primary job is managing and organizing the care notes for our clients and submitting claims to the Long term Care Insurance companies. I am excited to be part of the Sacramento Home Care Assistance Team. I truly enjoy helping people, implementing positive changes and making a difference.