Gail has been a driven and compassionate Home Care Professional in San Diego County for over eight years. Her career started after she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University, opening up various career pathways for her to use her skills and passion for helping others in her community. As a family caregiver to both her mother and late father, Gail understands the importance of quality and dignified care for all people, especially seniors who are ill or disabled. She cared for her father for 5 years while he had cancer, using her knowledge and expertise to advocate for his wishes and best care options with his medical providers, as well as provide hands-on personal care for him until he passed away.
Gail is passionate about creating and building meaningful relationships with her colleagues, clients, and community. She has worked as a Staffing Manager for Home Care Assistance in La Jolla for three years, matching professional caregivers with clients who needed non-medical care in their home. She thrives when she can create these unique and special relationships between care providers and their clients, helping caregivers advance their skills, while giving the clients a dignified and joyous experience as they age and during the end of their life. Gail then joined the Gary and Mary West PACE facility in San Marcos, a non-profit organization that provides an array of aging-in-place support services. As the Personal Care Supervisor, she led CNAs, MAs, and Caregiving staff, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Home Care division and ensuring quality care services were provided to participants in their home or clinic setting. In 2023 she and the team she led were awarded Silver Status for Best of North County Home Care Agency.
While working with the PACE program was rewarding, an opportunity arose that she couldn’t pass up, offering her the ability to return to her roots of staffing and managing caregivers directly while building and creating a new home care agency in La Jolla. She joined forces with Brooke Martindale and Gabrielle Pumpian at Cheer Home Care as the Recruiting and Scheduling Manager in June 2023. She is thrilled to be working with a team (who she considers like a family) of home care professionals who share the same love and compassion for caregivers and seniors as she does. She can’t wait to help caregivers find meaningful work, while giving them support to advance in their career and accomplish their goals of continuing their education or making a positive impact in the lives of others.