Staff

John Aker, Chief Executive Officer/Administrator

John Aker 2013Dr. John has dedicated his life to serving others and feels privileged to provide leadership and vision to The Aker Kasten Family of Caregivers in these challenging days of healthcare reform. Approaching all he does with excellence, diligence, and integrity, John is determined to provide unparalleled service to his clients and their families. In fact, he believes we are afforded a unique opportunity to enhance your quality of life in your home and that we should treat you as a cherished family member! With a background as an Intelligence Officer and later Chaplain in The United States Army, John has been privileged to serve, counsel, and care for many in our Armed Forces for 20 years both in the field and in military medical facilities. If you are a veteran, tell John – he’s always happy to hear your stories!

 

Rose M. Aker, Chief Operations Officer

Rose 2013Rose provides leadership in the agency office, making sure all the integral behind-the-scenes business is properly attended to so that caregivers can focus on YOU! Rose is known for her sweet, sincere, humble spirit, and a ready smile. Rose, with husband John, has three grown daughters and 17 grandchildren – she knows a thing or two about tender loving care! Rose also had the privilege of caring for her mother-in-law for several years and has great empathy for the challenges of aging in the home.

 

Matthew McDaniel, Chief Financial Officer

Matthew McDanielMatthew is the newest addition to the Aker Kasten Home Health Care Agency family. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he brings his 16 years of experience in oversight and administration within non-profit organizations to provide leadership and support to the agency’s accounting, billing, insurance, and business management functions. He and his wife, along with their four children, have recently relocated from northeast Ohio to South Florida and are excited about the wonderful sunshine and warmth of this beautiful state and serving the community.

 

Kim Raymond, Director Of Nursing

Kim RaymondKim, a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, has been involved in medical care for more than 30 years. While a skilled and tender caregiver in her own right, Kim is also well suited to medical case management and oversees all our caregivers to insure that our clients receive only the best care! Kim has a daughter who is attending college, but never far from her mind and heart. Kim is also an avid football fan, so be sure to ask her about the Dolphins!

 

Julie, LPN, Concierge Coordinator

Julie 2013Julie is a committed and compassionate nurse who often works alongside our Director of Nursing. Julie is involved in skilled nursing with the agency on a regular basis, and because of her experience and her commitment to the highest standards of home care, Julie also assists us in the ongoing training of our family of caregivers

 

 

Jana, Client/Patient Advocate

Jana Raised in a military family, Jana has enjoyed extensive travel, both in the states and abroad. After attending college and completing her diploma program in New Zealand, Jana worked as an executive assistant in the southwest where she and her husband met and married. Throughout her life, Jana has sought out and nurtured sweet and sincere relationships with seniors. Her devotion inspires and strengthens our agency’s commitment to do all we can to improve the quality of life of our clients/patients. Jana is truly invested in her advocacy role and thoroughly delights in interacting with our clients and their families. We are blessed to benefit from her warmth, humility, and organizational skills. Jana is married and has four lovely young children.

 

 

Heather, Scheduler

Heather 2013Heather has been an integral member of our Aker Kasten Family. Not only does she work directly with clients to carefully place the best caregiver for their unique needs, she is an important part of our thorough welcoming and training process. She is dedicated to ensuring high quality care and helping clients and caregivers establish an appropriate rapport. If you visit our administrative office, you will not be there long before you will hear Heather bring laughter to those around her.

 

Donna, Office Assistant

Donna 2013Donna provides assistance in many areas of the agency office, perhaps most notably her careful data entry. Working part-time, Donna adeptly handles our payroll processing with great excellence. A long time Boca Raton residence who relocated from New York. Donna has two teenage daughters in whom she delights.

 

 

Laurel, Business Coordinator

LaurelLaurel, who has served with Dr. John and Rose for more than 14 years, provides assistance to our CEO and facilitates community relations and special projects. Laurel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is determined to use her education to help others. Laurel lost her mother to Alzheimer’s disease and keeps abreast of all health issues in the news with a view to providing the agency’s leadership and caregivers with the latest information and resources to ensure that clients are receiving the best possible care. Laurel also has a special place in her heart for military veterans and assists them in ascertaining, and filing for, benefits due them for their faithful service to our country.