(top row: returning board members Carl McManus, David Totaro, Kunu Kaushal, and Chani Feldman [l. to r.])
(bottom row: newly elected board members Sandi McCann, Andrea Cohen, Jeff Bevis and Aaron Stapleton [l. to r.])
Four members were re-elected to serve a three-year term on HCAOA’s Board of Directors beginning on January 1, 2021- Kunu Kaushal of Senior Solutions, Carl McManus of Comfort Keepers, David Totaro of Bayada, and Chani Feldman of MGA Healthcare.
They will be joined by four newly elected members :
About the New Board Members
Jeff Bevis, FirstLight Home Care
Bevis has led major franchise growth or rebuilding efforts in six different franchise brands across five different industries with record-setting success in every brand. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of FirstLight Home Care Franchising, LLC.
Andrea Cohen, HouseWorks
Cohen is a social entrepreneur dedicated to transforming the way care is delivered to seniors at home. As HouseWorks Founder and CEO, her vision crystalized over 25 years ago when she took care of both her parents and made an unwavering commitment to redefine what it means to age. As its core purpose, HouseWorks takes an entrepreneurial approach to service delivery and workforce empowerment that returns a sense of control to adult children and their parents.
Sandi McCann, HomeCare of the Rockies
McCann was looking for more than a job when she moved on from a career in marketing and founded HomeCare of the Rockies in 2012. She wanted to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Inspired by caring for a terminally ill family member, she believed that older adults deserved exceptional care provided by trained and prepared professionals.
Aaron Stapleton, Queen City Homecare
Stapleton is the Founder and CEO of Queen City Homecare in Cincinnati. In 2012 he decided to start a new type of private duty company that focused on patient centered care for the clients and not just companionship. With this in mind, he has paved the way for rethinking what private duty care is and how the industry must grow with the needs of its clients
About the Returning Board Members
Chani Feldman, MGA Healthcare
Feldman joined MGA in 2020 as the Chief Government Affairs & Strategy Officer. In this role, she works to build relationships that contribute to MGA’s mission statement by acting as a liaison with government officials, legislators, consultants, staff, provider partners, state and federal officials as well as payers to make an everlasting change in the home healthcare space. Prior to MGA, Feldman spent 13 years with Maxim Healthcare Services, serving various policy and clinical roles. She received her nursing degree from Montgomery College in Maryland, a professional certificate from the State Government Affairs Council, and a lean healthcare certificate from Bellmont University.
Kunu Kaushal, Senior Solutions
With the motivation of helping his grandparents as his first clients, Kaushal started Senior Solutions Home Care in 2010. Today the company provides in-home care, nutritional support, and transportation services to the entire state of Tennessee out of multiple offices. He studied business management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and proceeded to work in multiple healthcare fields focused on the highest quality of care.
Carl McManus, Comfort Keepers
McManus joined CK Franchising, Inc. in January 2014. McManus began his career in public accounting in New York with Arthur Andersen and Co. as a certified public accountant. He also worked as a management consultant with Deloitte in Los Angeles. His experience includes several years with YUM! Brands in operations and franchising, and he was a director in Acquisitions and Divestitures during Taco Bell’s re-franchising process, transforming the network into a franchise business model. He also worked for Gateway as a Director for Retail Strategy and focused on growing the business-to-business market through their Country stores.
David Totaro, Bayada
Totaro joined BAYADA Home Health Care in June 2009 as chief government affairs officer. In this role, Mr. Totaro spearheaded the development of a far-reaching legislative advocacy program. His team of legislative professionals advocate daily for BAYADA clients and caregivers and regularly interact with legislative and regulatory officials at the state and federal levels. Prior to joining BAYADA, Mr. Totaro was chief marketing officer at RehabCare Group, Inc., a national rehabilitation therapy management company headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Totaro currently serves as chairman of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-based Care (PMHC), a Washington, DC based alliance of Medicaid home care providers, managed care companies, national and state home care associations and technology companies.