About Our Staff

About Our Staff

Tom Lee, Owner and Business Operations

Tom Lee
Owner and Business Operations

Tom is driven to exceed client expectations and believes that when working with an elder aging in home, communication between the client, family members, and HCA needs to be superior. Tom has a 26-year background in executive management roles primarily focused on client account management, customer service, hiring, and training. His role with HCA is to oversee daily business operations as well as assisting in screening, selecting, and training caregivers and continue to build Vermont’s finest team of caregivers. Tom is a graduate of Swarthmore College. Outside of work he enjoys time with his wife Stacy, two teenage daughters and their 3 dogs. Tom has worked as a volunteer ski instructor with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport for the past 5 years and has been active in the Underhill Recreation Committee for over 10 years.

Stacy Lee, Owner and Client Care Manager

Stacy Lee, CMC
Owner and Client Care Manager

Stacy has worked in both the hospital and home health settings as a Registered Nurse. She gained experience in a wide variety of hospitals including John Hopkins Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and FAHC/UVM Medical Center. Areas of experience include Oncology, Medical/Surgical and Critical Care/Trauma in the hospital setting. She also worked with the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle counties in the Pediatric high tech program. Over time, she learned to appreciate a holistic view of wellness and her desire is to help clients live happy and healthy lives at home. Stacy’s role is overseeing care plans and ensuring the highest standard of professionalism from all members of the care team. Stacy will work directly with families to make sure clients are happy over the course of our service. Stacy is a Certified Care Manager and Functional Medicine Health Coach. She is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association.

Tammy Berthiaume, Staffing Manager

Tammy Berthiaume
Staffing Manager

Tammy is our Staffing Manager at Home Care Assistance. Tammy started working in the senior home care field in 2005 as a Private Duty Caregiver. She then transitioned into a Scheduling Coordinator, focusing on the fine art of scheduling while finding the perfect caregiver and client match. Tammy’s role at Home Care Assistance requires having an understanding of the delicate art of caregiver and client matching. She honors and respects the uniqueness and independence of each client that we serve and understands the level of trust required to care for someone’s personal needs. As our Staffing Manager, she works closely with our Client Care Managers to make this possible. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ~ Tia Walker.

Gena Braman, PTA, Client Care Manager

Gena Braman, PTA
Client Care Manager

Gena is from a small town and a large family. As a child, she would frequent the local nursing home with her grandmother, an LNA. Growing up she always wanted to help people, taking on her first caregiver role as a companion to her ailing grandfather at just 12 years old. Gena comes to us with twenty years of experience in physical therapy. Fourteen of those years were spent in skilled nursing where she worked her way from new graduate treating therapist to clinical coordinator, rehab clinical lead, and most recently as director of rehab. Gena is friendly, driven and reliable. Her career goal has been, and will always be, to bring a sense of joy and wellness to her clients and their family. She realizes the importance of being home and how that affects both physical and emotional wellbeing and as such is fully committed to working with you to establish care needs and goals that will improve your or your loved ones’ quality of life. She believes that her knowledge and skillset will bring you a unique and unparalleled level of service.

Jesse Acri, Employee Care Manager

Jesse Acri
Employee Care Manager

Jesse is the Employee Care Manager at Home Care Assistance. He joined the Home Care Assistance team in 2021 bringing with him over a decade of collaborating with and managing people. He grew up watching the satisfaction his mother, an RN of over 30 years, would gain from working with the elderly and wanted that same satisfaction. Jesse believes that no matter what sector you work in, you need to exceed and care for your clients as mankind is the only business people work in.

Diane Way, Employee Development Manager

Diane Way
Employee Development Manager

Diane is our Employee Development Manager at Home Care Assistance. Diane came to us with 20+ years in senior services, gaining administrative experience in both retirement community settings and home health care. She received a BA in Psychology (with an emphasis in Gerontology)/Economics from UVM. Her community work on behalf of seniors includes serving on various boards, volunteering for many senior organizations, and she was a founding partner of Celebrating Seniors in VT, Inc. Previously, the Vermont Health Care Association recognized Diane’s work on behalf of seniors with the Outstanding Marketing Director Award, and she was once named a United Way Hometown Hero Volunteer of the Week. Diane lives in Colchester and has a twenty-one-year-old daughter who is studying at CU Denver. When home, they enjoy music, travel, and time together with extended family.

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