Doris Kasold

Doris Kasold
President & Owner

For 30 years Doris worked for the News Media company Gannett, Inc., 27 of which she was a Vice President of Circulation for USA Today. She helped build the newspaper from it’s beginning, by creating excellence in delivery and customer service. Her success has always come from putting people first, above all else – her employees and clients – and encouraging them to put their priorities first in their own lives. Doris is a natural leader, selecting the best people for the task at hand. She supports her team by making sure they have the tools and quality education programs they need to excel.

“When the opportunity to buy a home care company in the Tampa Bay area presented itself, I knew this was a way I could make a difference in the lives of others. I am proud to say that our caregivers are of the highest caliber and are individuals that I would trust to care for my own mom and dad.”

Rachel Aguanno

Rachel Aguanno
Vice President & Owner

As a management professional, Rachel is proud to be an integral part of such a dedicated staff. “I appreciate our loving caregivers and our passionate management team, who are persistent in trying to help our clients and caregivers. My favorite part of helping seniors is being able to give people the attention they need and deserve and being able to customize the care to each person for the best outcomes. I love when our clients’ attitudes change to be more positive because they can enjoy life with a friend.”


Chris Dembowski
Client Account Manager

With 15 years of healthcare expertise, Chris brings extensive experience in both Assisted Living and Home Care business development and administration. He is passionate about helping seniors and their loved ones by enhancing their quality of life. Chris is glad to be working at Home Care Assistance, "a family business that sets high standards and truly cares for everyone, clients and staff alike."

Stephanie Halcomb DC

Stephanie Halcomb D.C., D.I.A.N.M.

Dr. Halcomb graduated in 1997 from Life University in Marietta, Georgia with her Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degrees.

She holds both State and National certifications and is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association & American Chiropractic Association. She has experience working with patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens.

Dr. Halcomb currently practices in Memphis, TN after relocating from Duluth, GA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, playing cards, and exercising.

Dr. Halcomb believes in doing your best to reach optimal health through Chiropractic care, home care, nutrition, exercise and to start at an early age to prevent chronic musculoskeletal conditions. “Home Care Assistance’s proprietary Balanced Care Method is a holistic program to promote optimal health and well-being. It is a pleasure to be part of a company that helps seniors live well in their own home.”

Decire Ramirez

Decire Ramirez
Employee Care Manager

A 10-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Decire has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and exceptional experience from caregiving to administrative experience in Chiropractic and Stem Cell Practices. “My favorite part of helping seniors is making their voices heard and helping them find and maintain purpose in this stage of life. I enjoy being able to serve and advocate for our seniors within our community, addressing their needs and concerns.” Decire is particularly proud to work with Home Care Assistance, “a healthcare team with integrity and passion for providing care to seniors. Everyone from our caregivers to our managers and nurses work together to improve the quality of life for our seniors and bring peace of mind to their families.”

Allison Records

Allison Records, MS, RN
Lead Agency RN/Nurse Educator

Allison has worked in the healthcare field for 17 years. She began her nursing career in an emergency department and provided critical care, patient teaching, and emotional support to clients of all ages. After completing her master’s degree in nursing education, Allison transitioned from bedside nursing to teaching medical surgical nursing to baccalaureate nursing students at a highly renowned college.

Allison’s favorite part of helping seniors is encouraging them to engage in fun, social, healthy activities with the help of their Home Care Assistance caregivers, and she loves getting out into the community to conduct caregiver supervisory visits. “During these visits, I get to know the client and can guide the caregiver to provide individualized, excellent care for each senior. My favorite part of Home Care Assistance is the awesome caregivers! They’re well trained, professional, compassionate, and safe, and they are making big differences in the lives of our clients.”

Michaela Knowles Manager

Michaela Knowles
Quality Assurance Specialist

Michaela’s experience in the healthcare field—from her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science to working as a medical assistant and caregiver —reflects her passion for helping people of all ages enjoy a high quality of life. Her approach to senior care is rooted in empathy and compassion: “Whenever I am providing care for clients, I treat them the way I would want my grandparents to be cared for, and the same applies to my duties as a Quality Assurance Specialist. The dedication to making sure clients receive high-quality care is my favorite part of working with Home Care Assistance.”

Renee Burgess

Renee Burgess
Board Member

Renee joined Home Care Assistance with a background in Marketing & Accounting in the Salon & Spa industry. She has been an owner and partner in 2 Salons in Washington DC, and Northern VA. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Georgia Southern University in 1992.

With over 20 years of experience in the Beauty & Service Industry, Renee brings a passion for serving others to our company. One of the things she loves most about Home Care Assistance is our natural, proactive approach to care. “The Cognitive Therapeutic Method we use has been proven to aide in slowing down cognitive decline in our seniors. It’s a great way for our Caregivers to get our clients to exercise their brain and it’s a fun way to spend their time together. I grew up playing cards and solving puzzles with my Grandparents, who are still enjoying their lives in their own home. It makes me very happy that we are able to make a difference in people’s lives.”


Darryl Ott
General Manager

Throughout Darryl’s 17-year journey in healthcare, he has embraced diverse roles, from Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Technician to Registered Nurse and Administration

Working in home health care and one-to-one care is a deeply rewarding experience for Darryl because he gets the opportunity to witness firsthand the transformative power it holds for older adults, enabling them to continue doing everyday tasks. As a result, the independence they enjoy allows them to thrive in the comfort of their homes for as long as possible, ultimately enhancing their overall quality of life.

For Darryl, watching our caregivers and clients build meaningful relationships and witnessing our clients truly thrive is the most gratifying part of working at Home Care Assistance.