Meet Our Team

Meet Our Directors

 Alvin McLean Jr., PhD, Chairman of the Board

Dr. McLean has more than 35 years of experience in the area of healthcare delivery and management. He began his career as an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, where he developed their first outpatient comprehensive Brain Injury Rehabilitation Clinic and then developed a residential treatment facility for individuals with brain injury.

Realizing that there was another significant group of individuals with neurological conditions who would best be served in a home setting, Dr. McLean, Dr. Cantini, and two other colleagues developed an at-home rehabilitation program for individuals with brain injury. Dr. McLean was a senior executive with the company, ParadigmHealth, where he was Senior Vice-President of Medical Informatics. ParadigmHealth is a disease management company that specializes in the management of complex and catastrophic illnesses. Dr. McLean is currently the Associate Dean for the College of Psychology and professor in the clinical psychology doctoral program for John F. Kennedy University.

 Dr. Evan Cantini, MD, Medical Director & President

Dr. Cantini has been devoted to the practice of rehabilitation medicine for over 30 years across the healthcare continuum. His experience in patient management crosses the spectrum from outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing facility, and home and community-based programs. He is a medical physician board certified in rehabilitation medicine, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has served as hospital based medical director in rehabilitation in hospitals and Seattle and Everett since 1989.

He is a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Cantini has been acknowledged in the ranking of top physicians in King County for Rehabilitation Medicine.

 Peter Rigby, PT, MPH, Executive Director & Administrator

Mr. Rigby has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and graduated from State University at Upstate Medical Center with honors in physical therapy. He subsequently completed a Masters degree in public health from the University of Washington. Mr. Rigby has worked extensively in the hospital and community setting with people who have physical disabilities.

As Safety Officer for Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, he is involved in the management of health and safety, both in clinic and community settings. Mr. Rigby also works extensively with the State Department of Health and Seattle King County Public Health on matters of public health policy.

 Jodell Estrada, PHR-CA, Director of Operations and Human Resources

Jodell brings 20 years of Human Resources expertise and over 9 years in home care experience to CHCServices. Prior to her joining CHC in 2016, she owned her own home care company in sunny San Diego, California. Her education consists of a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Las Vegas in Business Management and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources both federally and in California. Her primary role at CHCServices is to manage operations and human resources. She is known for her can-do-attitude amongst clients and her peers. She loves being able to provide top quality care to CHCS clients.  Please contact Jodell with questions about CHCS as a company, our services, and our employees.  Email: jlionetti@chcservices.com

 Laura Clark, RN, Clinical Director

Laura has more than 25 years experience working as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings including Surgical, Oncology, Hospice, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Care Management. She supervises the recruitment and training of all clinicians and caregivers. Laura ensures that CHCServices is operating in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Washington Department of Health and The Joint Commission. Laura also provides RN Care management services to those clients requesting such service. Please contact Laura with questions about client care, clinician or caregiver performance, or for an explanation of CHCServices clinical practices and procedures. Email: lclark@chcservices.com

 

 

Meet our Administrative Team

 Christina Cochran, CNA Community Outreach Coordinator

Christina has been a caregiver for over two years in both adult family homes and home care settings and worked in CHCS Operations Department for a year before being promoted to her current position in Sales and Marketing. Christina assists our clients in finding the exact services they need.  Outside of the office, Christina attends Washington State University’s Global Campus online, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development.  Please contact Christina for any information about home health and home care services, Driver Evaluation program, or any general questions you might have at ccochran@chcservices.com

 Jennifer Fox, PT

Jennifer has more than 24 years of Physical Therapy experience.  She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Physical Therapy.  She has worked with clients of all ages and diagnoses but has extensive experience with complex neurological rehabilitation in the home and community settings.  Most recently she has become a Drivers Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) and a member of The Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED).  Jennifer is excited to share her knowledge and expertise in this field. In her spare time, she enjoys running and triathlons and spending time with her family.

 Jose PalominoBookkeeper

With more than 20 years of office administrative experience, Jose is our bookkeeper and also in charge of payroll.  He is always available to help clients, vendors and employees with questions regarding payments, bills and payroll. Jose strives to be accurate to the penny, so if you have any discrepancies regarding an invoice, bill or pay stub, please don’t hesitate to contact him at jpalomino@chcservices.com

 Julie Clobes, RN, BSN, CCM, CCPClinical Supervisor

Julie is a certified RN Case Manager with over 30 years of nursing experience.  She has been a Director of Nursing, Health Services Director, hospital supervisor; worked in intensive and coronary care, oncology, and the emergency room. Over the last 5 years, Julie has focused on home care, home health, and Care Management.  She opens and supervises cases and expertly provides Care Management for clients with complex medical conditions.  She also provides Nurse Delegation for clients on Hospice care, and those who need advanced assistance with medications or treatments.  Please contact Julie with questions about client care and services, Care Management, Nurse Delegation, or caregiver supervision at jclobes@chcservices.com

 Linda KastnerOffice Coordinator

Linda combines skills developed in her past careers as a Middle School English and ESL Teacher and a Bank Compliance Officer, to serve as the CHC Services Office Coordinator.  Her main focus is onboarding new hires and maintaining employee files.  She also supports the Operations, Marketing, and Nursing Departments.  In her off-hours, Linda’s experiences teaching pre-teens prepared her for being the dog-mom to a snarky Boston Terrier named Baxter. Please contact Linda for general questions at lkastner@chcservices.com

 Rob FinleyCommunity Outreach Manager

Rob has more than 10 years of experience in the eldercare industry.  His primary role at CHC Services is to introduce our services to professional referral sources within healthcare, legal, senior housing, financial and other organizations that serve elder adults.  Rob specializes in helping clients and families integrate caregivers into their home by helping them determine the services and level of care needed.  Please contact Rob for information about home health/care services or for references for services not provided by CHC Services at rfinley@chcservices.com

 Shirley MamertoScheduling Coordinator

Shirley has been working in the health care industry for the past 16 years. Her previous employment includes skilled nursing facilities as an administrative assistant and scheduler.  She was been working with CHC since June of 2016.  Her primary role at CHCS is to staff both skilled and home care services.  Shirley matches clients with the best caregiver to ensure comfort and compatibility.  Contact Shirley for any scheduling needs at smamerto@chcservices.com

Tatiana LeBretOn-Call Coordinator

Tatiana has worked for CHCServices since 2011.  In 2016, she returned to her hometown of Boston but we are fortunate she still works for us part-time as the On-Call Coordinator.  Tatiana also assists the office staff with answering Billing and Administration questions.

My husband's progress has been extraordinary, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the staff from CHC Services. —Joan C.