Home care in Valparaiso, IN

  • 2701 Beech Street
  • Unit E
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383

Our Valparaiso Care Team

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Rick Lijana

Role:  Owner/Administrator
Responsibility:  Overall daily responsibility of the organization.


Professional:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical industry executive over 30 years (retired)
  • Healthcare industry since 2011
  • Regional Federal Credit Union Board
  • Rotary Club of Crown Point
  • American Heart Association volunteer

Personal:

  • Married (1978), two daughters, one granddaughter
  • Extensive traveler:  6 of 7 continents visited (all multiple times), all 50 States visited, 8 of 10 Canadian Provinces visited
  • Hobbies:  Stay active – golf, motorcycle, pickleball, racquetball, etc.

Goals:  Transition BrightStar Care to my daughters and keep my wife happy (learned that 10 minutes after the “I Do” part)
 

Valerie Lijana-Hinch

Role: Director of Nursing





Responsibility:  

  • Manages all clinical and field staff of the agency
  • Overseas Federal, State, Local regulatory compliance
  • The Joint Commission accreditation

Professional:

  • B.S. Nursing
  • Home Healthcare industry since 2011
  • 7 years hospital setting based experience

Personal:

  • Loves road trips with her niece and sister. To date she has visited 30 states with her.
  • Married – 2 stepdaughters
  • Hobbies: Fast cars (married to a police officer helps), animal lover and staying active.

Goals: Keep my Dad happy and proud Mom of a 2-year-old puppy named Tucker


Colleen Gallagher

Role: Care Consultant





Responsibility:  

  • Business development
  • Recruiting

Professional:

  • B.S. Education
  • Small business owner in the marketing and cleaning industries
  • Over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector
  • Volunteer activities include the American Cancer Society, NWI Symphony Board, Porter County United Way

Personal:

  • Married, two children
  • Hobbies include travel and gardening

 

Kathi Santucci

Role:  Scheduler





Responsibility:  

  • Manages all field staff scheduling.  Aligns field staff capabilities and personalities to the needs and expectation of our clients.

Professional:

  • Associate Degree – Business
  • 2 years home healthcare industry

Personal:

  • Married
  • Hobbies:  Dog lover, arts and crafts, community involvement through the Church

 

Amy Shay

Amy Shay

Role:  Office Manager





Responsibility:  

  • Payroll, billing, intake calls, general office management

Professional:

  • B.S. Healthcare Administration
  • Over 4 years healthcare industry experience

Personal:

  • 2 sons (football players)
  • Cubs and Packers fan

 

Veronica Lijana

Role:  Quality Manager

Responsibility:  

  • The Joint Commission Compliance and continuous improvement
  • Patient satisfaction and outcome results

Professional:

  • B.S. Nursing
  • B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • 10+ year health care industry experience

Personal:

  • Travel, cat lover, bicycle rides, boating