Arista Home Care Staff
Director of Nursing
I was raised on the lake fishing and enjoying the outdoors. I have 3 children, Angela (husband Don and granddaughters Kaylee and Claira), Russ, and Johnny. Johnny is in scouts so I’m a scout mom, and because he is a tenor sax player, I’m also a band mom. My hobbies include fishing, quilting, gardening, camping, and traveling. I have been a nurse for 32 years, graduating from Owens in June 1988 and then worked as a hospital nurse for ten years. I have also spent more than a decade in home care, as well as supplemental staffing in nursing homes.
My husband used to say, “if you aren’t a little old lady she isn’t interested in you.” I am lucky to do what I love, which is the secret to happiness, working a job that you love, our patients make you want to come back. Our coworkers are family.
“I am grounded here with my fellow coworkers and new owners, Paula and Clayton. I have a big interest in helping this company grow in new directions while maintaining quality of care.”
Diane has taken on the DON position with gusto and we couldn’t be happier.
I was a STNA for 12 years before deciding to go back to school to become an LPN so I took the plunge going to school while working full time but it was so worth it. I worked as a wound nurse and night supervisor at a LTF before deciding to go to home care. I love home care because you are one on one with your patients and can form a bond. I have patients I have been with 4-5 years and they are like family to me. I am a Mom to 2 daughters 22 and 24 and a cat and dog mom, 3 cats and 1 ornery chihuahua who I actually adopted from a patient when she could no longer care for him. In my spare time I love to garden, look for antiques, cook and bake and love weekend trips to Ann Arbor, Put in Bay and Chicago, waiting to be able to go!
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I’ve been in the healthcare field for 7 years and fall is my favorite time of the year!
After my job of 13 years closed their doors, I had no clue what was next. I started doing volunteer work at The YWCA of Northwest Ohio, which lead to a part-time office position. While working at the YWCA, still not knowing what would be next. God stepped in and I landed a full-time position in home care. After working in various positions for three years, at age 53 I went back to school and become an LPN. I was lucky enough to follow my passion an become a nursing! I work with a wonderful group of people and some awesome clients whom I share their lives and their trust. Arista Home Care Solutions is now my home.
A lifelong resident of Toledo Ohio, Ted is a graduate of Clay High School. After working as an STNA from 2002 until 2006, Ted became an LPN in 2006 focusing on elder care and nursing management.
He is a full time Humana Care Manager for Northwest Ohio and supervises other Care Managers in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. In 2019, Ted became a certified instructor in Basic Life Support for American Heart Association. In January 2020 he joined the Arista Home Care Solutions family.
In his free time, Ted has been practicing Judo/ Ju Jitsu for 26 years and is a 4th degree black belt in Judo and a 3rd degree black belt in Ju Jitsu. He became a certified instructor in 2004 and was a National Champion in 1998.
Growing up I assisted my Aunt who was developmentally delayed and Grandmother with Alzheimers/ Dementia with their activities of daily living until they both passed away in 2001. Afterward, it seemed the right path to choose.