Kirsten Adams, Marketing & Managing Partner
Kirsten became owner of Lighthouse Homecare in 2008. Kirsten spent 12 years in the public education system. Kirsten is committed to providing quality In-Home Care through assisting and supporting our clients and their families. Kirsten is married to Dan Adams and resides in Bettendorf. They have 3 children, Braxton, Tyler and Natalie. Kirsten is a Boardmember of “Young Life of the Quad-Cities” and is active on many committees here in the Quad-Cities including Bettendorf Rotary.
Joni Johnson, Administrator
Joni has always held positions of trust in providing services for her vulnerable students, residents and persons affected by disease. Joni owned her own business, Eldridge Preschool, from 1991 to 2007. In May of 2007, she sold the business to become opening manager of Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge, Iowa. From pre-open to the addition of more apartments and creation of a dedicated memory care unit, Grand Haven blossomed as did her love of seniors and those with Alzheimer’s. Joni left Grand Haven in February 2011 to join her fiancée in Fort Dodge. Due to opportunities for both her and her husband in Davenport, they made their move back to the QCA in August of that year. That opportunity for Joni was work as Community Relations Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Quad-Cities. She was co-chairs with Kirsten Adams, Lighthouse owner, on the “Memories in the Making” Alzheimer’s art fundraiser held in April 2012 at the Figge Museum, which raised more than $25,000. Joni also worked with businesses, committees and teams to help raise over $85,000 for the 2012 Quad-Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Awareness and education were important parts of the job. The work with the association was very rewarding but she missed working with clients and families coordinating care solutions for loved ones. In October of 2012, the position of Administrator at Lighthouse Homecare came up and she followed the calling to continue her passion and work in this field.
Sally Stangl, RN Supervisor
Sally joined our team with a variety of experiences; she was the RN Supervisor at a Home Care Agency in Chicago and recently was the RN Coordinator at an Assisted Living Facility in the Quad Cities. She has worked with and believes in the telemonitoring programs that assist clients in proactive and preventative health care. Her passion for the elderly is obvious with her desire to educate both caregivers and clients. She recently received her certificate to teach the Certified Nursing Assistant Course through the local Community Colleges. Sally lives in Walcott, IA with her husband and three children.
Jen Hughes, Office Manager
Jen has been employed with Lighthouse since 2009. Prior to that she managed a family business for 12 years. She also worked as an administrative assistant for Industrial Engineering at UPS from 1997-2004. Her daughter Tajia is also employed at Lighthouse as a CNA. She will graduating shortly, and is planning to continue her education in the Medicine field. Jen has a strong passion towards all of her clients and caregivers.
Mary P Bay, RN, MSN
Mary Pat graduated from The College of St Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota with a bachelor’s in nursing in 1978. At which time she worked at Hennepin County’s ICU to a 40 bed rural hospital in del Norte, Colorado until 1984. The move to Minnesota took her to her first job in home care at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. She received her Master’s in Medical Surgical Nursing in 1987 and despite numerous administrative positions over the years she always returns to her most gratifying job as a home care nurse. While in Chicago she was employed as the Home Health Administrator for Parkside Home Care and established Ravenswood Hospital’s in patient hospice unit while serving as their Director of Home Care. Mary Pat is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois and is a member of our Medical Team at Lighthouse.
Dan Adams, Marketing & Managing Partner
In his 21 years with media (Lee Enterprises & Gannett), he gained sales and management experience in classified and retail advertising, marketing, circulation, shoppers, business journals and the Internet. Markets included Billings, Montana; Madison, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; and Quad Cities, Iowa. He also served as vice president of advertising for Tucson Newspapers in Arizona.
From 2006-2009, Dan was a partner with ITZ Publishing in Portland, Oregon. ITZ offered consulting experience in media companies, cultivating cultural change, managing complex project introductions, executing marketing campaigns, creating effective sales packages, coaching sales training.
In 2006, Dan also formed a web development and consulting company, Xperiencenow.com. He currently assists businesses and media companies both large and small with web design, social, analytics, search, marketing services and general business consulting.
In 2010, Dan started working with Bering Media in Toronto, Canada and is currently the director of local media strategy. Bering Media’s unique privacy platform brings real-world targeting capabilities to the online advertising industry. Bering Media’s doubleblind privacy architecture enables hyper local geo-targeting while ensuring zero disclosure of any personal information.Another local publication Dan has a partnership in is 50 Plus Lifestyles, they have been serving seniors since 1997 by providing information local and relevant to their needs. Check us out at http://www.50pluslife.com