Meet Our Team of Home Care Experts!

Since the founding of our Minnesota home care agency, we strive to provide the highest level of expertise and support to every client, PCA, and family caregiver we meet. Our team brings decades of combined experience in home care management and administration, allowing us to improve the client-caregiver relationship through digital timesheets, PCA certifications and training, online resources and tutorials, and much more.

At Best Care, we’re passionate about the people we serve and work to empower each client and employee through trusted guidance, experience, and support.

Take a moment to get to know our team of home care experts a little better! Have questions? We’d love to help. Contact us today and let us have the privilege of helping you find the best home care option available!

Andre Best

Andre Best | CEO and Founder

andre@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4791


Andre has over 20 years of leadership and management experience and 10 years legal expertise. Andre is passionate about improving the lives of home care recipients and caregivers by making services easy and convenient, and by providing fair treatment and wages for caregivers. When not working, Andre enjoys reading, listening to music, and practicing Tai Chi.

Leann Lindahl

Leann Lindahl | Chief Strategy Officer

leann@bestcaremn.com | (763) 710-2003


Leann joins the Best Care team with over 15 years in marketing, leadership, brand strategy and a nine year history of working in the home care industry. Leann oversees the brand and communications as well as our client experience, ensuring the agency's approach to educating families on home care and solving client and their caregiver challenges remains our top priority. Family, photography and travel are her focus outside of work.

Amanda Lindner | Care Experience Specialist - Authorizations and Eligibility Team

Amanda Lindner | Care Experience Specialist - Authorizations and Eligibility Team

amanda@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4792


Amanda's journey with Best Care started in April, 2010. With over 30 years of office experience, she brings a mix of dedication and compassion to help people obtain the services they need to live comfortably in their homes. The journey goes on as she continues to use the knowledge she's gained to help others.

Maria

Maria Arriaga Gonzalez | Care Experience Specialist - Intake Team, Spanish Speaking

maria@bestcaremn.com | (763) 710-2071


Maria worked at a financial institution before transitioning into her role at Best Care as an Intake Coordinator. Maria enjoys assisting the Spanish speaking community with starting their services and doing her best to discuss questions and concerns that come up during the intake process. Maria loves spending time with family and traveling.

Michele Lorence

Michele Lorence | Care Experience Specialist - Intake Team

michele@bestcaremn.com | (651) 356-8198


Michele comes to Best Care with over 25 years working in the social services profession. She started
working at a group home with vulnerable adults, teaching daily living skills and then spent several years
in a vocational setting working with people with disabilities and the community to work and live
together. Michele’s last position was a PCA agency assisting support to children, adolescents, adults and
families who need help in their homes for a loved one with a disability or an older adult. Her spare time
is spent enjoying time with her family, dog, cats and traveling.

Shannon Dixon

Shannon Dixon | Care Experience Specialist - Intake Team

shannon@bestcaremn.com | (763) 316-2088


Shannon has 20 years of experience providing direct care for children and young adults with special needs. In addition, Shannon has 10 years of direct customer service experience, including intake services for the PCA Choice program. Shannon enjoys gardening and meditation, spending time with friends and family, traveling and live music.

Brittany Steen | Care Experience Specialist - Time and Attendance Team

Brittany Steen | Care Experience Specialist - Time and Attendance Team

brittany@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4795


Brittany has been with Best Care since 2015. Prior to joining Best Care, she worked at a technology company and has prior experience in the home care industry. When not working, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with pets.

Melissa Bardwell 2020

Melissa Bardwell | Care Experience Specialist - Time and Attendance Team

melissa@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4894


Melissa worked in retail for 6 years and finally found her career at Best Care. She enjoys the outdoors by rollerblading, walking her dogs and grilling. She has pet birds, cats and dogs.

Ashley Bojan

Ashley Bojan | Care Experience Specialist - Payroll Team

ashley@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4787


Ashley joined Best Care in 2019, she brings over 4 years of customer service experience from her time working for one of the biggest, and busiest hotels in downtown Minneapolis. Prior to that, she was a licensed body piercer for 4 years and still appreciates the art of body modification. She enjoys listening to live music, camping, and playing outside with her hula hoops.

Natalie Kallas

Natalie Kallas | LSW, Care Experience Specialist

natalie@bestcaremn.com | (651) 393-9533


Natalie is a licensed social worker who comes to Best Care with over 9 years of experience in
the homecare field. Her previous roles have included Qualified Professional, Aging Services
Social Worker and Designated Coordinator. She is also a Certified Caregiver Consultant and is
trained in evidence-based dementia care approaches. She is currently pursuing her master’s in
public health and is trained as a community health worker. She is passionately committed to
helping clients remain in their communities and advocating for systemic change in the ongoing
progress towards greater health equity.

Anna Oppedisano

Anna Oppedisano | Care Experience Specialist, Time and Attendance Team

anna@bestcaremn.com | (651) 796-2539


Anna joined Best Care in 2020 with over 5 years of home care experience. Her background
includes working with clients and PCAs within both the 245D and PCA programs. Anna brings
her knowledge of home care along with a caring and kind client service outlook. She graduated
with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse in communications. Anna spends her
free time hiking, camping, and traveling.

Shawn Gigrich | RN, QP

Shawn Gigrich | RN, QP

shawn@bestcaremn.com | (612) 991-3346


Shawn has experience working as an RN with 13 years in home care. His LPN practice is from spending time in the medical surgical unit, as well as the cardiac step down unit of care. As a PCA, Shawn has continued his work with the orthopedics unit and within the emergency room. He also has international experience with his travel to Honduras on a medical missions trip through Volunteers in Medical Missions, where he helped set up clinics and assist those in need of support.

Dawn Sheldon

Dawn Sheldon | RN, QP

dawn@bestcaremn.com | (612) 600-6569


Dawn has been employed with Best Care since 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, crochet and reading. She has a BA in Biology and a BS in Computer Science. Dawn has 3 kids and 1 cat.

Danielle

Danielle Dohmeier | LSW, QP

danielle@bestcaremn.com | (612) 991-3346


Danielle Dohmeier is a licensed social worker with more than 20 years in the social services profession. She has experience providing services to individuals from a variety of cultural and ethnic background. She believes that strong communities begin with strong relationships. As a case manager with Best Care she appreciates the opportunity to work directly with clients in a sensitive and competent manner.

Nancy Obiko

Nancy Obiko | QP

nancy@bestcaremn.com | (612) 718-8185


Nancy joined Best Care in 2022 with 6 years of experience in the QP world. Prior to that Nancy worked in Program and Project Management with International Non-Profits. When she is not working, she enjoys serving the marginalized and under-represented communities through a local non-profit. She also greatly delights in spending time with her family.

Becky Stauffer

Becky Stauffer | LSW, QP

rebecca@bestcaremn.com | (952) 567-1380


Becky started with Best Care in 2022. Becky is a licensed social worker with several years’ experience working with individuals and families. She spends time volunteering doing various things in the community. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, hiking, traveling, biking, watch movies and explore and try new things. She is passionate about helping people reach their goals.

Noel Dohmeier

Noel Dohmeier | RN, QP, Spanish Speaking

noel@bestcaremn.com | (763) 710-2004


Noel’s journey began in 1989 as a PCA and has enjoyed working as an RN in a variety of health care environments for 18 years. She believes in educating and supporting people’s strengths in order to help them thrive independently in their home.  She’s passionate about speaking Spanish, nutrition and world travel.

Brady Lonergan

Brady Lonergan | RN, QP

brady@bestcaremn.com | (651) 435-0125


Brady has worked individuals and families for over 20 years, first as a nanny, and then as a labor and postpartum doula, then as a home health nurse, and now as a QP. She loves this work. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, knitting and reading. She has a BA from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she lived for over 20 years.

Raina Marti

Raina Marti | FMS Coordinator

raina@bestcaremn.com | (763) 329-7533


Raina has 20 years of experience as a Fiscal Service Coordinator with participant-directed programs (CDCS, CSG, and Veteran Directed HCBS). As a lead staff, she consults on policies and service delivery. She provides support to participant employers and their representatives; and attends local and national meetings and conferences. She manages a caseload and supports other teams as the FMS subject matter expert.

Maxine Scott

Maxine Scott | FMS Accountant and Payroll Coordinator

maxine@bestcaremn.com | (651) 346-3876


Maxine has a diverse accounting background with more than 18 years of experience, which includes several years working with participant-directed programs. She provides accounting oversight for FMS processes and maintains the accounting and payroll processing systems. She assists participant-employers in fulfilling employer-related requirements while assuring compliance with federal/state laws and regulations. As an FMS subject matter specialist, she supports the payroll team and facilitates cross-team collaboration.

Brenda Gave

Brenda Gave | Care Experience Specialist, FMS and Billing Team

brenda@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4796


Brenda has her degree in accounting and has performed accounting, bookkeeping, collections, customer service and payroll duties for 17+ years. Her experience has included working for a garden center, motel, giftware agency, tax firm, and county agency before moving into a billing position in 2010 working with participant-directed programs. Brenda became interested in this area when her elderly father moved in with her and she relates to families in need of these services. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and dogs; reading and she loves being outdoors!


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