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 | 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@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.

Tricia Vasquez | Care Experience Specialist - IntakeTeam

tricia@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4794


Tricia’s passion for healthcare began when her mother became very ill with Stage 4 cancer and in 2015 gave birth to a son who was born disabled and needed services.  She has first-hand experience with the process of getting services and how it changes lives. Tricia has over 8 years of experience working in home care services and brings with her a passion for perfecting the details for our clients. Prior to her years in home care services – Tricia worked in real estate supporting the North Minneapolis area.  She is passionate about her children and health in general.

Sarah Dustin | Care Experience Specialist - Intake Team

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


Sarah brings over 10 years of medical experience and advanced customer service skills to our company, including prior experience with home care, such as CNA, PCA and medical supplies and equipment. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, taking her dog on walks, and spending time with her family and friends.

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.

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.

Cinnsye Ly | Care Experience Specialist - Payroll Team

cinnsye@bestcaremn.com | (651) 219-4895


Cinnsye has 10+ years of healthcare office experience and 7+ years of direct care experience, specifically working with vulnerable adults. Prior to joining Best Care, Cinnsye was at the top of his class studying Human Biology with a focus on pre-medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Cinnsye is an avid outdoorsman and public land enthusiast, who enjoys spending time in wild spaces.

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 | 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 | LSW, Care Experience Specialist

natalie@bestcaremn.com |


Bio coming soon.

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 Diatta | 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.

Wanda Whyte | QP

wanda@bestcaremn.com | (651) 417-3222


Noel

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.


Hattie

Hattie Friend | MHP, QP, Grand Rapids

hattie@bestcaremn.com | (218) 305-4614


Hattie has been in the health care field for 25 years, starting as a nursing assistant in assisted living, working her way to nursing then management. After the birth of her first son, she ventured to the flexibility of home care. Partnering with a mentor, opened two assisted livings and dove into psychiatric home care, helping keep people in their homes, bridging gaps between clients and providers. She has helped open 2 PCA offices focusing on quality care, fraud prevention & employee rights. She also has experience working at a crisis center with MI & CD clients prior to Best Care. Hattie is happy to have found an agency who holds the same values and ethics. She believes hard work, patience, kindness, adapting through life along with educating are key in caring for and networking with others. Her favorite poem is “Desiderata” (words to live by).

Robin Andreas

Robin Andreas | RN, QP, Grand Rapids

robin@bestcaremn.com | (218) 305-4614


Robin joins the Best Care Team with over forty years of nursing experience, starting as a Nursing Assistant while in College for her Nursing Degree. She has served in many different roles as a RN including: Long Term Care, Labor and Delivery, School Nursing, Hospital Nursing Supervisor,  Hospice and Home Care, and as a Patient/ Family Advocate. For the last five years she has worked as a Quality Professional in PCA Choice. She excited to be a part of the Best Care Team and  having the ability to serve her clients and their families. In her spare time she and her husband enjoy spending time with their family and friends along with their dog Jack at their place on Swan Lake.

Kathleen Bade

Kathleen Bade | Care Experience Specialist - Intake Team, Grand Rapids

kathleen@bestcaremn.com | (218) 305-4613


Kathleen recently joined Best Care. She has over 20 years in the PCA industry, as well as management and corporate training. People first is what she lives by in the professional world. Kathleen has two goldendoodles whom she adores and loves to travel.

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