David A. Waddell
CEO, Owner

David, and his wife, Debbie started Home Care Assistance of Placer County in 2013 after David spent 30+ years in national and regional management positions in the mortgage industry. Early in his career he realized that the one thing he truly controlled was service. David set goals and standards that would ensure that he would outperform the competitors in service and set up standards to measure performance to ensure consistency. In order to provide great service David focused on recruiting excellent staff that were service oriented. He made sure that they were well trained, rewarded and recognized, which in turn resulted in a very high retention of these key contributors. David has used that experience in recruiting wonderful caregivers who have a passion for caring for others and giving them the additional training and recognition to insure that they have the best caregivers in their market.

He graduated from Brigham Young University in Organizational Communications. He volunteers in his church and the Boy Scouts of America. David and Debbie have four children and seven grandchildren and believe that family is more important than anything. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, scuba diving, and vacationing anywhere that has a beach.


Ryan Waddell
President, Owner

Ryan assisted Dave and Debbie with the initial start-up, but joined the company full-time in 2015. Prior to joining, Ryan spent 12 years in the real estate industry in various sales, marketing, and management roles. He has extensive experience in the financing, acquisition, disposition, marketing, and leasing of various types of real estate including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and residential properties.

Throughout his career he has developed long lasting client relationships based on providing excellent customer service and building trust. Ryan has a unique ability to quickly understand what a client's need or problem is and provide and implement a solution. Ryan attended Brigham Young University and studied Facility and Property Management. He, and his wife Ashley, have four children. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, traveling to new places, and anything technology related.


Debbie Waddell
Vice President, Owner

Debbie has been caring for people all her adult life. Early on she was trained to be a surgical assistant and worked in hospitals assisting in all kinds of surgery. She was fascinated by the medical field and enjoyed helping surgeons improve the lives of so many. However, as her family grew she had the desire to be a full time mother and hung up her scrubs to raise her four children. She has always been very active in volunteering with everything her children were involved in including school, boy scouts, church, and sports. She has been the President of two volunteer organizations for youth and has dedicated countless hours helping to provide them with a solid foundation to build upon. She was also in a leadership position for an organization that focused on the needs of the elderly and made sure that they had friends, activities, and visits which helped to enrich their lives.

She currently is a volunteer at the Family Search Library in Sacramento and assists others with researching their ancestors. She also is co-chair of an annual Nativity Exhibit for our community in which over 500 nativities are displayed and various community choirs and musical groups perform. Debbie enjoys spending her free time with her family and seven beautiful grandchildren.


Alicia Bain
Employee Care Manager

Alicia started her journey with the elderly by spending time with her grandmother who taught her life's simplest gift is to show compassion to others. For 20 years she has made it a goal to provide the highest level of care, being an advocate for the elderly, and making a difference in their lives daily. She has worked with seniors that have been affected with a variety of conditions ranging from Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parkinson's, and end-of-life hospice care.

In 2015 Alicia achieved a long-term goal and attained her Residential Care For the Elderly License. She has been a team member of the Home Care Assistance since 2016. Communication and being a team player, along with establishing a professional relationship between the caregivers and clients, is key to ensuring that both are comfortable in our ability to provide the best care possible.


Kathy Waddell
LTC Manager/Trainer

Kathy has over 34 years of experience in teaching and education. After she retired from her first career she found herself caring for her parents through several major health challenges. This opened the door for her love and appreciation for the Elderly and their Caregivers.

Kathy is responsible for managing the claims process for our clients that have long term care insurance. Having a dedicated person for this task ensures our clients get reimbursed promptly for their care and removes the stress of our clients or their family having to manage this process.

She also teaches each new caregiver our proprietary care models called The Balanced Care Method and Cognitive Therapeutics Method. Our caregivers love having this additional training and learn new techniques that promote a healthy diet, physical exercise, mental stimulation, social connectedness, and a calmness and purpose.


Alexis Griffin
Client Care Manager

Alexis Griffin grew up in the Woodland/Sacramento area. She graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor’s in Gerontology. Her experiences in college are what led her to this field that she truly enjoys. Working as an Activities Assistant at a local Skilled Nursing facility is what helped create a passion for helping older adults in our community. She also had a personal experience with a very close family member at the end of life that reminded her that no matter what stage in life people are in, everyone deserves to have quality of life and dignity.

She has experience in-home care, assisted living, independent living, hospice, skilled nursing, and other areas in the senior community. All of her experiences have created an understanding of all levels of care. She looks forward to working with her clients, their families, and learning about them to match them with our wonderful caregivers.


Maria Cruz
Employee Care Manager

Maria has over 16 years of experience working in the Senior Care industry. She started off caring for her grandfather who had Parkinson's. After his passing, she realized how much she enjoyed working with seniors and wanted to continue that as a career. She started working in Assisted Living communities working in roles from Caregiving to Med Technician.

Maria found her way to a Home Care agency as a Staffing Manager. She has had to opportunity to work with a few different agencies and has been able to handle just about every part of the business from recruiting, client management, caregiver management and more! She loves working with seniors and their families and finds joy when she can make a great match by helping them find the right caregiver. In her downtime she loves spending time with her family. Maria and her husband have three kids and enjoy visiting family in the San Jose area where they both grew up.


Tracy Shull
Business Development Manager

Tracy Shull has been working in various positions within the senior care community for over ten years. She spent eight years working in the Hospice and Home Health space where she held positions both in Business Development and as an Executive Director. Additionally, she spent two years working as an Administrator for a large Assisted Living Community. Tracy has a keen understanding of operations and sales. She has a true admiration for seniors and a passion for helping families navigate through the aging process.

Tracy earned her Bacherlor's degree in Hotel Management from Indiana University. She worked in hospitality sales for a flagship hotel for several years. She also was a sales executive in the staffing world before finding her true calling helping seniors and their families. In her free time, Tracy enjoys traveling with her husband Christopher and daughter Rileigh, watching reality television, spa days, spending time with her rescue animals, and is a member a local foodies group.