Who We Are

THE CAREMAESTRO TEAM HAS EXTENSIVE CLINICAL, HEALTHCARE, IN-HOME CARE, TECHNOLOGY, AND BUSINESS EXPERTISE.

Our entire team is passionate about improving outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing the cost of care. Each employee brings their unique talent, experience and commitment to the excellent support of our client providers and their patients.

Clinical Team

WE BELIEVE EFFECTIVE CARE ORCHESTRATION REQUIRES PATIENT ENGAGEMENT BY SKILLED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Each patient, with or without co-morbidities, has unique care needs that are best understood by an experienced, trained professional. We commit to the best possible patient care with an ongoing investment in training and support systems for our nursing staff.

Our nurses are specifically trained in remote patient engagement –  quickly establishing patient confidence, identifying health concerns and providing expert coaching to help patients better understand and adhere to their care plans and self-manage their care.

SKILLED STAFF CAN BE EXPENSIVE, WHICH IS WHY MANY OF OUR COMPETITORS USE LIAISONS OR HEALTH REPRESENTATIVES.

We won’t compromise, and instead make our staff more efficient with the application of dedicated information systems, custom built for the needs of persistent patient engagement and follow-up.

Leadership

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Mary Anne Thode, JD, MPH. RN

President of Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region (1998-2009). Responsible for general management and operations for the country’s pre-eminent health maintenance organization. Prior to joining Kaiser she was the senior vice president of operations for Catholic Healthcare West (1994-1998). Since retiring from Kaiser she founded a home care agency providing home care services to disabled seniors living at home.

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Mary Griffin, RN, MPH

Founder and Executive Vice President Clinical Services

Mary has been a senior health care manager for over 30 years holding positions with national home care companies where she has had numerous leadership roles in operations, business development and sales.  Mary directs CareMaestro’s clinical decisions and business development.  She consults with hospital systems, health plans, medical groups and home health agencies on the implementation of CareMaestro’s transitional and chronic care programs.

Prior to founding CareMaestro, Mary was president and co-founder of Home Hospital Corporation “HHC,” Palo Alto, CA, with over 250 home healthcare employees.  In 2000, Mary co-founded A Better Living Home Care, a California based private duty home care provider with offices in the greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas. She has lectured extensively to medical foundations, health care associations, and insurance companies on cost and care effective patient post discharge follow-up solutions.  She has published several articles and has written a chapter in the Medical Entrepreneur’s Handbook.  She earned her MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and her BS in Nursing Studies from San Jose State University.

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James S. Wambach

Advisor

Jim has substantial executive leadership and entrepreneurial experience, leading fast growing technology companies for 25 years, creating a dedicated practice to support successful aging and serving in leadership positions with non-profits focused on supporting health and wellness for an aging population. Many of his organizations successfully developed from “seed” stage to IPO and/or experienced successful, high value acquisitions. Jim has been consistently recognized for his ability to build strong organizations that consistently provided clients high value solutions. As a CareMaestro Advisor, he helps lead and implement business strategy, ensure client satisfaction and drive for ever increasing solution value for CareMaestro services – enabling CareMaestro to be a key player in helping solve some of today’s critical health care challenges of improving patient experience and outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care. With CareMaestro, Jim further leverages his passion for helping improve the quality of care for elders in life transitions. He is a designated Certified Senior Advisor by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors  and graduated from The Ohio State University’s College of Business.