Staff

We have a wonderful staff of over 50 employees including Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Support Specialists, Home Care Aides and Administrative Assistants that are the backbone of our company and provide the hands-on care for your loved ones.  The behind the scenes staff listed below keeps everything running smoothly while playing the supporting role to our great caregivers and staff.

Joanne Miller, Founder

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Joanne has worked in home health for more than thirty years. Empathy and compassion combine with her clinical experience and education to put a powerful advocate in your corner. Her personal style is a refreshing change from the medical model that still prevails among many providers.


Jodie M. Heal, President

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Jodie Miller Heal literally grew up with ASK…for Home Care, which her mother founded when she was just 2 years old. She was steeped in the traditions of family values that have shaped ASK’s philosophy, including a special relationship with her grandfather, who lived with her family during her entire childhood. She is the perfect choice to transition the business to the next generation, without losing it’s unique essence.

Today, Jodie is not only an accomplished CPA with her own firm, HEAL ACCOUNTING, but she has more than twenty years of experience in accounting and business advisory services, including her affiliation with ASK in various positions.  She also belongs to several professional organizations, serves on numerous Boards, including our local Chamber, and is active in many fundraising endeavors.  In addition to this rich heritage, her vast knowledge of modern technology and business practices will continue to launch ASK into the twenty-first century.


Administrative Staff

Katrina Coakley, Administrator

katrina@askforhomecare.com

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Katrina brings a rare combination of compassion, experience and training to her position.  She has an Associates degree in Liberal Studies and 19 years of experience in office, medical and management positions, including 14 years at ASK in various capacities culminating in her promotion to Administrator.  She couples her administrative skills with experience, both professionally and personally, caring for clients and loved ones.  This combination allows her to do her job with both efficiency and compassion.


Sarah Dailey, Director of Nursing

Sarah comes to us with a BS in Nursing from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a BA in Business/Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington and an Associates in Nursing from Southern Maine Community College.  Sarah joined the ASK’s nursing staff at a time when she thought her nursing career was over due to illness.  She persevered through the challenges brought on by her illness and is a vital part of the ASK team.  She not only brought her passion for nursing to ASK, but also her amazing creativity.  All of our holiday cards and special occasion cards are created by Sarah.  When she is not at ASK Sarah teaches classes in scrap-booking and card making as well as selling her beautiful creations at local craft fairs.  Her personal experiences together with her years of hospital experience make her the perfect person to mange medical services for our clients and supervise and mentor our nursing staff.


Melinda Ferrazza, Executive Assistant

melinda@askforhomecare.com

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Melinda’s work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Keene State College have made her uniquely qualified to be the Executive Assistant to our ASK team.  She assists Human Resources in hiring and orienting new staff, complying with Employment laws, and assisting with payroll.  Her innovative ideas have resulted in improvements to our website, paperwork compliance, and employee relationships.  She augments her role by her participation as secretary and board member for Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network and Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine.


Are you unsure what the difference is between RNs, CNAs, PSS’ or Home Health Aides?  The Maine Direct Service Worker Program has created a website that helps to show the differences.  For more information on what qualifies someone for a specific health care role visit the Maine Direct Service Worker Program website Healthcare & Human Services Career Pathway page.

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