Vancouver’s Consumer Choice Award-Winning Home Care Company 17 Years in a Row

Tara Trethewey

Tara Trethewey, B.H.K., M.OT
Owner & Executive Director

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics, she completed a Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is now a UBC clinical faculty member.

Tara started her occupational therapy career working in community- and clinic-based vocational rehabilitation programs for clients with mental illness, orthopaedic injuries and chronic pain.

 

 

In 2015, Tara founded Evergreen Rehabilitation Services, a division of Evergreen Nursing Services to provide community Occupational Therapy services with a specialty in traumatic brain injury and mental health.

In October 2016, Tara transitioned from being the Director of Rehabilitation Services to Executive Director and is responsible for the business development, quality assurance and governance of both the Nursing and Rehabilitation Divisions.

For professional development in the area of palliative care, Tara has attended VCH’s Foundations Course and 4-hour Shift Care Nurse Orientation, and completed Victoria Hospice’s Palliative Care: Medical Intensive Course in January 2017.

 

Kaley McIntosh

Kaley McIntosh, MA, MN
Director of Nursing

As a Registered Nurse, Kaley has 5 years’ experience working in home care in Australia and has recently returned to Canada. Kaley joined our nursing team as the Client Care Supervisor in July 2021.

Prior to working in home care, Kaley has many years of experience as Director of Care in residential care settings in both Canada and Australia.

 

 

Prior to working in home care, Kaley has many years of experience as Director of Care in residential care settings in both Canada and Australia.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by a Master of Arts in Health Services Management at the University of Manchester. In 2009 Kaley obtained a Master of Nursing at the University of Sydney and successfully completed the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination in 2010.

Kaley believes in providing exceptional care to clients and encouraging individuals to live life to its fullest. Kindness, honesty and laughter are the backbone of her belief system. She strives to provide clients and their families with the highest level of care possible through open communication and respect.

 

Charlette Rosales Gamboa

Charlette Gamboa, HCA
Accounts Manager, On-Call Supervisor

Charlette joined Evergreen Nursing Services in June of 2016 as a full-time Administrator.

Charlette’s background as a Certified Care Aide has been an asset in her ability to communicate with our field team and understand our client’s care needs.

 

 

In addition to being a Certified Care Aide with community experience, Charlette completed 2 years of an Accounting Diploma at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Charlette is also the lead On-Call Supervisor. Charlette’s experience, efficiency and exceptional performance has led to her recent promotion as the Accounts Manager with Evergreen. In this role, Charlette is responsible for maintaining customer accounts, invoicing and employee payroll.

 

Rico

Rico De Los Santos, HCA
Care Coordinator

A long-time Vancouverite, Rico began his career as a Certified Health Care Assistant, graduating from Vancouver Community College in 2017. Working as a Care Aide for a home care company in West Vancouver, Rico was quickly promoted to work as a Scheduler where he was responsible for coordinating schedules of over 80 care aides and 90 clients.

 

 

In August 2018, Rico achieved yet another promotion as a Care Manager, gaining valuable experience in performing client intakes, developing care plans, matching care aides with clients, resolving conflicts and performing quality assurance visits.

Rico joined Evergreen Nursing in May 2019 and seamlessly fit into our Care Coordinator Team. As an exceptional ambassador for Evergreen Nursing, Rico consistently delivers high quality customer service and employee support.

In his spare time, Rico enjoys hiking, photography, and volleyball and is a self-professed 'foodie'.

 

Terry

Theresia (Terry) Webber RN (BSPN)
Palliative Support Clinician

Terry started as a care aide in her parent’s family run senior’s care home. She completed her RN training in 1978 from Douglas College, crediting her mum, also a hospice palliative care nurse, from whom she learned the true meaning of compassionate care.

 

 

She received her bachelor’s degree in psychiatric nursing (Douglas College) in 2012 with a focus on supporting family caregivers caring for loved ones with chronic and palliative illness.

During her earlier years in nursing, Terry travelled with her young family across parts of BC and Ottawa, Ontario to accommodate her husband’s work. Her nursing practice was in the critical care setting, the health care area in greatest need at that time.

Her love for palliative care, along with the community’s a growing need for care in the home, pulled her towards home care nursing, long- term care nursing and hospice nursing. Terry served as a palliative care clinician during her last 14 years with the local health authority, gaining national certification in the field of hospice palliative care. She was nominated by her peers in 2014 and became recipient of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia’s Nursing Excellence Award in clinical practice.

Terry returned back to the heart of nursing as a shift care nurse for Evergreen Nursing Services in 2018, where she considers it a privilege to provide symptom management, respite care and end of life care to people in their homes.

One of Terry’s values and beliefs is that caring for people involves compassion for all patients, families, and those around you who share in the care.

 
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