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Lane Kofoed is President and CEO of Assisting Hands Home Care and leads the executive team with a diverse background, including public accounting, financial auditing, systems integration and management consulting for Price Waterhouse and other consulting firms. Kofoed previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Assisting Hands, working closely with the management team in sales, marketing, operations, training and support. Before joining Assisting Hands in June 2009, Kofoed owned several profitable small businesses in his native city Boise, Idaho.
Kofoed holds a Master’s degree in Business and Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is the glue to the organization, shepherding and facilitating new and exciting programs that help Assisting Hands Home Care franchise owners to be more efficient in their franchise operations, while overseeing the national growth and success of the Assisting Hands Home Care family of franchisees.
Dr. Gail Silverstein, Co-Founder/Member of the Board of Directors
Dr. Gail Silverstein, one of the founders and owners of Assisting Hands Home Care®, provides a wealth of knowledge with more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry. Silverstein’s knowledge and experience comes from the highly profitable home care business that she owned for over ten years, her personal experience caring for the elderly which began with her aging father, and her professional experience in the health care industry, including senior management positions with various health plans such as Medicare and Medicaid long-term care plans. She is a published author in health care policy and management, and has taught in the state university systems in both Florida and Arizona.
Silverstein has a Master’s degree in Health Administration and a doctorate in Public Administration. While a home care agency owner, she was a member of the National Private Duty Association (now the Home Care Association of America) and was a former Board President of Arizona’s NPDA Chapter. Silverstein is a member of the Assisting Hands Board of Directors, and remains actively involved with the organization.