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Our Management Team

It is very important to us at AltaGolden that we provide the best possible services to all of our clients. We do this by creating a culture of trust related to our outstanding care. All of our employees and services are insured and bonded. The AltaGolden Memory Center is a fully licensed facility and our support staff are trained and certified in first aid, CPR, and dementia care.
 
Laura Barish, President and CEO
 
Laura started AltaGolden in 2008 due to her love of working with older adults and the desire to make a positive impact in the community. One of the things that she wanted to create with AltaGolden is a successful company that is of service within the community.  To that end we offer outstanding caregiving services, free dementia support groups, and mobile memory center programs. Laura loves what she does and is supported by the wonderful AltaGolden Team...
 
Joy Raab, Activity Director, AltaGolden Memory Center
 
Joy Raab is a very experienced and wonderful Activity Director who continues to transformed our program.  Come visit us and experience our program incorporating daily activity themes, enhanced engagement, continuous program improvement.  She also works with our caregivers supporting in-home clients to help them with activities and engagement.
 
Brenda Bogdanoff, In-Home Senior Services Director
 
AltaGolden's schedulers are the magicians behind the curtain--recruiting caregivers, coordinating training, and scheduling services. 
 
Brenda comes to us from Casa de las Campanas where she was an activity coordinator.  Prior to moving to San Diego, Brenda owned and managed a successful child care facility and was responsible for marketing, management, and scheduling. Brenda leads our caregiver scheduling and management efforts and helps ensure our clients have a great experience with AltaGolden.
 
Nancy Hooper, Office Manager
 
Nancy Hooper manages AltaGolden's office and makes sure that everything keeps humming. After many years in the corporate and teaching fields in Canada and the Midwest United States, Nancy became interested in working with seniors through her own experience working with a friend's mother recovering from a stroke. Nancy has a genuine passion for helping people and loves working with our many clients. ​Nancy has two childen and has written two successful children's books. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and a B.Ed. with additional courses in special education. Nancy and her husband live in Rancho Bernardo.