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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 Masters 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 owners to be more efficient in their franchise operations while overseeing the national growth and success of the Assisting Hands Home Care family of franchises.
Dr. Gail Silverstein
Dr. Gail Silverstein, one of the founders and owners of Assisting Hands Home Care®, is also a Senior Vice President and provides a wealth of knowledge with more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry. Silverstein's knowledge and experience comes from her highly profitable home care business, 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 Masters degree in Health Administration and a doctorate in Public Administration. She is a member of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA) and is on the Board of Directors of the NPDA's Arizona Chapter. Silverstein oversees training and support at Assisting Hands and works with each franchise owner to insure that each has the tools, training and support to succeed.
Cline Waddell, Assisting Hands other founder, plays a significant role in the Assisting Hands Home Care system as majority owner, Senior Vice President and CFO. He holds an MBA with an emphasis in international accounting and provides the financial leadership of the company, handling much of the day-to-day decision-making. In addition to his Assisting Hands Home Care franchise operation in Boise, he has more than 25 years of experience in financial management as CFO, Controller, Cost Accountant and manager for various companies. Waddell has taken this knowledge and applied it to the business systems at AHHC.