Welcome to Tandem Careplanning, a Public-Benefit Corporation that champions both care seekers and caregivers, nurturing the very best in-home care.
Through the combination of our easy to navigate online destination and 24/7 one-on-one support, we make the caregiving process clear and customized to the needs of care seekers and caregivers. That means flexibility for all involved, from the caregiver you hire to what shifts they work and what activities they perform. All the while, payroll, contracts, scheduling, and tax filings are taking care of seamlessly.
Our company was founded in Los Angeles as CaregiversDirect. We are now Tandem Careplanning to better reflect our mission to walk the journey with our members, from the very first interaction to the long-term planning and management of care. We currently serve Los Angeles County, but are actively exploring opportunities to expand to other communities throughout the U.S.
Tandem Careplanning was founded by Joshua and Lisa Greer – a dynamic husband and wife team who’ve gained significant acclaim for their entrepreneurship and civic contributions.
When the Greers found themselves in need of care for an aging parent they were mostly disappointed with the experience and the lack of options when they sought alternatives. The standard agency model lacked the flexibility and attention to detail that they sought, while referral-based services and online companies failed to provide adequate screening, caregiver selection, and follow-on support. The focus seemed to be on short-term needs and staff availability, rather than personalized, continuous care.
For Joshua and Lisa, the big revelation was understanding that all those involved need to feel valued and respected for the caregiving relationship to thrive.
Our team offers continuous support, guidance, and empowerment to everyone, at every step of their unique journey. Caregiving can and should be a rewarding career and a positive experience for individuals on the receiving end.
Tandem Careplanning is deeply committed to improving the overall caregiving experience for everyone involved through:
Going beyond resumés and forms – we personally interview potential caregivers and encourage a meeting with the care seeker to understand whether or not it’s a great fit.
Going beyond eldercare – we address the needs of all age groups with both short- and long-term solutions.
Going beyond the home – our caregivers can provide care at a relative’s home, an assisted living facility, or while traveling.
Going beyond the ‘task at hand’ – we’re building a community of caregivers who have a passion for working in this field. It’s not a task, it’s a person. It’s not a job, it’s a career.
JOSHUA GREER, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Joshua Greer has been identifying new technologies and turning them into profitable products and businesses for over 25 years. Formerly as co-founder and president of RealD, his ability to recognize early technology and market trends while quickly generating and locking up critical intellectual property allowed the company to become the industry leader in 3D technology across cinema, consumer electronics, and medical applications. Joshua is a frequent speaker on technology and business and is involved with a number of medical initiatives at Cedars-Sinai, Children's Hospital and 11Health. He is a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
STEVEN RAFT, Chief Financial Officer
Steven Raft is an award-winning operations and finance executive with over 20 years of C-level experience. He was most recently the COO and CFO for Alfred Music, the world’s second largest print music publisher where he spearheaded a $50 million recapitalization. Before that, he was the COO/CFO for 2 Los Angeles area real estate development and construction companies where he arranged over $275 million of financing, and the CFO of Cerwin-Vega, the world-renowned Academy Award-winning loudspeaker manufacturer. In 2015, Steven was the recipient of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s CFO of Year Award after being a finalist in three separate years, and was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Business Journal CFO of the Year Award. He holds a B.Sc in Accounting and was a practicing CPA from 1985 to 1997.
SCOTT BLAU, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Scott Blau has been delivering practical and pragmatic technology solutions across the healthcare delivery continuum for nearly twenty years. He has solved business problems that have made innovation real, executed value-based care strategies, and implemented technology to improve the healthcare experience using his operational, healthcare, and technology expertise. Scott joined Tandem from Status Go, a Salesforce implementation partner he founded in 2013 to bring technology tools to healthcare provider organizations around the country.
ALI D'ANDREA, Senior Vice President of Marketing
Ali D’Andrea has been creating award-winning marketing campaigns, connecting brands, and engaging consumers for nearly 15 years across the entertainment and technology industries. Most recently, Ali served as VP of Marketing at Live Nation, where she connected music fans across the country with bespoke promotions, marketing campaigns, and new ticketing products. Before Live Nation, Ali developed marketing partnerships at Yahoo!, was instrumental in the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Network and successfully opened over 40 films during her tenure at Twentieth Century Fox in the National Promotions group.
KATIE NATHAN, Vice President of Operations
Katie Nathan leads day-to-day operations for Tandem. As a founding team member, she leveraged her proven creative operations leadership to imagine and implement the company's new approach to the home health care industry and has established herself as an advocate for improving the caregiving process. Katie has previously held positions in creative development for a range of production companies where she worked in partnership with multinational Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Sprint, and Volkswagen on branded content campaigns.