Meet the Team

Kristie Olson, Director of Education

Hello, my name is Kristie and I have been an employee with All Embracing Home Care since June of 2020. I started out as a Care Manager and recently became the Director of Education. I am very passionate about helping people throughout any situation. I will be leading the Staff training while still providing exceptional care for the people we support.

I completed my Associates Degree this last January and jumped in with both feet to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice – Specialization in Corrections and Care Management. I also work part-time for a mental health organization in Grand Forks, ND.

I am a very proud, single Mom of my 13 year old son, Jackson. We live in East Grand Forks, MN and have been calling it home for 7 years now. Jackson keeps me very busy with his school, sporting events, friends and of course girls. We are very active in Boys Scouts, confirmation, church and family activities. I am a professional photographer as well and love doing that in my free time. I also like to paint, especially rocks. I hide the rocks around the community to put a smile on someone’s face when finding them. We enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, sports, movies, and music.

I look forward to continuing my career with All Embracing Home Care and helping individuals with compassion and love. Our logo, “Lovin on your loved ones” is exactly what I wish to do for many years to come.

Lisa Loland, Office Manager

Hi! My name is Lisa Loland, and I am the current Office Manager here at All Embracing Home Care. In my 5 + years of experience in this field my passion has only grown deeper, with meeting all the amazing people we get to serve every day. I get to learn so much every day from all our clients!

I currently live in Grand Forks, with my husband Josh and my dog Garth. I love to read, listen to all kinds of music, and spend time with my family. I was raised not very far away from here and I love this area.

I am a current member of the Grand Forks Inter Agency Forum Board; it is my first year on the board and it has been a great learning experience so far.

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world”

Clarissa Simonsen, Program Coordinator

Hi! My name is Clarissa Simonsen. I am a Licensed Social Worker with a Bachelors degree in Social Work and a minor in Chemical Dependency from the University of North Dakota. I have been providing care for about 3 years to my home community in Southern Minnesota and 2 years here in Grand Forks! My passion has always been to help people that have lost their way or are lost. I have always been interested in working with the mentally ill, behavioral health, and the chemically dependent individuals.

I am an active member in the community by being a recent graduate of UND. I Reside in Crookston, MN with my dog, Bandit, and 2 cats, Harvest (Chunks) and Aspen. Go Sioux Hockey 🙂

LaRae Guzman, HR Generalist

Hi! My name is LaRae Guzman, and I am the current Human Resource Generalist here at All Embracing Home Care. I have worked in various Human Resource positions with previous companies, but nothing has been more rewarding than working with All Embracing Home Care where the moto is “lovin on your loved ones”! All the employees have so much passion in what they do for their clients. I was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. I am a mother of two wonderful children and four fabulous fur babies. Some say I have to many; I say I need more! I come from a family that is super close and supportive and I absolutely adore them.

When I allow myself free time because I do like to stay busy, I enjoy going camping and hiking. Nothing better than sitting around a fire on a summer evening with good music, friends and family. And always fun to meet new people around you at the campsites. I also enjoy a great book. I feel that everyone should pick up a book and read no matter what age you are. Books of motivation and inspiration are my favorite; but I also like suspense novels too. When I am in the mood for suspense my go to is James Patterson. I look forward to continuing my career with All Embracing Home Care. If you find yourself interested in becoming apart of the family here at All Embracing Home Care, reach out to me, I would love to speak with you!

Kari Situm, Aging Services Coordinator

Hello, my name is Kari Situm, Aging Services Coordinator at All Embracing Home Care. I started at AEHC in November, 2019. I was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. I graduated in 2016 from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program from Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks with an Associate’s Degree.

My husband Dario and I have been married for 13 years. We have 2 children, Madison (17) and Lukas (13). I have always worked in a field where I was working with the elderly population. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends at our lake place in Devils Lake; we enjoy fishing, boat rides, and relaxing in the sun. My ultimate goal is to help elders age in place within their home environment. There is no better place than home. My elders will always be near and dear to my heart!

Deanna "Dee" Decimus, Founder/Owner

Deanna “Dee” Decimus understands the yearning we all have to be treated with respect and to live independently in our home setting. As the owner of All Embracing Home Care, Dee also appreciates the trust individuals and families must place in home care providers and is dedicated to ensuring their peace of mind. She brings 12-plus years of experience in home care support to the Red River Valley.

Dee was also recognized in issue 9 of ‘It’s Her Brand Magazine’.

Live Your Best Life
Compassion and a strong sense of community are the driving forces behind Dee’s commitment to providing high-quality home care services to seniors and individuals with special needs from across the region. When proper help is received at the ideal time, Dee believes people are able to live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

Experience that Makes a Difference
A native of Roseau, MN, Dee earned her bachelor’s degree in management at St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in administration from the University of New Mexico.

Her experience in home care support includes:
  • Caregiver
  • Care Manager
  • Memory Care Lead
  • Memory Care Coordinator
  • Managed Care Coordinator

As in the work setting, Dee has a passion for people and community in her personal life. She generously volunteers her time to her church and is blessed with 2 beautiful daughters who keep her busy in her home life as well.

Dee’s Story

Counties Served

Grand Forks • Cass • Griggs • Nelson • Steele • Trail • Walsh • Morton • Burleigh

Mailing Address
PO BOX 5661
Grand Forks, ND 58206
New Location
2211 South Washington Suite A
Grand Forks, ND 58201
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