Meet the Team

Kari Situm, Director of Aging Services

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!

LaRae Guzman, Human Resources Generalist
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”

Linnea Tucker, Program Coordinator

Hi! I’m Linnea Tucker, I am the Assistant Program Coordinator with All Embracing Home Care. I started with the company in November 2021. I am looking forward to going back to school to receive my bachelor’s degree in human services.

In the past, I have worked as a facility CNA for the state of Minnesota before switching career paths to home health care with the Aging and Developmental Disabilities communities. I became a Care Coordinator and Scheduler at a home health company in St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Oregon. I then became a DSP and got promoted to Program Coordinator in a group home setting. Shortly after, I was promoted to Float Program Coordinator overseeing four group homes before moving back to the Midwest with my fiancé.

We chose Grand Forks to be closer to our families and shortly after, I joined the All Embracing Home Care Team. Helping others achieve their goals within their homes and communities is my passion. I can’t see myself in another field, working with supported individuals is my pride and joy! Thank you for allowing me to be of service and love on your loved ones!

Kristie Olson, Director of Staff Development

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 the Director of Staff Development. 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 14-year-old son, Jackson. We live in East Grand Forks, MN and have been calling it home for 8 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 slogan, “Lovin on your loved ones” is exactly what I wish to do for many years to come.

Tina Neil, Director of Education /Marketing

Hello, my name is Tina Neil and I am the Director of Education & Marketing for All Embracing Home Care. I lead staff trainings to give our care managers the tools they need to provide exceptional care for the people we support. I encourage our team to grow and build deeper relationships with their skills and recognize their strengths. My other roll is Marketing. Which goes hand in hand with Education. Educating staff, clients and the community about the best home health care in the area is very rewarding. I enjoy helping others by marketing the resources people need to live their best life.

I am a single mom of 2 beautiful girls, two grown stepchildren and one fur baby. I enjoy family time and attending their school and sporting events. We reside in East Grand Forks and enjoy our small town life. As a lifelong resident to the area, I am involved in the community in several ways. We attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church. I am a member of the Sertoma Club in Grand Forks. Foster care is a passion of mine. I am a licensed foster care worker for Polk County and have been for over 13 years. I am also an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce GF/EGF and enjoy learning new things about our two cities. As the oldest sibling in my family, I am a caregiver at heart and feel so blessed to be able to use my experiences to help those that need a little support.

Everyone needs a little support occasionally and at different times in his or her life. I am proud to be part of an organization that can give people their independence back and live as independently as possible. All Embracing Home Care is making a difference in people’s lives. A true labor of love.

Amanda Hjelle, Director of Services – Fargo Branch

Hello, my name is Amanda Hjelle, Director of Services, All Embracing Home Care for the Fargo branch. I started with All Embracing Home Care in the fall of 2020 as a Care Manager.

I was born and raised in Grand Forks. I moved to Fargo in 2009 to pursue my career in healthcare. I have worked in several different areas and settings of healthcare over the last 21 years.

My husband and I met in Fargo and married in 2015. We have a beautiful daughter who is two, along with our gentle giant pup and two large cats. We enjoy spending time with friends and family at the lake and golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter months.

I am so glad to be part of All Embracing Home Care and can’t wait to see what Fargo brings to our team, clients, and region.

Lachen Stadstad, Assistant Program Coordinator

Hello, My name is Lachen Stadstad and I am new here at All Embracing Home Care. I am so excited to start this new adventure with this amazing company. I grew up in western North Dakota, in the wonderful town of Dickinson. I moved to Grand Forks for school in 2010, where I met my Husband, Jared. We have been married for six years and have two children. We enjoy spending time with our family, at the lake in the summer and skiing in the winter. We Built a new home for our little family and making it our own. As a mom of 2, Jase (7) and Jett (3), and with a background in Occupational therapy, I care so much for others and I know what it means to remain and succeed at home with quality care. All Embracing Home Care embodies that and I can’t wait to see what more things I can offer to this community!

Deanna "Dee" Decimus Holmes, Founder/Owner

Deanna “Dee” Decimus Holmes 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

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October 2022 Newsletter
Mailing Address
PO BOX 5661
Grand Forks, ND 58206
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Grand Forks, ND 58201
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