About Us

Director

Niki Tucker previously served as the managing director for a senior services agency in Portland for over ten years.  In her role as managing director, Niki created and oversaw several business centers.  

In 2011, Niki brought in care management and watched it grow from one part-time care manager to six full-time care managers.

From 2011 to 2014, Niki served as a professional legal guardian in Washington and Oregon, overseeing and managing the care and finances of 24 clients.  

In 2014, Niki and her former partner realized that supporting guardians filled a greater need than being guardians themselves and ended their guardianship roles, switching to in-home care instead. Niki created the policies and procedures needed for a home care license and starting with just one client, saw the in-home care division grow to a roster of over 50 clients and nearly 100 caregivers in five years.  

Niki helped keep the company safe during the Covid pandemic. Under her and her partner's management, the company did not lose a single person - client or employee - to Covid.

In 2023, Niki left the previous company and started out on her own, providing the services she believes are most needed in the Portland metro community - professional care management, and quality in home care and companion services.  

Niki holds the following licenses, credentials, and professional affiliations:

Care Manager

Joella Alderete Livesey, MSW - Care Manager

Joella joined SeaStar in February 2024 and is originally from New Mexico. She has her Death Doula certification, has worked in in-home care with dementia and Alzheimer's clients, with vulnerable and at risk youth, domestic violence victims and as a substitute teacher and looks forward to continuing working with elders in our community. She is a Spanish speaker and has a deep connection to her Hispanic and Native American heritage. 

Traci Behrman, MSW, CMC - Care Manager

Traci became a part of the SeaStar team in March 2024. She is a certified care manager and has worked in this field since 2017.  Traci is a Registered Dietitian, and has also been trained as a Death Doula.  We are very excited to have Traci bring her wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to SeaStar. 

Staff

Anna Culy - IHC Supervisor

Anna joined SeaStar in March 2024. SeaStar is very lucky to have Anna as part of the team as she has nearly a decade of experience in home care, 8 years of those being in a supervisor position.  She has great knowledge of the Oregon Administrative Rules and will ensure agency compliance and excellent caregivers.

Sue Pigott - Registered  Nurse

Sue became a member of the SeaStar team in March 2024. She has years of experience in facility work, home care agencies, and nursing and is looking forward to training our new companions to ensure great care.

Jenna Landry - Administrative Assistant

Jenna has been with SeaStar since January 2024.  A former CNA, she also worked for a previous home care agency in Human Resources and has transferred those skills to working at SeaStar.

Wendy Landry - Bookkeeper

Wendy joined SeaStar in February 2024 as our Bookkeeper, ensuring that billings and payments go out on time to our clients and vendors. 

Companions/Caregivers

Daniel  - Companion

Daniel has been with SeaStar since December 2023.  He has worked in in-home care and with clients with developmental delays. 

Alex  - Companion

Alex has been with SeaStar since February 2024. He comes with a lot of experience taking clients on outings and working with clients with dementia.

Fidelity - Caregiver

We are very happy to welcome Fidelity as the latest team member to SeaStar, onboarding in March 2024. She is a welcome addition to the team and is excited about starting her home care journey.

Alika  - Caregiver

Alika became part of the SeaStar team in April 2024.  While new to the world of caregiving, he has close ties with those who have been caregivers and is looking forward to the opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life.

Molly - Caregiver

Molly comes to SeaStar with a vast variety of experiences, working outdoors and with seniors.  She will be a welcome addition to our team.

Cristal - Caregiver

SeaStar hired Cristal specifically to work with a challenging client - we believe she has the experience and skills to create a safe environment for her client.

J Allen - Caregiver

J Allen is looking forward to showing off her baking skills to her clients and providing them with nurturing care. SeaStar is happy to have her join our team.

Deb - Caregiver

SeaStar is very pleased to announce that Deb has joined our team in April. She has years of home care experience as a caregiver, a CNA and in the office as a Scheduling Supervisor.

Basil - Caregiver

Basil joined our team in April 2024 prepared to provide full time care to a challenging client. We are happy he choose SeaStar as his place of employment

Aaron, April, Janice - Caregivers

All three - Aaron, April, Janice - were employed at SeaStar together on May 1 and brought along with them a very special client. We are very pleased to welcome them to the SeaStar team as we continue our commitment to quality care for our clients.


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