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Sarah Lane (HCA), Owner/Instructor

Owning and operating a home care agency for the last seven years, I am well aware of how important caregiver training is to providing quality, patient-centered care. In fact, before opening my agency, I completed the Home Care Aide training program to better understand the role, boundaries and required skills of my caregiving staff. 

Because of the increased senior population, we will need more HCA certified caregivers  than ever before, but more importantly, we need to ensure caregivers are trained properly to provide the highest quality of care to those in need.


In addition to running the school, I am also an instructor for Mental Health, Dementia, Diabetes, Traumatic Brain Injury in Olympia and across all of Washington state via zoom. I also teach the HCA certification classes in Olympia, Renton and Vancouver.

Kathi Dunning (RN), Instructor

Kathi has been a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years and has a broad range of nursing and teaching experience.  

Kathi is our Nurse Delegation instructor in Olympia, WA.

Callie Martinez (CNA), Instructor

Callie has worked as a licensed caregiver since 2005. She was drawn to the profession after caring for her mother until she passed away. As the Care Coordinator for FirstLight Home Care, she supervises caregivers and trains them to treat each client with compassion, dignity and respect. 

Callie teaches the Home Care Aide Core class.

Jessika Wood (CNA), Instructor

Jessika has been a licensed caregiver for more than 10 years, working in many settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home care. She currently serves as the Director of Community Outreach for FirstLight Home Care. 

Jessika teaches Mental Health, Dementia, Diabetes and Traumatic Brain Injury classes in Olympia and across Washington state via zoom. She also teaches the HCA certification classes class in Olympia and Renton.

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